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alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of Sony VAIO VPC-F11Z1E/BI. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the durability and keyboard are generally positive. The design and screen are also appreciated, but there are mixed opinions on the sound and portability. Many are less positive about the reliability and energy efficiency.

performance, screen, design, keyboard, durability

usability, price, battery, energy, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPC-F11Z1E/BI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony VAIO VPC-F11Z1E/BI from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the usability. The performance also gets good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the price.

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO F11Z1E 16.4 inch notebook (Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz, 8Gb, 500Gb, Blu-ray Writer, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Premium Black))Sony VAIO F11Z1E 16.4 inch notebook (Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz, 8Gb, 500Gb, Blu-ray Writer, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Premium Black))

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E Notebook


Stressful muscle man. At the announcement for the release of the

Matte 16:9 Full HD; Good viewing angle; High Brightness; High processor performance; Good performance for games; Clear layout of buttons; Good feedback by the keyboard

Volume; Irregular cooling fan speed; High heat dissipation; Short running time

The Asus G60J offers better graphics but a worse display. The Asus M60J is available in a very similar configuration for about 1.100 Euros, the Asus X62J for under 1.000. In both cases however, the display only provides an HD-Ready resolution.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Alex Bentley (

Sony Vaio VPCF11Z1E/BI review


Sony's media centre laptop shines thanks to its Full HD screen

Good battery life ; Superb screen ; Lots of style

Performance not as good as anticipated

With Full HD Blu-ray playback and enough power available for almost all use, this is a great media centre option

Apr, 2010


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Sony Vaio VPCF11S1E/B review


The Sony Vaio F11S1E is a large but sleek laptop with a powerful Intel Core i7 processor, an Nvidia GeForce GT 330M graphics chip and 6GB of RAM, which powered it to an overall score of 101 in our benchmarks. This makes it as powerful as many desktop...

With a powerful multi-core processor and graphics chip, plenty of RAM and a Full HD display, the F11S1E is an ideal image and video processing workstation.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Martin (

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E


Great performer even better since changing the HDD to SSD which has improved battery life from indifferent to acceptable

Lid is too flexible making the screen fragile this has resulted in the need for a replacement screen already ; Replacement screen is eye wateringly expensive at 3-4 times the cost of a comparable screen. This is nothing short of daylight robbery

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Johan (

Sony Vaio VPC-F11S1E


Big and beautiful screen. Quality build

Not as quick as I had thought and hoped

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: James (

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E


Stylish ; Consistent performance ; Powerful ; Graphics

Battery life ; Prone to overheating

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: matt800 (

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E


One of the best 1080 laptop displays available at the time

Fan noise

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: zdravka (

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E


cooling system must be stronger

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Jacek (

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E


build quality

weight ; very noisy CPU fan ; not as good perfomance as I was expected from INTEL i7

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Michael (

Sony Vaio VPC-F11S1E


Has been consistently reliable albeit requiring regular 'housework' but that due to OS and/or driver and software malfunctions. NOTE Actually purchased 12th June 2010, NOT AS registered by SONY

Keyboard failed (couple of keys became dislodged and failed to register when contact made), found replacement keyboard and fitted myself thanks to online manual on how to achieve this

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 3.831 / 4.606

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarksfield
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43122
Processor package size:37.5