Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B


Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B (Vaio VPC-SB Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 84.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 92%, performance: 83%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B

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%

Foreign Reviews

80% Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B
Source: 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: CZ→EN
positive: performance, battery runtime, illuminated keyboard; negative: noise, no microphone
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2011


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.


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).

» 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.

Sony reviews

84.2%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)