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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCSB1X9E/B. 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. Opinions about the portability and battery are on the whole positive. The design and keyboard also get good comments, but there are some critical opinions 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 VPCSB1X9E/B 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


Front camera resolution:640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No