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Sony VPCY21S1E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Sony VPCY21S1E. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and design. The usability and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the screen, and the size and price get negative comments.

keyboard, performance, usability, design, battery

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VPCY21S1E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony VPCY21S1E from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. The keyboard and battery also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the price and size.

usability, battery, keyboard, durability, portability

size, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VPCY21S1E 13.3" Screen Laptop, Intel Pentium Processor U5400, 4GB, 320GB, BT, WLAN, Windows 7 Home Premium(64bit)Sony VAIO VPCY21S1E 13.3" Screen notebook, Intel Pentium Processor U5400, 4GB, 320GB, BT, WLAN, Windows 7 Home Premium(64bit)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (

Review Sony Vaio VPC-Y21S1E Subnotebook


Core Refresh. Sony trades the Core 2 Duo SU7300 for a Pentium U5400, but keeps its successful concept. Integrated graphics, aluminum/magnesium case and a keyboard with a strong feedback. Will summer really be fun with the 13.3 incher?

Good battery life, Solid case, High-end surfaces, Good keyboard, Quiet & cool, Low energy requirement, Fast hard disk, FireWire & ExpressCard34, Light and yet solid. More manufacturers should use an aluminum/magnesium alloy

TFT display too dark, Comparatively low performance, TFT not AR coated, A matt and bright display - that would have saved the mobility factor and the rating: Very Good

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

Sony Vaio Y series (VPCY21S1E) review


Its performance may not be top-notch, but the 13.3-inch Sony Vaio VPCY21S1E is still a hugely likeable machine thanks to its impressive battery life, slick design and great keyboard and screen.

Attractive design ; Good battery life ; Excellent keyboard and screen ; Good range of ports

Poor 3D performance ; CPU isn't the fastest

The Sony Vaio VPCY21S1E is a great-looking laptop and its impressive screen and keyboard make it a pleasure to use. Its processor certainly isn't the fastest on the block, so speed junkies should probably look elsewhere, but we think most mainstream...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM55
Processor:CORE I5 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-430UM / U5400