Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1E


Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1ENotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1E (Vaio VPC-Y Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 82.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 65%, features: 69%, display: 65% mobility: 93%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1E

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%

Foreign Reviews

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: German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony VAIO VPCY11S1E/S
Source: 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%


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.

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

» 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.» 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.

1.8 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.

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

82.6%: 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, 2010-02-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)