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Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B


Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Intel Core i5-520M 2 x 2.4 - 2.9 GHz, Arrandale
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 579/1157 MHz, Memory: 810 MHz, DDR3, 188.80
4 GB 
, DDR3 PC3-8500F (533MHz) Micron
13.10 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, leicht spiegelnd, Panel Sony SNY06FA, glossy: no
Intel HM57
Samsung MMCRE28GQDXP-MVB 128 GB (2xSSDs in RAID 0), 128 GB 
, 2x 61 GB SSDs, aufgelötet, Intel Rapid Storage RAID
Realtek ALC889
1 Express Card 34mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Kopfhörer, Mikrifon, Card Reader: MemoryStick, SD
Intel 82577LC Gigabit (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS - max Download 7,2 / Upload 5,7 Mb/s
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ892AS
height x width x depth (in mm): 34 x 314 x 210 ( = 1.34 x 12.36 x 8.27 in)
57 Wh Lithium-Ion, VGP-BPS20/B 10,8V 5200mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Webcam: 0.3 MPix MotionEye
Additional features
gedrucktes Handbuch, VAIO Control Center, VAIO Gate, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Photoshop Elements 7, Premiere Elements 7, 24 Months Warranty
1.388 kg ( = 48.96 oz / 3.06 pounds), Power Supply: 276 g ( = 9.74 oz / 0.61 pounds)
2000 Euro



Average Score: 93.67% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 98%, features: 100%, display: 91% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E/B

Sony VAIO Z Review
Source: English version
The Sony VAIO Z is one of the nicest 13-inch ultraportable notebooks currently on the market. Normally most systems in this category have some sort of flaw; slow CULV processor, limited screen resolution, limited storage options, or even a poor graphics card. None of this is the case with the VAIO Z, but it comes at a price. Right now the Z starts at $1,919 for a base configuration (128GB RAID0 SSD, i5 540M, 4GB RAM) and goes all the way up to $4,799 for a Signature Edition (512GB RAID0 SSD, i7 620M, 8GB RAM, 1080P panel). At close to $2,000 it is already double what you might expect to pay for a mobile gaming system. You get a lot of features for your money but it still comes down to what you want in your notebook. The VAIO Z has a slick design with a super thin screen, machined alloy keyboard tray with integrated Chiclet keyboard, and still has space to fit an optical drive. Build quality is a step above consumer notebooks and gets very close to business models. Sony doesn't hold anything back, so in a sense you do get perks with the pricetag. Overall the VAIO Z isn't for everyone, but it does fill a market; business executives who need to project an image to clients, college students with a large budget, and anyone else who wants a no-compromises notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
100% Sony Vaio VPC Z11
Source: Digital Versus English version
This is how Sony sums up the qualities of its new high end ultra, the Vaio VPCZ11! With the Z11, nothing is left to chance. In spite of its size and weight (just 1.43 Kg), the Sony Vaio VPC Z11 has some big guns it can wheel out! Its high-end configuration offers top flight performance without reducing battery life too much. If you're looking for an uncompromising ultra, this is your ideal machine... as long as you don't mind shelling out!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony's VAIO Z11 is the perfect mix of high performance, light weight and portability
Source: PC Authority English version
Improving on excellence is never a simple task, and it's even tougher with a laptop as good as Sony's Z Series: indeed, the VAIO Z51 already sits on our A-List as the ultraportable of choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2010
Rating: price: 67% performance: 100% features: 100%

Foreign Reviews

89% Test Sony Vaio VPCZ11X9E/B Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 93% display: 91% mobility: 90% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 82%
92% Sony VAIO VPCZ11X9E, potente y con acabados de lujo
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 75%


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).

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.


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.

1.388 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

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.

93.67%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 3 (Update: 2012-05-26)