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Sony Vaio VPCY218FX/G

Specifications

Sony Vaio VPCY218FX/GNotebook: Sony Vaio VPCY218FX/G (Vaio VPC-Y Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium U5400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 56%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPCY218FX/G

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%

Comment

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.


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


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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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66%: 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, 2010-10- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)