SONY VAIO VGN-NR160ESPECS
1.5GHz Core 2 Duo T5250;160GB hard drive;1GB DDR2; DVDiRW: 15.4-inch TFT; Windows
Vista Home Premium
SONY VAIO VGN-NR160E presents the entry_level performance you would hope for the price, but its style and feature set are lacking compared with low_cost systems we have seen from other mainstream vendors.Our 6.2 lb promo unit featured an iridescent silver case made of a tangible, etched plastic. (also there is two choice= white and brown.) While the somewhat awkward body looks classier than dull blackandgray budget models, we've seen budget systems from Dell, Gateway, and HP that offer more design flair, some thing you won't find much of on theVGN-NR160E. The system also lacks media keys and a Webcam. though Sony did include a programmable shortcut key and an AV Mode button. ( AV Mode only launches Windows Media Player after the system is booted up, however it doesn't let you play audio or video without booting Windows, like some competing models do. ) Our fixed_configuration system came with a good assortment of low_end components, including a 1.5GHz Core2 DuoT5250 CPU, 1GB of DDR2 RAM. a 160GB hard drive, and integrated graphics. We only wish the system came with more RAM to power the memoryhungry Windows Vista Home Premium OS. Like other budget notebooks we have tested lately, SONY VGN-NR160E gave scores on our Windows-Media-Encoder [10 mins and 33 secs], iTunes changing [8 mins and 55 secs] and Cinebench 9.5 checks that see it can manage basic multi media and generativeness tasks, if not at the hurried quickness. As for battery life, SONY VGN-NR160E lasted a better than average two hours and 11 mins on our DVD rundown test.