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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the performance and keyboard are on the whole positive. The build quality and design are also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VGN-FW11E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Sony Vaio VGN-FW11M Notebook


Centrino 2 Kino. The Sony Vario FW11M is one of the currently

Blu ray drive; 16:9 high resolution display; Design; Extensive software additions

moderate display brightness; mediocre workmanship

Gamers and users who want to use the notebook outside should pick one of the stronger models with Dual Lamp Technology (e.g. FW11ZU).

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Sony VAIO VGN-BZ11MN review


A stylish and comfortable business machine, offering quality at a reasonable price

Great erformance ; Imressive battery life ; Decent build quality

Only 160GB storage

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Sony Vaio VGN-BZ11MN review


The Vaio VGN-BZ11MN is a cost-effective 15-inch Centrino 2 laptop. It's solidly built, if somewhat uninspiring, and you may want to opt for its £100 more expensive stablemate to get a higher-resolution screen

Solidly built ; Good keyboard ; Integrated webcam ; Fingerprint scanner

Low-resolution screen ; Not enough USB connectors ; Too much pre-installed software

If you opt for the more expensive £748 BZ11XN model, you'll get a higher-resolution LED-backlit screen, 3GB of RAM and a 200GB hard disk


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Sony - VAIO BZ-11MN


Sony is well known for producing a whole host of stylish VAIO notebooks for home users, but maybe not so well known is its range of business notebooks, the BZ-11MN being the latest. Whereas the consumer ...

A no-nonsense, well-built business notebook with a good blend of performance and features, although it would be good if the screen had a higher resolution and the 160GB hard drive wasn't so full of pre-installed software; that may be fine on a home...

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Amazon review summary for Sony VAIO VGN-FW11E


alaTest has collected and analysed 45 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-FW11E from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO FW11S - Intel Core2 Duo P8400 (2.26Hz) 4096Mb 300Gb Blu-ray Combo 16.4" WXGA++ X-black LCD with double lamp technology Vista Home Premium wi

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight: No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA X4500HD / Mobility Radeon HD3470


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:45GM / 45PM
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:P8400