The VAIO YB series of AMD Fusion-powered notebooks that Sony showcased at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are here. The VAIO YB series is certainly not the first on the market with AMD’s Fusion Zacate chips, but Sony has still managed to ensure that it stands out from similar offerings from HP and Lenovo. Before you hit the jump to find out what makes the YB series stand out, let me warn you a lot of you might not like Sony’s idea of towering above the competition.
After launching back in January, Sony has taken a shrinking ray and aimed it at its Y Series Vaio laptop, which has now been reduced from 13.3 inches to 11.6 inches.
That's near netbook territory, but its guts are anything but. Inside the 11.6-inch Vaio you'll find an Intel Core i3 380UM processor clocked at 1.33GHz, up to 8GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. Other accouterments include a 1366x768 resolution (the same as before), Bluetooth, Wireless-N, HDMI, and Windows 7 Home Premium.
Look for this one to launch in Japan later this month. No word on when it will ship stateside or for how much.