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Sony Vaio VGN-Z11VN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-Z11VNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-Z11VN (Vaio VGN-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 2500 euro
Average Score: 86.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 76%, features: 65%, display: 80% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 50%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-Z11VN

70% Sony Vaio Z11 13in laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English

We like the Vaio Z11's performance, portability and connectivity, but we were disappointed with the battery life - especially because its dual-GPU set-up is supposed to improve it. If battery life doesn't matter to you, you have deep pockets and you want a full-gamut RGB screen, there's a lot of to appreciate here. But more mainstream users can find better value machines out there.


70%, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80% mobility: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Tuschkästen
Source: c't - 23/09 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 60% features: 40% display: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 70%
90% Scharf, schnell, schick und sicher
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
Rauschender Alleskönner
Source: c't - 20/08 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: performance: 60% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
90% Sony VAIO VGN-Z11VN
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 40%
95% Sony Vaio VGN-Z11VN
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 95%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS: Compared to the 9300M G, the GS has only 8 unified shaders but a higher clock rate. Therefore, the performance should be similar according to Nvidia. Supports 
Hybrid-SLI (GeForceBoost and HybridPower) with Nvidia 9100M G and PureVideo HD (VP3).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


P9500:

The P9500 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo T9400 with only 25 Watt TDP.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

Sony reviews


86.25%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-09- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)