Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/B
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCM11M1E/B
Source: Channel Web Archive.org version
Sony's M-Series looks great and has an excellent display and webcam, but it narrowly misses the mark. While it offers good value for money for a premium netbook, other 10.1in models offer just that little bit more at a similar price point. Samsung's NB30, Asus' EEC PC, Toshiba's brilliant NB305 and even MSI's U160 all fare slightly better. Of course, what you won't get if you opt for something else is the pleasure of owning a Sony Vaio.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
Design semplice e funzionale, prestazioni nella media e prezzo interessante per il Vaio Serie M, il nuovo netbook di Sony per tutte le tasche.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2010
Source: T3 Archive.org version
When the netbook market exploded a few years back following the release of the Asus Eee PC, most laptop manufacturers saw the money making potential and went into frenzied production, producing a seamless stream of models in all shapes and sizes. Sony didn’t do this, and after the pricey Vaio P Series and W Series, we have the M Series. Unfortunately it doesn’t meet the usual high standards we’ve come to expect from a Vaio.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
Sony's reason for steering clear of netbooks in the early days was that its products just didn't fit the cheap and cheerful template. Instead, the aim was to keep its premium prices and try something different, but the quite baffling P-Series pocket laptop didn't exactly make waves. Standard components, uninspired design and poor battery life make this a VAIO to avoid.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 33%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 90% mobility: 30% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.
57.5%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.