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Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and keyboard are generally positive. The design and screen are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

performance, screen, design, keyboard, image quality

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen. The performance also gets good comments, but there are some critical comments about the reliability.

performance, screen

reliability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO FW11ZU - Intel Core2 Duo T9400 (2.53Hz) 4096Mb 300Gb Blu-ray Combo 16.4" WXGA++ X-black LCD with double lamp technology Vista Ultimate with Sony VAIO FW11ZU - Intel Core2 Duo T9400 (2.53Hz) 4096Mb 300Gb Blu-ray Combo 16.4" WXGA++ X-black LCD with double lamp technology Vista Ultimate with

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU notebook

 

Sony is better known for its ultraportable notebooks but its multimedia machines are also growing in popularity. The VAIO VGN-FW11ZU has been designed to take advantage of the latest in high-def entertainment, so you'll find a widescreen display and a...

Powerful, 16:9 screen

Pricey, poor battery life

Overall, we were impressed with what this machine has to offer. The Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU is a neat design and performance is simply stunning. If you're looking for a notebook for creating multimedia as well as just watching it, this is the one.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU review

 

A stylish and affordable HD laptop, but performance failed to truly impress

Attractive styling ; Great usability ; Good value ; Impressive feature set

Low performance ; Poor battery life

This VAIO gives you a lot for your money, as long as power doesn't rate highly on your list of needs

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU review

 

Technology-followers will remember the format war that kept the pundits guessing even less than one year ago, when two rival formats were vying for our high-def attention. Sony was the inventor of the Blu-ray format, while Toshiba was behind the HD DVD...

With a 2.53GHz processor, the Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU should be a nippy machine, and the ATI graphics card allows the use of some modern games. Blu-ray playback was short of expectation though, especially given Sony's weight behind the format.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU

 

Sony have refreshed their popular VAIO laptop range with four new models. Three are aimed a business users, a new departure for the company we all know for its consumer electronics. This one, though, is designed more for the living room than the boardroom

The Audi TT of laptops. Great spec and build quality, though not the lightest or cheapest.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU review

 

With a 2.53GHz processor, the Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU should be a nippy machine, and the ATI graphics card allows the use of some modern games. Blu-ray playback was short of expectation though, especially given Sony's weight behind the format.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony VGN-FW11ZU

 

The Sony VGN-FW11ZU is one of Sony's latest Notebooks to hit the market. It has 4GB of installed memory and is equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.35 GHz processor. This laptop has a comfortable 41cm display and installed with a Microsoft Windows Vista...

This laptop is a bit hit and miss - we love the widescreen display and the Blu-ray drive makes it a seductive on-the-go entertainer, but you’ll find the performance isn’t as OTT as the cutting-edge components list would have you believe. Sony...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Sony VAIO VGN-FW11ZU

 

Sony's latest rings the changes: Centrino 2, a 16:9 display and Blu-ray for just over £1,000. Mike Jennings takes a closer look.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: SUSAN (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11Z/U

 

Nice design and keyboard, nice sharp picture.

No TV tuner. Battery life

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11Z/U

 

Brilliant Screen, powerful processor, great product all round - typical Sony!

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: SUSAN (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VGN-FW11Z/U

 

Nice design and keyboard, nice sharp picture

No TV tuner. Battery life

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery life (max):2.1
Battery recharge time:3.7

Camera

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:16.4
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.53

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

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

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:2
BD-R write speed:2
BD-RE read speed:2
BD-RE write speed:2
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:8
CD write speed:8
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:8
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:2
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:4
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:4

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Type:V.92/V.90
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: 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
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:T9400
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.53
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:T9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Stepping:E0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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: No
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):1
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:35562
Processor code:SLGEK
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Operating system installed:Windows Vista Ultimate

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.3
Height:1.46
Weight:6.83
Width:15.1