Sony Vaio VGN-NW21F reviews and prices: 15.5" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 6 reviews.
Sony Vaio VGN-NW21F with Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 2.13 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. Blu-ray combo See full product description

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Keith, Warrington

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The laptop made it very easy for me to playback (via Blu-Ray) when playing DVDs burnt via my Panasonic VW-BN1 DVD burner- which were taken on my Panasonic HDCHS9 HD video camera.
Bad points:
I have found it slow at picking up my company's server network - when compared to my colleagues laptops.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Dec 2009

Rob, Bristol Physicist and Computer Programmer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Decently made, stylish, bright screen, no dead pixels. Great keyboard. Good connectivity, especially the HDMI output. Nicely balanced laptop in terms of performance + features against price. Generally very happy with it, and have already recommended it to another person.
Bad points:
Screen has rather poor viewing angles, especially the vertical viewing angles. There is a noticeable change in colour/contrast vertically across the screen when you are looking straight at it, let alone when you move your head up or down a small amount. It also displays blacks very poorly, which is particularly ironic since it's supposed to be an "X-black" screen. Personally, in a laptop in the £700 price range I'd expect a decent screen technology rather than a cheap shiny twisted nematic panel.

Battery life is a bit below average, in my opinion. Not a problem in my case, as it's plugged in 95% of the time.
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Nov 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fast powerful machine, excellent display / graphics, absolutely brilliant for multi-tasking. Connectivity options are excellent and HDMI option allows you to use latest TV as display for photos, playing blu ray discs etc, or just as a very big monitor. Being able to turn off the display is good when you are just listening to radio as well. This laptop is whisper quiet, you would not know it was switched on. It is a good replacement for a home PC.
Bad points:
The weight. It is soooo heavy, not a viable option if you do a lot of travel with your laptop.
The battery life is really poor. Just using the internet for an hour or so will flatten the battery so you can't stray far from a power outlet.
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Jan 2010

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) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core 2 Duo
Processor number P7450
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.13
Number of USB ports 3
Connections Firewire
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray combo
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Weight (kg) 2.7
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number Mobility Radeon HD 4570
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 2009-10-28

Also known as: Sony VAIO NW21F/S, Sony VAIO NW21F/T

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