Sony VAIO Y Philippines : Price - Php 29,999, Complete Specs, Photos - In the Flesh

It's a full-blown VAIO notebook and it costs less than Php 30,000 (by a peso, at least).
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The new Sony VAIO Y Series notebook boasts of the AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 with AMD Radeon HD 6310 Discrete – Class Graphics. As earlier explained by TP, this AMD’s APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) is a single chip that integrates powerful AMD dual-core processor and discrete-class graphics which support Microsoft DirectX 11. Thus, this VISION Technology from AMD offers an incredibly vivid and smooth HD experience, including comfortable full HD video playback and faster HD streaming. Not only that, this PC is equipped with an HDMI output to enjoy viewing HD contents on a larger screen.

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The lines of the VAIO Y’s profile comes together to form the new “convergence line” allowing it to have a quite attractive tapered look. Comfortable and precise typing experience is assured by Sony because of the laptop's isolated chicklet-style keyboard. It is also complemented by an ergonomic touchpad for precise gestural control. With the Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 and supporting applications, the VAIO Y can help you in your daily computing needs.

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The VAIO Y is also equipped with the ASSIST button where with just one press, offers instant help, maintenance and troubleshooting in the form of VAIO Care and VAIO original software. This allows you to keep your VAIO in good condition with no trouble, whatsoever.

Here are the complete technical specifications of Sony VAIO Y (2011 Spring Collection) --

TechPinas Laptop Technical Specs Table (TLTST)
Name Sony VAIO Y Series 2011
Type Notebook PC
Dimensions 11.42" (W) x 0.99" - 1.25" (H) x 7.99"(D)
Weight 3.23 lbs with battery
Available Colors Pink, Green, Silver
Operating System Windows 7 Starter 32-bit
Display 11.6"1 LED Backlit VAIO display with 1366 x 768 resolution
Processor AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 (1.60GHz) Up to 1MB Cache
RAM 2GB DDR3 SDRAM (for the Php 29,999 variant)
Hard Disk Drive Options 320 GB (5400rpm) hard drive (for the Php 29,999 variant)
Optical Drive None
Graphics Card AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6310 graphics
WiFi Support Yes, WLAN 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, Integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth technology (2.1 + EDR)
Webcam Built-in MOTION EYE camera
Microphone Yes
Audio Audio CODEC
Ports 1 x VGA Connector
3 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI out
1 x Microphone out
1 x Headphone out
1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
1 x Memory Stick Duo slot
1 x SDcard slot
Battery 3500 MAh Li-ion 6-Cell
Uptime Around 4 hours
Value-Added FeaturesFusion APU, chicklet-style keyboard
Announcement Q1 2011 in the Philippines
Availability Now available in the Philippines
Price PhP 29,999

sony vaio y philippines

The VAIO Y Series is available in Green, Pink and Silver. All in all, it offers a compact mobile performance PC at a reasonable price (for a VAIO) of PhP 29,999.


  1. I am surfing the web for review of this vaio notebook, but haven't found reliably reviews. Please provide review for us prospected buyers on this notebook.

  2. Missing Operating System when I press Assist Button after I installed Windows 7 enterprise edition.

  3. Our company bought 4 of the Sony Vaio Y netbooks (invoice #: 776) for us brand managers last May.  Last night, while I was downloading a free installer, a message appeared on my screen informing me that my system is in critical status.  Since the warranty card and the OR of our units were in the custody of our MIS Dept., I went to the Sony shop where we bought the netbooks in SM Northwing in Cebu City this morning. 
    I told  the girl in-charge there of the problem, and she gave me a photocopy of the receipt and the warranty cards.  She told me to bring the netbook to Sony Service Center along Osmena Blvd. which is almost 5 kms from the shop.
    When I brought the netbook  (serial #: S017013250A)  to the Sony Service Center and showed them the photocopies, the staff told me that I need to get a certification from the store where we bought the units because the serial number of the netbook is not consistent with what was written on the warranty card.  Thinking that the repair of my laptop will start once I secure the certification, I drove back to the Sony shop and requested for the certification. 
    In minutes time, the sales staff furnished me the certification and explained to me that they use the serial number written on the box of the units for the serial number in the warranty card. 
    I drove again to the service center to give the certification so they could already start repairing my netbook, but the staff told me that they still have to send it to Manila for approval.  The staff told me that they will just inform me next week about the status of my netbook. 
    Since my netbook contains all my work files and I have made this clear to the service staff at the start of the transaction, I, as expected, was totally pissed that it will take time for them to process everything.  In frustration, I pulled out my laptop from the service center and decided to have our MIS department process the whole repair instead.
    Clearly, the customer service of Sony Service Center leaves much to be desired.  I had a personal HP laptop before which I bought from a friend in the US.  I didn't have the receipt nor the warranty card when i brought it to HP Service Center here in Cebu for repair. Unlike with Sony, all the HP staff had to do was check the serial # in their system to verify if the unit was still under warranty.  This only took them a few minutes.  Since their system indicated that it was still covered by warranty, they repaired it without any delay.
    Should I have known ahead that this is how dismal the after sales service of Sony is, I wouldn’t have recommended buying a Sony netbook as replacement to our old notebooks, but my fascination of the aesthetics of the netbook series got the better part of me which was a BIG MISTAKE. 


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