Sony Vaio VPC-W11S1E/T
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-W11S1E/T (Vaio VPC-W Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N280
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 500 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-W11S1E/T
If the high-resolution display is worth the premium price to you, the Sony Vaio Mini W series VPCW11S1E is one of the better netbook packages out there. But the same basic combination of an Intel Atom N280 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive and Windows XP is definitely available for less. Dell's less snazzy-looking Inspiron Mini 10 can also be outfitted with a similar high-definition display for around the same price, and offers more configuration flexibility.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 67%
Will Sony's VAIO W series netbooks fill the hole that the VAIO P didn't? It has taken Sony a long time to release its first netbook and the result is the VAIO VPC-W11S1E/W. The standout feature is its 10.1-inch screen. The 1366 x 768-pixel resolution is the sharpest we've seen on a panel of this size. Image quality is truly stunning with fantastic colour and contrast.The Sony VAIO Mini W doesn't disappoint. It's a great little machine that's very intuitive to use and, if you're not put off by the price tag, ranks among the best models on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Pocket Lint
With a price that puts it at the top of the netbook market, the VAIO W had to be good. It is, but it could quite easily have been a lot better. Most disappointing is the battery life, and with rivals offering up to 8 or 9 hours between charges, it’s difficult to recommend this machine as a tool to work with when away from the office. If you’re just after a netbook for the daily commute, however, and battery life or price isn’t an issue, then it’s easy to like the VAIO W. The screen is simply stunning, and the design puts most other netbooks to shame.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Connect - 11/2009
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 80% features: 65% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 82%
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 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).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors. Compared to the N270, the N280 is only minimally higher clocked and offers a higher FSB.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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