Sony Vaio VPC-P Series

Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/DProcessor: Intel Atom Z530, Intel Atom Z540
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.0 inch
Weight: 0.6kg, 0.61kg, 0.65kg
Price: 700, 750, 900, 960, 1000, 1500 euro
Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 43%, performance: 46%, features: 78%, display: 71%
mobility: 64%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 75%

 

Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCP119KJNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:7, 1600x768 pixels
Weight: 0.65kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony VAIO P Series review
Source: Engadget English
Can you get an $800 laptop with five times the performance of the P Series, or a $399 netbook with better ergonomics and endurance? Of course, but the VAIO P is -- and will probably always be, unless it drops severely in price -- a niche device meant for those that have the cash to burn on an overpriced, albeit striking little laptop. But regardless of it not being a gadget for the masses, we'd still like to see it gain a touchscreen and more than four hours of battery life. Ultimately we feel the same way we did when we concluded the first VAIO P review: "There's some cool stuff happening here. $800 worth of cool things? That's your call."
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2010
Rating: price: 40%
Sony Vaio P im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2010
performance: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCP11S1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E
Processor: Intel Atom Z540
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x768 pixels
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 66.4% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 17 reviews)

 

Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E
Source: PC Authority English
Sony VAIO P Series (2nd gen), the only fully fledged laptop that can slip into a jacket pocket

The VAIO P Series is unique, and once you remove the bloatware it becomes nippy enough to handle basic tasks without making you want to bang your head against the wall in frustration. Even in this leaner form, however, we can't recommend it. At $1599, it's still too expensive, and we remain unconvinced that the gains are worth the loss in usability compared to a low-cost ultraporta.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: price: 33% performance: 33% features: 83%
60% Sony VAIO P Series (Gen 2)
Source: Laptop Mag English
The VAIO P offers a highly portable design and high-resolution screen, and new enhancements like its accelerometer and small trackpad make this mini laptop more versatile than its predecessor. But the $899 price tag ensures that this secondary notebook will attract only a niche crowd, and you don't even get a 6-cell battery for the base price. Some may prefer the Viliv N5, which has a smaller keyboard but is even lighter than the Sony while costing $250 less. Nevertheless, if you want a notebook with a premium design that can slip into a purse or a coat pocket, the VAIO P is worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Notebook Review: Sony Vaio P
Source: Hardware Central English
The Vaio P is an engineering tour de force. Both its screen and its keyboard flirt with, but just miss, being too small, making it the smallest usable PC we've seen and making other netbooks look like bruisers. As a way to turn heads while getting work done, it has few peers. Against that, it's shockingly expensive and has a short-lived battery. Can we recommend it? Only for status seekers. Are we jealous of the status seekers? Absolutely
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 60% features: 80%
60% Sony Vaio P netbook
Source: Reg Hardware English
The VPCP11S1E might be small and have an Atom processor, but it’s most definitely not a netbook. No, this is a luxury device aimed at those who are happy to pay a premium for something that’s a bit different. And it certainly has a lot going for it, not least built-in 3G and GPS, along with its ultra-lightweight design. The keyboard also impresses, but using the trackpoint and/or mini touchpad can be tricky, while the high resolution 8in screen isn’t particularly easy on the eye. Moreover, I suspect most Reg readers, myself included, would shudder at the thought of splashing out £800 on such an under-powered device, no matter how pretty it might be.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony - Vaio P review
Source: IT Reviews English
For all its good looks, small size and kazoom! boom! kapow! colours the Sony Vaio P remains, as it was a year ago, an expensive notebook that isn't very usable and which has poor battery life. Style wins over substance here, for sure.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/14/2010
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 40%
74% Sony VAIO P-Series (2010 Version)
Source: Computer Shopper English
Last year, Sony rolled out its P-Series Lifestyle PC, a super-stylish laptop designed with women in mind. This year, the P-Series targets a broader audience—in theory, anyway. The P-Series, in its 2010 incarnation, may now have cross-gender appeal, but given its $899 starting price, casual consumers are likely to steer clear. Sony’s latest status-accessory laptop is a feature-packed stunner—with a price to match.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 74%
Sony Vaio VPCP11
Source: Digital Versus English
In spite of an early model that didn't convince us and which didn't convince Sony's European clients either, Sony has persevered with the Vaio P, a unique netbook. In spite of a few persistent faults, the new Vaio P is now much more usable thanks to various modifications. It is now more than a sexy, high-design product. Its size, quietness and the ease of use of the keyboard make it a good alternative to netbooks which are gaining in size. It does however cost twice as much.
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2010
68% Sony Vaio P series (VPCP11S1E/P) review
Source: CNet English
The first Sony Vaio P-series mini-laptop left us with mixed feelings. We liked its tiny size and ambitious design, but not its high price and lack of a trackpad. It's hard to beat the Sony Vaio P-series VPCP11S1E/P in terms of sheer portability, but it's very expensive considering its modest components. We like the new additions, such as the trackpad, but you'd be better off with a cheaper, more powerful netbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 68%
50% Sony VAIO P Series (VPC-P11S1E) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Despite Sony's design tweaks, the VAIO P Series is still an awkward prospect that's way too expensive to be a realistic purchase. Someone, somewhere might be able to make an argument for it, but for the most part it's an expensive indulgence - more so even than Apple's iPad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 50% features: 70% mobility: 50%
50% Sony VAIO P Series (2nd gen)
Source: PC Pro English
A clear improvement compared to the old P Series, with some neat design touches and a faster turn of pace, but there’s still much to criticise.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 33% performance: 33% features: 83%
Das Mini im Oranje-Look
Source: Mobile News - 5/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E
Source: Chip.de German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 10/01/2010
80% Mini-Notebook Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E/D im Test
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Vaio-P
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2010
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80%
82% Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D (Netbook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 63% performance: 56% features: 82% display: 87% mobility: 96% ergonomy: 72%
80% Von Riesen und Zwergen
Source: PC Magazin - 9/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Zum Mitnehmen
Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 35% display: 70% mobility: 40% emissions: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VPCP113KX

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCP113KXNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCP113KX
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:7, 1600x768 pixels
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony Vaio P (2010, second gen)
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
We said it last year and we'll say it again: the Sony Vaio P is all about the keyboard and the display. No other tiny PC offers a usable keyboard and a widescreen display that banishes side-scrolling, even at the more viewable 1280 pixel setting. Sony addressed our complaints with the second generation model, making the keyboard even better, increasing battery life, improving video playback and adding the handy resolution switcher for more comfortable reading. It's still not as easy on the eyes as a large display, low resolution netbook, but the P is about getting as much of a real notebook experience as possible into a very small package.Clearly this notebook isn't for everyone, though Sony tells us the last gen P sold well and the new one is in high demand. The Vaio P is for Internet workers on the go, IT people, certain vertical markets and tech fashionistas. Given the passive cooling requirements of a 1.3 lb. tiny notebook, the Intel Atom Z series is the only real choice right now, and it gets the job done for MS Office, web and email. In fact it can handle casual gaming and Photoshop, but it's no replacement for a full-sized notebook unless your needs are basic.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPCP115KG

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCP115KGNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCP115KG
Processor: Intel Atom Z540
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x768 pixels
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony VAIO P VPCP115KG review
Source: T Break English
A technical showcase from Sony that is purely for the fashion conscious types that prefer form over function.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2010
Rating: price: 50% performance: 60% features: 70%
Sony VAIO P (VPCP115KG, Intel Atom Z540)
Source: Hardware Zone English
We last saw the Sony VAIO P a few months back, when it was first launched, and back then we were certainly impressed with the unit, though slightly none too pleased with its sluggish performance.Smaller than a standard notebook and smarter than a smartphone, the new and colorful VAIO P series is the perfect partner for versatile and on-the-go computing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/G

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/GNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/G
Processor: Intel Atom Z540
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x768 pixels
Weight: 0.65kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Обзор ультра-компактного Sony VAIO VPC-P11S1R/G: смартбук, похожий на «скрепку»
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2010
Rating: price: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/G

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/GNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/G
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x768 pixels
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony VAIO P Series VPC-P111KX/G - Atom Z530 1.6 GHz
Source: CNet English

In 2010, however, the landscape is very different. In many ways we're at a juncture in mobile computing: smartphones continue to evolve larger screens and more-powerful software and processors; tablets are starting to emerge everywhere; and both of these devices call into question the point of the "ultramobile" PC. Sony's too-expensive, designer, ultramobile PC seems out of touch with today's more-affordable and usable smartphone, tablet, and Netbook offerings, with a package that doesn't best any of the competition.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/B
Processor: Intel Atom Z540
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x768 pixels
Weight: 0.61kg
Price: 960 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

50% Обзор имиджевого гаджета Sony VAIO VPC-P11S1R/B
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 14% display: 45% mobility: 64% emissions: 59%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/DNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D
Processor: Intel Atom Z540
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:8, 1600x768 pixels
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E/D
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500: Integrated (onboard) graphics chip on the UL11L, US15L, and US15W chipsets with a licensed PowerVR SGX core. DirectX 10.1 support but because of low clock rates (100-200 MHz UL11L - US15) and only 4 shaders not suited for 3D games. The integrated video decoder accelerates the playback of HD videos (MPEG2, VC-1, AVC).

» 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).

Z530:

Power saving version of the Atom N270 with additional Virtualization Support and more power saving techniques. The performance is equal to the N270 and therefore only suited for basic tasks.

Z540: Power saving Atom processor (even more power efficient than the N-series) with 1.83 GHz and therefore a bit faster than usually 1.6 GHz clocked Atoms.


8.0: This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny 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 very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.

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


0.6 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.65 kg:


66%: 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

» Sony Vaio VGN-P35GK/W
Atom Z550, 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/B
Atom Z540, 0.61 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/G
Atom Z530, 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/G
Atom Z540, 0.65 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP115KG
Atom Z540, 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP113KX
Atom Z530, 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E
Atom Z540, 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P31ZK
Atom Z540, 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q
Atom Z520, 0.62 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/Q
Atom Z520, 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z
Atom Z520, 0.61 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P588E
Atom Z520, 0.65 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P19WN/Q
Atom Z520, 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P530H/R
Atom Z520, 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P19VN/Q
Atom Z530, 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W
Atom Z520, 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/G
Atom Z520, 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P
Atom Z520, 0.638 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» MSI WindPad 100W
Atom Z530, 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Yukyung Viliv N5
Atom Z520, 4.8", 0.4 kg
» Archos 9
Atom Z510, 8.9", 0.8 kg
» Viliv S10
Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Dell Inspiron Mini 10s
Atom Z520, 10.1", 1.7 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201HA
Atom Z520, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook UH900
Atom Z530, 5.6", 0.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X113KGB
Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X
Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X115KX/N
Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B
Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.76 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)