Sony VAIO Y Series Notebook Review
Introduction and Specifications
The VAIO Y-Series that we're testing today is one of Sony's newest machines, and just as Lenovo ThinkPad machines wear their legacy on their sleeves, this one screams VAIO from end to end. The exact model number is VPCY115FX/BI, and it's definitely one of the most stylish ultraportables out today. Like it or not, this machine is going head-to-head against Lenovo's also-appealing ThinkPad Edge 13", and we're going to compare and contrast the two throughout these pages to give you an idea of which machine has the overall advantage, in our opinion. Contrary to popular belief, Sony actually is in the business of making lower-end machines in terms of price, and even we were shocked to see that this machine had a base price of just $799.99. VAIO's typically have a rather noticeable price premium attached to them, so seeing a well-equipped version under the $800 mark is somewhat impressive.
If you've been intentionally overlooking Sony because you thought their machines were on the expensive side, it's time to give the manufacturer another look. At $799, but specified well above many other base units from rival companies that are also selling CULV machines, this machine offers a great deal of value on paper. Will this VAIO model bring performance along with its good looks? Join us in the pages to come to find out...