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Sony VAIO VPCYB15KX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCYB15KX. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the energy efficiency and design. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the touchpad and battery.

performance, portability, size, design, energy

durability, price, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VPCYB15KX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Sony VAIO Y Series

 

Over the years, Sony has established a reputation for creating laptops with style, but they haven't exactly been known for great value. The $799 VAIO Y Series, Sony's first 13-inch ULV notebook, delivers a sleek and sturdy magnesium design for an...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Matt Smith (pcper.com)

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...

Apr, 2011

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Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

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...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

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...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Jules (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Jules (circuitcity.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: TECHONE (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: TECHONE  (circuitcity.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Earedien (tigerdirect.com)

Not a Netbook, No backlit keyboard

 

This notebook has the perfect power to size ratio. Its just big enough and provides more than enough power. After receiving this notebook, the hard drive was replaced with a solid-state drive & Kubuntu is now installed on it. I cannot say how it...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Earedien (circuitcity.com)

Not a Netbook, No backlit keyboard

 

This notebook has the perfect power to size ratio. Its just big enough and provides more than enough power. After receiving this notebook, the hard drive was replaced with a solid-state drive & Kubuntu is now installed on it. I cannot say how it...

Mar, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500
Battery life (max):6
Battery performance:3500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:83
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2

Networking

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: 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
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

L2 cache:1
L3 cache:1
Processor:E-350
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:AMD E
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor model:E-350

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.99
Depth (imperial):7.99
Height (front):0.99
Height (front) (imperial):0.99
Height (rear):1.25
Height (rear) (imperial):1.25
Weight:3.24
Width:11.4
Width (imperial):11.4