Sony Vaio YB with AMD Fusion now shipping $600

Netbook News - Sony’s AMD Fusion Zacate based, 11.6-inch Vaio YB is already available on home soil back in Japan but now it’s just arrived in the US. Sony Style is now selling pink and white models for $600. That gets you a dual core E-350 (1.6GHz) processor, 11.6″ 1366 x 768 (glossy) display, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, Gigabit LAN, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, HDMI out and Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. The standard battery is good for up to 6 hours while the extended battery, sold separately is good for up to 13 hours.

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-Mezzo-4824d ago

Thats a good laptop, with good specs, the only down side according to me is the Small Screen, there are a lot of laptops out there for $600 or under with the same specs & bigger Screen.

I'm not a 17 inch laptop guy, i just don't feel comfortable with it. 11 Inch is to small, 17 inch is to big, 13 or 14 inch is what i like.

michass84824d ago

This screen size segment will definitely find its fans, but the price is not great... there is plenty similar laptops with this specs way cheaper than this, but I suppose small part of the price you are paying for the 'brand'... Sony was always a bit more expensive, because it is Sony :)
My previous laptop was the Sony Vaio, I was really happy with it, but when I upgrade I choose Acer, which have way better specs than Sony in this price range...


AMD ships five million Fusion chips, says it's sold out

Sounds like Notbooks are making a dent: AMD says it's shipped five million Fusion processors since the architecture's debut, according to a report at CNET. In January, the company said the hybrid CPU / GPU chips had momentum, and as of last month it was quoting 3.9 million APUs out in the wild, but this week AMD says that demand has overtaken supply and it's completely sold out of the Atom alternative.

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Sahil4714d ago

I'm a grad student, at my campus Netbooks and "small laptops" are VERY common.
The "small laptop" niche is exactly what most people seem to buy. I'm one of very, very few people who lug a 17" notebook around simply because I need the screen real estate and a 10-key. You'll see a 15" laptop here and there but for the most part it's these small notebooks/netbooks.

I've seen maybe one or two MB Airs on campus, ever. It's rare to see a Mac that isn't a 13" white plastic or aluminum but sometimes a 15" or 17" will pop up.

jack_burt0n4714d ago

A £180 11" netbook that can run dow2 @1024 and be a 1080p media centre in a £4K home cinema without missing a beat gets a thumbs up from me.

AuToFiRE4713d ago

the problem is most netbooks dont have 1080p screens

fatstarr4713d ago

i still want a tablet over a netbook but thats pretty cool.

Sahil4712d ago

To be honest, none of my friends own a netbook.
And, the be honest again, I don't think I've ever seen anybody toting around a netbook.
But then again, I don't have many friends and I stay in university campus all day.


Icrontic review: SAPPHIRE PURE Fusion E-350

Part one of Icrontic's look at the SAPPHIRE PURE Fusion E-350 sees how the low power APU handles our benchmark suite.

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Sahil4712d ago

It's so little! I wonder what cool projects you could build with something like this.

fatstarr4712d ago

A nice set top home pc box, to me there’s no reason to have such a small board. I really hate small boards they like disturb me for some reason. I had a bad experience a long time ago when I needed to add in a pci card but all my slots were blocked cause of my graphics card.


AMD Fusion APUs Accelerate More Than 50 Leading Software Applications

AMD today announced growing support from the PC software community with more than 50 mainstream applications currently accelerated by the new AMD Fusion Family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). The groundbreaking AMD Fusion APUs, available in PCs since early this year, help remove hardware barriers to allow software developers to deliver the most immersive computing experience possible.