updated 11:20 am EST, Mon February 7, 2011
Sony Vaio YB netbooks now in the US
Sony is now shipping its VAIO YB netbooks in the US. The computer we tried at CES sports an 11.6-inch, 720p display and is powered by a 1.6GHz AMD Fusion processor that gives it 1080p video and faster 3D than Intel CULV notebooks in the class. A stock configuration comes with 4GB of RAM onboard, along with a 500GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI output and Ethernet.
The standard battery promises to offer six hours of life, with an optional, higher-capacity version rated at 13 hours. Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit is pre-installed. The crossover notebook weighs 3.23lbs.
Sony offers pink and white models for $600. Amazon also has a budget version of the VAIO YB on offer, with 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive for $550. [via NetbookNews]