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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
Sharp look; speedy; onboard disc drive; comfortable, backlit keyboard; excellent bundled software; optional battery sheet
Good performance; Ergonomic keyboard; Design; Battery life
Very light for an opticalequipped notebook, Fast for its class, Good keyboard, (Theoretically) rebootfree graphics switching, Understated good looks, A minimum of bundled thirdparty apps, Good value for the money, Some utility out of the Media Gallery app
Poor vertical viewing angles, Expensive.
Flaky trackpad, Screen wobbles, Fan can get loud
Flimsy display lid, Loud system fan while under load, Unimpressive bang-for-the-buck, Bulky with sheet battery installed
Poor speakers, Webcam; some fan noise; disappointing 3D performance under DirectX 10; graphics don't auto-switch
Poor display quality; Hard touchpad buttons; No ExpressCard slot
Disappointing battery life, Build feels somewhat fragile, Multitouch trackpad seldom works as promised, Sony apps feel superfluous.
By Pocket-lint on October 10, 2011
A good all-rounder that mixes Sony style with business...
By Tech2 on September 30, 2011
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 September 09, 2011
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 August 27, 2011
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 August 15, 2011
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 August 12, 2011
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 August 12, 2011
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 August 10, 2011
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 August 04, 2011
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 August 01, 2011
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....
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