Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E


Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E (Vaio VPC-F Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 16.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.143kg
Price: 1499 euro
Average Score: 86.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 87%, features: 88%, display: 86% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 55%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E

86% Review Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E Notebook | Notebookcheck
Stressful muscle man. At the announcement for the release of the Vaio VPC-F11 series, Sony used the word "Gamer" for the first time in its press statement. Sony fans listened attentively: Could this Vaio be suitable for gaming? The parameters allow speculation for a multimedia-master or a desktop replacement. A matte full-HD display with strong colors, Core i7-720QM, 8GB RAM, and an Nvidia Geforce GT 330M definitely have potential for high performance.
74% Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
Test: Sony Vaio F11 Z1E - Multimedia-High-End mit mattem Display
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 92% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% emissions: 40%
94% Test: Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E/BI
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 78% performance: 95% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 85%
87% Test: Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E/B – Multimedia in Silbergrau
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 88% features: 90% display: 82% mobility: 79% workmanship: 92%
90% Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E/BI
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
86% Test Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 92% display: 98% mobility: 71% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 82%
Source: HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 30%
Sony Vaio F11Z
Source: CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: display: 80% emissions: 40%


NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

16.4": 16 inch display-variants exist since 2008 and partially got the market share of 15 inch notebooks. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.143 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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

86.17%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z1E/BI
Core i7 740QM
» Sony Vaio VPCF127HG
Core i7 740QM
Core i7 740QM
» Sony Vaio VPCF12
Core i7 740QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F1190X
Core i7 820QM
» Sony Vaio VPC-F11M1E
Core i5 520M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VPCF12M1R
Core i5 520M, 2.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung RF510-S01BG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
Core i5 480M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01US
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
Core i3 370M, 16.0", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C05C
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung P580-JS00UK
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13B7E
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.379 kg
» Novatech Novabook Family
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
Core i5 450M, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E
Core i7 640M, 13.1", 1.447 kg
» Samsung RF710-S05
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung R590-JS01CN
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID43A03c
Phenom II X3 P820, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung P480-JS02CN
Core i5 520M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 4741G-432G32Mn
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M)
Core i5 450M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-166
Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)