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Sony Vaio P series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews of Sony Vaio P series. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The size and usability also get good reviews, but many are less positive about the touchpad and sound.

portability, usability, size, design, screen

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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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Vaio P series


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 Views about the screen and durability are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery and price. There are some mixed reviews about 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)Sony Vaio P11ZW 8-inch Netbook, Intel Atom Z520 1.33Ghz, 2GB RAM, 60GB HDD, Vista Home Premium (White)

Nov, 2015

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 - Pocket-lint


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.

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: Alan Lu (

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...

Jun, 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

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z


Of course the design, and being able to comfortably handle the thing. A very useable keyboard and screen, though the nipple/pointer/screen resolution can be a challenge now and again. Handy little features too, though these are available elsewhere, so...

Battery life when you want to run it tricked out media-wise ; Getting the right OS/software/driver setup for media playback. A seriously shocking experience

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: deborah (

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z


good size. easy to navigate by those wth little experience. good set up / well loaded

keys can be very poor; does not type well. often misses characters. makes itvry slow to use and frequently need to go back and correct. not sure if this is faulty unit or design problem, but not happy about it. would have recommended it otherwise

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Mick (

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z


The product is well built and reliable. It is the perfect size for travelling and sitting in my living room. I installed Windows 7 Professional and often use it to remote desktop to my media center PC. In effect when I'm doing this I have the best...

The screen limit enjoyment of some web-sites. Time should be taken to set up flash playback to maximize viewing experience

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Asch (

Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z


Looks, weight, extra features to a net book, choice of colours. But the best part has to be the amazing after support from vaio. Great service

Cost of a call to vaio. Price on the carry case and availability of options. Updating to windows 7 but not a major point

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:UWXGA / WSXGA+ / WUXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows Vista Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 500 / k.A.


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:Unknown / US15W
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:N270 / Z520