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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and keyboard. The screen and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the touchpad and battery. There are some mixed views about the price.

design, durability, screen, keyboard, performance

battery, touchpad

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


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
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: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
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 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Radeon HD6310M


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:E-350