Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1E
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-Y11S1E
Source: Hot Hardware Archive.org version
If you're in the market for a CULV notebook, you have tons of options. Sony's VAIO Y doesn't really stand out above the rest in terms of raw performance, but the great style of the machine must be taken into consideration. If you're looking for something that looks a bit different (and better, we think) than the rest of the options out there, this machine might be the one for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% display: 40% emissions: 95%
Source: ZDNet DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Connect - 4/2010
Single Review, , Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 71% features: 69% mobility: 98% ergonomy: 93%
Source: Notebookforum.at DE→EN Archive.org version
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 90%
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.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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 old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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.
82.6%: 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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