Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B (Vaio VPC-X Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z540
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1500 euro
Average of 9 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B
So small and yet a notebook. Be careful when you lift the Vaio X. It is so unexpectedly light that it might just fly out of your hand. That would be a shame as the 11.1 Inch-subnotebook with Intel's Atom CPU is well designed. Find out in our detailed test if there are more reasons to take good care of Sony's subnotebook.
Is it a netbook? Is it a laptop? One thing's for sure -- the Sony Vaio VPCX11S1E/B is the thinnest portable PC we've ever seen. But, at about £1,200, is it just an over-priced plaything for executives to pester their IT department about? It may offer the power of an Eee PC for roughly the price of a 15-inch MacBook Pro, but we defy anyone not to be impressed by the technological expertise that went into making the Sony Vaio VPCX11S1E/B. It's not worth the asking price, but that doesn't stop us from wanting one
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2009
Rating: price: 30% mobility: 90%
Source: SFT - 3/11
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 89%
Source: Connect - 7/10
Single Review, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 63% features: 82% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 87%
Source: mobile Zeit - 2/10
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 64%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 28% display: 82% mobility: 96% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 75% emissions: 90%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 30% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Chip.de - 01/2010
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 60% performance: 72% features: 93% display: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 88%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 11/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 34% performance: 81% features: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 72%
Source: Newgadgets DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2009
Rating: price: 40% features: 40% mobility: 80%
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).
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).
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
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.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for small tablets.
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.
82.44%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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