After taking a look at the ultra-powerful Vaio Z and still pretty advanced Vaio S, it's now about time to check out a slightly different offering from Sony, namely that of the Vaio Y series, designed for those users looking for a notebook that will allow them to work, but also play (well, just in terms of multimedia, nevertheless).
So, while as far as we're concerned, the Y series actually looks better than the S series in terms of design, things are in fact a bit different when going under the hood, the Vaio notebooks in this family packing the low-voltage Pentium U5400 processor.
This low-power CPU, coupled with 4GB of DDR2 memory, the Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator and a 320GB HDD paint the picture of a rather no-frills system (at least in terms of computing), that will allow users to carry out a fairly extensive set of tasks, as long as they don't really overdo it (gaming's not really an option with this thing, clearly).
Other important features worth mentioning include the built-in touchpad with support for multi-touch gestures, complete with Bluetooth and Wireless LAN connectivity.
Last, but certainly not least, we'll have to point out that the Vaio Y series is surprisingly light and has quite a powerful battery, that allows users to enjoy up to 9 hours of non-stop functioning time.
To sum things up, the Vaio Y series will indeed appeal to a relatively wide category of consumers, formed especially out of people who want an all-purpose notebook that's will get the job done, as long as you don't ask too much from it.
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