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“Mengintip” Vaio PCG-31311W AMD E-350 – LAPTOP Dari SONY
The Sony VAIO Y Series Laptop
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:
- Processor Series: Dual-Core Processor E-350
- Processor Brand: AMD
- Installed Memory: 3 GB
- Hard Drive Size: 320 GB
- Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
- Installed Memory DIMMs: 2GB + 1GB
- Graphics Type: Integrated
- Audio: Intel High Definition Audio
- Dimensions: 11.42″ (L) x 7.99″ (W) x 0.99-1.25″ (H)
- Wireless Compatibility: Atheros 802.11b/g/n Wireless Network Connection (802.11b/g/n)
- Graphics Memory: Internal
- Processor Speed (GHz): 1.60 GHz
- Weight: 3.23 lbs.
- Webcam: Built-in MOTION EYE camera and microphone
- Estimated Battery Life: Up to 6 hours standard settings
- Processor Cache Size: 1MB Cache
- Battery: Standard Capacity Lithium Ion Battery
- Processor Model: AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350
- Hard Drive Detail: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
- Memory Type: DDR3 1066MHz
- Screen Type and Resolution: 11.6″ LED Backlit Display
- Networking Detail: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
- Graphics Brand/ Model: AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6310 Graphics
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!
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Layout, Storage and Battery
The Sony VAIO Y series is known for ultra sleek and slim notebooks and the VPCYB14KX/S was no exception to that. This little 11.6-inch notebook weighs in at 1.47kg or 3.23 lbs, which makes it one of the lightest notebooks to ever be reviewed here on Legit Reviews. It looks like a netbook, but since this notebook uses the AMD Fusion E-350 ‘Zacate’ APU it is going to be hands down faster than any netbook.
When we started to take pictures of the Sony VAIO we noticed that the display doesn’t rotate back that far due to the sunken hinge design, but it should go far enough back for most users.
On the left side of the Sony VAIO we see the the
Power (DC) Input in the hinge, VGA output, HDMI port, CPU cooler exhaust vent and a
single USB 2.0 header. The Sony VAIO Y Series notebook cooling fan is nearly silent at an idle, but if you start putting the notebook under a moderate to heavy CPU workload the fan kicks in to keep the AMD E-350 APU temperatures down. The fan speed ramps up and down rather smoothly, but when the system is cranking hard you can certainly hear the fan a few feet away. This is a a bad situation that you get with many smaller notebooks as you can’t put a larger heatsink or fan inside to improve the cooling issue by going bigger.
On the right side of the power button in the hinge, a Gigabit RJ45 LAN Port, the Security Port that
allows the laptop to be secured to a fixed object with a 2mm metal
cable,two USB 2.0 Ports, a
microphone-in jack and a headphone-out jack.
The front of the Sony VAIO has the 4-in-1 card reader (SD/MS/MS
Pro/MMC) off to the left side, which appears to be a typical location these days. On the right hand side you’ll find a slider style switch to enable or disable the Wireless LAN along with battery and hard drive activity lights. Take note that this notebook does not have an optical drive and this is fairly common when dealing with notebooks that are under 12″ in screen size. If you need to use CD’s or DVD’s then you’ll need to purchase an external optical drive in order to use them. This notebook is all about being portable, so you have to give up the optical drive!
The bottom of the Sony VAIO notebook features smooth plastic that raises up in the back in order for a larger battery to fit. On bottom of the notebook is pretty good sized cover that is held down by three #1 Philips head screws. If you remove this cover you can gain access to the DDR3 memory slots, storage drive and the 802.11n WiFi card.
The Sony VAIO notebook came with 3GB of DDR3 memory shipped in a 1GB + 2GB configuration and both modules were made by different brands and were different colored. The 802.11 b/g/n wireless card is located just to the right of the memory and can be easily access and replaced if the need should ever arise. This notebook has the Atheros AR9285 PCI Express wireless card inside, which you an read more about here if you are interested. The hard drive used is the Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B 320GB 2.5″ SATA notebook hard drive. This particular hard drive has part number HTS545032B9SA00.
The battery that comes with the Sony VAIO is a four cell battery that is rated at 3500mAh, 38Wh. Sony estimates that the battery will last up to six hours with standard settings, whatever that means. Our test results using Battery Eater Pro with standard test results showed the notebook latest 2.5 hours. When we used the notebook for web surfing and e-mails with WiFi on in balanced mode we were able to hit four hours, which is pretty good for a system like this.
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Image Quality, Keyboard and Speakers
We were shocked to discover that the little 11.6″ Sony VAIO Y Series laptop had a screen resolution of 1366×768! We just reviewed a 15.6″ notebook that used this same resolution and here we are with a 4″ smaller display boasting the same specifications. The display on this laptop is excellent with very sharp colors that look crisp in low light situations. Since the display has a glossy finish to it we did find ourselves adjusting how the notebook was positioned with windows or lights as the backlight wasn’t bright enough to save the day. Overall this notebooks display is hands down one of the better ones that we have seen. The Sony VAIO Y series has a built-in motion eye webcam that features a 1.3MP lens!
Sony uses a full-sized 83 key QWERTY chiclet keyboard on the Y Series notebook and the best news is that is doesn’t flex that much at all. If you push down on it with one finger and mash on it you can see if flex, but most one finger peckers shouldn’t be able to get it budge. They key spacing isn’t bad, but we wish Sony would have made all the keys slightly larger as there is a bit of wasted space to the left and right sides of the keyboard. The keys on this notebook have a 1.6mm stroke and 18.43mm pitch.
The Sony VAIO Y series laptop features independent left and right mouse buttons and a small touch pad. Most notebooks we have seen lately have touchpads that are about the same size as the space bar and that isn’t the case on this particular model. Notice that the palm rest area has a textured surface on it. The touchpad appears to have a similar texture on it, but looks are deceiving and it’s a faux finish. The touchpad is perfectly smooth. This touchpad doesn’t support multi-touch gestures.
On such a small laptop you’d assume that the audio would suck, but the pair of speakers that Sony uses on the Y series of laptops are amazing. The two speakers are located on the bottom of the notebook directly under the palm rest. This isn’t our favorite location as our ears aren’t located on our feet, but the volume gets loud enough to where that isn’t an issue. The speakers have great mid-range sound and the top end even sounds fairly decent, but they do sound a bit tinny. The only thing missing when it comes to audio is bass and we can’t dock this laptop for that as it’s ultra portable!
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Final Thoughts and Conclusions
The Sony VAIO Y Series notebook proved to be a very well built laptop with superb image quality, a flex free keyboard and impressive audio for a notebook that is just 11.6-inches. The graphics horse power under the hood was amazing as the AMD E-350 APU with AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics was able to play mainstream games at low resolutions without any issues. We tested with some graphics intensive DX10 game titles and saw respectable scores for a laptop in this class. When playing less graphics intensive games like StarCraft II we found this notebook could hit over 30FPS with ease.
This notebook is the perfect solution for travelers that need a small yet powerful PC. The Sony VAIO Y Series laptop could easily do office work and surf the web. It’s also small enough to not get crushed when the person that is sitting in front of you throws the seat back into recline mode on an airplane. Not only does the small size and light weight of this notebook help its portability, but the 1366×768 screen resolution is great as you can get that whole spreadsheet on the display rather than having to scroll all day to see the proper cells like on some notebooks that have 1024×768 or 1280×800 resolutions. The battery life was also decent as we were able to stretch it out to four hours, which is longer than the average flight length.
The two weak points of this notebook would have to be the sluggish 5400-RPM hard drive and the low 1.6GHz clock speed of the AMD Fusion APU. This notebook is based on the AMD Brazos platform and we had the pleasure of benchmarking that system last year. We found the Zacate E-350 APU to do pretty well, but that was in a system with a Crucial C300 SSD and let me tell you the difference was huge. For example the Sony VAIO Y series notebook had an overall score of ~2,100 with a hard drive score of ~2,400 in the PCMark Vantage benchmark. The AMD Brazos platform we tested last year with the SSD scored ~3,300 in PCMark Vantage and the hard drive score was ~14,000. So, a solid-state drive helped overall system performance by roughly 57%. Nothing that you can’t fix down the road though by upgrading to an SSD. We have seen some Kingston SSDNow 96GB drives selling for under $100 after rebate on Newegg, so it wouldn’t be too much more to add one.
The Sony VAIO Y series has an MSRP $599.99 and this exact model can be found for $549.99 online at Office Depot. If you do some looking around you might be able to find them for less as we were shocked to see Sony selling the VPCYB15KX/S direct for $499.99. For under $500 this notebook does offer a ton of features at and still should leave some money in your wallet. We highly suggest using that extra money to buy an SSD as if you do it will transform this notebook into a whole new machine and it’s well worth it in our opinion. Using this laptop as it comes right out of the box isn’t bad, but we are used to running systems where you can download a file, install a file and browse the web without getting hesitations. We don’t like to feel hesitations and we are sure you don’t want that on a brand new PC as well. If you are a one thing at a time person then ignore what we just said.
Legit Bottom Line: The Sony VAIO Y Series is a very portable notebook that packs some serious performance in a notebook that is just 11.6-inches, but the slow 5400-RPM hard drive appears to be holding back the true potential of this notebook.
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