Sony VAIO Y Series 11.6-inch Notebook Review – AMD E-350 APU
6 May 2011
Summary: 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.
Sony Vaio Y Series Review: Proving Fusion's Potential
22 April 2011
Excerpt: Tech journalists are finicky beasts. A few years ago we were washing netbooks in praise, declaring that they promised a new era of accessibility and portability for the PC. But now the tables have turned – tablets have usurped the throne of “cool new thing” and tech news is all too eager to declare the netbook little more than a passing trend, soon to be booted out of the market by glorious touchscreen slates.
Excerpt: This VAIO is an eye-catching 13-inch ultraportable with welcome features for students, consumers, and even business users. If you ever need to travel with your own personal Wi-Fi hot spot, this laptop could be the answer.
Pros: Unique color choices, Mobile broadband with hot-spot sharing, Bright, sharp screen
Conclusion: Sony has put an admirably classy finish on the standard thin-and-light formula with the Vaio Y, but if its complexion doesn’t make you swoon, it doesn’t offer too many other incentives to reach for the Vaio brand name. Asus’ UL30a offers a lower price, thinner form factor and better battery life, while Lenovo’s (Intel-powered) ThinkPad Edge is lighter, offers superior performance, and also runs longer.
Cons: Shorter battery life than competitors, Feels cheap around display bezel, lid, Pitifully weak speakers, Loaded with bloatware, No optical drive, No discrete graphics option available, HD video drags, little gaming prowess, Sluggish boot times
Conclusion: Starting at $869, this computer is more expensive than the average laptop, but well worth it. It is extremely lightweight, well made, powerful enough, and looks very cool. If I needed a new laptop, I would have no problem buying this one. It has plenty of processing power, plenty of RAM, and a great screen for watching movies downloaded online. The keyboard is perfect my large hands, and I will not get annoyed typing on it all day as I would with smaller keyboards.
Excerpt: The CULV notebook market has been overloaded with options over the past few months, and this year's Consumer Electronics Show saw even more PC makers jump in with an abundance of new offerings. Asus and Acer seemed to be at the forefront of the CULV revolution, which--for those who don't know--are machines that split the divide between low-powered netbooks and energy-draining full size laptops. Today we'll be looking at a CULV-based model from Sony, as they have taken...
Pros: Windows 7 Pro, Great Styling, Excellent Keyboard, Decent Battery Life, Ultra Quiet And Cool, Handles 720p/1080p Content, Minimal Bloatware
Cons: Glossy Display, No Optical Drive, Lackluster Gaming Performance, Only A 5400RPM HDD, No USB 3.0 Ports
Summary: Sony took its sweet time bringing its first 13-inch ULV ultraportable to market, but it was worth the wait. It offers a more durable design than the ASUS UL30A ($799) and a better touchpad than the HP Pavilion dm3 ($814 when similarly configured). But while the VAIO Y’s nearly 6.5 hours of battery life is good, both the ASUS and HP machines last over 9 hours on a charge.
Pros: Sturdy magnesium casing, Comfortable keyboard and touchpad, Bright glare-free display, Dedicated button for system maintenance and support,
Cons: Shorter battery life than ULV competition, Relatively slow boot time, No configure-to-order option,
Test: Sony Vaio Y21 - mit Arrendale-Pentium und 13,3 Zoll zum Erfolg
9 August 2010
Summary: Sonys Überlegung auf einen Pentium U5400 zu setzen, kann in vielerlei Hinsicht nachvollzogen werden. Der Prozessor geht sparsam mit dem Strom um und liefert dennoch eine Leistung ab, die für die allermeisten normalen Office-Tätigkeiten mehr als ausreichend ist. Auch die verbaute GPU passt zu diesem Konzept, schränkt den Anwendungsrahmen allerdings deutlich ein.
Pros: Schicke Optik, Gute Verarbeitung, Gutes Handling, Lange Akkulaufzeit
Kleines Notebook mit HDMI-Ausgang: Sony Vaio Y im Test
25 March 2010
Summary: Bei der Y-Serie von Sonys Vaio-Notebooks handelt es sich um die kleinen Geschwister der S-Serie. Dementsprechend sind sie nicht gerade rekordverdächtig schnell, aber ein guter Kompromiss aus kleinen Abmesungen, guter Bedienbarkeit und angemessener Leistung.
Pros: Media-Plus-Software überträgt Multimedia-Daten an DLNA-Geräte, hervorragende Tastatur, fairer Preis