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.
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.
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
Connectivity & Expansion