Sony Vaio VGN-NR31J/S
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-NR31J/S
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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%
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
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%
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