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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. People really like the keyboard and design. The size and usability are also appreciated. The touchpad and sound get less positive opinions. Views are divided on the screen.

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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Consumer review ( 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 Reviews about the screen and durability are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, but the battery and price get critical comments. There are some mixed opinions 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)

May, 2018

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

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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...

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Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z


Size, weight, looks, portability

Increadibly slow

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (

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 (

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 (

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


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery life (max):2.5 / 2.75
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Color of product:Black / Green / Red / White
Product type:Netbook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:8
Display Resolution:1600 x 768
HD type:Not supported


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.76


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:533


3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Graphics:GMA 500
Graphics adapter:GMA 500
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g/Draft n / 802.11b/g/Draft-N, 7,2 Mb/s (HSDPA/HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS)

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel SCH US15W
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel SCH US15W
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing die size:26
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Silverthorne
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:Z520
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom Z500 series
Processor socket:PBGA441
Processor threads:2
Scenario Design Power (SDP):0.96
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35466
Processor code:SLB2H
Processor package size:13
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Bundled software:Windows Media Player 11, WinDVD 8.0, Google Picasa, Adobe Reader 8.1, Adobe Standard 8
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office Ready 2007, McAfee Internet Security Suite


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO Duo, SD / MS Duo, MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Capacity:60
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100

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