Sony Vaio VPCS11V9E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCS11V9ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPCS11V9E
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 86%, features: - %, display: 86% mobility: 84%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCS11V9E

78% Sony Vaio S series (VPCS11V9E/B) review
Source: CNet English
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%
100% Sony Vaio VPCS11V9E/B review
Source: It Pro English
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%
83% Sony VAIO VPCS11V9E/B
Source: PC Pro English
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%

Foreign Reviews

89% Test: Sony VAIO VPC-S11V9E/B
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 88% display: 86% mobility: 84% emissions: 88%

Comment

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.

» 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.


13.3": 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.

Sony reviews


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.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)