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Sony Vaio Z VPC-Z11Z9E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Sony Vaio Z VPC-Z11Z9E. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the keyboard and portability are on the whole positive. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas the touchpad and sound get critical reviews.

performance, screen, design, portability, keyboard

price, usability, battery, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio Z VPC-Z11Z9E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Vaio Z VPC-Z11Z9E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Vaio Z VPC-Z11Z9E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The durability and screen are also appreciated, but the usability and price get negative views.

performance, screen, durability, design, portability

price, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VPCZ11X9EB 13.1 inch notebook (Core i5-520M 2.4GHz, 4Gb, 128Gb (Dual SSD), DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Pro 64 bit)Sony VAIO VPCZ11X9EB 13.1 inch notebook (Core i5-520M 2.4GHz, 4Gb, 128Gb (Dual SSD), DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Pro 64 bit)

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Vaio Z VPC-Z11Z9E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Vaio Z VPC-Z11Z9E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the keyboard.

keyboard

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Vaio VPC Z11 Series Keyboard Protector Skin Cover US Layout BlackSony Vaio VPC Z11 Series Keyboard Protector Skin Cover US Layout Black

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio VPCZ11X9E/B Notebook

 

Mighty Midget. A fast Core i5, gaming-suitable graphic card, DVD

Excellent display; Performance / case size; Keyboard; Applied materials; Integrated DVD drive

Fan's noise characteristics are a bit unpleasant; Loud under load; Underclocked GT330M (GT325M level); Very delicate display lid; Optimus not implemented

Actually only the Alienware M11x with stronger graphics, lower price, but without an internal DVD drive and with a weaker CULV CPU.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

This laptop's killer performance in a lightweight package will attract power users, but the high price and bland styling leave us wanting more.

Excellent performance, Dynamic hybrid graphics, Light weight, Built-in optical drive, Backlit keyboard, 192GB of storage in dual SSDs

Bland design, Pricey, Weak, tinny audio, No multimedia control keys

Apr, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Sony VAIO Z Series (VPC-Z11Z9E/B) - 13.1in Laptop

 

Sony throws the kitchen sink at this ultra-fast, ultra-portable laptop with power saving graphics switching.

In many ways the Sony VAIO Z Series is one-of-a-kind. As fast as many desktops, but no heavier than many netbooks, it's a testament to what can be achieved thanks to modern hardware and engineering. It's a niche product, of that there's no doubt, but...

May, 2010

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Sony VAIO VPCZ11Z9E/B review

 

Cramming a Core i7 processor into an ultraportable results in a staggeringly fast yet lightweight laptop.

That 13.1in display finally gets a Full HD, 1,920 x 1,080 native resolution, and it offers eye-popping brightness and glorious colours. The only drawback is that you’ll need to take full advantage of Windows 7’s text-scaling abilities to avoid...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Chris (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E

 

Weight, boot up time (solid state disk), performance.

It has a fan fault where it starts to spin at very high revs which sometimes ends in the system crashing. The on board graphics driver sometimes crashes but usually recovers following a few moments of blank screen.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: maziar (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-Z11Z9E

 

weight & size

I faced twice with screen problem and it still remaining and since the value of laptop is around 2500 Euro such problem in around 2 years is not acceptable and will for sure make impact in my future choice. If these problems were not existing or...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: wahid (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-Z11Z9E

 

The battery life is awful .

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Kirsty (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E

 

Lightweight, good if you travel a lot

Only lasted about six months before I had problems with it constantly overheating. Not good value for money.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E

 

Brilliant reflection free HD display, ultra compact, lightweight, excellent performance, fast solid state drive, silent (except for CD drive). This notebook is not only aesthetically beautiful but a marvel of design. A treasured possession. Am using...

The size and positions of two keys on the keyboard have given problems. The Caps Lock key is too large and easy to press by mistake resulting in longs strings of upper case text being inadvertently typed. An audible alert on pressing would avoid this....

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-Z11X9E

 

Does everything I need. Screen image quality is excellent. Fast. Good keyboard. Works with all peripherals I've used, such as various data projectors, with no fuss (unlike some laptops from another leading make).

Pre-loaded with MSOffice 2007 30day trial version, and Mcaffee, and other rubbish. I didn't want these as I was intending to load MS-Office 2010, and Eset NOD32. I then found that it is almost impossible to clean out these pre-installed items -...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Display

HD type:HD+

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43544 / 43560 / 47341
Processor package size:rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28