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Sony Vaio VPCS11B7E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCS11B7E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCS11B7E/B (Vaio VPC-S Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 77%, features: 75%, display: 40% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCS11B7E/B

Sony's VAIO S11 wins our A-list award with solid all-round business performance
Source: PC Authority English
The Sony VAIO S11 ticks all the right boxes for an 80% work/20% home laptop, but the best news is that the usual VAIO issue - the price - is only a small one here. At $2041 for this particular model, it's around $400 dearer than our previous favourite, Lenovo's ThinkPad T500, but it bests its ageing rival in almost every area of specification. We haven't yet seen Lenovo's Core i5 and i7 ThinkPad updates, but until we do, the Sony VAIO S11 takes the business laptop crown with ease.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2010
Rating: price: 83% performance: 83% features: 100%

Foreign Reviews

80% Sony Vaio VPC-S11B7E/B
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 40% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. 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.


13.3": 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.


2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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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80%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)