Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E


Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E
Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E (Vaio VPC-S Series)
Intel Core i3-330M 2 x 2.1 GHz, Arrandale
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 310M - 512 MB, Core: 625 MHz, Memory: 790 MHz, DDR3, 187.83
4096 MB 
13.30 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Intel HM55
320 GB - 5400 rpm, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm, TOSHIBA MK3263GSX
Nvidia GT218 High Definition Audio Controller
3 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Line-out, mic, Card Reader: SD, HG-Duo
Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7930H
height x width x depth (in mm): 31.5 x 329 x 228.5 ( = 1.24 x 12.95 x 9 in)
54 Wh Lithium-Ion, VGP-BPS21A
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3 MP
Additional features
24 Months Warranty
1.973 kg ( = 69.6 oz / 4.35 pounds), Power Supply: 313 g ( = 11.04 oz / 0.69 pounds)



Average Score: 85.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 87%, features: 78%, display: 70% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E

86% Review Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E Notebook | Notebookcheck
Snow White Office. A solidly built office notebook with good input devices is being sold for 899 euro. The new S range is the predecessor of the ceased SR series and is supposed to especially satisfy office fans. Sony combined the smallest Arrandale processor, i3-330 and Nvidia's 310M graphics. If these key numbers are sufficient for a 13 inch all-rounder will be shown in our comprehensive review.
80% Jetzt schlägt's 13
Source: e-media - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Durchaus tragbar
Source: Mobile News - 3/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Kraftwerke
Source: Connect German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 92% features: 75% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 89%
Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2010
Rating: performance: 90% features: 80%
86% Test Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 83% display: 70% mobility: 81% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 93%


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).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. 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.

1.973 kg:

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.

85.4%: 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.


Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V
GeForce 310M, Core i5 430M

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo IdeaPad Z460A
GeForce 310M, Pentium P6200, 14.00", 2.2 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GE
GeForce 310M, Core i5 450M, 15.60", 2 kg
Lenovo B560-M488TGE
GeForce 310M, Pentium P6100, 15.60", 2.399 kg
Asus P42JC-VO012X
GeForce 310M, Core i5 450M, 14.00", 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad V560
GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M, 15.60", 2.444 kg
Asus K50IP
GeForce 310M, Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.60", 2.6 kg
Dell Vostro 3500
GeForce 310M, Core i5 430M, 15.60", 2.45 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-03- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)