Sony Vaio VPC-YB1 Series

  • Sony Vaio VPC-YB1 Series
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Based on 20 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Powerful dual-core AMD E-350 processor is top of the line. The 500GB hard drive offers lots of storage space. Large 11.6-inch screen. Bluetooth, media card readers, Web cam, and more.
  • As portable as a netbook but significantly more powerful, very affordable, lightweight and sleek and prettyinpink design is feminine but not overly so, AMD Fusion chipset provides great multimedia and gaming performance despite low price tag.
  • Better performance than a typical netbook, Small and light, Attractive design.

Cons:

  • Some bloatware pre-installed.
  • Washed out colors on display are a bummer, touchpad area is small, battery life could be better

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on 80

With its speedy dual-core AMD E-350 processor, large 500GB hard drive, and a size that is at once compact and large enough for comfortable typing and viewing, the Sony VAIO VPC-YB15KX/S is a strong new entry in the netbook market. Buy it...

By Legit Reviews on

The Sony VAIO Y Series is a very portable notebook that packs some serious performance in a notebook that is just 11.6-inches, but the slow 5400-RPM hard drive appears to be holding back the true potential of this notebook. ...

By Chip Chick on

There is a reason why netbooks are dying. Partly because tablets are taking over, but also because netbooks are generally underpowered when it comes to multimedia intensive tasks. It used to be that ultraportables would cost an arm and a leg, But AMD...

By Notebook Review on 70

At the end of the day the new Sony VAIO Y is a good netbook alternative that struggles a little bit among the variety of similarly-equipped 11-inch laptops. The new AMD E-350 processor and graphics are fantastic, but we're going to see a lot of...

By APC Magazine on 80

Sony has grabbed AMD´s new portable-friendly APU and gone to town with a design set to win hearts and minds. This light-weight ultra-portable design weighs in somewhere between a netbook and a full-power (read: expensive) notebook.The Sony Vaio YB...

By CNET Asia on 78

With excellent battery life and performance that runs circles around Atom Netbooks, this affordable Vaio has the potential to give AMD's Fusion platform a boost with the mainstream consumer....

By NotebookCheck on 83

With the Vaio VPCYB1S1E/S from 475 Euros, Sony has created a price wise interesting mini-subnotebook, which can stand out from the competition. With respect to the pure CPU speed, the 11.6 inch Vaio is more a netbook than a subnotebook, since the...

By About.com on 60

Mar 4 2011 - Sony's VAIO VPC-YB15KX/S offers a more powerful alternative to those looking at a netbook with the ability to handle multitasking and high definition video. The problem is HP's Pavilion dm1z which provides similarly performance and...

By PC Authority on 83

The Sony Vaio YB is one of the first laptops with AMD Fusion to appear on the market. Our review shows how it raises the bar for the bottom end of the laptop market...

By PCWorld on 50

The VAIO Y-series strikes a good middle ground between netbook and ultraportable, but for this performance and feature set we'd expect to pay less. Sony VAIO Y Series Is Sleek and Well-Equipped, but a Little Pricey Sony VAIO Y Series (VPCYB15KX)...

By TechReviewSource on 80

The Sony VAIO VPC-YB15KX/S is an 11-inch laptop that offers AMD's new Fusion CPU/GPU combo chipset and a new design. It's definitely an ultraportable, but it doesn't sacrifice performance as you get a dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

The Sony VAIO YB Series is one of the best little laptops on the market. Its screen quality is excellent, it performs well, and it has good looks as well as plenty of useful features. We recommend it to anyone who wants a sub-$1000 ultraportable...

By cnet on 75

Sony ditches the Netbook for this more upscale AMD-powered ultraportable, with good performance and features, but also an upscale...

By LaptopMag on 60

Sony's 11-inch notebook provides 1080p video playback and superior style, but battery life and audio could be...

By ZDNet Australia on 85

If you've got modest needs (portability but still able to get things done), Sony's Vaio YB will fit your life...

International Review By Chip.de on 71

Ein 11,6-Zoll-Subnotebook von Sony für 400 Euro? Wie geht das? Ganz einfach: Statt auf die teurere Intel-Plattform setzt Sony beim VPC-YB1S1E/S auf AMDs günstigere Fusion-Plattform. Als grünes Herz kommt der zweikernige E-350 (1,6 GHz)...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on 76

Das Sony VAIO VPC-YB1S1E/S setzt die Produktlinie wie gewohnt fort: Der Hersteller kuppelt viel Leistung mit einem edlen Design. Vorteile des Sony VAIO VPC-YB1S1E/S: Als Antrieb fungiert beim Sony VAIO VPC-YB1S1E/S eine AMD CPU aus der E-Series, die...

International Review By pcactual.com on 86

Si hace tan solo un par de años alguien hubiese vaticinado que íbamos a poder hacernos con un ultraligero de Sony con la potencia que tiene este VAIO por 500 euros, no nos lo habríamos creído. No obstante, el mérito no es solo...

International Review By PC for Alla on 60

Vaio VPC-YB1S1E är den andra bärbara datorn vi testat som är byggd kring AMD:s nya processor E-350 med Fusion-teknik. Vi har redan konstaterat att det är en processor som drar ungefär jämt med de enklaste mobila Intel Core...

International Review By Netzwelt on

Nimm mich mit Werbung 11,6 Zoll Bildschirm und AMD-Hardware Der 11,6 Zoll große Bildschirm des Sony Vaio YB verfügt über eine Auflösung von 1.366 x 768 Pixeln. Die kontrastreiche Anzeige ist allerdings nicht entspiegelt, wodurch je...