Sony VAIO Y Series Notebook Review

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Futuremark PCMark Vantage

We also ran the Sony VAIO Y Series (VPCY115FX/BI) through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric, PCMark Vantage. This benchmark suite creates a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core processors.

Wouldn't you know it? We drew almost the exact same conclusion here as we did with the ThinkPad Edge 13". The VAIO Y is the lowest performer of the bunch here, but not by much. In real world use, we didn't notice this machine being any slower than the Edge 13". The Asus UL80Vt, which also shares the same 1.3GHz SU7300 CPU, had a discrete GPU enabled during this test, so that explains the delta between those two. Still, for an ultraportable with 6+ hours of battery life and a sub-$900 price tag, this thing really holds its own. The full PCMark Vantage score report is below:

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