Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X (Vaio VPC-X Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 2000 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X
Source: PC Advisor
Perfect for internet use on the go, thanks to its 3G modem and reasonable more than five hours of battery life (336 minutes, 60 on performance settings), the Sony Vaio X VPCX11Z1E/X isn’t really fast enough for getting serious work done, but it’s superbly engineered and very usable if you can afford it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
An Atom-based ultraportable laptop that sets a new standard in mobility. Sony's VAIO range has long been associated with ultraportable laptops, and the 11.1-inch VAIO X-Series VPC-X11Z1E/X is one of the most extreme to date. The VAIO X-Series VPCX11Z1E/X may share its processor with cheaper netbooks, but there's a lot to separate this tiny machine. If you place portability and design above all else and money isn't an issue, then it's definitely worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
There’s no doubt about the amazing portability on offer from the Sony VAIO VPC11Z1E/X, but whether it’s worth the money will depend entirely how much you value that portability. Think of it as a Sony VAIO TT replacement – a high-end ultraportable for executives – and it’s an excellent little device. It’s difficult to escape the fact that it does the same job as many netbooks however, and although none can match it for wow-factor or quality, several can better it for battery life or performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 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).
Z550: Higher clocked Z520 Atom CPU with a low power consumption.» 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.
76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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