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Sony VGN NW11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 reviews of Sony VGN NW11. 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. People really like the keyboard and usability. The screen and design also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

performance, design, screen, usability, keyboard

battery, reliability, sound, energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VGN NW11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VGN NW11 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the keyboard and portability. The design and performance also get good comments.

durability, performance, design, portability, keyboard

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO NW11S/S Laptop - Intel C2D T6500 2.1GHz 4Gb 320Gb DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM 15.5 inch WXGA Vista Home Premium (Silver)Sony VAIO NW11S/S Laptop - Intel C2D T6500 2.1GHz 4Gb 320Gb DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM 15.5 inch WXGA Vista Home Premium (Silver)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Review Sony Vaio VGN-NW11 Notebook


The Secret's in the Mix. Sony sees its Vaio NW11 as a chic and el

Elegant design with a wave pattern; Adequate application and gaming performance; Perfect workmanship; Connectivity

Connection positioning; Keyboard, case and display lid partially yield; Reflective, pallid and contrast poor display; Mediocre sound

Halfway efficient multimedia or all-round notebooks under 1100 Euros, like the Acer Aspire 5739G, the Acer Aspire 5536G, the Asus N51V, the Asus M60VP, the Toshiba A500-15H or the Dell Studio 1555.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Henry Winchester (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z/S review


Is there an Apple in Sony's eye?

A handsome laptop ; Lovely screen

Too expensive ; Mediocre battery

Aesthetes will love the VAIO's design, but gamers are better off with lower-profile brands

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (

Sony VAIO VGN-NW11S/S - 15.5in Laptop


Sony's new mainstream laptop is hard wearing and adds a quick access web browser to its armoury.

Unlike other implementations, which feature a selection of applications, Sony has opted for just the web browser. It's not a bad idea either, since eliminating the other applications reduces the boot time even further (less than 30 seconds from cold to...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (

Sony Vaio NW11S/S review


The NW11S/S's case has a wavy texture that almost looks like wood grain.

A funky design and great 3D performance make this a decent laptop, but it's let down by a slightly washed-out display and a fairly high price.

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Patricia (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S


looks good

it kept on breaking down 5x in total your customer services are dreadful sony should have replaced my laptop from the beginning sony has conviscated my laptop still awaiting news from them

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Frances (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z


The worst laptop I have ever used. It is now deceased and the fabulous online recovery tools do not work at all. Total waste of money and I would never buy this manufacturer's products again. I will stick to Dell in future

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Simon (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S


Nice design. Unusual finish and looks great in brown. Screen is clear and the keyboard has a positive feel.

Too much bloatware. After 15 months, the laptop seems to be overheating and, as it's now out of warranty, will need to be returned to the manufacturer because it keeps switching itself off and sometimes it just won't start. It's sold as a laptop, but...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Valerie (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S


Fast. Large memory.Good looks.

Battery life not good., couple of hours at most.,not good when on the move.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Nick (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S


Looks great, nice big screen, full keyboard.

Keeps crashing/ freezing/ having problems, had a completely new everything (except exterior) but it feels like it's going to go again soon (a few mini-freezes) which is how it started. Also one design point- you can't open it with one hand like you can...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S


Lovely keyboard design. Works as fast as any Vista machine can with the right specification.

Casing is very easily scratched. Mine is the silver model and just putting it in and out of the case has cause the top to scratch. Now I don't bother with the case as it can't really look any worse than it does now. Although this is a good and fast...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

A great value in a gracefully slim 15.5" notebook, with the power of an Intel dual core CPU, and multimedia capabilities, it's the perfect PC for multitasking all you want. The extra-wide 15.5" LCD with XBRITE-ECO allows for an optimal viewing experience.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.4cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.77


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO NW Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8

Optical Storage

Read Speed:4x (BD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Number:T4200
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Processor ARK ID:39311


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD