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Sony VAIO VGN-Z11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and performance. The screen and design also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the sound and reliability.

portability, design, screen, performance, battery

value for money, reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VGN-Z11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO VGN-Z11

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-Z11 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

size, keyboard, screen, resolution, touchpad

performance, value for money

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO Z11WN/B:- Intel Core2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4GHz) 4096Mb 250Gb DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM 13.1" WXGA++ X-Black VB w SP1

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Sony Vaio Z Review

 

The Vaio Z Series has been re-introduced by Sony at CES 2010 to spearhead its laptop line-up. It is supposed [...]

ons. Of course, the price is high, but if you look at relative value metrics, this laptop provides a very good value, per dollar, or per pound. Will it work for you? Let us know!

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Sony Vaio Z

 

Intel's new ultrabook specification is thought to be cutting edge, but before the wave of hype and imitators, there were PC laptops that strove to be as thin and light as possible without any prodding. One of those laptops was the product we're...

Incredibly thin and light ; Powerful ; High-resolution display ; Good battery life ; External dock enhances functionality

Chassis feels flimsy in spots ; Display and audio quality is sub-par ; External dock is a pain to pack ; Expensive

If you need power in the smallest laptop possible, Sony's Vaio Z offers an acceptable compromise.

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Rare Book

 

Sony's new ultra-thin laptop wins on specs. But man does not live on specs alone, and the Vaio Z does have its share of problems.

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Sony Vaio Z

 

Sony has a reputation for building excellent high-end laptops (and even the company's less expensive models usually have a snazzy feel), but the Vaio Z is truly the top of the Vaio line, starting at $2,000 for a thin 13-inch with decent specs and a...

The revamped Sony Vaio Z adds an inventive docking station with Blu-ray and discrete graphics. Even without it, this is a sleek, powerful, high-end laptop.

The Vaio Z starts expensive and goes up from there. Between the various power connections and AC adapters, you may end up with a confusing mess of wires, and the shallow keyboard isn't great for long-form typing.

Sony's high-end Z series laptop lives up to its luxury reputation, with a slim, lightweight body, plenty of processing power, and a highly specialized GPU dock.

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Sony VAIO Z Review

 

The VAIO Z is Sony's 13.1-inch ultra-portable powerhouse. Features like Core i5 and i7 processors, RAID0 hard drive arrays and 1080P displays never end up describing a 13-inch notebook, but with Sony it does. In this review we take a look at a modestly...

Excellent build quality ; Great Design ; Most features packed into a 13-inch notebook

Pricey ; Very, VERY pricey in some configurations

Editor's Choice!

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Sony VAIO Z

 

An ultraportable with serious speed, the featherweight VAIO Z combines Core i5 power and dual SSDs with an elegant design.

Some day Apple or someone else may be able to match the VAIO Z in terms of speed or portability, but at the moment this ultraportable stands alone as the fastest 13-inch notebook on earth. Is it worth ’,099? Definitely, although we think Sony should...

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Review: Sony VAIO Z

 

Sony makes both a very fast and very lightweight ultraportable.

Extremely fast storage ; Fast processor and graphics for the size ; Optical drive in a 3lbs. design ; High-res, good quality display ; Comfortable, backlit keyboard ; Chrome and Evernote preinstalled

Expensive ; Fragile-feeling screen ; Trackpad too close to the edge ; Some fluff trialware

Hardware and designNot every Sony notebook exudes a sense of quality, but the Z is very well designed. The laptop weighs in at just over three pounds and is about the thickness you’d expect for a 13-inch notebook. Connectivity is straightforwar

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Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B notebook review

 

The fact that Sony hasn't given in to market forces and released its own netbook is proof that it's core focus remains in fully featured, but ultraportable, notebooks. The latest such model is the Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B, which weighs in at a highly...

Great design, amazing battery life

Average performance

A truly fantastic ultraportable that delivers all day mobility and performance to rival your current desktop PC

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Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B review

 

With performance and a staggering battery life, the Z11 has set the bar high

Stunning build quality ; 9 hour battery life ; Powerful performance ; Great screen

High price ; Only two USBs

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Sony VAIO Z Review

 

The price may look painful, but for the beautiful screen and unique dock it's almost – almost – worth it.

Thin and light with a gorgeous screenMore powerful than a MacBook AirDie-hard seven-hour batteryThin is, most definitely, in. But with MacBook Airs, Intel ultrabooks and second generation tablets to

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 25:16
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Duo
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Duo
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):9300MGS

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:P8400 / P8600 / T9500
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