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Sony VAIO VPC-F11Z1E/BI

alaTest has collected and analyzed 237 reviews of Sony VAIO VPC-F11Z1E/BI. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and durability. The design and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and energy efficiency. Views about the sound and portability are different.

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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 VPC-F11Z1E/BI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VAIO VPC-F11Z1E/BI

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony VAIO VPC-F11Z1E/BI from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the performance and screen are on the whole positive, whereas many are negative about the price.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO F11Z1E 16.4 inch notebook (Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz, 8Gb, 500Gb, Blu-ray Writer, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Premium Black))Sony VAIO F11Z1E 16.4 inch notebook (Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz, 8Gb, 500Gb, Blu-ray Writer, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Premium Black))

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

Sony Vaio VPCF11Z1E/BI review

 

Sony's media centre laptop shines thanks to its Full HD screen

Good battery life ; Superb screen ; Lots of style

Performance not as good as anticipated

With Full HD Blu-ray playback and enough power available for almost all use, this is a great media centre option

Apr, 2010

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Vaio VPCF11S1E/B review

 

The Sony Vaio F11S1E is a large but sleek laptop with a powerful Intel Core i7 processor, an Nvidia GeForce GT 330M graphics chip and 6GB of RAM, which powered it to an overall score of 101 in our benchmarks. This makes it as powerful as many desktop...

With a powerful multi-core processor and graphics chip, plenty of RAM and a Full HD display, the F11S1E is an ideal image and video processing workstation.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E Notebook

 

Stressful muscle man. At the announcement for the release of the

Matte 16:9 Full HD; Good viewing angle; High Brightness; High processor performance; Good performance for games; Clear layout of buttons; Good feedback by the keyboard

Volume; Irregular cooling fan speed; High heat dissipation; Short running time

The Asus G60J offers better graphics but a worse display. The Asus M60J is available in a very similar configuration for about 1.100 Euros, the Asus X62J for under 1.000. In both cases however, the display only provides an HD-Ready resolution.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E

 

Great performer even better since changing the HDD to SSD which has improved battery life from indifferent to acceptable.

Lid is too flexible making the screen fragile this has resulted in the need for a replacement screen already. Replacement screen is eye wateringly expensive at 3-4 times the cost of a comparable screen. This is nothing short of daylight robbery.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E

 

Great performer even better since changing the HDD to SSD which has improved battery life from indifferent to acceptable

Lid is too flexible making the screen fragile this has resulted in the need for a replacement screen already ; Replacement screen is eye wateringly expensive at 3-4 times the cost of a comparable screen. This is nothing short of daylight robbery

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F11S1E

 

Big and beautiful screen. Quality build.

Not as quick as I had thought and hoped.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F11S1E

 

Big and beautiful screen. Quality build

Not as quick as I had thought and hoped

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E

 

Stylish Consistent performance Powerful Graphics

Battery life Prone to overheating

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E

 

One of the best 1080 laptop displays available at the time

Fan noise

May, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1E

 

Stylish ; Consistent performance ; Powerful ; Graphics

Battery life ; Prone to overheating

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Enjoy the powerful performance of an Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to and 6GB of pre-installed system memory. A backlit keyboard frames the keys with a soft glow and illuminates the keys for convenient typing day or night. The VAIO F Series notebook, designed with dedicated AV controls, makes navigating through your favorite multimedia quick and easy. Stay connected to friends and family while on the road with real-time video conferencing using the Motion Eye camera and microphone with face-tracking technology.

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v3 / Dolby Home Theater, v3
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:5000 / 5400
Battery life (max):3.10 / 3.15 / 3.2
Battery recharge time:3.67
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):3.2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:26.3cm
Height:4.1cm
Weight:3.2kg
Width:38.7cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:41.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
LED Backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:16.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):41.6cm/41.7cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 3.831 / 4.606

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VPC-F11Z1E/BI
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO F Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:1.91
Keyboard key stroke:2
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard special features:Display OFF, VAIO, Assist, S1, AV
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Colour:Premium black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet,WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:4 / 6
BD-R write speed:6
BD-RE read speed:4
BD-RE write speed:2
BD-ROM read speed:4 / 6
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:16 / 24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
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:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM) / 2x (BD-RE) / 2x (BD-RE DL)
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 6x (BD)
Type:BD-RE
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Home Premium
Family:Windows 7
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v3 / Dolby Home Theater, v3
Battery Type:VGP-BPS21A
Display:LED
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:54

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM55 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:774
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:296
Processor boost frequency:2.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarksfield
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:I7-720QM
Processor Number:I7-720QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:8
Stepping:B1
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100
Type:Core i7

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
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 Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor code:SLBLY
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:8GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Reader 9, Norton Online BackUp Trial, Picture Motion Browser (VAIO Edition),Media Gallery, Music Station, VAIO Media Plus / VAIO Gate, MusicStation, PMB VAIO Edition, Media Gallery, VAIO Media Plus, VAIO Care, VAIO Transfer Support, VAIO Update, VAIO Smart Network, Google Chrome Browser, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Live Essentials Suite, Adobe Reader 9
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Adobe Reader 9, Microsoft Office Home&Student,\nMcAfee, Norton Online BackUp / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007, McAfee Internet Security Suite / Microsoft Office Home&Student, McAfee / Microsoft Office Home&Student, McAfee, Norton Online BackUp

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, SD / SD
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Total Storage Capacity:500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.3
Height :4.1
Height (front):3.1
Height (rear):4.1
Weight:3.1 / 3.2
Width:38.7