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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCSB1Z9E. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and battery. The design and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the touchpad and durability.

performance, keyboard, design, battery, portability

durability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCSB1Z9E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Sony Vaio VPC-SB1Z9EB Subnotebook


Private business. Intelligent battery and docking concept, on/off

Good battery runtimes; Matt, bright display; Low weight; Cool in idle; High application performance; Entry level 3D performance; Docking + slice port; HSDPA installed (optional); High-end surfaces; Good keyboard feedback; Illuminated keyboard

Loud during 3D and CPU load; Weak TFT contrast; Narrow viewing angles; Manual GPU switch; Flaws in stability; Mouse keys with short key drop

Heat development and the partly covered vent let some readers fear the worst. But apart from the maximum noise, heat and racket remained acceptable.

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Radeon HD6470M


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-2410M