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Sony VAIO Y Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the energy efficiency and portability are on the whole positive. The keyboard and battery also get good feedback. The value for money and performance get negative views, while views are divided on the touchpad.

screen, battery, keyboard, portability, energy

performance, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO Y Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Vaio Y Series

 

As Sony reaffirmed most recently by selling a $1,400 netbook, the company that built a reputation on luxury and performance doesn't do “cheap.” That hasn't them though, from offering a number of surprisingly affordable notebooks further up the...

Fashionable, high-end look ; Reasonable desktop performance ; Sharp, vibrant LCD screen ; Comfortable keyboard ; Large, multi-touch trackpad ; FireWire and ExpressCard/34 ports

Shorter battery life than competitors ; Feels cheap around display bezel, lid ; Pitifully weak speakers ; Loaded with bloatware ; No optical drive ; No discrete graphics option available ; HD video drags, little gaming prowess ; Sluggish boot times

Sony's thin-and-light Vaio Y comes in a clean-cut package, but don't expect it to come out swinging with performance or battery life.

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Sony VAIO Y Series Review - A Review of the

 

Sturdy magnesium casing, Comfortable keyboard and touchpad, Bright, glare-free display, Dedicated button for system maintenance and support

Shorter battery life than ULV competition, Relatively slow boot time, No configure-to-order option

Compared to other ULV notebooks we've tested recently, the VAIO Y keeps its cool. After playing a Hulu video for 15 minutes, we measured temperatures of 88 degrees Fahrenheit on the touchpad, 94 degrees between the G and H keys, and 98 degrees on the...

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Sony Vaio Y Series Review: Proving Fusion's Potential

 

Tech journalists are finicky beasts. A few years ago we were washing netbooks in praise, declaring that they promised a new era of accessibility and portability for the PC. But now the tables have turned – tablets have usurped the throne of “cool new...

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GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

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Sony VAIO Y Series (VPCYA15FGB) notebook

 

The small and light Sony VAIO Y Series (VPCYA15FGB) is a desirable ultraportable notebook for anyone who travels a lot -- it's only about an inch and a half bigger than a typical netbook.

Light, well built, decent battery life, Core i3 CPU, tiny power adapter ;

Power LED is too bright, wireless toggle is too loose, touchpad a little too sensitive, some undersized keys, only 2GB RAM ;

We're not huge fans of the notebook's touchpad: it's a tad small, it feels a little too smooth and too sensitive, and it only supports one-finger scrolling rather than two-finger scrolling. When picking up the notebook, you have to be careful that you...

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Sony VAIO Y Series review

 

A gorgeous, light and long-lasting ultraportable, but it's far pricier than the competition.

So the processor means as much (or more) power, with supposedly lower power consumption, but don't expect a portable revolution. We clocked the VAIO lasting for 9hrs 25mins during our light-usage test, while pushing it flat-out reduced that to 3hrs...

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Sony VAIO Y Series

 

Sony's thin and light VAIO gets one of Intel's newest low-voltage CPUs, so we pull the plug and see how long it lasts

A gorgeous, light and long-lasting ultraportable, but it's far pricier than the competition

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Great Value for a notebook

 

I bought one a month and a half ago and it has performed very well. It is my on the go computer and I love the size and weight portability, the screen and the battery life has lived up to the 6+hour life. Knowing this was not a full fledged lap top, I...

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Great Value for a notebook

 

I bought one a month and a half ago and it has performed very well. It is my on the go computer and I love the size and weight portability, the screen and the battery life has lived up to the 6+hour life. Knowing this was not a full fledged lap top, I...

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Totally Unreliable

 

I purchased this laptop because of the form factor performance offered. After 3 days, the hard drive failed. I returned it to the store and they replaced the computer. After 60 days the 2nd hard drive failed. The retailer sent me to the manufacturer to...

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Totally Unreliable

 

I purchased this laptop because of the form factor performance offered. After 3 days, the hard drive failed. I returned it to the store and they replaced the computer. After 60 days the 2nd hard drive failed. The retailer sent me to the...

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