Sony Vaio VGN-NW150J/T
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-NW150J/T
Source: Digital Trends
The inclusion of a Blu-ray drive sets the VAIO NW apart from the crowd, but that feature comes at the expense of others. You'll find many notebooks in this price range with faster CPUs, larger hard drives, discrete graphics, less weight, and so on – then again, they won't be capable of playing Blu-ray movies. Apart from Bluetooth support, though, we can't think of any features that Sony left out, making the system a decent, if not standout performer overall.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 65%
Source: Laptop Mag
With its eye-catching design and Blu-ray playback, this multimedia notebook is a solid purchase for entertainment addicts on a budget. Featuring an eye-pleasing design, good sound quality, and Blu-ray playback, the Sony VAIO NW150J/T is an attractive multimedia notebook. While listed for $879, Best Buy currently offers the white and silver versions of this notebook for $799, making it all the more attractive for those who are looking for Blu-ray on a budget. Gamers, however, will want to opt for a configuration that includes ATI graphics (with or without Blu-ray).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
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.
Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.
» 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.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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