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Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCP11S1ENotebook: 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
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 66.4% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 42%, performance: 45%, features: 80%, display: 79% mobility: 61%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E

Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E
Source: PC Authority English
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%
60% Sony VAIO P Series (Gen 2)
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
60% Notebook Review: Sony Vaio P
Source: Hardware Central English
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%
60% Sony Vaio P netbook
Source: Reg Hardware English
The VPCP11S1E might be small and have an Atom processor, but it’s most definitely not a netbook. No, this is a luxury device aimed at those who are happy to pay a premium for something that’s 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 isn’t 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%
Sony - Vaio P review
Source: IT Reviews English
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%
74% Sony VAIO P-Series (2010 Version)
Source: Computer Shopper English
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%
Sony Vaio VPCP11
Source: Digital Versus English
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.
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2010
68% Sony Vaio P series (VPCP11S1E/P) review
Source: CNet English
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%
50% Sony VAIO P Series (VPC-P11S1E) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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%
50% Sony VAIO P Series (2nd gen)
Source: PC Pro English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Das Mini im Oranje-Look
Source: Mobile News - 5/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E
Source: Chip.de German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 10/01/2010
80% Mini-Notebook Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E/D im Test
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Vaio-P
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2010
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80%
82% Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D (Netbook)
Source: Chip.de German 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%
80% Von Riesen und Zwergen
Source: PC Magazin - 9/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Zum Mitnehmen
Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 35% display: 70% mobility: 40% emissions: 90%

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).


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.


8.0":

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.


0.6 kg:

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.

Sony reviews


66.4%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not 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 VGN-P35GK/W
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z550, 0.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 0.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/B
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 0.61 kg
Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/G
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z530, 0.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/G
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 0.65 kg
Sony Vaio VPCP115KG
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 0.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPCP113KX
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z530, 0.6 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-P31ZK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 0.7 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Dell Inspiron Mini 10s
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 10.1", 1.7 kg
Asus Eee PC 1201HA
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 12.1", 1.4 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook UH900
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z530, 5.6", 0.5 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-X113KGB
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.7 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Sony Vaio SV-P1121M2E
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 11.6", 0.9 kg
Sony Vaio SVE1112M1EW
Radeon HD 7340, E-Series E2-1800, 11.6", 1.5 kg
Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121Q2EB
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121P2EB
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Sony Vaio SVT1111Z9RS
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3517U, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Sony Vaio YB16
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 11.6", 1.5 kg
Sony VAIO VPC-M12M1R/W
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N470, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-W21C7E/G
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N470, 10.1", 1.125 kg
Sony Vaio VPCW21BAGZ
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N470, 10.1", 1.2 kg
Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/W
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N470, 10.1", 1.4 kg
Sony Vaio VPCM121AXL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N470, 10.1", 1.4 kg
Sony Vaio VPCM126AG
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N470, 10.1", 1.4 kg
Sony Vaio VPCM12M1E/P
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N470, 10.1", 1.4 kg
Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.65 kg
Sony Vaio VPCW21M2E/WI
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N450, 10.1", 1.2 kg
Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/W
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N450, 10.1", 1.331 kg
Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/B
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N450, 10.1", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)