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Sony Vaio VGN-Z11WN

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-Z11WNNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-Z11WN (Vaio VGN-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 2100 euro
Average Score: 84.1% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 78%, features: 84%, display: 87% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 55%, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-Z11WN

100% Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B
Source: The Insider English
Compact ultra-portable laptops tend to throw up as many compromises as solutions but the VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B is simply an amazing laptop. The keyboard can feel cramped at times but the individually mounted keys, which punch their way through the body of the chassis, have a fantastic typing action. When on the move you can switch between dedicated and integrated graphics, with the difference being an extra three hours in battery life. It has everything the average traveller needs, including a DVD rewriter built into its compact frame. Sony has set a new benchmark in ultra-slim laptops and one it may find difficult to beat itself.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 80% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 80%
84% Sony Vaio VGN-Z11WN/B review
Source: CNet English
The Sony Vaio VGN-Z11WN/B is beautifully designed and reassuringly robust. It marries a decently sized 13.1-inch screen with good portability, and has the advantage of integrated 3G/HSDPA support. There are some downsides, though, including a meagre two USB ports. It's also packed with pre-installed software, such as Skype and Google Earth, much of which is eminently removable. Despite these niggles, however, this is a superb ultra-portable laptop. If you can afford it, you won't be disappointed.
84, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% mobility: 80%
Sony - Vaio VGN-Z11WN/B review
Source: IT Reviews English
The screen of this notebook is superb and the overall design standards and capabilities are high. If you can afford it, the Vaio Z is an outstanding machine.
Display sehr gut, Preis sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: price: 90% display: 90%
90% Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B 13.1in Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As a portable notebook for the power user we can think of little better than the Sony VAIO Series Z. It delivers prodigious processing power and very good battery life in a machine that's exceedingly portable and very useable thanks to its sumptuous high resolution display and wonderfully tactile keyboard. Like most VAIO machines it is pricey, but if you're a demanding user then the price is well worth it.
(von 10): 9, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 8, Preis 8
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90%
90% Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B is a stunning notebook for anyone who needs performance and battery life from their portable. Sure, you're paying for these features but there currently isn't another notebook on the market that can touch for the VAIO for portability.
9 von 10, Mobilität gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 40% mobility: 80%
90% Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B 13.1in Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As a portable notebook for the power user we can think of little better than the Sony VAIO Series Z. It delivers prodigious processing power and very good battery life in a machine that's exceedingly portable and very useable thanks to its sumptuous high resolution display and wonderfully tactile keyboard. Like most VAIO machines it is pricey, but if you're a demanding user then the price is well worth it.
(von 10): 9, Preis 8, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 9
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90%
90% Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B is an excellent laptop, and the all-day battery life is truly surprising for such a powerful machine. If you can afford the high price tag, it's one of the best laptops around.
4.5 von 5, Verarbeitung sehr gut, Mobilität gut, Leistung gut, Display sehr gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
67% Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B
Source: PC Pro English
A couple of months back we took a tentative first look at Sony's forthcoming range of business ultraportables, the Z-series, in PC Pro's blogs. Now, finally, we can stop gazing adoringly at the press photos, as Sony has sent us the first VGN-Z11WN/B in the UK. Sony's Z-series is an ultraportable to aspire to, but it's not without its faults
4 von 6
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67%

Foreign Reviews

47% Test: Sony VGN-Z11WN
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 47% price: 4% performance: 86% features: 69% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 30%
83% Sony Vaio VGN-Z11WN
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, , Short, Date: 10/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%
100% Sony Vaio VGN-Z11WN
Source: PC Magazin - 11/08 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 80% mobility: 90%

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.


P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

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


13.1": 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.

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84.1%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Core 2 Duo P9600
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z41MD/B
Core 2 Duo P8700
» Sony VAIO VGN-Z31VN/X
Core 2 Duo P9600
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z21ZN/X
Core 2 Duo P9500
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z590
Core 2 Duo P9500
» Sony Vaio VGN Z11MN/B
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z17GN
Core 2 Duo P9500

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VGN-Z598U
Core 2 Duo P9500, 2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Hi-Grade Notino D8000
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW21M/H
Core 2 Duo P8600, 18.4", 3.6 kg
» Asus F70SL
Core 2 Duo T6400, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» Asus UV6
Core 2 Duo P8600, 12.1", 1.9 kg
» MSI Megabook PX600
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 3 kg
» Novatech X60MV
Core 2 Duo T6400, 17.0", 2.9 kg
» Samsung E172 Aura T5800
Core 2 Duo T5800, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv3550eg
Core 2 Duo P7350, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Asus F70SL
Core 2 Duo T5900, 17.3", 3.847 kg
» Asus N80VC
Core 2 Duo T5800, 14.1", 2.6 kg
» Asus X83VB
Core 2 Duo T5800, 14.1", 2.6 kg
» Asus N10J
Atom N270, 10.2", 1.8 kg
» Sony VAIO VGN-CS11S/Q
Core 2 Duo P8400, 14.1", 2.6 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)