Sony VAIO(R) VPCYB14KX/S 11.6" Notebook PC - Silver
Whether you're looking for a lightweight notebook for frequent travel or just need a compact PC within easy reach around the house, the Y Series PC is a great option at only 3.23 lbs. Its thin profile and compact 11.6" screen size make it a cinch to tote or easily slip in and out of carrying cases. The new Sony Y notebook has AMD Dual-Core processor, 11.6" LED (1366x768) widescreen display, 3GB RAM, 320GB SATA hard drive, ATI Mobility Radeon dedicated graphics and Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium.
- AMD Mobile Athon 64 Processor 1.6GHz
- 3GB RAM
- 320GB Hard Drive
- 11.6-Inch Screen
- Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
pros: light, moderately good looking silver chassis, peppy enough for web and email and light movies chores, hdmi out for tv, battery life ok but not what it's rated....a little over 3 hours with moderate use, i LOVE the keyboard, and the mousepad is not stupidly touchy like some note/net books
cons: doesn't feel that sturdy really, on the other hand, like i said, it's light...no recovery discs ( yeah yeah blah blah i know, no optical drive, hidden partition for recovery blah blah yeah yeah, still PUT THE RECOVERY DISC in with the book, it would cost you chinese manufacturers about .03 cents en masse, good grief, c'mon )....it does run a little warm, NOT hot, but def warm...hd is a little busy at times....ac plug into the computer itself is HORRIBLE, very loose and shoddy....not much in decent software included, but that is to be expected...sound is a tad below where it really should be, again, not that unusual in these low end books...display is so-so, biggest downer is the 32 bit OS, and YES YES YES i know it's the spec on this, it's just disappointing really
other thoughts in case someone reads this...yeah yeah it's a hybrid kind of thing, between a net and a notebook...thing is, i would NOT NOT NOT pay anywhere near $500 for this, NO WAY....on the other hand, i got a demo model, a few days old, with a massive discount on top of the demo discount, out the door for $357 plus tax, so not too bad for a sony vaio branded low-end job...its a tad better than a notebook for sure, but the 500 buck price point is a no-go for me anyway...
so, to sum up, not a bad buy for $350, biggest downer is the AC plug in, and the 32 bit OS...