Sony Vaio Y VPC-YB2M1E/S Review posted on
11.6 inch Portable Notebook
Thin, light and long-lasting, and with a touch more power than you'd expect at this size and price.
Rating: 4.5

Specifications

System

Category: Portable
Released: July 2011
RRP: £429
Display: 11.6 inch Glossy LCD (LED-lit) (1366x768 px)
Processor: 1.60 GHz AMD E Series E-350 (2 cores)
Memory: 4 GB DDR3
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
Warranty: 1 Year Collect-and-Return

Storage

Type: HDD 5400 rpm
Capacity: 320 GB
Optical Drive: None

Graphics

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6310M
Memory: Shared
Type: Integrated
3DMark06: 1982

Connectivity

Express Card Slot: None
Memory Card Reader:
USB 3.0: 0
USB 2.0: 3
IEEE 1394 (FireWire):
eSATA: 0
VGA:
DVI:
HDMI:
DisplayPort:
Thunderbolt:

Dimensions & Weight

Thickness (Average): 25 mm
Width: 290 mm
Depth: 203 mm
Weight: 1.5 kg

Input Devices

Numeric Keypad:
Fingerprint Reader:

Multimedia

Webcam:
Microphone:

Communications

Ethernet (LAN): 10/100/1000
Wi-Fi (WLAN): B/G/N
Mobile Broadband (WWAN):
Bluetooth: 2.1

Power

A.C. Power Adapter: 40 W
Battery Capacity: 54 WHr
Battery Size: 6-Cell
Battery Life: 5 hours

Reviews

PC Pro  
Thin, light and long-lasting, and with a touch more power than you'd expect at this size and price.
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Expert Reviews  
An excellent evolution of the netbook, Sony's new Y series is a great looking ultraportable that has enough power for everyday tasks and it won't balk at playing high definition video either.
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IT Pro  
There's a lot like about the 11.6in Sony Vaio Y from its comfortable keyboard to its reasonably long battery life and bright screen. Best of all is its low price of £343 ext VAT. Although we suspect similarly-priced budget ultraportable laptops with equally good battery life based on Intel processors will soon be available, for now the Vaio Y is a good choice if you need a light laptop at a low price.
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