Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/B
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCZ11Z9E/B
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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%
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%
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%
Source: Channel Web
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%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
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%
Source: Notebookforum.at DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2010
Rating: display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: PC Praxis - 10/10
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 66%
Source: PC World Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 95%
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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
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.
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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.
82.25%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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