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Sony VGN NW11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 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. Opinions about the usability and screen are on the whole positive. The keyboard and performance also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the connectivity and reliability. There are some critical reviews about the energy efficiency and sound.

design, performance, keyboard, screen, usability

battery, sound, energy

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 People are impressed by the keyboard and portability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably.

durability, performance, design, portability, keyboard

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

This summary is based on the product: 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)

Nov, 2015

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: Alan Lu (

Sony Vaio NW11S/S review


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.

When there are perfectly good laptops for £200 less, it's hard to justify the NW11S/S's price, but it does have good 3D performance and a smart design. Unfortunately, the washed-out screen and relatively steep price prevent it winning an award.

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S


Operationally in all respect it's very good

Battery once fully charged it works only for 1 hr or so ; Battery should be improved

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Scott (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S


Great spec for the Money at the time of Purchase

The screen Hinge is very very very badly designed- Mine was very very stuck at times which meant you had to use the corners to open, this led to the lcd inside cracking and braking- and Sony won't accept its a issue,- there are hundreds of over reports...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S


Excellent performance for games, HDMI for easy connection to myu HD TV, well built

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Carol (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S


Easy to use, brilliant design. Glide pad is the best i have had with its textured face.Web cam is out of this world ; Casing is easy to keep clean, and the raised keys are certainly an improvement on other designs i have used

At the time of purchase, mine came with Vista installed. I was able to aquire the Wins 7 upgrade for £20 (supposedly p+p) rip off ; ALSO BE AWARE :- If you buy the same, you do not get the floating tool bar, that comes installed with the Pre-installed...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S


Well made.Good design

None so far

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: joe (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW11Z


was a better computer when it still had the OLD vista operating system, than the NEW microsoft 7 system, and it seems to take more time loading (starting up) other then that its an good little computer

none really, only slow starting up

Nov, 2009

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

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


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 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 Number:T4200


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