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Sony VAIO YB goes on sale

Sony begins taking orders for AMD Fusion based laptop

Previously announced at CES, the Sony YB series of notebooks is now officially available for those interested in purchasing it. The laptop is based around AMD’s newest line of chips, the Fusion series.

The YB laptop is powered by the AMD E-350 Zacate processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. The Dual-Core processor also includes an onboard Radeon 6310 GPU to power advanced 3D applications. The laptop also comes with a 500GB HDD, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, VGA, HDMI, Windows 7 Home Premium, and weighs 1.46KG. The 11.6” screen features a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and Sony claims the battery will last up to 6 Hours.

As of now the notebook is available in Pink and Silver colors exclusively from Sony’s online shop for $599. However, another variant is up for pre-order on, this one coming with only 2GB of RAM and a 320GB HDD while being $50 cheaper.

Seeing as the Fusion APU is still new on the market, not a lot of benchmarks are available; however if it can deliver, the Sony YB notebook should provide excellent performance for a decent price.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-02- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)