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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.
Affordable price for a Vaio laptop; Excellent battery life; Runs almost as cool as an Atom Netbook; Choice of three colors; Discrete graphics performance
Good Performance From AMD Fusion Processor, Larger 500GB Hard Drive
Good construction quality, Decent builtin software.
Portable, sleek design, Spacious hard drive, Solid performance, AMD Fusion CPU/GPU chipset
Uses AMD's excellent new Fusion CPU/GPU platform; sharp Vaio design; large hard drive.
Stylish design, Strong video playback, Fantastic media software, Cool temperatures
Some bloatware pre-installed.
Washed out colors on display are a bummer, touchpad area is small, battery life could be better
More expensive than competitors, Less than expected battery life, Small keyboard keys.
Heavy for an 11.6-inch machine; Disappointingly thick for a Vaio; Limited to 4GB RAM
Battery Life Falls Short Of Similar Equipped Laptop, 32bit Software
Tiny touchpad, Annoying keyboard.
Some keyboard keys are too small, Multitouch mouse issues
More expensive than other AMD Fusion systems; limited configurations; some keyboard and touch pad compromises.
Cramped keyboard and small touchpad, Mediocre audio, Less battery life than other AMD Fusion notebooks
By PC Mag on May 11, 2011
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 May 06, 2011
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 May 05, 2011
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 April 14, 2011
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 April 12, 2011
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 April 07, 2011
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 April 06, 2011
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 March 06, 2011
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 March 03, 2011
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 March 03, 2011
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)...
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