Sony Vaio VPC-YA1V9E/B
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-YA1V9E/B
Vaio in the land of the dwarfs. A mini-Vaio for everyone. The Vaio-dwarf throws all business ambitions overboard and concentrates rather on the embroidered demands of the masses. Good keyboard, attractive price and a usable battery life.
Source: Chip.de - Test&Kauf 2/12
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: PC Games Hardware - 5/11
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 95%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 63% display: 68% mobility: 89% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 92%
CommentIntel 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.
380UM: The Core i3-380UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops without Turbo Boost and AES functions (compared to the i5 and i7 UM CPUs). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.
86.25%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.