Sony Vaio VGN-NS20E/S
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-NS20E/S (Vaio VGN-NS Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 700 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-NS20E/S
Source: Trusted Reviews
This laptop does much to restore the VAIO name after the disappointing CS Series. Its durable, unique-looking chassis and excellent ergonomics will win it many friends, as will its outstanding battery life and affordable price. Only niggles like the lack of HDMI and the limited integrated graphics hold it back, but if these are of little concern to you then this is worth looking at.
70, Preis 80, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 60
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60%
Source: PC Advisor
Sony's VAIO laptops are sometimes seen as offering something a little more than your average Windows notebook. And one of the additions, aside from more software bloat than just about any other vendor we test, is found in the bottom line. Sony has built a solid and decently specified 15in laptop for £479. It may lack the niceties of Bluetooth and digital video out, but the Sony VAIO VGN-NS20 is powerful enough to be used for more creative purposes than any low-cost netbook. It would be a sound choice for anyone looking for an affordable but comfortable-to-use laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
While some laptops are designed to meet a budget price, others are considerably more expensive and drop in price when budget components are added. The Sony VAIO VGN-NS20E/S (£480 inc. VAT) is a great example of this, with previous models starting off considerably more expensive. The NS20E/S remains an impressive laptop by virtue of its design and quality. It's just such a shame that it's hobbled by poor performance.
80, Leistung 40, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% workmanship: 80%
Budget price and components in a premium chassis make this a great laptop. While some laptops are designed to meet a budget price, others are considerably more expensive and drop in price when budget components are added. The Sony VAIO VGN-NS20E/S (£480 inc. VAT) is a great example of this, with previous models starting off considerably more expensive. As such, you'll find one of the best screens at this price point, although it's still bettered by the excellent Acer Aspire 5735-583G16Mn. The NS20E/S remains an impressive laptop by virtue of its design and quality. It's just such a shame that it's hobbled by poor performance.
80, Leistung 30, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 30% workmanship: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
T3400: Merom based entry-level Pentium Dual-Core processor with some reduced power saving functions compared to Core 2 Duo CPUs.» 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.
77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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