Sony VAIO Y Series (VPCYA15FGB) notebook

Sony VAIO Y Series (VPCYA15FGB) review: An awesome little Sony laptop with a reasonable price

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Small, well built
Screen contrast, screen hinge
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Nice laptop, small and portable for a good price and it has HDMI to hook up to my beamer.

Nice to see a Fn key near the arrow keys so you can scroll down etc with just one hand on the keyboard.

A big con is the screen, it's good in daylight and with light scenes, but watching a dark movie in a dark room is disappointing. The black is not really black and the viewing angle is very bad when watching a movie. Not worthy of the Vaio name... I had the Vaio TZ wich has a much better screen.

Other con is that the screen can not open far enough. It's ok for sitting at your desk but when you sit on the couch and want to open the screen further it is not possible.

Overall it's a nice laptop, small and stylish for a low price




small size, nice design, light
none for the price I paid
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This is the third laptop I purchase in the past couple of years; from i7 to i3. From technical views this one is really good; relatively powerful, lightweight, a very good battery life and of course just an optimum screen size for people have to use their laptops/netbooks on run. Last but not the least, the price I paid for it was really good; so much computational power in such as small but well built container.




small, lightweight, well built
keyboard key a little small
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I actually bought the amd processor version but the form and other specs is the same as above. I'm really happy with the purchase as I bought it for a family member who wanted the MacBook Air but couldn't cause their work software had to run on windows. I own a MacBook Air 11" and while that is much lighter and slimmer, the Sony Y series 11" would have to be the best windows 11" available. The Y series is well designed, really portable and performance is great for it's size, much better than any netbook. My only gripes are the keys could have been made a tad bigger for fat fingers like mine and the battery isn't a snug fit like most laptops.




Small, mobile, screen, keyboard, battery
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I bought this because i wanted something that looked good and was small and easy to carry. It's one of the best notebooks i have used. They keyboard is good, the screen is great and the battery doesnt need too much charging.

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