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Sony VAIO Y Series 11.6-inch Notebook Review – AMD E-350 APU

Legit Reviews
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.
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Sony Vaio Y Series Review: Proving Fusion's Potential

PC Perspective
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.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

24 September 2010
  • 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
  • Cons: No onboard optical drive, Mediocre Webcam
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Overall 7

Sony Vaio Y Series Review

10 August 2010
  • Excerpt: As Sony reaffirmed most recently by selling a $1,400 netbook , the company that built a reputation on luxury and performance doesn’t do “cheap.” That hasn’t them though, from offering a number of surprisingly affordable notebooks further up the performance ladder. We saw Sony concede to practicality once with the well-equipped $800 CW Series , and now the Japanese titan appears to be bowing to budget restraints yet again with the similarly priced Vaio Y series.
  • Pros: Fashionable, high-end look, Reasonable desktop performance, Sharp, vibrant LCD screen, Comfortable keyboard, Large, multi-touch trackpad, FireWire and ExpressCard/34 ports
  • 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
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Sony Vaio Y Review

29 June 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 7

Sony VAIO Y Series Review

LAPTOP Magazine
28 January 2010
  • 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.
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Test: Sony Vaio Y21 - mit Arrendale-Pentium und 13,3 Zoll zum Erfolg

13 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
  • Cons: Schwache GPU-Leistung, Recht hoher Preis, Ungleichmäßiges Display
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Overall 6

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
  • Cons: mäßige Leistung, kurze Akkulaufzeit
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Expert Review

Mobile Review
24 March 2010
  • Summary: Хорошая машина со многими плюсами, в поставке для России есть DVD-привод, это приятно.
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