Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FGNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG (Vaio VPC-S Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 73.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-SB16FG

70% Review: Sony VAIO S (VPCSB16FG)
Source: Techtree.com English
The Sony VAIO S is a stylish and sturdy laptop, well-suited for students and business users. Portability has been well-taken care of, with the laptop weighing just 1.69 kg. Sony has paid attention to the ergonomics of the keyboard, allowing you to use it for longer periods without experiencing fatigue. Battery life has increased, thanks to the newer components such as the Sandy Bridge processor. The same processor, along with the capability to switch to AMD Radeon graphics turns it from a long battery life portable laptop to a high performance workstation. Although you have to pay extra, Smart Battery does provide you with the option to instantly double the battery life, which is something like a boon for people on the move. One major gripe about this otherwise excellent laptop is its poor display quality. If the display would have been better, it would have been very easy for us to recommend this laptop. While you can configure it online before you buy, the configuration we received costs Rs 56,990, which is a bit on the higher side, considering the fact that it does not come with a Blu-ray drive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Review: Sony VAIO S (VPCSB16FG)
Source: Techtree.com English
The Sony VAIO S is a stylish and sturdy laptop, well-suited for students and business users. Portability has been well-taken care of, with the laptop weighing just 1.69 kg. Sony has paid attention to the ergonomics of the keyboard, allowing you to use it for longer periods without experiencing fatigue. Battery life has increased, thanks to the newer components such as the Sandy Bridge processor. The same processor, along with the capability to switch to AMD Radeon graphics turns it from a long battery life portable laptop to a high performance workstation. Although you have to pay extra, Smart Battery does provide you with the option to instantly double the battery life, which is something like a boon for people on the move. One major gripe about this otherwise excellent laptop is its poor display quality. If the display would have been better, it would have been very easy for us to recommend this laptop. While you can configure it online before you buy, the configuration we received costs Rs 56,990, which is a bit on the higher side, considering the fact that it does not come with a Blu-ray drive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
65% Sony VAIO S - Slim, Trim but Mighty
Source: Tech2.in.com English
If you’re going to be using this laptop at home or at in office on a powered line, the battery life shouldn’t be an issue and the new VAIO S makes a good buy for anyone looking out a light-weight portable laptop to carry everyday. There are other manufacturers offering solutions at similar prices but few of them include an optical drive solution.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 65%
90% Sony VAIO SB Series (VPCSB16FG) 2nd Generation Intel Core laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
With a weight of only 1.7kg, and a magnificent combination of good looks, useful features, super-long battery life and fast performance, the Sony VAIO SB Series (VPCSB16FG) is sure to stand out from the crowd for a long time to come. It's one of our favourite notebooks to date and we think any user who is in the market for a light and powerful 13in laptop should put this right at the top of their consideration list. Executives, in particular, will be very pleased with it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

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

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


1.7 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.


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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73.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)