Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG


Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KGNotebook: Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG (Vaio VPC-Y Series)
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 50%, features: 67%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG

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%

Foreign Reviews

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


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.

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.

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).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

11.6": » 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.

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

77.67%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Lenovo IdeaPad S206-M89A6UK
E-Series E-300, 1.3 kg
» Samsung 305U1A-A02DE
E-Series E-450, 1.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3200sa
E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X130e
E-Series E-300, 1.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr
E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg
» Samsung 305U1A-A02
E-Series E-350, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S205-1038
E-Series E-350, 1.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3231ef
E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X121e NWS5QGE
E-Series E-350, 1.54 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X121e, AMD E-350
E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3101eg
E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-YB15JC
E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3100sa
E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3100er
E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg
» MSI Wind U270-030FR
E-Series E-350, 1.3 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3135sf
E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-YB14KX/S
E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3130sf
E-Series E-350, 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3010au
E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
» MSI Wind U270-031UK
E-Series E-350, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KK/S
E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3005au
E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S205-M632EGE
E-Series E-350, 1.414 kg
» Sony Vaio YB16
E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3180eg
E-Series E-350, 1.56 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S
E-Series E-350, 1.431 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-YB15KX/S
E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-3020us
E-Series E-350, 1.5 kg
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Sony > Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-02-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)