|Screen Size||11.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1336 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1336 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.65 GHz AMD E Series|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon HD 6310|
|Card Description||Mobility Radeon HD 6310|
|Wireless Type||802.11B, 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|
Sony VAIO YB Series VPCYB35KX/S 11.6-Inch Laptop (Silver)
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- AMD E Series Processor 1.65GHz
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
- 11.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 6320
- Windows 7 Home Premium, 5.45 hours Battery Life
Top Customer Reviews
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...
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.Read more ›
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).
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased the SONY Vaio YB Series 11.6 inch laptop in January 2012. By March 2013 it was no longer working. Read morePublished on July 20, 2013 by angela borreggine
Nothing against Amazon. Sony VAIO has soft screen top. We had to replace the screen twice from cracking. My kid my had something to do with it but it should crack the screen.Published on May 30, 2013 by Tsukigi
It's fantastic at its size. Very robust and versatile. I even worked with it, for a while. A lot of connections and the only drawback (its brightness) it's not a real problem. Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Oscar Eduardo
I am very very happy with my purchase of SONY VAIO YB SERIES VPCYB35KX/P 11.6 INCH LAPTOP (PINK) What I like the most is that it is PINK and that it is 11.6 inches.Published on February 27, 2013 by Maria-Nilsa Baloco
No backlit keyboard...screen resolution is terrible when compared to my MacBook Air. All I wanted was a small windows based computer to download a few programs but this was not the... Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by Kayde35
Plugged in on high performance, this netbook is very nice to use. I like the keyboard and monitor, and the speed is quite acceptable for a small lightweight computer. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by trlamb
The laptop is pretty good. The only problem i found is thas the spec sheet said Windows 7 64-bits but the computer have 32-bits version. Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by Salvador
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