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Sony VAIO VPCSB1Z9E/B notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCSB1Z9E/B notebook. 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 really like the portability and battery. The design and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. The touchpad and durability get critical views.

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/B notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

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

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:4540 / 48.84
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48.84
Battery life (max):7.5
Battery performance:4540
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:Serial ATA

Display

3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:Serial ATA

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0787
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:2
BD-RE read speed:2
BD-ROM read speed:2
CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:16 / 24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:4 / 6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD+RW write speed:4 / 8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC
Weight:3.86
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M
Processor boost frequency:2.9
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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 Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
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: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52224
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD / MS PRO-HG, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.82 / 9
Height:0.941 / 1
Weight:3.86 / 4
Width:13