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Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG


Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG
Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG (Vaio VPC-Y Series)
AMD E-350 2 x 1.6 GHz, Zacate
Graphics adapter
11.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
900 Euro



Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 50%, features: 67%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-YB16KG

83% Sony VAIO Y Series (2011) review
Source: PC Pro English 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%
Slickly designed hybrid: Sony Vaio YB Series review
Source: APC Mag English 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
90% Sony VAIO YB Series (VPCYB16KG) laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English 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%
60% Sony VAIO YB Series
Source: Laptop Mag English 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%

Foreign Reviews

Klein und leicht
Source: c't - 7/11 German
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 is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.

77.67%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2011-02-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)