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Sony YB AMD Fusion 11.6″ Notebook Up For Sale at $600

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The Sony VAIO YB notebook, announced at CES 2011, is now up for sale complete with the new AMD Fusion processors which are designed to deliver an HD computing experience and great battery life without breaking the bank. In this case, the VAIO YB is available for $599 from SonyStyle and a less spec’d model is available for $549 from Amazon.

The Vaio YB VPCYB15KX/P has a 1.6GHz AMD Fusion dual core E-350 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB hard drive and Gigabit Lan, WiFi B/G/N as well as Bluetooth 2.1 and HDMI out. The 11.6″ display has a 1366 x 768 resolution and the mini laptop is rated for 6 hours of battery life with the standard battery. You can purchase an extended battery for $249, which will extend your battery life to 13 hours, based on the claims from Sony.

The VAIO YB can be purchased in silver or pink and comes with a backlit keyboard that will make typing in dimly lit environments a breeze.

With a small screen and a weight of 3.23 pounds this device is pretty portable and should be able to provide users with an adequate mobile computing experience. We are looking forward to getting out hands on the device soon and will share our impressions of the Sony VAIO YB.

The VAIO YB on sale at Amazon has only 2GB of RAM, but maintains the rest of the specs. The VAIO YB isn’t yet shipping if ordered from Amazon, but we expect that to change soon.

Josh Smith is a longtime mobile tech user, currently using a Droid as his primary smartphone. Josh is also an editor at Notebooks.com where he reviews notebooks and other mobile tech. Follow Josh on Twitter @Josh_Smith or email him Josh@Notebooks.com.

2 Comments

  1. john k

    February 8, 2011 at 9:40 am

    The battery is the biggest issue. Sony promise UP to 6 hours which is 4-5 hours in reality. Hp DM1z battery is up to 9 hours which is 6-7 in reality. You would think for a hefty $599 price tag, SONY would add on a bigger battery. $249 for a bigger battery…really SONY??? I guess we know where they make up for money lost. I’m sure there people like me knows this is a deal breaker.

  2. Sudarman Yonidarma alias HISY

    February 15, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Sony is always like frog under the cup (think no competitor in the market) in pricing their product.

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