Sony Vaio VPCS11V9E
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCS11V9E
Sony's Vaio S-series laptops are slightly thicker, heavier and more capable versions of the Vaio Y-series laptop we reviewed earlier in March. The Sony Vaio S-series VPCS11V9E/B laptop is a great all-rounder. It may only have a 13.3-inch display, but its fast CPU and graphics card, as well as its comfortable keyboard, make it a respectable replacement for a desktop PC
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 78%
Source: It Pro
If there's room in your IT budget for a fleet of top-end laptops you're lucky indeed, but the S11 nonetheless offers excellent value for money. It costs a little over a grand, and while there's no doubt that the quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM and massive hard disk will be overkill for most office workers, anyone who has to deal with image editing for work, or delivers presentations that include HD video, will appreciate the extra speed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: PC Pro
Intel's innovation has allowed Sony to refresh several of its most popular families, and the VAIO S Series is no exception. Aimed at the business user who also likes a little entertainment here and there, the S11V9E is a tough but lightweight 13.3in laptop that also packs a discrete graphics chip. Ergonomically excellent, powerful and with solid battery life, it's a business winner.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 88% display: 86% mobility: 84% emissions: 88%
NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
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 very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
87.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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