Sony Vaio VPC-W11XX
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-W11XX (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: 400 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-W11XX
Source: Laptop Mag
Sony’s latest netbook sports an eco-friendly design and parent-friendly software, but we wish it had a larger keyboard. Starting at $480, the Sony VAIO W Eco Edition is near the top of the netbook pricing curve. It’s more expensive than the three leading Pine Trail netbooks—the ASUS Eee PC 1005PE-P ($379), HP Mini 5102 ($424), and Toshiba mini NB305 ($399)—yet doesn’t stand out in the areas that matter most: battery life, keyboard, and overall performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag
Despite all the tell-tale signs that point to one—an Atom processor, small screen, and an undersized keyboard—Sony refused to call the LifeStyle PC a netbook. So officially, the company never launched one. But after watching this diminutive category seduce one laptop manufacturer after another, Sony couldn't help but fall weak at the knees, too. Although the high screen resolution and design work in its favor, the Sony VAIO VPC-W11XX netbook has too many drawbacks to fit in to this crowded space
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
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.
55%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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