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Sony VAIO YB Series VPCYB35KX/B 11.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

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  • AMD E Series Processor 1.65GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 6310M
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 5.45 hours Battery Life
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Product Information

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Screen Size11.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor1.65 GHz AMD E Series
RAM4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon HD 6310
Chipset BrandAMD
Card DescriptionMobility Radeon HD 6310
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 5.45 hours
Brand NameSony
SeriesVAIO YB series
Item model numberVPCYB35KX/B
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight3.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.99 x 11.42 x 1.25 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size16
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
  
Additional Information
ASINB005KSQHLS
Best Sellers Rank #10,333 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 25, 2011
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts provided free for 90 days from the date of purchase.

Warranty, Labor: All labor costs covered for 90 days from the date of purchase.

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Product Description

Amazon.com Product Description

Whether you're looking for a lightweight laptop for frequent travel or just need a compact PC within easy reach around the house, the Sony VAIO YB3 Series laptop PC is a great option at only 3.23 pounds. Its thin profile and compact 11.6-inch screen size make it a cinch to tote or easily slip in and out of carrying cases. And you'll get up to 5.75 hours of on-the-go battery life.

The 11.6-inch LED backlit widescreen display laptop offers lower power consumption for improved battery life while providing incredibly high brightness levels that amplify colors and deliver clear, crisp picture quality to bring your movies and pictures to life--even spreadsheets will look amazing.

AMD E-series

It's powered by a dual-core AMD E-450 accelerated processor (APU), which combines a CPU and a graphics processing unit (GPU) on a single chip, helping to accelerate daily applications while also delivering lower power consumption. The APU can quickly offload demanding tasks and applications from your CPU to the GPU, enabling you to do more with your computer in less time.

You can connect this VAIO to a compatible HDTV via the HDMI port to display your creations to a larger audience via a single cable. It also includes Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11n), which offers ultra-fast speeds, wider range, and compatibility with 802.11b/g networks as well. And the integrated camera with face-tracking technology and microphone makes it easy to video chat with family, friends, and co-workers.

This VAIO laptop comes pre-installed with the 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and it includes Microsoft Office Starter 2010 with limited-functionality versions of Word and Excel (learn more below).

Note: This VAIO YB3 does not include an integrated optical (CD/DVD) drive, but an optional external drive can be connected via USB.

Take It to the Big Screen

Whether you're watching an HD movie or enjoying your own video creation, this VAIO laptop allows you to play back HD content on your compatible big screen HDTV with a high level of resolution. The HDMI output delivers both your video and audio via a single HDMI cable (sold separately), providing the optimal digital connection to your HDMI-enabled HDTV so you can enjoy HD entertainment on the big screen without a myriad of extra cables and wires.

Easy Photo and Video Management

Sony's PMB (Picture Motion Browser) VAIO Edition makes managing your photos and home videos as easy as taking them. Instantly sort and search using the magic of Sony’s intelligent analysis technologies--PMB eliminates the clutter and automatically organizes content by person, place and date. And new and intuitive navigation features make it fast and easy to find your favorites.

The PMB VAIO Edition software also helps you produce your own high-quality home movies and slideshows quickly. Sony breaks complex movie production into three simple steps, freeing you from tedious hours spent mastering difficult and expensive video editing software. Just import your photos and videos, choose a theme and soundtrack, and then click finish. PMB VAIO Edition does the rest, generating a professional-looking movie complete with special effects, smooth cinematic transitions and a perfectly timed soundtrack.




Key Specifications

11.6-inch LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing

1.65 GHz AMD E-Series E-450 dual-core accelerated processor (APU) with 1 MB L2 cache

500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; maximum capacity)

AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics (integrated on APU)

Built-in stereo speakers

Up to 5.75 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard battery (5.25 hours at maximum brightness)

Dimensions and Weight: 11.42 x 7.99 x 1.25 inches (WxDxH); 3.23 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity with wireless stereo music streaming (embedded A2DP profile).
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 3 total USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Memory Stick Duo slot
  • Secure Digital memory card slot (compatible with MMC cards)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks
YB3 series in black - left port YB3 series in black - right port

What's in the Box

Sony VAIO YB3 laptop (model VPCYB35KX/B); standard lithium-ion battery (3500 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions

Included Software

Microsoft Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel; VAIO Care; Media Gallery; PMB VAIO Edition; Norton Internet Security 2012 (30-day trial offer)

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (onsite/in-home service and international service availability).

Environmental Specifications

  • Energy Star 5.0
  • Gold EPEAT for reducing environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.
YB3 series in black - keyboard



Product Description

The YB Series laptop is built with the features and performance you need every day to stay connected and be entertained. You get smart performance and amazing picture quality with the 11.6" LED backlit display. All of this in a sleek up-market design.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I recommend this computer to anyone is looking for a laptop for everyday use.
RITO TOZZI
Come on Sony, this isn't 2008 anymore... In hindsight the TimelineX series is probably a much better buy.
Guy Harel
According to online threads, other people have had this problem with Sony VAIOs and phones.
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83 of 91 people found the following review helpful By William Grose TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 22, 2011
Color Name: Black Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
So in this market of not-quite laptop/more-than-a netbook, it's easy to get bogged down and flustered, trying to figure out which system is the one for you. Sony has tried to bring its own netbook/notebook to the market with the Vaio YB series, but hasn't really succeeded. It hasn't altogether failed though either, but let's break it down and figure things out.

Pros:

1.) Incredibly easy out-of-box experience. Connect battery, turn on. Run through a very simple Windows 7 setup, and you're done.

2.) Not an altogether awful amount of pre-installed software (though still far too many Vaio entries in Programs/Features). The 500GB hard drive (456GB after formatting) has 437GB available, which is pretty reasonable after a Windows 7 installation.

3.) The system itself feels fairly solid, despite its platicky nature, with little to no flex anywhere.

4.) A nice array of ports for an 11.6" laptop, with 3x USB, 1x HDMI, Ethernet, VGA, headphone/microphone, SD Card/Memory Stick.

5.) Nice resolution for the screen size, at 1366x768, and very bright.

6.) Decent battery life (4-5 hours).

7.) Raised palm rests that are quite comfortable, solid, and not smudge-magnets like many other systems.

However, the cons have to come in here, and there's a lot of them...

Cons:

1.) The screen, while featuring a lovely resolution, is desperately (and I mean desperately) lacking in contrast. Viewing angles are atrocious, vertically and horizontally, and I'm just not happy with the way text is displayed due to the lack of contrast. Black text just looks faded and grey.

2.) There's one fan in the system, and that's on the left side of the system.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Guy Harel on December 20, 2011
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
I ordered this laptop for my wife as a replacement for her aging MSI Wind netbook which has server her very well for almost 3 years but has become quite sluggish...

The screen on the Sony is gorgeous (although it has glare issues and a rigid viewing angle), and altogether it is a beautiful machine. It also comes with 4GB of ram which is high for a netbook and compensates for the netbook-grade processor inside the hood. Windows Home Premium is also a welcome upgrade from Starter, and loads up quite quickly.

However, in retrospect the laptop does not justify it's very high price, for 2 main reasons:
1. Build quality is OK but not magnificient, it looks great but up-close and personal you feel the plastic. I actually had to superglue the top part of the display, as it came shipped with a small gap.

2. Battery life is absolutely unacceptable - less than 3 hours on a charge, simply browsing the web with WiFi. Come on Sony, this isn't 2008 anymore...

In hindsight the TimelineX series is probably a much better buy. It looks less good IMO (which was actually a decisive factor for my wife), but in terms of battery life, CPU, etc, it probably beats the Sony for about the same price (I have no first hand experience with it, but was debating between the two before the purchase).
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Tampa Pat on October 24, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
This is a great product. Sturdy construction, great screen resolution, super lightweight, boots up reasonably fast (it's Windows 7), 4GB of memory - value wise, it's hard to beat. Battery life is not staggering compared to some of the Apple products I own, but I needed a windows based machine for a specific application and this one did the trick.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. STATON on February 19, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Popup keeps coming up saying.

"Caution.
The installed battery may not be properly connected to the computer or may not be compatible with the computer.
Click "OK" to enter Hibernate mode, and remove and reinsert the battery.
See the eletronic VAIO(R) User Guide for more information about using the battery."

I would have given one star but Sony warned me of the pending lithium fire.
Thank you for not burning my house down :-)

And thanks to Amazon for having a good return policy!

PS When I say loose battery, I mean moves freely to the point you can hear it when you set the laptop down.
If someone had given me this as a gift, I would carry it in a bag so the battery wouldn't be able to slip out and go skipping across the floor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Fleur-de-lis on May 6, 2012
Color Name: Silver
I am not easily pleased with electronics, and I have been searching for a decent lightweight (portable) laptop/netbook for months. I am not into purchasing overpriced anything (including laptops), but with this one I was willing to pay a little extra for a decent product. My basic requirement to the laptop/netbook was portability, but 10" was somewhat too small for me. I am also very easily annoyed by a slow computer (ie slow switching between the windows), so I wanted bigger RAM. I have been considering Acer one initially, but after seeing it in the store, I decided against it (mainly based on the looks and the screen). After quite a bit of hesitation, Sony Vaio 11.6" was selected.
I have been using this laptop/netbook for about 2 weeks, and so far - I have been very happy. It looks awesome and is lightweight enough for a frequent traveler. The battery life is about 5 hours using wifi but this works for me. The screen is awesome, so bright and crisp! The overall look is very good, it does not feel cheap (as other similar less expensive models). Performance has been good as well. I am not using any memory-demanding games or software, but this computer is never slow. This is exactly what I wanted as I absolutely CANNOT stand a slow computer! The touchpad is extremely responsive as well. Wifi works just fine and is quite fast.

To sum it up, the purchase seems to be very well worth a few extra bucks, compared to what you will pay for similar cheaper models. So far, I like this product a lot. The only drawback I can see is a very bright LED light on the side, but considering everything else I am willing to live with this. Overall, a 5-star product.
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