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Sony Vaio P series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Sony Vaio P series. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and design are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the screen. There are some critical views about the touchpad and sound.

portability, usability, size, design, keyboard

performance, battery, price, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio P series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony Vaio P series from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the screen and durability. The design and usability also get good views. Many are critical about the battery and price, while views are divided on the performance.

portability, usability, design, durability, screen

size, price, battery

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Vaio P11ZQ 8-inch Netbook, Intel Atom Z520 1.33Ghz, 2GB RAM, 60GB HDD, Vista Home Premium (Black)Sony Vaio P11ZQ 8-inch Netbook, Intel Atom Z520 1.33Ghz, 2GB RAM, 60GB HDD, Vista Home Premium (Black)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Shao-Hung Liu (

Review Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/R Mini-Notebook


Don't call it a netbook!" Sony launches a "PC system" of a speci

Optically very chic; Various colors to choose from; Good workmanship; Very compact and handy; Extensive communication features; Display with a very high resolution; Quiet use

Weak performance; Money for value ratio; Right shift key too small; Fluctuating display illumination

We wouldn't see the huge netbook category as direct competition for the Sony VGN-P11Z, especially because the ultra-compact PC plays price-wise in a completely different league. It competes more with high quality subnotebooks being short of 1000.00...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Laird (

Sony VAIO P11Z/R review


Sony's ultraportable Vaio P is not big and it's not clever

Very compact

Ridiculously overpriced ; Feeble performance ; Mediocre battery life

Confirmation, not that it was needed, that Vista plus Atom equals end user misery

May, 2009

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/W notebook


The boom in netbooks over the past year has seen nearly every laptop manufacturer release at least one model, with Sony and Apple the two noteable exceptions. Instead, Sony has produced the P-series - a netbook-sized, Intel Atom powered, highly...

Incredible size, impressive keyboard, high resolution screen

Hugely pricey, budget components

The P-series is a truly unique device, offering the ultimate in portability, but whether that’s enough is difficult to say. For a start, the combination of Windows Vista and a single-core 1.33GHz processor is a poor choice, and the little Sony simply...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Sony VAIO VGN-P11Z/W review


There may be a Netbook processor in place, but this is a fully fledged ultraportable

High-resolution screen ; Only 625g

Slightly underpowered ; Lack of ports

One of the smallest and portable laptops we have seen, just dont expect it to play the latest games

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (

Sony Vaio P11Z/R review


Sony has a reputation for designing novel little gadgets, and the P-Series is unlike any other laptop we've seen recently.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (

Sony Vaio P VGN-P11Z/R review


The P11Z/R is unlike any other netbook here. It's a desirable piece of kit, but it's still hard to recommend. You're paying a huge premium for the diminutive size and weight. For the same price, you could buy two Samsung N120s, which are larger and...

Consumer review by: Andre (

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z


Size, weight, looks, portability

Increadibly slow

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Andrew (

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z


I like the size of the machine and the fact that it should be able to do most thing a full size machine will do

The hard drive is too small as I have only loaded the basic windows programmes on it (no games) and the hard drive has already used 45GB of space. The ram is too low and the PC struggles to run some of the basic programmes. I would question if 2GB of...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z


Excellent for travelling - especially as you can often only take 5kg hand luggage.. Lovely design, great screen.

Upgradeability poor - not worth paying full price - battery life poor

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Joao (

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z


Small and light, good to carry, really good to type.

Don't play HD movies, and the video card is really bad.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


HD type: No


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.76


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Silverthorne
Processor Series:Intel Atom Z500 series
Scenario Design Power (SDP):0.96
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2

Processor special features

Intel 64: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35466
Processor package size:13