About the Sony VAIO Y Series VPCYB36KGS - (Price $699.00)
It could use more RAM, but the Sony VAIO Y Series VPCYB36KGS is a lot lighter than the alternatives and is generally well specced.
For $699 the 11.6in Sony VAIO Y Series VPCYB36KGS is not as aggresively priced as it once was, and with only 2GB of RAM it won’t multi-task as well as some of the alternatives. One advantage it has over similar spec notebooks from Dell and HP is that it weighs a very low 1.46kg, so if portability is the main concern then the Y Series is still a good choice even if the RAM is low.
The Y Series has an AMD Fusion E-450 (1.66GHz) processor, which is more than enough for productivity applications and other low intensity software.
It has an integrated graphics solution called AMD Radeon HD 6320. It’s powerful enough for programs needing some graphics rendering power, but it won’t be enough for modern games.
It has 2GB of RAM, which is enough to smoothly run a single program. This isn’t really enough for multi-tasking though.
It has a 500GB hard disk drive, which is about average in size. It’s big enough for plenty of documents, but movies and the like will fill it sooner rather than later.
It has a 11.6in (1,366x768 resolution) gloss screen. The gloss screen does make outdoor usage a bit of a struggle, but stay out of direct sunlight and it’s still fine.
The Y Series has exceptional portability, because it weighs 1.46kg and is 31.5mm thick. It’s more than light enough to be taken anywhere without any problems whatsoever.
This is an average, notebook, with not a great deal to recommend it but on show-stopper downsides either.
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