Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/B


Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/B (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 2500 euro
Average Score: 82.25% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 53%, performance: 100%, features: 100%, display: 93% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 64%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/B

80% Sony VAIO VPCZ11Z9E/B review
Source: Techradar English
With the release of the Intel Core i7-powered VAIO VPCZ11Z9E/B, Sony has raised the bar even higher than before, offering an as-yet unmatched combination of cutting-edge performance and features ideal for the most demanding needs. While the price is certainly high, there's no doubt that this is the best ultraportable laptop you can currently buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony VAIO Z Series (VPC-Z11Z9E/B) - 13.1in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
In many ways the Sony VAIO Z Series is one-of-a-kind. As fast as many desktops, but no heavier than many netbooks, it's a testament to what can be achieved thanks to modern hardware and engineering. It's a niche product, of that there's no doubt, but if you need the power and portability it offers then it comes highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 100% features: 100% mobility: 80%
79% Sony Vaio Z series (VPCZ11Z9E/B) review
Source: CNet English
Sony's flagship Vaio Z-series VPCZ11Z9E/B is an ultra-portable powerhouse primed for any task -- even heavy gaming. Sony's Vaio Z-series VPCZ11Z9E/B sports top-notch components. But its battery life is on the short side and its price tag should come with a medical warning for those with heart conditions. If you can afford it, the VPCZ11Z9E/B will buy you blistering performance, a beautiful design and real portability
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 79%
90% Sony VAIO VPC-Z11Z9E/B review
Source: Techradar English
In the past, Sony's Z-Series has blown us away with its stunning combination of power, mobility and features. The latest model – the VAIO VPC-Z11Z9E/B – has now taken things a huge step further and is the most powerful and capable laptop we've seen to date.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Sony Vaio Z Series review
Source: Channel Web English
The Vaio Z series reviewed here (VPCZ11Z9E/B) has impressive performance but poor battery life, making it unsuitable for working while on the move. The high price tag also means that this model is unlikely to appeal to most buyers looking for a workhorse laptop, while enthusiasts will probably expect to see a Blu-ray drive at this price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

76% Sony Vaio VPC-Z11Z9E/B (Notebook)
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 33% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 96% mobility: 49% ergonomy: 64%
Sony VPCZ11 C5E
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2010
Rating: display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
88% Leicht & ausdauernd: Subnotebooks im Test
Source: PC Praxis - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 66%
95% Sony Vaio Z11Z9E/B
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 95%


NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.1": 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.

1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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

82.25%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13B7E
Core i5 460M, 1.379 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E
Core i7 640M, 1.447 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX
Core i5 460M, 1.5 kg
» Sony VAIO VPC-Z1390X
Core i5 460M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ13M9E/B
Core i5 460M, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E/X
Core i7 640M, 1.449 kg
» Sony VAIO VPC-Z12C7E/B
Core i7 620M, 1.4 kg
Core i7 620M, 1.4 kg
Core i5 520M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ125GX
Core i5 520M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ12M9E/B
Core i5 520M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ12
Core i5 520M, 1.406 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ116GG/B
Core i5 430M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ117
Core i7 620M, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B
Core i5 520M, 1.388 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B
Core i5 520M, 1.388 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ114GX/S
Core i5 520M, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E
Core i7 620M, 1.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung RF510-S01BG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
Core i5 480M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01US
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
Core i3 370M, 16.0", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C05C
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung RF710-E7P-C5460
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung P580-JS00UK
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Novatech Novabook Family
Core i5 520M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
Core i5 450M, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Samsung RF710-S05
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Samsung R590-JS01CN
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)