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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCYB1S1E/S. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The price and design also get good feedback. Comments about the size and battery are mixed, while there are some critical views about the touchpad.

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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

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Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No