Sony Vaio VPC-Y21S1E reviews and prices: 13.3" Laptop computer

12 customer reviews

This laptop is a good all rounder.

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7.6 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.
Sony Vaio VPC-Y21S1E with Intel Pentium U5400 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. 8.5 hours of battery See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The size and weight. It has been easy to get used to after getting getting used to the keyboard.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2011

Jenny, Essex Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I love this computer, it is small and lightweight and a lovely shade of pink (the picture looked as if it might be a light baby pink but it is a nice vibrant pink, but still not over the top!) The battery is brilliant and I can take it to the library fully charged and not pug it in. I wouldn't say the battery life is 10 hours (as it says in some specifications) but it is good.
Bad points:
The battery makes a loud noise, you would not notice yourself if you were working or watching things online, it does not over power that much, but I have taken it to the library at my University and when everyones laptops are completely silent mine makes occasional busts of noises. It is not too distracting, nobody complains, I just find it a little annoying. I suppose to get a laptop at good as this that does not make that noise you would have to pay a lot more. Also the 'lid' is very delicate, maybe not a negative as it is a lightweight laptop, but I would be very careful when handling the laptop.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Apr 2011

Patricia, Essex General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very light weight
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Oct 2011

Lorna, Bristol General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quick, quiet & easy to use. Looks great as well. Keyboard is very accessible. Nice & light to carry around.
Bad points:
Often have to plug it in before the day is out. Mouse touch pad is a bit jittery, but then I can never get on with these on any laptop.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 May 2011

Sam, London General home user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
I ordered this laptop and on arrival the laptop didn't work when the battery was inserted. I took it back and confirmed that it was faulty, ordering a replacement. The replacement had exactly the same issue. Do not buy this laptop..
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 1.0
Size and weight 1.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2012

Confirmed purchaser Music, gaming or video fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
it looks nice
Bad points:
dunno
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jun 2011

howard, Bristol General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good design,good keyboard,battery performance,handy size,very good support from Sony Vaio following problems with supplier..
Bad points:
Reflection from glossy screen, somewhat underpowered CPU, touch pad tend to loose track of cursor arrow in some software prgrams (eg Word)
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2011

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Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 13.3
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Pentium
Processor number U5400
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.2
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Card reader 2 in 1 Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 8.5
Weight (kg) 1.78
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number INTEL HD GPU
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series HM55
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 32.6
Depth in cm 22.65
Release date 2010-07-14

Also known as: Sony VAIO Y21S1E/P, Sony VAIO Y21S1E/SI, Sony VPCY21S1E/L, Sony VPCY21S1E/P, Sony VPCY21S1E/SI

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Manufacturer's Description

VPCY21S1E/SI. Your easy-to-use multimedia companion

Travels anywhere in silver with long battery life and easy VAIO solutions

  • Work and play all day on the move with up to 9 hours battery life
  • Easy to carry around with slim Magnesium Alloy styling and low weight of less than 1.8 kg
  • Total peace of mind when traveling abroad with VAIO International Repair Service
  • Simply touch the VAIO ASSIST button for VAIO Care

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