Sony Vaio VPC-YB35KX/B
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VPC-YB35KX/B
The Sony Vaio YB35 offers solid performance and good battery life, all in an 11-inch shell for first-rate portability. One area where the low-voltage CPU does pay off is in battery life – the Vaio YB35 delivered almost five hours of video-looping, which should translate to a full day of sensible use at the office or on the road. That even beats the MacBook Air’s battery performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/21/2012
Source: Computer Shopper
Sony’s 3.2-pound, 11.6-inch VAIO YB notebook straddles the line between netbooks and ultraportables. The VAIO YB Series is a decent secondary computer for casual use: typing, sending e-mail, and watching videos on the Web. Don’t be drawn in, though, by its promises of Kinect-like gesture input.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag
The Sony VAIO VPC-YB35KX has plenty going for it, like an 11.3-inch screen, a strong combination of processing and graphics, 500GB hard drive, and a comfortable full-size keyboard. It's enough to provide on the go productivity without making some of the sacrifices required by 9- and 10-inch netbooks, or dealing with the lack of office functions in tablets. You will, however, find similar features and better battery life in the $450 HP Pavilion dm1z, which is why it remains our Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Techreview Source
Overall in terms of performance, the AMD E-450 Fusion processor is slower in general compared to Intel Core i5 processors, so keep that in mind. With this "lesser" processor, you get added battery life and a less expensive cost. We found performance to be decent, but did notice some rare choppiness while watching streaming HD video, so that's most likely due to the CPU not able to keep up with the onboard graphics.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Netbook is dead; long live the new Netbooks. Atom-toting 10-inch laptops might be a thing of the past, but the 2011 trend of sticking low-power processors in small-screened computers is alive and well. The more affordable and better-performing Sony Vaio YB35KX/B is a modest improvement on the last YB model we reviewed, adding up to a full-featured but cramped 11-inch laptop that'll cost a lot less than an ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
CommentAMD Radeon HD 6320:
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 big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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