Sony Vaio VPC-SB Series

Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/WProcessor: Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel Core i3 2350M, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2430M, Intel Core i5 2450M, Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M, AMD Radeon HD 6630M, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.678kg, 1.7kg, 1.741kg, 1.75kg, 1.8kg
Price: 799, 800, 900, 1000, 1099, 1100, 1200, 1600, 1700, 2000, 2500 euro
Average Score: 78.78% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 34 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 78%, features: 69%, display: 57%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 78%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1Z9EB

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1Z9EBNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB1Z9EB
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.741kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

85% Review Sony Vaio VPC-SB1Z9EB Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Private business. Intelligent battery and docking concept, on/off graphics, matt TFT and generous input devices – what sounds like a business all rounder is Sony's mainstream laptop for everyone. Can every one of us feel like a manager for starting at 975 euros?
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1Z9E/B
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB18GW/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB18GW/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB18GW/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

简洁利落 索尼SB18笔记本开箱报告
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 84.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

80% Sony Vaio SB VPC-SB1V9E review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Sony's Vaio SB is one of the nicer business laptops we've tested recently. It's thin and light, with few or no compromises, and it even fits an optical drive in. We did find Sony's labelling of the SB's GPU switch amusing, but there's a lot to be said for a physical switch to handle shifting between integrated and discrete graphics. You get the benefit of Sandy Bridge in its long battery life and good performance, and multimedia home users won’t be disappointed. That may explain the range of colours; as well as business black, you can get the SB models in pink, silver and grey.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony VAIO S Series: All Day Consumer Computing
Source: AnandTech English
The headline of my conclusion is probably leaving a few of you scratching your heads, but hear me out. Sony has engineered a very small, light, and capable notebook for a reasonable price. Most of the upgrade costs on their site are fair, too; they're not charging Apple prices on memory or hard drives.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2011
Review: Sony VAIO SB Series
Source: Gadgetmix English
All models ship with the same AMD Radeon 6470M 512MB card. But IMHO, you’d be mad not to upgrade to an i5-2410M for an extra $80, or even the i5-2520M for an extra $130. Hard drives are available in various guises, while the sheet super-battery can be had on offer for $75. A Blu-ray player is another $100. Gutsy yet gorgeous, the Sony SB is quite simply a great machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2011
83% Sony VAIO S Series (2011) review
Source: PC Pro English
Still, given its brilliance in most other areas, it’s difficult to be too hard on Sony’s latest. With the ability to configure your own ideal model on Sony’s website, the VAIO S Series can play anything from a basic business model to a Blu-ray-equipped Core i7 wunderkind. Our review sample is a solid middle-grounder, but whatever specification you choose, the VAIO S is a light, powerful, feature-packed laptop that will appeal to businesses and consumers alike.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
80% Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B
Source: Channelpartner.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Sony Vaio VPCSB1V9E
Source: PC Go - 8/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
95% Teszt: Sony Vaio VPCSB1V9E – a helyes út
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 100% workmanship: 100%
Sony VAIO SB1V9E - mobilní výkon
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
positive: performance, battery runtime, illuminated keyboard; negative: noise, no microphone
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPCSB1S1E/W

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCSB1S1E/WNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCSB1S1E/W
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

60% Sony Vaio S - VPC-SB1S1EW
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony VAIO SB
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
positive: additional gpu, USB 3.0, connection options; negative: weak building
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2011
60% Sony Vaio VPCSB1S1E/W
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1B9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1B9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB1B9E/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1B9E/B
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
positive: valuable chassis, abundant equipment, matte display, high performance; negative: very loud, display with low contrast
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/06/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB19GK/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB19GK/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB19GK/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

91% 강력한 성능의 13.3인치 경량 노트북 PC - 바이오 VPCSB19GK/B (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%
강력한 성능의 13.3인치 경량 노트북 PC - 바이오 VPCSB19GK/B (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2011

 

Sony VAIO VPC-SB26

Specifications

Sony VAIO VPC-SB26Notebook: Sony VAIO VPC-SB26
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

更轻更薄更强悍 索尼VAIO SB26评测
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/W

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/WNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/W
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.678kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

84% Review Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/W Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Student snack. Punctually for the summer business Sony has refreshed the Vaio palette and now offers the VPC-SB2L1E/W as an affordable subnotebook with an Intel Core i3-2310M CPU, AMD Radeon HD 6470M On/Off graphics, and a matte 13.3 inch display, which is aimed at students. Price: 799 Euros (RRP).
84% Test Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/W Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 78% display: 75% mobility: 89% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 76%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB2C5E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB2C5ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB2C5E
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-SB2C5E (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO S review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Sony's 13.3in ultraportable is sleek, stylish, available in a range of colours, and stuffed with connectivity. It offers excellent build quality with a lovely aluminium keyboard surround; a good, backlit keyboard; decent screen and versatile specifications, which include discrete graphics for some light gaming. The only things preventing it from winning one of our coveted awards are that it trails the pack when it comes to battery life, and gets very noisy on occasion.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B (Model)

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

90% Sony VAIO SB Series review
Source: PC Advisor English
It's a little disappointing that the fit and finish isn't quite up to the standards we'd expect from a £1,700 laptop. It just doesn't have the perfectly clean lines and premium build materials we usually find in systems that expensive. In this case, it's because our test unit is the very upper end of a line that is meant to start at £699 - and at that price, the overall design is about average. In other words, I'm really impressed by the outstanding performance and usability of this very expensive ultraportable laptop, but oddly enough, a little underwhelmed by Sony's sense of style.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
82% 13-Zöller von Sony im Test
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VPXSB1A9E
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB11FX/W

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB11FX/WNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB11FX/W
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-SB11FX/W (Model)

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Sony VAIO S Series VPCSB11FX
Source: Computer Shopper English
Message to Apple: When you're on top, you're the target. Take one look at the VAIO S Series, Sony's latest stylish laptop entry, and it's clear the electronics giant's design team had its aiming reticule set right on the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro. Sony’s S Series packs speed and features into a slim frame, and it squeaks in under $1,000. It's stylish enough to be a lower-cost alternative to the MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB190X

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB190XNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB190X
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-SB190X (Model)

 

Sony VAIO SB Series review
Source: Engadget English
In general, we tread carefully when someone asks us, "What laptop should I buy?" People have different budgets and performance needs, and there's also no accounting for taste. There's no absolute answer, and that's why we're thankful there are so many models to choose from. But the VAIO SB is a rare laptop that we've been recommending left and right.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1BGX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1BGX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB1BGX/B
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-SB1BGX/B (Model)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Sony VAIO SB Series: Thin, Light, Expensive, and Terribly Fast
Source: PC World English
It’s a little disappointing that the VAIO SB's fit and finish aren’t quite up to the standards we’d expect from a $2500 laptop. It just doesn’t have the perfectly clean lines and premium build materials we usually find in systems this expensive. In this case, it’s because our test unit is at the very upper end of a line that is meant to start at $900--and at that price, the overall design is about average. In other words, I’m really impressed by the outstanding performance and usability of this very expensive ultraportable laptop, but oddly enough I'm a little underwhelmed by Sony’s sense of style.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/S
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/S
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG/L

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG/LNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG/L
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-SB16FG/L (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Sony Vaio VPCSB16FG/L Notebook Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Sony Vaio VPCSB16FG/L is priced at Rs. 54,990 and comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium. We would've preferred an all-black design, but with the smaller screen size this laptop is definitely more portable than the 15.6-inchers. Vaio notebooks have always been priced higher than the other notebooks in the same range, and if you’re a Vaio fan wanting a portable laptop, this one’s a good buy. For others, we'd suggest the Acer TimelineX 5830TG as a cheaper alternative with similar specs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB3X9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB3X9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB3X9E/B
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-SB3X9E/B (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Sony VAIO S Series review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Sony VAIO S Series may seem like a mediocre all-purpose laptop, and it is one. But it's also thin, light, and quite portable, and it sports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Intel Wireless Display technology, and optional embedded mobile broadband. In other words, if you're looking for an all-purpose laptop that's stylish and easy to tote, the VAIO S Series might be the system for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Vaio SB3X9E/B
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EB

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EBNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EB
Processor: Intel Core i5 2450M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.75kg
Price: 1099 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

84% Review Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EB Notebook | Notebookcheck
Private business. It seems like Sony sticks to this brief motto even almost a year after the VPC-SB subnotebook range's debut. The innovations that are now found in the light 13.3" device are disclosed in our review.
84% Test Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EB Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% display: 73% mobility: 85% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 78%
Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9E
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: case, docking station, matte display, keyboard; negative: loud with load, display contrast
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2012

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/RNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R
Processor: Intel Core i3 2350M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R (Model)

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 30%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/W

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/WNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/W
Processor: Intel Core i3 2350M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 61% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

82% Sony VAIO VPC-SB4L1E/W
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 78%
40% Sony VPC-SB4L1E/W
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Comment

Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 6470M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 6630M: Successor of the slow clocked (low power) versions of the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with more cores, UVD3 processor and Eyefinity+.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

2430M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.7-3 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

2450M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.8-3.1 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1300 MHz Turbo).

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

Intel Core i3:

2310M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).

2350M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.678 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.8 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


78.78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EB
Core i5 2450M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB3X9E/B
Core i5 2430M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG/L
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/S
Core i3 2310M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB190X
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB2C5E
Core i5 2520M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SC1AFM/S
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/W
Core i3 2310M
» Sony VAIO VPC-SB26
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPCSB1S1E/W
Core i5 2410M
» Dell Vostro 3350
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB18GW/B
Core i7 2620M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB16GK/P
Core i5 2520M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1Z9EB
Core i5 2520M
» Sony Vaio VPCS1V9E/B
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/X
Core i5 2410M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB1S1E
Core i5 2520M
» Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG
Core i5 2520M

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dm4-2100sl
Core i5 2430M, 14.0", 2 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1263sr
Core i3 2330M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E425-NZ539PB
A-Series A6-3400M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dm4-2102er
Core i5 2430M, 14.0", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U400-09932NU
Core i3 2350M, 14.0", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCCA4S1E
Core i3 2350M, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE23FX/S
Core i5 2450M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-SE290X
Core i5 2450M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Sony VAIO VPCCA2S1E
Core i3 2310M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Current Prices
Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/W
Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/W
Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R
Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R
Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R
Sony Vaio VPC-SB4L1E/R
Sony Vaio VPC-SB4X9EB
Sony Vaio VPC-SB3X9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB3X9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB3X9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB3X9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG/L
Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG/L
Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG/L
Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG/L
Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/S
Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/S
Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/S
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1BGX/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1BGX/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1BGX/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1BGX/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB190X
Sony Vaio VPC-SB190X
Sony Vaio VPC-SB11FX/W
Sony Vaio VPC-SB11FX/W
Sony Vaio VPC-SB11FX/W
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB2C5E
Sony Vaio VPC-SB2C5E
Sony Vaio VPC-SB2C5E
Sony Vaio VPC-SB2L1E/W
Sony VAIO VPC-SB26
Sony Vaio VPC-SB19GK/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB19GK/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1B9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1B9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1B9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1B9E/B
Sony Vaio VPCSB1S1E/W
Sony Vaio VPCSB1S1E/W
Sony Vaio VPCSB1S1E/W
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB18GW/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB18GW/B
Sony Vaio VPC-SB1Z9EB
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)