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Sony VAIO S480B

Sony VAIO S480B
alaScore 75

7 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony VAIO S480B. The average rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and portability, but some have doubts about the price and battery.

portability, screen

battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO S480B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: aaroncolter (

Sony VAIO VGN-S480


The Sony VAIO S480 is the perfect notebook for people that don't want to compromise on performance when it comes to their lightweight laptop. With a 2.13GHz processor, 100GB hard drive, DVD+/-RW dual layer drive, and integrated GeForce Go 6200, the...

Built in wireless and Bluetooth; lightweight; fast and powerful; bright screen

Expensive; average battery-life

The Sony VAIO S480 is a top notch, lightweight laptop for people that want no-compromise performance in a highly portable package.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: Luigi (

Sony VAIO VGN-S480


The motherboard of my VAIO VGN was faulty and got overheated, damaging keyboard and screen. Even if I was in warranty, they replaced the motherboard but refused to replace keyboard and screen, saying that “hardware damage is not covered by warranty”. I...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Carl (

Sony VAIO VGN-S480


I agree completely with the negative assessment of the prior reviews, and have to add who would ever decide to locate the only USB connections (2) near the front corner on the right side? Exactly where one is going to want to use an outboard mouse and...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Carl (

Sony VAIO VGN-S480


I bought a Sony Vaio last April. Hunk of junk and customer service is up there with the worst of them. They replaced my Vaio three times then would not honor a $300 extended home service contract. After almost a year I have spent a few thousand dollars...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Aaron (

Sony VAIO VGN-S480


I just bought a Sony Vaio vgn-CR309. There is no page up or page-down key on the keyboard. Only if you use the arrow keys together with the function key you can go up and down a page. And for that you need two hands because function key is on the left....

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Tony S. (

Sony VAIO VGN-S480


I bought a Sony VAIO laptop for £1,350 in 2003 having chosen the machine mainly for its large, high-resolution screen (16inch, 1600 x 1200) and in the belief that Sony laptops were some of the most reliable on the market. However, when the computer...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: Shanx (

Sony VAIO VGN-S480


For all its snazz and everything else, Sony needs to learn that once the glitter of a sexy laptop fades away, a user needs the basics right —

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

The VAIO S480B offers full-featured performance in a slim and light package. The powerful Intel Pentium M processor, expandable memory and massive hard drive allow you to design a PC powerful enough to handle the most demanding applications. Personalize it further with graphics and software options, all without compromising the compact design.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz/2.13GHz/2GHz
Processor Number:360/730/740/760/770
Type:Celeron M/Pentium M


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900/NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200