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Sony Vaio VGN-NR31J/S

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-NR31J/SNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NR31J/S (Vaio VGN-NR Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T2390
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-NR31J/S

70% Sony VAIO VGN-NR31J/S
Source: Techradar English
The Sony VAIO VGN-NR31J/S is something of a mixed bag. We liked the build quality and style of the machine, which is great. We even like the screen and use of a dedicated graphics card. However, overall performance is lacking and the rather awkward keyboard makes it less than an ideal choice.
3.5 von 5, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung mäßig, Display sehr gut, Ausstattung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 90% workmanship: 80%
60% Sony VAIO VGN-NR31J/S notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony VAIO VGN-NR31J/S is a good-looking notebook that certainly makes an impression. We were hoping that it would make a cost-effective desktop alternative. Sadly, we found it too under-powered for most needs but what was worse was the sluggish and poorly responding keyboard.
6 von 10, Display gut, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60%

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


T2390: Entry level dual-core processor based on the Merom core (and therefore with 64 Bit support). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4":

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.


2.9 kg:

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.

Sony reviews


65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)