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Sony VAIO VPCYB15KX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Sony VAIO VPCYB15KX. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and energy efficiency. The size and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the battery and price. Views are divided on the touchpad.

performance, portability, size, energy, keyboard

durability, price, battery

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

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...

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

Expert review by: (alphr.com)

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

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
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