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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. Comments about the usability and battery are generally positive. The screen and design also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the performance, while there are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency and sound.

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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 Opinions about the design and usability are generally positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the keyboard and price.

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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

Oct, 2017

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: (

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: 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: 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

Expert review by: (

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: 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

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

Consumer review by: andy (

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

Consumer review by: Judy (



Very clear screen; lightweight and portable

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

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

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.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Dimensions & Weight


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: Yes
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


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Color:Black/Platinum sand


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


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
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 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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.06GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor Number:U7500
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo U7000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:29763
Processor package size:35


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

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