Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-SB1A9E/B
Source: PC Advisor
It's a little disappointing that the fit and finish isn't quite up to the standards we'd expect from a £1,700 laptop. It just doesn't have the perfectly clean lines and premium build materials we usually find in systems that expensive. In this case, it's because our test unit is the very upper end of a line that is meant to start at £699 - and at that price, the overall design is about average. In other words, I'm really impressed by the outstanding performance and usability of this very expensive ultraportable laptop, but oddly enough, a little underwhelmed by Sony's sense of style.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: ZDNet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
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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.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
84%: 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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