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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCYB1S1E/S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and usability. The price and design are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the touchpad. The size and battery get mixed reviews.

performance, design, price, usability, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCYB1S1E/S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Sony Vaio VPC-YB1S1E/S Subnotebook


Vaio discount. With a price tag of under 500 Euros, Sony's 11.6

Stable case; Usable keyboard; Good TFT brightness; Good battery life; Low power consumption; Always cool

Constantly audible cooling; Partially too small keys; Loud mouse buttons; TFT reflective; Narrow viewing angles; Low application performance

Lenovo IBM ThinkPad Edge 11: AMD, from 330 Euros; Lenovo IBM ThinkPad Edge 11 #2: i3-380UM under 600 Euros; Sony Vaio VPC-YA1V9E/B: Intel based sister for 650 Euros; Acer Aspire One 721: AMD based 390 Euros; Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T: faster i5-470UM...

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:37.8
Battery capacity (Watt hours):37.8
Battery life (max):6.5
Battery performance:3500
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


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


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6310 / AMD Radeon HD 6310M / No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310


Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

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


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Chipset:AMD A50M
L2 cache:1
L3 cache:1
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD Athlon II
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:E-350
Processor threads:2

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No


Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS Pro, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions