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Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/XNotebook: 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
Weight: 0.7kg
Price: 2000 euro
Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X

70% Sony Vaio X VPCX11Z1E/X review
Source: PC Advisor English
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%
80% Sony VAIO X-Series VPC-X11Z1E/X review
Source: Techradar English
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%
80% Sony VAIO VPC-X11Z1E/X notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
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%

Comment

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.

» 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).


Z550: Higher clocked Z520 Atom CPU with a low power consumption.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.1": This is a quite small display format for subnotebooks. However, most netbooks have an even tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.7 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.


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.

Sony reviews


76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VPC-X113KGB
Atom Z540, 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X115KX/N
Atom Z550, 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B
Atom Z540, 0.76 kg
» Sony Vaio X
Atom Z550, 0.761 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI WindPad 100W
Atom Z530, 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P35GK/W
Atom Z550, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/B
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.61 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/G
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/G
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP115KG
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Yukyung Viliv N5
Atom Z520, 4.8", 0.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP113KX
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 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
» Sony Vaio VGN-P31ZK
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.7 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook UH900
Atom Z530, 5.6", 0.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q
Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.62 kg
» Yukyung Viliv S7
Atom Z520, 7", 1 kg
» Nokia Booklet 3G
Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.233 kg
» Advent Altro
Celeron M 723, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Benq Joybook Lite U121 Eco
Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1101HA
Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.35 kg
» MSI Wind U115
Atom Z530, 10.2", 1.31 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/Q
Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z
Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.61 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-11-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)