Sony Vaio VGN-NR21Z
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NR21Z (Vaio VGN-NR Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1100 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-NR21Z
Sony's VAIO range has traditionally comprised high-end laptops with equally high price points. This is no longer the case, with several affordable models now available, one of which is Sony's VAIO VGN-NR21Z/T (£699 inc. VAT). It has a 15.4-inch Super-TFT display. Movies and photographs looked great, helped by vivid colours. It's large enough to consider using the Sony as a replacement for your desktop PC, yet it retains an element of portability, further aided by a battery life of just over three hours.
4 von 5, Display gut, Ausstattung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 50% display: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
The Sony VAIO VGN-NR21Z/T is a great machine for anyone looking for a powerful notebook to replace your desktop PC. Sure, it lacks decent graphics and digital connections but for the asking price you get a great keyboard, screen and specification in return.
8 von 10, Preis gut, Ausstattung gut, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Laptops have become something of a commodity item. While Asus has been re-defining the market with the Eee PC, it's easy to forget it has been possible to get hold of very cheap notebooks (albeit not as small) for quite a while now. Hell, there have even been some free notebook deals floating around and a quick look at our own shopping section shows a large number of notebooks available for less than £300. Of course, these are all very basic machines but spend a little more and you're still looking at a dual-core CPU, while upwards of £500 should offer up some very decent notebooks.
(von 10): 7, Ausstattung 6, Leistung 7
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 60%
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT: NVidia GeForce 8400M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8600M GS video card. Not suited for DX 10 games in high details.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
T8100: Former mid-range Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core that features FSB800 and VT-x virtualization functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.
76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.