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Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.388kg
Price: 2000 euro
Average Score: 64.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 86%, features: 80%, display: 91% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 51%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B

89% Review Sony Vaio VPCZ11X9E/B Notebook | Notebookcheck
Mighty Midget. A fast Core i5, gaming-suitable graphic card, DVD drive and a bright, high definition and matt display in a 1.5 kg hybrid-carbon case. That sounds good? Well, it is. But you'll have to accept a loud fan under load and a downclocked GeForce GT330M.
Darf's ein bisschen weniger sein?
Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 80% emissions: 40%
40% Sony VAIO Z11X9E/B - stylový a výkonný trpaslík
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 30%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display 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.


1.388 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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.

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64.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)