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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the keyboard and screen. The portability and battery are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the resolution and sound.

design, battery, portability, screen, keyboard

sound, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCS11V9E/B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

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Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (

Sony Vaio VPCS11V9E/B review


The release of Intel's Core i3 and i5 processors is likely to provoke a significant scrabble among laptop manufacturers to release a swathe of top-end, fast laptops. We review the Sony Vaio VPCS11V9E/B to find out what it's made of.

If there's room in your IT budget for a fleet of top-end laptops you're lucky indeed, but the S11 nonetheless offers excellent value for money. It costs a little over a grand, and while there's no doubt that the quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM and...

Feb, 2010

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Sony VAIO VPCS11V9E/B review


Ergonomically excellent, powerful and with solid battery life, it's a business winner.

Feb, 2010


Expert review by: David Bayon (



Intel's innovation has allowed Sony to refresh several of its most popular families, and the VAIO S Series is no exception. Aimed at the business user who also likes a little entertainment here and there, the S11V9E is a tough but lightweight 13.3in...

Ergonomically excellent, powerful and with solid battery life, it's a business winner

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: tom (

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E


Great portability. Very stylish design

Very easily overheats. Will often cut out due to being too hot

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: mojtaba (

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E


handling with the charger is unfavourable

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Adrian (

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E


this is the second Vaio and both now have the same problem, on opening and pushing the lid back a little more than 90degrees the screen wavers and goes completely black ; i shall be buying Dell next time ; Regards

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E


Great design and performance

Absolutely awful sound through speakers and internal mic and something is wrong with the sound card of drivers ; Its not possible to use Skype or voice chat without external mic/headphones because of mic position there is constatnt feedback loop ; When...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Mark (

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E


Light weight for size of screen. Keyboard lights up in dull light. Easy to carry around in a rucksack. Very fast processor

Bit heavier than previous model which detracts from its overall value as a super lightweight laptop

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Ahmed (

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E


I have been using this laptop for the last three months. I am so happy with it. the performance is more than enough for the type of work I do. The design, weight and size are fantastic and make it perfect choice for business and entertainment ; Battery...

Edges are sharp and stiff. could do with smoother edges ; Biometeric fingerprint scanner freezes sometimes ; A lot of unneeded software preinstalled slows the start up

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Edward (

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E


I am able to get 6 hours battery life out of the product - I've never had a battery in a laptop last that long. The inbuilt Wireless WAN port is really convenient and works so much better than external dongles (better reception, less PC freezes when...

The laptop lid is a little flimsy and I'm a little concerned that the machine wont last 3 years of mobile use - we will have to wait and see

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G:3G
Embedded UMTS: Yes
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
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
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

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


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 310M


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM55
Processor:CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-520M