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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

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.
  • 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,
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