Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E (Vaio VPC-P Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z540
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1500 euro
Average of 10 scores (from 17 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E
Source: PC Authority
Sony VAIO P Series (2nd gen), the only fully fledged laptop that can slip into a jacket pocket
The VAIO P Series is unique, and once you remove the bloatware it becomes nippy enough to handle basic tasks without making you want to bang your head against the wall in frustration. Even in this leaner form, however, we can't recommend it. At $1599, it's still too expensive, and we remain unconvinced that the gains are worth the loss in usability compared to a low-cost ultraporta.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: price: 33% performance: 33% features: 83%
Source: Laptop Mag
The VAIO P offers a highly portable design and high-resolution screen, and new enhancements like its accelerometer and small trackpad make this mini laptop more versatile than its predecessor. But the $899 price tag ensures that this secondary notebook will attract only a niche crowd, and you don't even get a 6-cell battery for the base price. Some may prefer the Viliv N5, which has a smaller keyboard but is even lighter than the Sony while costing $250 less. Nevertheless, if you want a notebook with a premium design that can slip into a purse or a coat pocket, the VAIO P is worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Hardware Central
The Vaio P is an engineering tour de force. Both its screen and its keyboard flirt with, but just miss, being too small, making it the smallest usable PC we've seen and making other netbooks look like bruisers. As a way to turn heads while getting work done, it has few peers. Against that, it's shockingly expensive and has a short-lived battery. Can we recommend it? Only for status seekers. Are we jealous of the status seekers? Absolutely
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 60% features: 80%
Source: Reg Hardware
The VPCP11S1E might be small and have an Atom processor, but its most definitely not a netbook. No, this is a luxury device aimed at those who are happy to pay a premium for something thats a bit different. And it certainly has a lot going for it, not least built-in 3G and GPS, along with its ultra-lightweight design. The keyboard also impresses, but using the trackpoint and/or mini touchpad can be tricky, while the high resolution 8in screen isnt particularly easy on the eye. Moreover, I suspect most Reg readers, myself included, would shudder at the thought of splashing out £800 on such an under-powered device, no matter how pretty it might be.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: IT Reviews
For all its good looks, small size and kazoom! boom! kapow! colours the Sony Vaio P remains, as it was a year ago, an expensive notebook that isn't very usable and which has poor battery life. Style wins over substance here, for sure.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/14/2010
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 40%
Source: Computer Shopper
Last year, Sony rolled out its P-Series Lifestyle PC, a super-stylish laptop designed with women in mind. This year, the P-Series targets a broader audience—in theory, anyway. The P-Series, in its 2010 incarnation, may now have cross-gender appeal, but given its $899 starting price, casual consumers are likely to steer clear. Sony’s latest status-accessory laptop is a feature-packed stunner—with a price to match.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 74%
Source: Digital Versus
In spite of an early model that didn't convince us and which didn't convince Sony's European clients either, Sony has persevered with the Vaio P, a unique netbook. In spite of a few persistent faults, the new Vaio P is now much more usable thanks to various modifications. It is now more than a sexy, high-design product. Its size, quietness and the ease of use of the keyboard make it a good alternative to netbooks which are gaining in size. It does however cost twice as much.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2010
The first Sony Vaio P-series mini-laptop left us with mixed feelings. We liked its tiny size and ambitious design, but not its high price and lack of a trackpad. It's hard to beat the Sony Vaio P-series VPCP11S1E/P in terms of sheer portability, but it's very expensive considering its modest components. We like the new additions, such as the trackpad, but you'd be better off with a cheaper, more powerful netbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 68%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Despite Sony's design tweaks, the VAIO P Series is still an awkward prospect that's way too expensive to be a realistic purchase. Someone, somewhere might be able to make an argument for it, but for the most part it's an expensive indulgence - more so even than Apple's iPad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 50% features: 70% mobility: 50%
Source: PC Pro
A clear improvement compared to the old P Series, with some neat design touches and a faster turn of pace, but there’s still much to criticise.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 33% performance: 33% features: 83%
Source: Mobile News - 5/10
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 10/01/2010
Source: Magnus.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2010
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 63% performance: 56% features: 82% display: 87% mobility: 96% ergonomy: 72%
Source: PC Magazin - 9/10
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: c't - 14/10
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 35% display: 70% mobility: 40% emissions: 90%
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 display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
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.
66.4%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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