Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E/B
Source: Pocket Lint
Sony's Vaio SB is one of the nicer business laptops we've tested recently. It's thin and light, with few or no compromises, and it even fits an optical drive in. We did find Sony's labelling of the SB's GPU switch amusing, but there's a lot to be said for a physical switch to handle shifting between integrated and discrete graphics. You get the benefit of Sandy Bridge in its long battery life and good performance, and multimedia home users won’t be disappointed. That may explain the range of colours; as well as business black, you can get the SB models in pink, silver and grey.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
The headline of my conclusion is probably leaving a few of you scratching your heads, but hear me out. Sony has engineered a very small, light, and capable notebook for a reasonable price. Most of the upgrade costs on their site are fair, too; they're not charging Apple prices on memory or hard drives.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2011
All models ship with the same AMD Radeon 6470M 512MB card. But IMHO, you’d be mad not to upgrade to an i5-2410M for an extra $80, or even the i5-2520M for an extra $130. Hard drives are available in various guises, while the sheet super-battery can be had on offer for $75. A Blu-ray player is another $100. Gutsy yet gorgeous, the Sony SB is quite simply a great machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2011
Source: PC Pro
Still, given its brilliance in most other areas, it’s difficult to be too hard on Sony’s latest. With the ability to configure your own ideal model on Sony’s website, the VAIO S Series can play anything from a basic business model to a Blu-ray-equipped Core i7 wunderkind. Our review sample is a solid middle-grounder, but whatever specification you choose, the VAIO S is a light, powerful, feature-packed laptop that will appeal to businesses and consumers alike.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Go - 8/11
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 100% workmanship: 100%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
positive: performance, battery runtime, illuminated keyboard; negative: noise, no microphone
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2011
CommentAMD Radeon HD 6470M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).
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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.
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.
84.2%: 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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