Sony Vaio VPC-M Series

Sony VAIO VPC-M12M1R/WProcessor: Intel Atom N450, Intel Atom N470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch
Weight: 1.3kg, 1.331kg, 1.4kg
Price: 300, 399, 400, 570 euro
Average Score: 65.28% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 55%, features: 61%, display: 84%
mobility: 64%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 78%

 

Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/B
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 57.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

60% Sony Vaio M Series review
Source: Channel Web English
Sony's M-Series looks great and has an excellent display and webcam, but it narrowly misses the mark. While it offers good value for money for a premium netbook, other 10.1in models offer just that little bit more at a similar price point. Samsung's NB30, Asus' EEC PC, Toshiba's brilliant NB305 and even MSI's U160 all fare slightly better. Of course, what you won't get if you opt for something else is the pleasure of owning a Sony Vaio.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony Vaio M11M1E/B in prova
Source: PC World English
Design semplice e funzionale, prestazioni nella media e prezzo interessante per il Vaio Serie M, il nuovo netbook di Sony per tutte le tasche.
75
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2010
40% Sony Vaio M Series review
Source: T3 English
When the netbook market exploded a few years back following the release of the  Asus Eee PC, most laptop manufacturers saw the money making potential and went into frenzied production, producing a seamless stream of models in all shapes and sizes. Sony didn’t do this, and after the pricey Vaio P Series and W Series, we have the M Series. Unfortunately it doesn’t meet the usual high standards we’ve come to expect from a Vaio.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%
50% Sony VAIO M11
Source: PC Pro English
Sony's reason for steering clear of netbooks in the early days was that its products just didn't fit the cheap and cheerful template. Instead, the aim was to keep its premium prices and try something different, but the quite baffling P-Series pocket laptop didn't exactly make waves. Standard components, uninspired design and poor battery life make this a VAIO to avoid.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 33%
80% Sony Vaio VPC-M11M1E/B
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 90% mobility: 30% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/W

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/WNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/W
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.331kg
Price: 399 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 68.67% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

82% Review Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/W Netbook | Notebookcheck
A White Dilemma. Sony's 10 incher leaves our reviewers with mixed feelings. A modest battery life and high system noise on the one side, but an excellent display on the other. Will Sony's littlest one be able to escape its misery?
50% Sony Vaio M Series netbook review
Source: It Pro English
At an average price of £299 (inc VAT), this netbook is not too shabby. It is aesthetically very pleasing, has great connectivity and a fairly standard, but adequate chip set. However, the lack of battery life, inability to upgrade memory and misty eyed screen were a real dampener and we do believe there is better out there for your hard earned cash at a similar price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Sony Vaio M Series review
Source: Computing English
Sony's M-Series looks great and has an excellent display and webcam, but it narrowly misses the mark. While it offers good value for money for a premium netbook, other 10.1in models offer just that little bit more at a similar price point. Samsung's NB30, Asus' EEC PC, Toshiba's brilliant NB305 and even MSI's U160 all fare slightly better. Of course, what you won't get if you opt for something else is the pleasure of owning a Sony Vaio.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Sony Vaio M Atom 2.0 netbook
Source: Reg Hardware English
The combination of a specification at the top end of the scale with Bluetooth and 802.11n wireless included, a price on the right side of £300, an attractive design and peripheral features usually found on more grown up laptops should have made the Vaio M strong competition for the slightly more expensive Samsung N220. However, the Vaio M's failings are just too many and too glaring to overlook. As it stands Sony's first attempt at a bog standard netbook is a decent enough effort hampered by a poor keyboard, weak battery and, evidently, no option to upgrade its 1GB Ram.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% Test Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/W Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 40% display: 96% mobility: 91% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 76% emissions: 85%
80% Starke Leistung
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 75% display: 84% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 90%
70% Sony Vaio M Netbook
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/P

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/PNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/P
Processor: Intel Atom N470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO M review
Source: PC Advisor English
The new Sony VAIO M sells for £299 inc VAT. For that price you get a standard netbook offering standard performance, with a large hard drive, useful proprietary software but unimpressive battery life. The VAIO M distinguishes itself from prominent netbooks (like the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and Lenovo Ideapad S10-3) with its matte screen, build quality, and better-than-average onboard audio. Overall, the Sony VAIO M's a good netbook buy. If you ever wanted to buy a Sony VAIO netbook but hesitated because of its high price, the Sony VAIO M should be a welcome change.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony VAIO VPCM12M1E/P notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
So you've decided you want something bright and easily portable. The M12 is your netbook and its beauty is more than skin deep, with good specs and a highly usable keyboard to keep you going. Sony's build quality is generally excellent and this feels solid enough, despite its gossamer weight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Sony Vaio M Series review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Sony's M-Series looks great and has an excellent display and webcam, but it narrowly misses the mark. While it offers good value for money for a premium netbook, other 10.1in models offer just that little bit more at a similar price point. Samsung's NB30, Asus' EEC PC, Toshiba's brilliant NB305 and even MSI's U160 all fare slightly better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
65% Sony Vaio M series (VPCM12M1E/P) review
Source: CNet English
Sony is making another foray into the netbook market with the Vaio M-series VPCM12M1E/P. The Sony Vaio M-series VPCM12M1E/P doesn't exactly break new ground in terms of its performance, but it impresses with a bright, clear screen and a comfortable keyboard. We wish the trackpad were more comfortable and the battery lasted longer, but, if you take a shine to this machine, it'll make a reasonable investment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
80% Sony Vaio VPC-M12M1E/P
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPCM126AG

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCM126AGNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCM126AG
Processor: Intel Atom N470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony VAIO M
Source: PC World English
The new Sony VAIO M (VPCM126AG)sells for a price of Rs. 22,990 -- a welcome change from the near-Rs. 30,000 price point seen on the earlier VAIO W netbook. For that price you get a standard netbook offering standard performance, with a large hard drive, useful proprietary software but unimpressive battery life. The VAIO M distinguishes itself from prominent netbooks (like the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and Lenovo Ideapad S10-3) with its matte screen, build quality, and better-than-average onboard audio. Overall, the Sony VAIO M's a good netbook buy. If you ever wanted to buy a Sony VAIO netbook but hesitated because of its high price, the Sony VAIO M should be a welcome change.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPCM121AXL

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCM121AXLNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCM121AXL
Processor: Intel Atom N470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

40% Sony VAIO M VPCM121AXL 10.1-inch Netbook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
While Sony has finally grasped the concept of a less expensive netbook, the VAIO M still falls short of the mark. The $400 price tag is just too high for the features provided. Sure, it has a faster Atom N470 processor but that doesn't offer all that much more performance. It does have a nice anti-glare display and is one of the better built netbooks but the keyboard design is definitely subpar.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/W

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/WNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/W
Processor: Intel Atom N470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPCM12M1E/W (Model)

 

Sony Vaio M Review – solid mini laptop with a big name
Source: Netbooklive English

All in all, the Vaio M is definitely a solid mini laptop. Completely matte and pretty sturdy, it is a good device to carry around. Performances are good, the keyboard is top notch and the screen is one of the best in its class. However, the M has problems, and while I could live with the cramped trackpad, hot bottom, noisy fan and weird ports layout, I definitely cannot with only 3-4 hours of life, not in late 2010. And definitely not for 400 bucks.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E-W - pro holky jak dělaný
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 40% emissions: 80%

 

Sony VAIO VPC-M12M1R/W

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPC-M12M1R/WNotebook: Sony VAIO VPC-M12M1R/W
Processor: Intel Atom N470
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 570 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 56% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

56% Обзор нетбука Sony VPC-M12M1R/W
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 56% performance: 18% display: 76% mobility: 66% emissions: 47%

 

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

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


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

N450:

Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

N470: Upcoming Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the CPU should be compareable to a Atom Z450 with 1.86 GHz and about 5-10% above the N450.


10.1: The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it 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. It is difficult to use high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.3 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.4 kg:


65.28%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba NB520-10P
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
Atom N455, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10U
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
Atom N550, 1.5 kg
» Samsung NS310
Atom N550, 1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 1.35 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
Atom N570, 0.85 kg
» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NC210-A01PL
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
Atom N570, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC210-A02FR
Atom N550, 1.2 kg
» Advent Zuni
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM1UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)