Sony Vaio VPCZ11X9R/B
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCZ11X9R/B (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1700 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCZ11X9R/B
Source: IT Reviews
The Sony Vaio Z is a great looking little laptop with lots of alluring features. In the end the battery life lets it down, and the price feels astronomical. But that doesn't stop us wanting one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2010
Rating: price: 50% features: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 78% display: 69% mobility: 42% emissions: 48%
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.
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 big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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