Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
But the best thing about the Sony VAIO Y Series is undoubtedly the cost. If the laptop itself is one step up from the world of netbooks, so too is the price of only £429 inc VAT, and that makes it a hugely appealing purchase. It’s almost as light as a netbook, will run more demanding applications, and has the battery life to last a long flight, all of which make it an intriguing budget alternative for the more discerning traveller.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 50% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
Source: APC Mag Archive.org version
The downside to this model would have to be the trackpad. We found it too small, too slick and too inconsistent – a surprise in a Sony product, where product interaction is usually half the story. Unfortunately, we kept on pressing the Assist button instead of the power button (which is in the hinge of the unit) out of habit, which would boot up a recovery environment instead of Windows 7 Home Premium
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2011
Source: Good Gear Guide Archive.org version
The one thing we don't like about the Sony VAIO YB Series laptop is its touchpad, which was sometimes unresponsive when we dragged our finger across its bottom half. Apart from that and the slow hard drive, we have few complaints. The screen's colour and clarity is among the best (if not the best) we've seen in a sub-$1000 laptop, the HDMI port allows you to plug in to a big-screen TV with ease, and the laptop's base barely gets warm even after prolonged periods of use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The Sony VAIO YB has plenty going for it, from its gorgeous design to its top-notch media player software. However, lower-priced competitors such as the HP Pavilion dm1z and the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e offer longer battery life, better keyboards, and superior sound. Nevertheless, the VAIO YB is the sexiest 11-incher under $600 on the market today.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: c't - 7/11
battery runtime very good, performance and 3D-games and display and fan noise bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
AMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).» 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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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.
77.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.