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Sony VAIO VPCS11V9E/B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCS11V9E/B. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and usability are overall positive. The portability and design are also appreciated. The image quality and keyboard get mixed comments. The sound and screen get less positive views.

performance, design, portability, usability, battery

screen, sound

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (itpro.co.uk)

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

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Sony VAIO VPCS11V9E/B review

 

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

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: tom (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E

 

Great portability. Very stylish design.

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

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: tom (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E

 

handling with the charger is unfavourable

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Adrian (reevoo.com)

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

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Adrian (reevoo.com)

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: Uros (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E

 

Well designed, but can be improved, especially area where screen is attached to main deck.

Can be ligher, chiklet keyboard could be better (I had to by new one) because keys are breaking after 6 months of professional usage, battey could last longer, and it might be equipped with better graphics card.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Andrew (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E

 

Very nice looking laptop

Some problems with typing on the keyboard Had to return the first laptop I received as it kept getting the blue screen of death, not finding the operating system or hanging on the bios screen

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-S11V9E

 

Feels very solidly built, but lightweight at the same time. Scrabble tile keypad is very nice to use.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5000
Battery life (max):4.46
Battery performance:5000
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8

Other Features

Battery Type:VGP-BPS21A
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I5-520M
Processor boost frequency:2.93
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-xxx
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA956
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:47341
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Microsoft Office Ready 2007, McAfee

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.02
Height:1.24
Height (front):1.09
Height (rear):1.24
Weight:4.41
Width:13