We’ve been hearing about the AMD Fusion APU for years now, so when we got the opportunity to do a review on a Sony VAIO laptop with the dual-core E-350 APU we jumped at the chance to see what it can do. The notebook we received for testing was the Sony VAIO Y series notebook, which is a very small 11.6″ ultra portable notebook.
The Sony VAIO Y series laptop measures in at 11.42″ (W) x 0.99″-1.25″ (H) x 7.99″ (D) with a weight of just 3.23 lbs. This type of a notebook is a travelers dream as it is compact and light. Sony offers the VAIO Y series in two colors; pink and silver. As you can see from the images on this page we were sent the silver model and that is fine by us!
The Sony VAIO Y Series notebook has a very clean finish to it. On the outside the notebook has a smooth plastic surface with a the traditional VAIO logo in the middle with with a tasteful Sony brand logo along the top edge. This finish didn’t show finger prints thanks to the matte silver finish.
Sony VAIO Y Series Product Specs:
The exact model that we are testing today is the Sony VAIO Y Series VPCYB14KX. We have discovered that this model is being phased over to the Sony VAIO Y Series VPCYB15KX. The difference between the models are the memory and hard drive. The newer VPCYB15KX model has 4GB of memory and a 500GB 5400-RPM hard drive compared to the 3GB of memory and 320GB 5400-RPM hard drive on this review unit. Since the DDR3 memory speed remains 1066MHz and the hard drive is still 5400-RPM we don’t expect significant performance differences. Let’s take a look at the layout of this notebook and then get to the performance benchmarks!