Pros

  • Good construction quality
  • Decent built-in software

Cons

  • Tiny touchpad
  • Annoying keyboard

At A Glance

The VAIO Y-series strikes a good middle ground between netbook and ultraportable, but for this performance and feature set we'd expect to pay less.

Manufacturer’s Description

The perfect size at just 3.23 lbs, the VAIO YB laptop is built to go with up to 6 hours of standard battery life. And as a defining touch to this stylish PC,its LED backlit display delivers the brilliant color and vivid detail you expect from Sony.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VPCYB15KX/S
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 6 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 11.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer AMD
Graphics Controller Model Radeon HD 6310
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number VPCYB15KX/S
UPC Code 27242819726
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO VPCYB15KX/S Notebook
Marketing Information

The perfect size at just 3.23 lbs, the VAIO YB laptop is built to go with up to 6 hours of standard battery life. And as a defining touch to this stylish PC,its LED backlit display delivers the brilliant color and vivid detail you expect from Sony.

Product Model VPCYB15KX/S
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line VAIO
Product Series Y
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO VPCYB15KX/S Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Atheros
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.3"
    Width 11.4"
    Depth 8.0"
    Weight (Approximate) 51.68 oz
    Color Silver
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer AMD
    Processor Type E-Series
    Processor Model E-350
    Processor Speed 1.60 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 1 MB
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 32-bit
    Input Devices
    Keyboard Backlight Yes
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 52.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 5:36   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 777.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 528.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 442.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 892.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 630.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 1515.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 464.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 589.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 382.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Power Usage
    Idle power usage 8.8   Watts
    Sleep power usage 0.8   Watt hours
    Off power usage 0.5   Watt hours
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 27.42   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 27.45   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 18.72   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 17.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 11.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 9.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 20.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 17.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 18.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 17.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 877.0