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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Sony VAIO VPC-SB1V9E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and battery. The design and portability are also appreciated, whereas comments about the screen and performance are different. The reliability and size get negative reviews.

portability, design, battery, keyboard

usability, touchpad, energy, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPC-SB1V9E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Holmes (

Sony Vaio SB VPC-SB1V9E


At first glance Sony's Vaio SB looks exactly what you'd expect from a business-oriented laptop. Small and light, it mixes a Core i5 processor with AMD Radeon graphics, and wraps it all up in a thin matte black shell. It's the laptop you imagine Sony...

Thin and light, impressive multimedia capabilities

Poor 802.11n performance, large bundle of trial software

Sony's Vaio SB is one of the nicer business laptops we've tested recently. It's thin and light, with few or no compromises, and it even fits an optical drive in. We did find Sony's labelling of the SB's GPU switch amusing, but there's a lot to be said...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Sony VAIO S Series VPC-SB1V9E review


Feature-packed Sony ultraportable laptop

Sandy Bridge CPU ; Highly portable ; Great set of features ; Plenty of storage ; Anti-glare screen

Not much of a looker ; Occasionally noisy

The Sony VPC-SB1V9E is Sony's latest power ultraportable laptop but it's unusual for Sony - itfalls into the business-oriented VAIO S-Series range.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Glenn (

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1X9E


Started live well

Lasted 6 months, never work right. Always crashing. Righting this on my MacBook Pro, need I say more

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Robert (

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E


Great laptop, I am a computer programmer and I have used many different makes of laptop over the years but my Sony VPCSB1V9E has by far been the best ; It can handle anything, and hasn’t given me a day’s trouble in the year I have owned it ; I would...

Non that I can think off, it really is a great laptop

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Michael (

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1X9E


Great lightweight design. Fantastic keyboard. Superior enhancments over manufacturers

No dedicated graphics. Could handle games a little better. SSD storage should come as standard. Fingerprint scaner location compromises use of buttons. Poor multitouch performance on the trackpad. Would be good toops have more gestures, e.g. 2 finger...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Sally (

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1V9E


Light & Portable

Rest hands either side of mouse pad and cursor jumps about a bit

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Robert (

Sony Vaio VPC-SB1H7E


Probably the best computer I've ever had (maybe excepting the Atari 800 I had in the early 80s) ; Good points are - speed, Core i7/SSD combo is really zippy (windows 7 loads in 10 seconds from a cold boot!) ; It is light, fits in my satchel and after...

There aren't really any Bad points, some niggles ; The screen is ok rather than 'fantastic' - and the auto sense for the brightness is a bit hit and miss... and the touchpad buttons are just a little stiff for my liking

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics

Optical Drive

Labelflash: No

Processor special features

Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52224