Sony Vaio VPC-YB3 Series

  • Sony Vaio VPC-YB3 Series
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  • Sleek, compact design, Nice display, HDMI output
  • AMD Fusion APU offers versatile processing and graphics perfromance, Full-sized, comfortable keyboard.
  • The Sony Vaio YB35KX/B has a lot of hard-drive space, solid performance from an AMD E-450 processor, and long battery life; this 11-incher has the portability of a Netbook, and it's reasonably affordable.


  • Sluggish performance, Excess bloatware needs pruning to make laptop usable, Frustrating Sony software, Beeps when adjusting volume, Merely average battery life
  • Battery life falls short of competition, Keys rattle, Touchpad is small.

Expert reviews and ratings

By NotebookCheck on 79

We have to say that the Sony Vaio VPC-YB3V1E/S is a fairly affordable subnotebook. Its configuration and price of EUR 479 (~$630 USD) aims at the entry-level sector. The manufacturing is good and it also looks elegant. The components have been chosen...

By Computer Shopper on 60

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....

By PCWorld New Zealand on 70

As I’d expect of any ultraportable from Sony, the VAIO Y (VPCYB36KG/B) is attractive – smooth lines, glossy 11.6-inch display in a thin lid, and solid barrel-hinge holding the machine together. That said, it has a maximum thickness of 32mm....

By PC Mag on 70

The Sony VAIO VPC-YB35KX is a competent netbook, with an AMD APU that offers a decent combination of processing and graphics, and a healthy feature set that includes stereo Bluetooth, HDMI, and two card reader slots. Its battery life is a bit of a...

By TechReviewSource on 70

The Sony Vaio YB35KX/B has a gray-black plastic exterior that makes it look rather blaze, but it doesn't look bad in the end. It measures 11.4 x 8.0 x 1.3-inches (wdh) and weighs just over 3-pounds, so it's extremely portable and small enough to...

By cnet on 70

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...

By Expert Reviews on 60

A high resolution screen and fantastic keyboard, but performance and battery life are underwhelming...

By on

I've always been a fan of Sony's Vaios, a line of notebooks that can be considered a dream for every geek. However, Vaios used to be peppery priced, so only available to a bunch of lucky ones. I said used to because things changed in the last...

International Review By Tweakers on 80

Deze laptop gekocht bij MediaMarkt in hun btw-vrije weekend, er ging dus E100,- af. Ik heb deze gekozen, omdat het beeldscherm en het toetsenbord beter zijn dan die van het HP-broertje (dm1). En omdat het oog ook wat wil natuurlijk. Heel blij mee o.a....

International Review By ShiftDelete.Net on

11.6 inç ekran boyutuna sahip, 1.46 kg ağırlığındaki netbook 'u bir çok yere rahatça taşıyabiliyorsunuz. Teste gelen gümüş renkli modelin haricinde, yeşil ve pembe renkli modeller...

International Review By on

Вне всякого сомнения, ноутбук Sony VAIO VPC-YB3Q1R...

International Review By Betabuzz on 70

Das Sony Vaio VPCYB3V1E ist klein, kompakt und ausdauernd – wie jedes andere Netbook auch. Eine schöne Schale und eine leicht verbesserte Arbeitsleistung reichen mittlerweile nicht mehr aus, um die Netbooks aus der Versenkung zu...

International Review By Parentesis on 60

Si eres estudiante, este equipo te va a servir bastante, ya que podrás llevarlo sin problemas a la escuela y podrás realizar la mayoría de los trabajos que te pidan gracias a su suite de Office, buen nivel de procesamiento de...

International Review By on

Das Sony VAIO VPC-YB3V1E ist mit einem Verkaufspreis von 500 Euro ein hochpreisiges und gut verarbeitetes, schnelles Netbook oder aber ein preiswertes aber ein wenig behäbiges Subnotebook. Es ist elegant und schick, hat eine lange Akkulaufzeit und...

International Review By Notebookjournal on 70

Das neue Sony Vaio VPC-YB3V1E/S ist eine behutsame Weiterentwicklung der Sony Vaio VPC-YB-Reihe – mit neuer APU und damit etwas schnellerer CPU und GPU, sowie größerem Arbeitsspeicher und größerer Festplatte. Am Gehäuse hat...