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alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and battery. The screen and design are also appreciated. Views are divided on the performance. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and sound.

portability, design, screen, battery, usability

durability, price, keyboard, sound, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the design and usability. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the keyboard and price.

portability, performance, screen, usability, design

durability, price, keyboard

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY VAIO TZ11XN/B C2D/U7500 1.06G 100GB 2GB 11.1" DVDRW VBSONY VAIO TZ11XN/B C2D/U7500 1.06G 100GB 2GB 11.1" DVDRW VB

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Sony Vaio TZ11XN Notebook


Nice Looking with weaknesses. Subnotebooks by Sony are always int ...

Elegant design; Compact and light; Integrated DVD drive; Very bright display, excellent contrast; Acceptable noise and temperature emissions; Passable battery runtime

Some weaknesses regarding workmanship and case robustness; Number of interfaces poor

The sound output through the 3.5mm stereo socket (not a digital signal) was without any anomalies in our test with a headset

Aug, 2007


Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (



Sony has raised the bar again with an ultra-portable notebook to die for!

Sony has built on the good points of the TX Series but also taken some inspiration from the iconic X505VP and produced a truly stunning ultra-portable notebook. Sony has mastered the LED backlight technology and created the best notebook screen I’ve...

May, 2007

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Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN/B


This is the year that flash memory, in its various guises, will invade notebook storage. First Intel's Turbo Memory followed by hybrid hard drives (HHDs) with small flash caches and, when prices drop, solid state drives (SSDs)

Attractive, Good HD pictures, Attractive and sleek, Good performance, Impressive battery life

Non-high def material disappoints, Mediocre sound, Dated components

Sony has chosen to stick with the tried and tested, and it's a sensible choice... for now

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11XN/B laptop


With the world seemingly obsessed with ever cheaper and cheaper notebooks, it's great to see that Sony has continued to strive for portable perfection with the release of the VAIO VGN-TZ11XN/B. The Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11XN/B isn't just another notebook and...

Super-light, great design, good battery life

Not that powerful, pricey

The Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11XN/B isn’t just another notebook and won’t appeal to everyone.

Jul, 2007

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Sony VAIO VGN-TZ11MN review


Sony knows a thing or two about making tiny computers, but does the entry-level model in its new TZ range have the pedigree of its predecessors?

If you're after a tiny laptop with considerable talent, the TZ11MN is a very fine buy

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : PC Plus (

Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN/B review


Another stylish Sony ultraportable with great battery life

Attractive and sleek ; Good performance ; Impressive battery life

Dated components

Sony has chosen to stick with the tried and tested, and it's a sensible choice... for now

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Leo Waldock (

Sony VGN-TZ11XN/B laptop


Sony has certainly pushed the limits with the TZ11 and the result is generally extreme in every department.

Aug, 2007

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Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN


Lightweight and good looking

Windows Vista is slow on this machine and very frustrating- I wish XP were an option instead- I'd certainly downgrade to it if I could.

Jan, 2008

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Very clear screen; lightweight and portable

Wireless connection is very difficult to get working; slightest external interference and it refuses to connect.

Dec, 2007

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Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN


Sleek, light and well stacked with features.

What it looses in weight and size it makes up for in price. The power connector feels a bit flimsy and gets in the way of the ethernet cable if you're not careful with it.

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

Weighing just 1.19 kilos including battery and drive, the ultra light TZ-Series is a masterpiece of mobility. This is a notebook that's designed to travel with a razor-thin 11.1" widescreen display and postcard-sized motherboard. The luxurious looking TZ-Series is more than strong enough to take the rough and tumble of life on the road. Full top and bottom carbon fiber construction protects the notebook from knocks and shocks while the unique battery hinge design ensures excellent durability. Power-saving LED illumination gives long battery life of up to 7 hours. Just look at the slender TZ-Series and you will understand why this notebook redefines luxurious computing. Its full flat and cylinder design ensures a product that is extremely slim and strong for easily carrying around from place to place. The flat top of the notebook projects out from the hinge to create a streamlined profile that combines with minimalist styling for a striking visual appearance. TZ-Series include a variety of design innovations for breath-taking looks, resilience and ease of use. The smooth curves and buttons of the keyboard make for effortless typing while the high grade finish of the keyboard panel recalls the calmness of submerged stones in a water garden.


Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):7
Run Time (Up To):7hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Video capturing speed:30

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.1
Display Resolution:1366 x 768

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:11.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):28.2cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.251 / 0.256


Country Kits:Germany
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO / Sony VAIO TZ Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:533
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1


Color:Black/Platinum sand


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92 / k56Flex
Type:Fax / modem


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:16
CD write speed:24
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
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:8

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):10.9 x 7.8 x 1.17
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Type:V92/V.90
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g

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
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GMS Express
Clock Speed:1.06GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GMS Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing die size:143
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.06
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:U7500
Processor Number:U7500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo U7000 series
Processor socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Type:Core 2 Duo

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: No
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:29763
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty


Bundled software:-SonicStageCP 4.2.\n-VAIO Photo & Video Suite, WinDVD 8.0(VAIO).\n-Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0.\n-Easy Media creator 9, Click to DVD 2.6;\n-Adobe Acrobat Standard 8.0, Adobe Reader 8.0, Microsoft Works 8.5;\n-VAIO Recovery Utility 2.6,Protector Suite QL 5, Infineon TPM;
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/133 / Ultra-ATA/66
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/133 / Ultra-ATA/66
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 80

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions