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Sony Vaio YB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the keyboard and design are generally positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but the battery and performance get less positive reviews.

value for money, screen, portability, design, keyboard

build quality, performance, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio YB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 14 reviews)

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Sony Vaio YB review – affordable AMD powered Vaio, with ups&downs

 

I've always been a fan of Sony's Vaios, a line of notebooks that can be considered a dream for every geek. However, Vaios used to be peppery priced, so only available to a bunch of lucky ones. I sai...

If you want a Sony Vaio for your everyday tasks and some multimedia use, this is the one for you, especially if you are on a budget and crave for a light and compact laptop.

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Sony Vaio YB

 

If you've got modest needs (portability but still able to get things done), Sony's Vaio YB will fit your life perfectly.

Performance and price is excellent ; High quality screen

Build quality is lower than usual for Sony ; Please sir, may I have more RAM

Sony's Vaio YB is an excellent portable laptop that allows you to do so much more than a netbook ever did, with a price premium we believe is entirely worth it. If you've got modest needs (portability but still able to get things done), the Vaio YB...

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Review: Sony Vaio YB

 

One of the first laptops with AMD Fusion on the market.

Bumping the RAM up to 3 or 4GB would just give that little bit of extra buffer so memory didn't become an issue when running heavy loads. Overall though, it is a minor qualm over a product that generally exceeds our expectations.

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Review: Sony Vaio YB netbook

 

Sony Vaio YB

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Sony Vaio YB

 

If you've got modest needs (portability but still able to get things done), Sony's Vaio YB will fit your life perfectly.

Performance and price is excellent ; High quality screen

Build quality is lower than usual for Sony ; Please sir, may I have more RAM

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Sony Vaio YB

 

This is a good portable PC which is ideal for travelling. Would have been perfect if it came with 4GB RAM and 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.

Portability, good display, decent keyboard

Could do with more RAM

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Sony Vaio YB

 

It's all right

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Sony Vaio YB

 

my new buddy:)

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Sony Vaio YB

 

Am I the only one that's getting the big picture? Sony YB only other competitor as of now is the HP dm1z which blows away Sony YB specs in every categories: HP: 7200rpm HHD, Altec Lansin Speaker, 64bit win7, 7-8 hrs battery and yet HP is cheaper. ...

lighted keyboad, pretty looking

weak battery, slow HHD (5400rpm), weak speaker, 32 but win7

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Sony Vaio YB

 

Sony advertises this model for less than $600 in Hong Kong and US. This is unfair for Australian consumers. The YB series also performs poorly during PCMark Vantage test, worse than the previous YA series. GPU is however, better than YA's Inter HD...

build quality and nice design

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