Sony Vaio VPC-SB1 Series

  • Sony Vaio VPC-SB1 Series
81
Based on 35 scores, 46 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    12
  • Good:
    15
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Excellent performance, Long battery life.
  • Lightweight, Good endurance, even with no extended battery, Matte display with versatile viewing angles
  • Attractive, Excellent keyboard and touchpad, Metal trim on interior feels luxurious, Premium model provides class-leading display resolution, Sheet battery offers outstanding endurance

Cons:

  • Poor vertical viewing angles, Expensive.
  • Flaky trackpad, Screen wobbles, Fan can get loud

Expert reviews and ratings

By Pocket-lint on 80

A good all-rounder that mixes Sony style with business...

By Tech2 on 60

The Sony Vaio VPCSB16FG/L is priced at Rs. 54,990 and comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium. We would've preferred an all-black design, but with the smaller screen size this laptop is definitely more portable than the 15.6-inchers. Vaio...

By AnandTech on -

You asked for it, you got it: in house, a review of Sony's longstanding 13.3" road warrior S series. It's light, has a matte screen, switchable graphics, a mainstream Sandy Bridge processor, and the potential to last all day (and then some) on...

By InfoWorld on 90

The common denominator is small size and light weight. Otherwise, the usual tradeoffs apply. Be on the alert for lousy ergonomics, poor...

By PC Advisor on 90

It's a little disappointing that the fit and finish isn't quite up to the standards we'd expect from a £1,700 laptop. It just doesn't have the perfectly clean lines and premium build materials we usually find in systems that...

By Ocaholic on -

With the Vaio S - VPC-SB1S1EW, Sony has a very good looking subnotebook in its portfolio. Furthermore it come at an interesting price point of CHF 1'000.- (est. EUR 900.-). The device also offers plenty of performance andy therefore it might be the...

By PCWorld on 90

We're not sure how Sony crammed so much hardware into such a thin and light laptop. If you have the money, this is one of the fastest ultraportables we've ever tested. Sony VAIO SB Series: Thin, Light, Expensive, and Terribly Fast Sony VAIO SB...

By Engadget on 80

In general, we tread carefully when someone asks us, "What laptop should I buy?" People have different budgets and performance needs, and there's also no accounting for taste. There's no absolute answer, and that's why we're thankful...

By Digital Trends on 75

The Vaio S Series is classic Sony. It’s not the best value, but makes up for its higher price with superior design, some worthwhile options, and a premium model with a high-resolution...

By Computer Shopper on 85

Sony’s S Series packs speed and features into a slim frame, and it squeaks in under $1,000. It's stylish enough to be a lower-cost alternative to the MacBook Pro....

By PC Authority on 83

After a drastic redesign, the Sony VAIO S Series emerges fitter, faster and with better battery than before. Read our review....

By ZDNet Australia on 80

While there may be nothing about the Vaio S that immediately jumps out at you, it seems like it sits in that perfect sweet spot of price, performance and battery life. We could easily see ourselves tucking this under our arm as a trusted companion for...

By tlbhd.com on -

Vaios have always been a select class of laptops, with premium features and amazing looks and build quality. The Sony Vaio SB, the 13.3 inch notebook we'll be talking about in this post, is here to prove that Vaios are still those great pieces of...

By ThinkDigit on 80

The Sony VAIO S 13-inch laptop retails for a price of Rs. 56,990 with a one year warranty. We think it’s a very good price for a thin, ultraportable laptop that packs quite a performance punch in its deceptively slim form factor. The...

By TechTree on 70

Sony VAIO SThe Sony VAIO S is a stylish and sturdy laptop, well-suited for students and business users. Portability has been well-taken care of, with the laptop weighing just 1.69 kg. Sony has paid attention to the ergonomics of the keyboard, allowing...

By Expert Reviews on 100

The functional design may not appeal to everyone, but this ultra-portable has it all, including an optical drive, and the high price is justified....

By Electronista on 70

There's much to like about the VAIO S, most of all its seeming call to the Windows PC business to get back to a purer experience than what it has had lately. If you genuinely value portability and a get-things-done mentality, the 13-inch PC is a...

By Tech2 on 65

At Rs. 56,990, it’s not exactly great value for money as far as performance is concerned. It’s design like many of Sony’s other designs are catchy. As you plan on using it as a mobile workhorse, you’re bound to get better...

By Channel Pro on -

After a dramatic redesign, the VAIO S Series emerges fitter, faster and with better battery life than before The VAIO S Series always struck an attractive balance between business and pleasure. Now, after a ground-up redesign for Sandy Bridge, Sony...

By PC Pro on 83

After a dramatic redesign, the VAIO S Series emerges fitter, faster and with better battery life than before...