Editors Liked

  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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
  • The cramped keyboard and touch pad make this Vaio feel more like a Netbook from 2010 than an ultrabook from 2011, and it lacks USB 3.0