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alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-FW11E. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the price and portability are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the touchpad and battery.

design, performance, screen, portability, price

battery, touchpad

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-FW11E from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the screen and performance. The price and portability also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

design, portability, price, performance, screen

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

This summary is based on the products: 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 wiSony 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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (

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).

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Philip Barker (

Sony VAIO VGN-BZ11MN review


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

Great performance ; Impressive battery life ; Decent build quality

Only 160GB storage

Mixing power with portability, this is a great corporate machine for commuters

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Sony VAIO VGN-BZ11MN notebook


We've seen plenty of top-quality ultraportables from Sony's VAIO range, and it's easy to forget about larger, more mainstream options such as the latest BZ range. However, if you're looking for something a little more affordable, the VAIO BZ-11MN could...

Affordable, all-day battery life, premium materials, comfortable interface

Limited 3D performance and average specification

With an average specification, it’s easy to dismiss the BZ11MN, and go hunting for more powerful rivals. Do so at your own peril, however, as it’s actually an excellent choice for the business user seeking a larger machine.

Dec, 2008

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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...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11E


This product is just fantastic, its lightweight and stylish and works at full speed. Its got alot of memory and can handle programs that my tower PC struggled with.

there are none!

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11E


good make in good price

scratches at the front of laptop and scratches at the screen

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio BZ11MN


Excellent build quality, good ergonomics

Battery seems to discharge overnight when Laptop not switched on!

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

Sony VGN-FW11M P8400


Excellent display quality which is reflected when connected to an HD ready television by HDMI. Quick and easy set up.

A little bulky, but that is to be expected because of the screen size. The battery life on the standard battery supplied is not bad, but could be better.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Sony VGN-FW11M P8400


brilliant desibn. screen is crystal. good buy


Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Sony VGN-FW11M P8400


The performance of the laptop is excellent and easily navigated. The battery life is exactly what i wanted and needed. The laptop is light and easily handled.

I haven't found any.....yet....

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery life (max):2.3 / 3.5
Battery recharge time:3.7 / 3.8


Front camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Video capturing speed:30


Color of product:Black, Silver


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:15 / 16.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1600 x 900
HD type:HD+


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3470 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3650 / Intel GMA 4500MHD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.53 / 780


Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:
Networking features:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:2
BD-R write speed:8
BD-RE read speed:2
BD-RE write speed:2
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:16 / 24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:16 / 24 / 8
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10 / 24 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:2 / 4 / 6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:2.4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Battery Type:VGP-BPS13A/S
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Type:V.92 / V.92/V.90
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/Draft n / 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N / 802.11a/b/g/n

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.26
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P8400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series
Processor socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
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: No
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: No
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: Yes
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):N
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:35569
Processor code:SL3BU
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:VAIO Music Box, Windows Media Player 11, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.4\nAdobe Premiere Elements 4, VAIO Content Importer / Exporter, WinDVD 8.0 for VAIO, DivX Player & Converter, VAIO Movie Story\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 6, Google Picasa, VAIO Movie Story\nEasy Media Creator 9, Click to Disc/Editor\nVAIO Media Plus\nAdobe Reader 8.1, Adobe Standard 8, Microsoft Works 9.0\nVAIO Recovery Utility\nSkype, Google software package
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office Trial 2007\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 300

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.3 / 11
Height (front):1 / 1.14
Height (rear):1.46 / 2
Weight:6.83 / 7
Width:14 / 15.1