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52 reviews

Feb, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-Z11. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VAIO VGN-Z11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Sony VAIO Z review: Sony VAIO Z



An upscale 13-inch laptop to give even the MacBook Air a run for its money, ; is fast, slim, and light, and includes a docking station with an optical drive and discrete graphics.

Even though this updated version of the Vaio Z is less expensive than the previous model we reviewed, it's still a premium-priced laptop. We'd almost rather skip the GPU dock and hit a more ultrabook-style price.

With slim 13-inch SSD laptops now well under $1,000, Sony's expensive, high-end Z series laptop is a tough sell, although the long-life slice battery and unique GPU/optical dock help make its case.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Null (

Review: Sony Vaio Z


Sony's new ultra-thin laptop wins on specs. But man does not live on specs alone, and the Vaio Z does have its share of problems.

Awesome display: Great resolution and brightness, and very vivid colors. Truly impressive performance. Unrivaled combination of musclebound power with feather weight. Fair battery life (4.5 hours)

Very loud fan under load. Invasive Vaio software suite bundle is simply unnecessary. Cost equivalent to feeding thousands of starving children for a month

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

Sony VAIO Z Review


The VAIO Z is Sony's 13.1-inch ultra-portable powerhouse. Features like Core i5 and i7 processors, RAID0 hard drive arrays and 1080P displays never end up describing a 13-inch notebook, but with Sony it does. In this review we take a look at a modestly...

Excellent build quality ; Great Design ; Most features packed into a 13-inch notebook

Pricey ; Very, VERY pricey in some configurations

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Sony Vaio Z Review


The Vaio Z Series has been re-introduced by Sony at CES 2010 to spearhead its laptop line-up. It is supposed [...]

ons. Of course, the price is high, but if you look at relative value metrics, this laptop provides a very good value, per dollar, or per pound. Will it work for you? Let us know!

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Kelcey Lehrich (

Review: Sony VAIO Z


Sony makes both a very fast and very lightweight ultraportable.

Extremely fast storage ; Fast processor and graphics for the size ; Optical drive in a 3lbs. design ; High-res, good quality display ; Comfortable, backlit keyboard ; Chrome and Evernote preinstalled

Expensive ; Fragile-feeling screen ; Trackpad too close to the edge ; Some fluff trialware

Hardware and designNot every Sony notebook exudes a sense of quality, but the Z is very well designed. The laptop weighs in at just over three pounds and is about the thickness you’d expect for a 13-inch notebook. Connectivity is straightforwar

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B 13.1in Notebook


We take a look at Sony's portable all-rounder, the VAIO Z Series.

As a portable notebook for the power user we can think of little better than the Sony VAIO Series Z. It delivers prodigious processing power and very good battery life in a machine that's exceedingly portable and very useable thanks to its sumptuous...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Philip Barker (

Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B review


With performance and a staggering battery life, the Z11 has set the bar high

Stunning build quality ; 9 hour battery life ; Powerful performance ; Great screen

High price ; Only two USBs

A dazzling laptop of the highest quality. If you can afford it, buy it

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B notebook


The fact that Sony hasn't given in to market forces and released its own netbook is proof that it's core focus remains in fully featured, but ultraportable, notebooks. The latest such model is the Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B, which weighs in at a highly...

Great design, amazing battery life

Average performance

The Sony VAIO VGN-Z11WN/B is a stunning notebook for anyone who needs performance and battery life from their portable. Sure, you're paying for these features but there currently isn't another notebook on the market that can touch for the VAIO for...

Oct, 2008

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Sony VAIO Z review


At the best part of two grand, Sony's thin Vaio Z needs more than size on its side

The price may look painful, but for the beautiful screen and unique dock it's almost – almost – worth it.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Sony Vaio Z


Sony's thrown everything it's got at the Vaio Z, with the notable exception of good speakers. The result is an excellent laptop for both mobile and desktop use, but it'll certainly cost you a pretty penny.

Stylish design ; Thin and light ; Power Dock adds genuine utility ; Great performance

Alarming sticker on the base is truly alarming ; Speakers are exceptionally poor ; It's a touch on the costly side

At AU$3999 the Vaio Z is the very definition of a premium-priced system. It's also a performance machine, and an attractive one at that. We're left befuddled by why Sony let it out the door with such poor speakers, but otherwise it's a great laptop —...

Aug, 2011

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