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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. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and keyboard. The design and screen also get good reviews, but many are critical about the reliability and energy efficiency. Reviews about the sound and portability are different.

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 are impressed by the usability and performance, but many are less positive about the price.

screen, performance, usability


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 F11S1E 16.4 inch notebook (Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz, 6Gb, 500Gb, Blu-ray, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Black))Sony VAIO F11S1E 16.4 inch notebook (Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz, 6Gb, 500Gb, Blu-ray, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Black))

May, 2016

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


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 330M


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:PM55
Processor:CORE I7
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I7-720QM