Sony Vaio VPC-Y Series

Sony Vaio VPC-YB3V1E/SProcessor: AMD E-Series E-350, AMD E-Series E-450, Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, Intel Core i3 330UM, Intel Core i3 380UM, Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100, Intel Pentium U5400
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310, AMD Radeon HD 6320, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.431kg, 1.5kg, 1.515kg, 1.694kg, 1.715kg, 1.8kg, 1.9kg, 2kg
Price: 479, 499, 500, 600, 699, 700, 860, 900, 1000, 1100 euro
Average Score: 78.15% - good
Average of 55 scores (from 71 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 64%, features: 63%, display: 65%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 86%

 

Sony Vaio VPCY118GX/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCY118GX/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPCY118GX/BI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPCY118GX/BI (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO VPC-Y118GX/BI 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony's VAIO Y series ultraportables may be affordable for the brand but it does cost several hundred more than the competition. What this extra money does pay for is a much more durable magnesium chassis and some peripheral ports not found on any of the competitions units. Performance is typical but the battery life is a bit below average and Sony's claims.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony VAIO Y Series
Source: Laptop Mag English
Sony’s first 13-inch ULV ultraportable offers a durable magnesium design, sound ergonomics, and good performance for an affordable price. Sony took its sweet time bringing its first 13-inch ULV ultraportable to market, but it was worth the wait. It offers a more durable design than the ASUS UL30A ($799) and a better touchpad than the HP Pavilion dm3 ($814 when similarly configured). But while the VAIO Y’s nearly 6.5 hours of battery life is good, both the ASUS and HP machines last over 9 hours on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1E
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 82.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% Sony VAIO Y Series Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
If you're in the market for a CULV notebook, you have tons of options. Sony's VAIO Y doesn't really stand out above the rest in terms of raw performance, but the great style of the machine must be taken into consideration. If you're looking for something that looks a bit different (and better, we think) than the rest of the options out there, this machine might be the one for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% display: 40% emissions: 95%
80% Sony Vaio VPCY11S1E/S
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
83% Reisebegleiter
Source: Connect - 4/2010 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 71% features: 69% mobility: 98% ergonomy: 93%
80% Review - Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1E
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony VAIO VPCY11S1E/S
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 90%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1ES

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1ESNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1ES
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.715kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 94% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

100% Dauerläufer zum Mitnehmen
Source: e-media - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% display: 100% mobility: 100%
88% Test Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1ES Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 66% display: 76% mobility: 94% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 96%

 

Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

67% Sony VAIO Y Series review
Source: PC Pro English
A gorgeous, light and long-lasting ultraportable, but it's far pricier than the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 67% features: 67%
Sony VAIO Y series laptop (VPCY115FX/BI)
Source: Geek.com English
Sony’s Y series VPCY115FX/BI CULV laptop offers an interesting take on this emerging segment of affordable ultraportables. It’s more expensive than most of the competition and it doesn’t last as long on battery power, but it gets a significantly nicer exterior as well as some other noticeable perks. Users that only care about the fundamentals or that are concerned with price will want to go with HP, Asus, or Toshiba, but if the extras that Sony brings to the table with the Vaio models interest you then the Y series means that you can have a nice laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2010
Rating: price: 50% features: 80% mobility: 50%

 

Sony Vaio VPCY11M1E/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCY11M1E/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCY11M1E/S
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

65% Sony Vaio Y Series Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Sony has put an admirably classy finish on the standard thin-and-light formula with the Vaio Y, but if its complexion doesn’t make you swoon, it doesn’t offer too many other incentives to reach for the Vaio brand name. Asus’ UL30a offers a lower price, thinner form factor and better battery life, while Lenovo’s (Intel-powered) ThinkPad Edge is lighter, offers superior performance, and also runs longer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
Sony VAIO Y Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Sony VAIO Y performed very well in our tests with the older Pentium-based model, with the latest generation including Intel Core i3 and i5 ULV processors. The VAIO Y also offers optional ATI Radeon 4550 dedicated graphics for people interested in mild gaming on the go. Compared to its bigger brother, the VAIO Z, the Y is toned-down without as many features or artistic design elements, but it still offers great build quality and very good looks. Battery life is good with the 6-cell battery; it got almost 6 hours in our lab, with an estimated 9 hours with an optional extended battery. If you're in the market for a stylish CULV-powered notebook priced under $800, the VAIO Y is a great choice and offers plenty of options to satisfy most buyers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
90% Sony VAIO Y Series (VPC-Y11M1E/S) - 13.3in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Anyone who wants an affordable and portable laptop should look into the Sony VAIO Y11M1E/S. It's attractive, good to use, excellent value and offers incredible battery life, which just goes to prove Sony can make portable laptops for any budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 100%
70% Sony VAIO VPC-Y11M1E notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
Styled to turn heads, the Y series is a decent laptop with good battery life and great ergonomics. The combination of light weight, good-sized screen and especially a comfortable keyboard all work well. It's powerful enough to handle itself. There's nothing wrong with it exactly, apart from the lack of a DVD drive, say, but nothing to blow your socks off.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
63% Sony Vaio Y series (VPCY11M1E/S) review
Source: CNet English
The 13.3-inch Sony Vaio Y-series VPCY11M1E/S is the thinner, lighter brother of the Vaio S-series laptops. The Sony Vaio VPCY11M1E/S isn't thin, light or powerful enough to win our hearts, but it is comfortable to use, and its funky bundled software allows you to share media between the laptop and other devices, such as a PlayStation 3 or television.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 63%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-Y21S1E

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-Y21S1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Y21S1E
Processor: Intel Pentium U5400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.694kg
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

85% Review Sony Vaio VPC-Y21S1E Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Core Refresh. Sony trades the Core 2 Duo SU7300 for a Pentium U5400, but keeps its successful concept. Integrated graphics, aluminum/magnesium case and a keyboard with a strong feedback. Will summer really be fun with the 13.3 incher?
90% Sony Vaio Y series (VPCY21S1E) review
Source: CNet English
Looking for a laptop to use on the move, but want one that's available in more than just business black? Sony may have the answer with its thin and light Vaio VPCY21S1E, which comes in a range of colours including blue, pink and silver. Its performance may not be top-notch, but the 13.3-inch Sony Vaio VPCY21S1E is still a hugely likeable machine thanks to its impressive battery life, slick design and great keyboard and screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
67% Sony VAIO Y21S1E review
Source: PC Pro English
Well built, lightweight and packed to the hilt with ports and features, this is a great ultraportable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 33%
60% Sony VAIO VPC-Y21S1E/SI review
Source: Techradar English
We were impressed by the portability of Sony's new Y Series laptop, and it's refreshing to see an ultraportable at such an affordable price. However, the flawed build quality and subdued performance are real turn-offs, and make this a difficult laptop to recommend. If power isn't a priority, the VAIO VPCY is worth considering alongside the excellent Asus UL20A. However, if your budget can stretch to it, we highly recommend the Fujitsu Lifebook P770 or Sony VAIO VPCZ11Z9E/B, which pack a lot more power into a similarly light and compact chassis.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Test: Sony Vaio Y21 - mit Arrendale-Pentium und 13,3 Zoll zum Erfolg
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 40% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
87% Test Sony Vaio VPC-Y21S1E Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 63% display: 76% mobility: 94% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 95%
80% Sony Vaio VPC-Y21S1E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
90% Bezahlbares Subnotebook
Source: Mobile News - 3/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Vaio VPCY2 - stříbrný elegán
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 40%
Test: Sony Vaio Y21S1E
Source: Datormagazin SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2010

 

Sony Vaio VPCY216FX

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCY216FXNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCY216FX
Processor: Intel Core i3 330UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

86% Sony VAIO VPCY216FX/G 13.3-inch Ultraportable Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English
As I spent my time with the Sony VAIO VPCY216FX/G, I inevitably compared the machine to the VAIO VPCZ125GX that I reviewed not long ago in my mind. The Sony VAIO VPCY216FX/G I am looking at today is no comparison to that other VAIO in performance or price. The VPCZ125GX sells for over $2000, whereas the Sony VAIO VPCY216FX/G today can be found for under $800. Consider the performance you are getting and the price of the Sony VAIO VPCY216FX/G has performance that isn't on par with its cost for many tasks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 82% performance: 80%
60% Sony VAIO Y VPC-Y216FX 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

Sony's VAIO Y offers up a colorful range of options for consumers looking at a 13-inch laptop. Performance is improved with the new VPC-Y216FX model thanks to the new ultra-low voltage Core i3 processors. What really sets the Sony apart from other ultraportables though is the wide range of ports including FireWire and ExpressCard.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Sony Vaio VPCY218FX/G

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCY218FX/GNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCY218FX/G
Processor: Intel Pentium U5400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

50% Sony VAIO Y Series VPC-Y218FX
Source: CNet English
With its trim dimensions, colorful lid, rounded display hinges, and isolated keyboard, the $799 Sony Vaio VPC-Y218FX certainly looks the part of a stylish laptop for home or campus use. The Sony Vaio VPC-Y218FX is trim and boasts a bevy of wireless connectivity options, but its build quality is substandard and its ULV processor doesn't offer enough gains in battery life to offset its lackluster performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 50% mobility: 70%
Sony VAIO VPCY218FX
Source: PC World English
Though the Sony VAIO VPCY218FX has many of the ingredients to be a powerful-yet-slim ultraportable, it's not quite there.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/12/2010
Rating: performance: 61% features: 90%
82% Sony VAIO VPC-Y218FX/G
Source: Computer Shopper English

The Sony VAIO VPC-Y218FX/G ("Y218," for short) is a good all-around 13-inch ultraportable with some standout features—most notably 3G wireless broadband via Verizon (for anywhere Net access) and mobile hot-spot technology. This VAIO is an eye-catching 13-inch ultraportable with welcome features for students, consumers, and even business users. If you ever need to travel with your own personal Wi-Fi hot spot, this laptop could be the answer.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-YA15

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-YA15Notebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YA15
Processor: Intel Core i3 380UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 860 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Schreibmaschinchen
Source: c't - 12/11 German
keyboard good
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 05/01/2011
二次宣战 三星900X1B对决苹果MBA
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2011
SONY VAIO YA15
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2010

 

Sony Vaio VPC-YA15FGB

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-YA15FGBNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YA15FGB
Processor: Intel Core i3 380UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

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

 

80% Sony VAIO Y Series (VPCYA15FGB) notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

It's small, it's light, it looks good and it performs reasonably well. Overall, the Sony VAIO Y Series is a great ultraportable notebook, and even though it has a few design quirks there is plenty to like about it. It has a competitive price tag of $1099, which we think is great for a notebook of this size and quality.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-YA1V9E/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-YA1V9E/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YA1V9E/B
Processor: Intel Core i3 380UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.515kg
Price: 699 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 87.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

83% Review Sony Vaio VPC-YA1V9E/B (11.6") Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Vaio in the land of the dwarfs. A mini-Vaio for everyone. The Vaio-dwarf throws all business ambitions overboard and concentrates rather on the embroidered demands of the masses. Good keyboard, attractive price and a usable battery life.
83% Wie gut sind die neuen Ultrabooks?
Source: Chip.de - Test&Kauf 2/12 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
95% Duell: Fusion vs. Atom
Source: PC Games Hardware - 5/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 95%
84% Test Sony Vaio VPC-YA1V9E/B (11.6") Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 63% display: 68% mobility: 89% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 92%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-YB15KX/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-YB15KX/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YB15KX/S
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

Sony Vaio Y Series Review: Proving Fusion's Potential
Source: PC Perspective English
The underside of the Sony Vaio Y reveals a single access panel that covers both the hard drive and the RAM. It is secured by three screws and then snaps out. The force required to remove the panel, along with the thinness of the plastic it’s made out of, made this an uncomfortable process. Once uncovered, however, the hard drive and RAM are easily accessible.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2011
Review: Sony Vaio YB
Source: ITNews Australia English
One thing that we wish Sony had done was slap more memory into the Vaio YB. While 2GB is pretty standard for netbooks, the GPU part of the E-350 eats up 400MB right off the bat. Bumping the RAM up to 3 or 4GB would just give that little bit of extra buffer so memory didn't become an issue when running heavy loads. Overall though, it is a minor qualm over a product that generally exceeds our expectations.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2011
60% Sony VAIO VPC-YB15KXS 11.6-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony's VAIO VPC-YB15KX/S offers a more powerful alternative to those looking at a netbook with the ability to handle multitasking and high definition video. The problem is HP's Pavilion dm1z which provides similarly performance and features but at a lower price tag and with longer battery life. So unless you need a larger hard drive, HP provides the better overall value.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Sony VAIO Y Series (VPCYB15KX)
Source: PC World India English
If it were just more useable, I'd have an easier time recommending the Y Series laptop, even at the somewhat steep price of $600. But it's a big stretch to ask that much for a laptop with a keyboard that makes typing difficult, a really small touchpad, and a standard-definition Webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
Sony Vaio YB review – an affordable AMD powered Vaio, with ups and downs
Source: Netbooklive English
If you want a Sony Vaio for your everyday tasks and some multimedia use, this is the one for you, especially if you are on a budget and crave for a light and compact laptop. However, if you’re looking for the best 11.6 inch device around 500-600 bucks, I’m afraid this is not the one, as other notebooks manage to outbeat it in terms of finish quality , ergonomics (keyboard and trackpad) and especially battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2011
80% Sony Vaio VPC-YB15KX/S
Source: Techreview Source English
The AMD Fusion chip in this computer does outperform standard integrated graphics that 99% of all other similar laptops have. While it might not be the fastest chip out there, especially compared to some other more "powerful" laptops available, it's light years better than the Intel Atom chip you'll find in netbooks. For multitasking and productivity use, you'll find the Sony VAIO VPC-YB15KX/S delivers an excellent experience. Playing today's 3D games is even possible with this laptop, but expect to turn down the settings to get a playable experience. For battery life, we got between 4-5 hours of battery life, which is either on par or above average for other similar ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony Vaio VPC-YB15KX/S
Source: CNet English
One of the surprise laptop stars of 2011 has been AMD's new Fusion platform, combining a CPU and GPU on a single chip, and providing a low-cost and decent performance upgrade to Intel's Atom platform. Sony ditches the Netbook for this more upscale AMD-powered ultraportable, with good performance and features, but also an upscale price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
Sony Vaio YB im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
compact and lightweight, low battery runtime and deficient keyboard
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KGNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

83% Sony VAIO Y Series (2011) review
Source: PC Pro English
But the best thing about the Sony VAIO Y Series is undoubtedly the cost. If the laptop itself is one step up from the world of netbooks, so too is the price of only £429 inc VAT, and that makes it a hugely appealing purchase. It’s almost as light as a netbook, will run more demanding applications, and has the battery life to last a long flight, all of which make it an intriguing budget alternative for the more discerning traveller.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 50% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
Slickly designed hybrid: Sony Vaio YB Series review
Source: APC Mag English
The downside to this model would have to be the trackpad. We found it too small, too slick and too inconsistent – a surprise in a Sony product, where product interaction is usually half the story. Unfortunately, we kept on pressing the Assist button instead of the power button (which is in the hinge of the unit) out of habit, which would boot up a recovery environment instead of Windows 7 Home Premium
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2011
90% Sony VAIO YB Series (VPCYB16KG) laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The one thing we don't like about the Sony VAIO YB Series laptop is its touchpad, which was sometimes unresponsive when we dragged our finger across its bottom half. Apart from that and the slow hard drive, we have few complaints. The screen's colour and clarity is among the best (if not the best) we've seen in a sub-$1000 laptop, the HDMI port allows you to plug in to a big-screen TV with ease, and the laptop's base barely gets warm even after prolonged periods of use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Sony VAIO YB Series
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Sony VAIO YB has plenty going for it, from its gorgeous design to its top-notch media player software. However, lower-priced competitors such as the HP Pavilion dm1z and the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e offer longer battery life, better keyboards, and superior sound. Nevertheless, the VAIO YB is the sexiest 11-incher under $600 on the market today.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Klein und leicht
Source: c't - 7/11 German
battery runtime very good, performance and 3D-games and display and fan noise bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.431kg
Price: 499 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

83% Review Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Vaio discount. With a price tag of under 500 Euros, Sony's 11.6 inch subnotebook is entering an aggressively priced market segment. Music, mobile surfing, and high definition movies: AMD Fusion is supposed to satisfy precisely these requirements, and at the same time achieve very good battery run times.
100% Sony Vaio Y-series 11.6in review
Source: It Pro English
There's a lot like about the 11.6in Sony Vaio Y from its comfortable keyboard to its reasonably long battery life and bright screen. Best of all is its low price of £343 ext VAT. Although we suspect similarly-priced budget ultraportable laptops with equally good battery life based on Intel processors will soon be available, for now the Vaio Y is a good choice if you need a light laptop at a low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
71% Test: Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 100% performance: 22% features: 55% display: 92% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 75%
100% Qual der Wahl
Source: PC Magazin - 8/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
88% Test: Sony VAIO VPC-YB1S1E/S
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 85% features: 82% display: 82% mobility: 94% ergonomy: 98% emissions: 84%
83% Test Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 61% display: 68% mobility: 91% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 88%
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Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
100% Sony VAIO VPCYB1S1E, la alternativa AMD
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
86% Portátil ultraligero Sony VAIO basado en AMD VISION
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90%
60% Vaio VPCYB1S1E/S
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
82% Sony Vaio VPCYB1S1E/S - pomiędzy netbookiem i laptopem
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82%
60% Обзор ноутбука Sony Vaio YB1S1R/S
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 31% display: 46% mobility: 60% emissions: 70%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KK/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KK/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KK/S
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 92% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

92% AMD 퓨전 APU 플랫폼으로 그래픽 성능을 높인 소니 바이오 YB16KK/S (통합편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 92%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-YB14KX/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-YB14KX/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YB14KX/S
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

Sony VAIO Y Series 11.6-inch Notebook Review - AMD E-350 APU
Source: Legit Reviews English
The Sony VAIO Y Series is a very portable notebook that packs some serious performance in a notebook that is just 11.6-inches, but the slow 5400-RPM hard drive appears to be holding back the true potential of this notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-YB15JC

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-YB15JCNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YB15JC
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

 

精致纤薄炫彩夺目 APU芯索尼VPCYB15JC评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2011

 

Sony Vaio VPC-YB35KX/B

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-YB35KX/BNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YB35KX/B
Processor: AMD E-Series E-450
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6320
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section

Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Sony Vaio YB35 – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
The Sony Vaio YB35 offers solid performance and good battery life, all in an 11-inch shell for first-rate portability. One area where the low-voltage CPU does pay off is in battery life – the Vaio YB35 delivered almost five hours of video-looping, which should translate to a full day of sensible use at the office or on the road. That even beats the MacBook Air’s battery performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/21/2012
60% Sony VAIO YB Series (VPCYB33KX)
Source: Computer Shopper English
Sony’s 3.2-pound, 11.6-inch VAIO YB notebook straddles the line between netbooks and ultraportables. The VAIO YB Series is a decent secondary computer for casual use: typing, sending e-mail, and watching videos on the Web. Don’t be drawn in, though, by its promises of Kinect-like gesture input.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Sony VAIO VPC-YB35KX
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony VAIO VPC-YB35KX has plenty going for it, like an 11.3-inch screen, a strong combination of processing and graphics, 500GB hard drive, and a comfortable full-size keyboard. It's enough to provide on the go productivity without making some of the sacrifices required by 9- and 10-inch netbooks, or dealing with the lack of office functions in tablets. You will, however, find similar features and better battery life in the $450 HP Pavilion dm1z, which is why it remains our Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Vaio VPC-YB35KX/B
Source: Techreview Source English
Overall in terms of performance, the AMD E-450 Fusion processor is slower in general compared to Intel Core i5 processors, so keep that in mind. With this "lesser" processor, you get added battery life and a less expensive cost. We found performance to be decent, but did notice some rare choppiness while watching streaming HD video, so that's most likely due to the CPU not able to keep up with the onboard graphics.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Vaio YB Series VPC-YB35KX/B
Source: CNet English
The Netbook is dead; long live the new Netbooks. Atom-toting 10-inch laptops might be a thing of the past, but the 2011 trend of sticking low-power processors in small-screened computers is alive and well. The more affordable and better-performing Sony Vaio YB35KX/B is a modest improvement on the last YB model we reviewed, adding up to a full-featured but cramped 11-inch laptop that'll cost a lot less than an ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80%

 

Sony Vaio VPC-YB3V1E/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPC-YB3V1E/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YB3V1E/S
Processor: AMD E-Series E-450
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6320
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 479 euro
Links: Sony homepage
 Sony notebook section
 Vaio VPC-YB3V1E/S (Model)

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

79% Review Sony Vaio VPC-YB3V1E/S Notebook | Notebookcheck
Mobility? Limited. Sony ranks the Vaio VPC-YB3V1E/S as a particularly slim notebook, but also explicitly avoids labeling it as a "netbook". This raises a rather important question: is this a premium netbook or truly an entry-level notebook? Our following review and tests will answer this question and more.
83% Sony VAIO VPC-YB3V1E/S
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 88%
Sony Vaio VPC-YB3V1E/S
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

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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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

AMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

AMD Radeon HD 6320:

Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-450) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory. Thanks to TurboCore, it can automatically overclock to 600 MHz.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

SU4100: Entry-level dual core processor for slim and light subnotebooks. Due to the Pentium name, the CPU may have less power saving features than Core 2 Duo processors.

Intel Pentium:

U5400: Entry level dual core CPU of the Arrandale series. Does not support Turbo Boost (for the CPU), Hyperthreading, Virtualization and AES. Due to the slow clock speed, the performance is only sufficient for non demanding applications.

Intel Core i3:

330UM: The Core i3-330UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops without Turbo Boost and AES functions. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.

380UM: The Core i3-380UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops without Turbo Boost and AES functions (compared to the i5 and i7 UM CPUs). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.

AMD E-Series:

E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).

E-450:

Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).


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.


1.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2 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.


78.15%: 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.

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» Asus X401U-WX025V
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» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK098W
E-Series E-450, 12.1", 1.5 kg
» Asus U32U-RX042V
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» Toshiba Satellite C670D-11K
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» Toshiba Satellite C670D-122
E-Series E-450, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EL2S1E
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» Asus U32U-RX019V
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» Asus U32U
E-Series E-450, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EK25EC/W
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E-Series E-450, 12.1", 1.428 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ57-303SG
E-Series E-450, 15.6", 2.55 kg
» Gigabyte Q1700
E-Series E-450, 17.3", 2.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)