Sony Vaio VGN-NW20SF reviews and prices: 15.5" Laptop computer

223 customer reviews

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

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8.4 out of 10 based on 223 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-NW20SF with Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD drive, 4 hours of battery See full product description

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fiona, Brighton General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent screen, great graphics card. Good sound system.
Bad points:
My hard drive died and I purchased a new hard drive but on downloading Win7 Home Premium OS my licence key for Windows does not activate my copy.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Nov 2011

Nouman, London General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
This Sony VAIO has an excellent look. The prossesor is fast , with large 4GB memory. Keyboard and other hardware are heavy duty. Overall very nice Laptop.
Bad points:
Battery life should have been more.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jul 2010

Gemma, St Helens General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
I have recently had problems with my touch pad left clicker reported it several times and no one gets in touch so customer services isnt crap.
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Feb 2011

Jodie, Sompting General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
*Looks amazing! Also, love the ribbed texture
*Easy to type with- nicely spaced keyboard
*Webcam's better than expected
*Microphone works perfectly for skype
*Screen is large and works brilliantly for films
Bad points:
* Battery could be better but most laptops are the same in that respect
* Although useful, the Vaio Gate bar at the top of the screen jumps to the cursor, thus getting in the way when wanting to close tabs etc
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jul 2010

Bradley, Stoke-on-Trent Music, gaming or video fan

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Good Keyboard, loads of connections: HDMI, VGA, FireWire, etc. Good sized harddrive.
Bad points:
Poor battery life, flimsy plastic body, rapid overheating on demanding tasks
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 3.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 3.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2010

Elizabeth, Doncaster General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
brilliant keyboard and quick access to the web
Bad points:
battery life
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Aug 2010

Susie, Hertfordshire Often on the move

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
The back light on the screen has gone twice, one within warranty and the other outside. Both times my laptop was repaired free of charge but it was very invonvenient and not what i expected when very carefully choosing a sony vaio! Its not as if they are cheap either!
Overall rating 3.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 4.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jan 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.5
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number T6600
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.2
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Firewire
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 4
Weight (kg) 2.7
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number GMA 4500MHD
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 45PM
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Width in cm 37
Depth in cm 24.9
Release date 2009-10-01

Also known as: Sony NW20SFS, Sony VAIO NW20SF/P, Sony VAIO NW20SF/S, SONY VGNNW20SF, SONY VGN-NW20SF/P

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Manufacturer's Description

A pleasure to carry and use With a slim rounded profile and one of the most compact chassis in its class, VAIO NW notebooks are easy to hold and carry around. Soft curves Soft curves and textured surfaces feel natural in the hand and smooth to the touch. An undulating wavelike pattern runs from the keyboard to the palm rest, providing comfortable wrist support while typing. Panoramic pictures View two web pages side-by-side and watch movies in their original format without side bars on a real-wide 15.5” screen with 16:9 aspect ratio. X-black technology ensures pictures are sharp, bright and natural looking with vibrant colour and depth. Discover High Definition Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking intensity of High Definition*. Models with a Blu-ray Disc™ Combo Drive can play back Blu-ray movies, as well as play back and record all CD and DVD formats. Get Connected Watch Blu-ray Disc™ movies*, high definition home videos and HD photo slideshows on your large screen HDTV. Linking up is easy with one HDMI™ cable** connection* and optimised screen resolution via the resolution utility. Precise typing The carefully designed keyboard provides comfort and control with precisely spaced keys for smooth typing and a convenient stick pointer. Surf in seconds Press the WEB button on the front of the notebook and be online in seconds. Accessing the Internet without a full PC boot-up saves time and battery power – ideal when on the go. It’s perfect for quickly updating your Facebook profile, skyping with friends or finding a postcode for your sat-nav before leaving home. Instant screen off When you want to listen to music or just turn your screen off, press the DISPLAY OFF button on the front of the notebook. No need for menus or multiple key combinations. Saves power With latest Energy Star Version 5.0 compliance, VAIO NW notebooks offer powerful home entertainment while minimising energy consumption. That’s good for the environment and your electricity bills.

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