Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S reviews and prices: 15.5" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 204 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-NW11S with Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows Vista Home Premium. DVD writer, 3.33 hours of battery See full product description

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Nick, Redditch General home user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Looks great, nice big screen, full keyboard.
Bad points:
Keeps crashing/ freezing/ having problems, had a completely new everything (except exterior) but it feels like it's going to go again soon (a few mini-freezes) which is how it started.

Also one design point- you can't open it with one hand like you can other laptops (hinges).

Difficult to scroll with the track pad, why not have one finger for mouse and two fingers to scroll (like on a Mac)
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 2.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 4.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2009

Patricia , London General home user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
looks good
Bad points:
it kept on breaking down 5x in total
your customer services are dreadful
sony should have replaced my laptop from the beginning
sony has conviscated my laptop still awaiting news from them
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 2.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Sep 2009

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Lovely keyboard design. Works as fast as any Vista machine can with the right specification.
Bad points:
Casing is very easily scratched. Mine is the silver model and just putting it in and out of the case has cause the top to scratch. Now I don't bother with the case as it can't really look any worse than it does now. Although this is a good and fast laptop I don't really feel I would have been any less satisfied with a well spec'd Dell model which would have cost me half the price.
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Apr 2010

Valerie, Louth General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fast. Large memory.Good looks.
Bad points:
Battery life not good., couple of hours at most.,not good when on the move.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Jun 2010

Imran, Islamabad, Pakistan General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
battery life is good enough specially with the power saver options. Performance is satisfactory, design is sleek and full of aesthetic
Bad points:
to get register on sony website is difficult and still i am unable to do so, i can find way to find the correct sony website to do so and unable to search through google. I am unable to get updates from sony website
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Apr 2010

Dion, Warrington Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The design is striking but doesn't look show-offish or date too quickly, and the build quality is excellent. On previous machines I've owned by other manufacturers, hinges and DC connections loosen too quickly, but not here. On my most testing software, Photoshop CS3, processing times are fast and the dedicated graphics mean it can still handle a lot of the latest PC releases. Start up times are fairly fast, and the display off, quick web access and spaced key features are thoughtful, not gimmicky. Whatever machine I go for next, it will definitely be a VAIO.
Bad points:
Nothing that I can think of straight away.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Apr 2010

Simon, Treacy General home user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Nice design. Unusual finish and looks great in brown. Screen is clear and the keyboard has a positive feel.
Bad points:
Too much bloatware.
After 15 months, the laptop seems to be overheating and, as it's now out of warranty, will need to be returned to the manufacturer because it keeps switching itself off and sometimes it just won't start. It's sold as a laptop, but just isn't designed for it because it gets far too hot!
Overall rating 6.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 4.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2011

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Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.5
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T6500
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.1
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Wireless
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Firewire
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 3.33
Weight (kg) 2.7
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number RAD MOB HD4570
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 512
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 45PM
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 37
Depth in cm 24.9
Release date 2009-07-24

Also known as: Sony VGN-NW11SS, SONY VGNNW11SS, VAIO VGN-NW11S/S, SONY VGN-NW11S/T, SONY VGN-NW11S/S

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Manufacturer's Description

Easier to use than any other VAIO notebook Everyday companion in silver with compact styling, one touch WEB and easy AV connection – One touch access to Internet surfing without a full PC boot up – Real-wide 16:9 X-black LCD for sharp and bright multimedia entertainment


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