Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BI

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BINotebook: Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BI (Vaio VPC-Y Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 67%, features: 74%, display: - % mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BI

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%

Comment

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).

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.


1.9 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.

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67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)