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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 products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and keyboard. The screen and design are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the portability, while some have doubts about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

performance, design, screen, keyboard, usability

battery, reliability, sound, energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category 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 products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the performance and keyboard. The portability and design are also appreciated.

durability, design, portability, keyboard, performance

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)

Mar, 2019

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 : 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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Add a sense of flair to your computing experience with the head-turning VAIO NW notebook. Fusing a contemporary textured design with soothing colors, the NW possesses a style as unique as your own. Watch movies and play games on the stunning, extra-wide 15.5" X-black LCD screen. Created for online and offline gamers, this NW comes loaded with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. And with HDMI output, you can connect your NW to your big screen TV and play your content to a larger audience.


Audio system:HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):3.2 / 3.3
Run Time (Up To):3.2hour(s)/3.3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Video capturing speed:30


Colour of product:Brown / Silver
Product colour:Brown / Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.4
Display Resolution:1366 x 768

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
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4570 / AMD Radeon HD 4570
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.77


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO NW Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None


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 (draft)
Networking features:Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking type:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:2
BD-RE read speed:2
CD read speed:24
CD write speed:16
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:16 / 24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10 / 24
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
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
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4 / 6
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) / 4x (DVD/24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 2x (BD)
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 8x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other features

Audio system:HD Audio
Battery Type:VGP-BPS13/Q
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Dimensions (WxDxH):370 x 249 x 29.1
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
L2 Cache:2000
Memory bus:32
Modem type:V.92/V.90
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g Draft 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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.1GHz
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10.5
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:T6500
Processor Number:T6500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:Socket P
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:39311
Processor code:SLGF4


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


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Me & My VAIO, VAIO Music Box, Windows Media Player 11, Picture Motion Browser, Content Importer / Exporter, WinDVD BD 8 for VAIO, VAIO Movie Story, VAIO Media Plus, Easy Media Creator 10, Click to Disc / Editor, Adobe Reader 9, VAIO Recovery Utility for Hard Disk Recovery (hidden partition) Google software package / Me & My VAIO\nVAIO Music Box, \nWindows Media Player 11\nPicture Motion Browser, \nContent Importer / Exporter, \nWinDVD 8 for VAIO,\nVAIO Movie Story\nPicture Motion Browser, \nVAIO Movie Story\nVAIO Media Plus\nEasy Media Creator 10, \nClick to Disc/Editor\nAdobe Reader 9, \nMicrosoft Office Home&Student \nMcAfee Internet Security Suite,\nVAIO Recovery Utility / VAIO Music Box\nWindows Media Player 11\nContent Importer / Exporter\nWinDVD 8 for VAIO, VAIO Movie Story
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Adobe Reader 9, Microsoft Office Home&Student (60 days Try & Buy) / Microsoft Office Home & Student, McAfee Internet Security Suite


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo / MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570

Weight & Dimensions

Height :2.91