Sony Vaio VGN-NS11J reviews and prices: 15.4" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-NS11J with Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD drive, 3.25 hours of battery See full product description

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Rachel, Eastbourne Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I found this laptop suitably light to take back and forth to University and I am very petite person so this was actually quite a concern for me. The laptop runs very quietly and much cooler than other laptops I have used, so less fears of over-heating and no complaints from others that the noise disturbs them. The screen is lovely, one of the best I've used, and the VAIO seems to manage well with my PhotoShop CS3 and wacom, which is a big resource hog. Seems to run generally faster having 4GB RAM than less equiped laptops.
Bad points:
The battery takes a lot of training to get it to maximum perfomance; that is, you must charge it up and drain down the battery from max to min at least a dozen times to really get a good 3 hours out of it.
Visually, I wasn't too keen on the matt textured lid, but I suppose it helps you to grip this laptop. The mouse pad was just as awkward as a variety of other laptops I've used, but a mini optical mouse soon resolved that issue, and there is just room enough on the laptop itself (under the keys) to place and navigate a mini optical mouse if you're sat on grass or it's on your lap. Perfect solution.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 May 2009

Gabrial, Harrow

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
better screen
Bad points:
I don't like the design.
Overall rating 3.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 2.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jun 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very ergonomic, I find it very comfortable to type on. The touch pad is responsive and easy to click. I have not yet had any problems with crashes or particularly long waits when rendering on photoshop/bryce. Films and DVDs load quickly and play nicely with no hiccups.
Bad points:
The speakers aren't amazing, but you expect that from a laptop. The boot time is quite slow for vista and your options for screen resolution are very limited and don't allow as high a resolution as I would usually want.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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9 of 11 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2008

Mark, Mereworth, Kent Pro photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Proper tool - flies for digital photography.
Bad points:
Worried it may be fragile...
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2008

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T5800
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 0.32
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2
Number of USB ports 4
Connections Firewire
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 3.25
Weight (kg) 2.9
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number 45GM
Graphics card model number GMA X4500MHD
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 45GM
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 36
Depth in cm 27
Release date 2008-11-03

Also known as: Sony VGNNS11JS, Sony Vaio VGN-NS11JS, Sony VAIO NS11J/S

Laptop Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

Slim design
Although a basic laptop, the VAIO NS is full of style and features a slim profile for good looks and portability.

With smooth rounded corners and edges, the VAIO NS sports a relaxed and natural form that looks good by your side. Gentle curves also keep exterior dimensions to a minimum and ensures the laptop is really easy to slip into a bag or carrying case.

Natural finish
A defining characteristic of the VAIO NS is a warm and natural surface texture that’s so different from the cold smoothness of most laptops.

Designed to complement natural elements in the home, this texture is also very comfortable to hold as your fingers are in touch with individual points rather than a flat surface.

Choose from elegant “silver granite” or “pure white” colours.

Excellent picture quality
With a good-size 15.4” widescreen display, the VAIO NS allows you to fully appreciate your multimedia entertainment without compromising portability.

Sony X-black LCD technology ensures images are bright and sharp for truly realistic and natural-looking pictures. Intense contrast and colours bring multimedia files vividly to life on screen.

An anti-reflective coating minimizes glare to allow enjoyment of movies, games and photo slideshows outside in the garden as well as from a wide variety of viewing angles.

HD entertainment with Blu-ray
The VAIO NS11Z features an integrated Blu-ray Disc™ Combo Drive with read-only capability for high bandwidth play-back of HD movies. The Blu-ray Disc™ Combo Drive also plays and records all CD and DVD formats.

All purpose multimedia
Work efficiently on the move and enjoy action packed multimedia entertainment. The VAIO NS includes a choice of Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Intel® Pentium Dual-Core or Intel® Celeron® processors. All suitable for multi-tasking, playing movies or web-streaming.

Ultra efficient Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor technology* on some models optimises battery life and ensures more reliable wireless connectivity. With up to 4GB of DDR2 DRAM memory*, enjoying multimedia and working on data intensive programs is easier than ever.

Impressive graphics
The VAIO NS11Z, NS11S, NS12M and NS12S all include fast and efficient ATI® Mobility Radeon™ HD 3430 graphics* with up to 128MB of dedicated VRAM for smooth 3D performance.

Built-in MOTION EYE® camera
Hiding discreetly in the LCD panel is a 1.3 Mega Pixels high performance camera that allows you to conveniently video chat with friends and family.

Generous multimedia storage
Store all your multimedia with ease. Up to 320GB of hard disc capacity* provides more than enough storage to handle a vast range of photos, music downloads, home videos and games.

Easy Connectivity
Designers positioned two USB sockets on each side of the notebook for effortless connectivity and made sure frequently used ports such as the headphone jack are as easy as possible to access.

The VAIO NS also features a wide variety of connections including i.LINK™ for digital camcorders, a VGA port and ExpressCard 34mm slot.

Simple multimedia control
With AV mode button, quickly access all your latest pictures, movies and music. It makes really easy to find and enjoy multimedia entertainment.

Wireless freedom
Communicate easily with friends, family and colleagues using the next generation of wireless technology. Most VAIO NS models include Draft-n for up to five times faster wireless connectivity, more reliability and a wider reception range than 802.11a/b/g when connected to hotspots.

Fully equipped with VAIO entertainment software
Enjoy and create your own multimedia content with VAIO entertainment software :

  • VAIO® Movie Story : Create amazing home videos with three easy steps.
  • Click to Disc : Burn and edit your own discs.
  • VAIO® Media Plus: Connect to your home network and enjoy digital content stored inside your VAIO.
  • VAIO® Music Box: Play your favourite music according to your mood using the 12 tone analyser engine.

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