Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN
Source: Reg Hardware
Sony has certainly pushed the limits with the TZ11 and the result is generally extreme in every department. Extremely thin, extremely light, extremely long battery life...and an extremely high price tag. The photos of the Vaio VGN-TZ11XN/B show a classic, smart Sony laptop, but they don’t give any sense of just how tiny it is. The TZ11 is 27.7cm wide (that’s under 11 inches) 19.8cm deep (less than eight inches) and it’s 3cm thick at the back of the chassis where the battery clips on. Move to the front and the chassis measures an anorexic 2.55cm thick. The most startling figure from the specification is the 1.19kg weight, which is thanks in part to the small chassis and also to the judicious use of carbon fibre in the base and lid. Add in a mere 400g for the power brick and mains cord and you should have no trouble finding room in your hand luggage for the TX11.
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75%, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft, Leistung mangelhaft, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 50% performance: 50% mobility: 90%
Source: Pocket Lint
With the world seemingly obsessed with ever cheaper and cheaper notebooks, it’s great to see that Sony has continued to strive for portable perfection with the release of the VAIO VGN-TZ11XN/B. This machine won’t satisfy the everyman looking for a bargain because at £1799 (inc. VAT) it’s out of most people’s price expectations. However, if you’re looking for something a little different this has to be it. Weighing in at 1.2kg, it’s small and compact enough to slip in your typical briefcase, so you don’t need to be seen to be walking around with a laptop bag, which cuts down on the theft factor. The reason for it’s low weight is the miniaturisation of the motherboard that still allows you to get all the normal features of a computer but in a reduced size. What makes this compact size equally impressive is that you’ll find a DVD rewriter built-in. The 11.1-inch Super-TFT screen also helps.
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9 von 10, Preis/Leistung schlecht, Leistung mangelhaft, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% performance: 50% mobility: 80%
Source: PC Go DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2007
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% display: 90% mobility: 90%
Source: mobile Zeit - 6/07
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/02/2007
Rating: Total score: 95% mobility: 95%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 60% display: 93% mobility: 90% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 76%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/04/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 50% features: 60% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 64% display: 80% mobility: 89% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
CommentIntel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
U7500: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.
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.
85.86%: 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.