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Sony Vaio YB16

Specifications

Sony Vaio YB16Notebook: Sony Vaio YB16 (Vaio YB Series)
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 83%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio YB16

83% Sony Vaio YB reviewed: one of the first Fusion laptops on the market
Source: PC Authority 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: 03/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83%

Foreign Reviews

Recensione Sony VAIO YB
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: design, compact size, display, graphic performance; negative: price, battery runtime, casing stiffness
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2011
AMD pink ultra-portable Sony YB16 sharing trial
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2011

Comment

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.


1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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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83%: 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.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)