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Sony Vaio VPCY216FX/G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Sony Vaio VPCY216FX/G. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and price. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the energy efficiency and size. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

portability, performance, durability, price, keyboard

size, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio VPCY216FX/G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Nick Mokey (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Vaio Y Series Review

 

Sony's thin-and-light Vaio Y comes in a clean-cut package, but don't expect it to come out swinging with performance or battery life.

Aug, 2010

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

Sony Vaio VPCY216FX/G Notebook Computer Review

 

Today I am looking at the Sony Vaio VPCY216FX/G notebook computer. The notebook is one of the business models that Sony has and offers decent performance for a reasonable price. The machine is well built for the money and if you are in the market for a...

Good battery life ; Low price ; Good looks

Slight stuttering with streaming video playback

The Sony Vaio VPCY216FX/G is a very good notebook that will work well for most business and home users that want battery life, decent performance, and a lower price.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Audio-sensitive Guy (newegg.com)

Noisy laptop, mediocre battery

 

I love NewEgg and buy all my peripherals here, but one cannot know if a laptop is right for you until you hold it in your hands. Buy your laptops somewhere else. Lesson learned.

It looks good and does not contain too much bloatware. The keyboard is great, the screen is also very readable and images look good. I replaced a 2 year old HP ultralight with this computer. No performance improvement, as far as I could tell, which is...

Too noisy. The fan cycles on and off all of time, no matter what power setting is used, and it is too loud for me. While trying to talk on Skype using the built-in microphone, the person I was talking to asked me if there was a lawn mower or chain saw...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: FOrever (newegg.com)

SONY VAIO Y Series VPCY216FX/S NoteBook Intel Core i3 330UM(1.20GHz) 13.3" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm Intel HD

 

Good

Good

Good

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Pauly the Perilous (abt.com)

Some likes, dislikes

 

I got an ASUS UL30A and this at about the same time. Overall I prefer the ASUS for myself, but I got the Sony for my daughter. The Sony is more rugged and the keyboard is the best I've ever seen a laptop. Good solid feel. The display is OK, but perhaps...

Lightweight, Fast, Comfortable Keyboard

Too Hot

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:5000
Battery performance:5000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / Silver / Violet

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):500
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:86
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-330UM
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-330UM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:49021
Processor code:SLBUG
Processor package size:34
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS Duo, MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.92
Depth (imperial):8.92
Height (front):0.93
Height (front) (imperial):0.93
Height (rear):1.26
Height (rear) (imperial):1.26
Weight:3.92
Width:12.8
Width (imperial):12.8