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Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/B
Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/B (Vaio VPC-Z Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-620M 2 x 2.7 - 3.3 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Display
13.10 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2500 Euro

 

Price comparison

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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
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: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 95%

Comment

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.


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.  


620M:

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.


13.10":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» 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.


82.25%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)