If you are looking for cheap laptops, this is the best choice for you.
Because of computerization of each and every data and fall in the prizes of laptops, laptops here onwards will not be considered as a part of technocrats and rich people. Now middle class people can purchase laptops. Here we will see about Sony’s NR series laptops.
Sony has changed its agenda now. Now, you can purchase Sony’s electronic components without exceeding your budget. The new NR series is at the cost of $900. The VGN-NR160E/S provides consumers the Core 2 Duo feature at $829. The NR Series is available in three colors- Granite, Wenge, and Silk. The 6.2-pound body has fine textures on the lid and keyboard body and has fillet edges. It is somewhat similar to the Apple’s MacBook Pro. But NR series features 15.4 inch LCD at a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
The keyboard is spacious and durable. There are two buttons above the keyboard: an S1 multipurpose, programmable key, which can be set through a pop-up window in toolbar and an AV Mode button. Four USB ports, memory card slots for memory sticks and SD cards are provided around the edges. At a fairly low price, you get a 1.5 GHz Core 2 Duo processor with 667 MHz FSB and 2MB cache and 1GB DDR2 RAM.
You won’t face any problem in multitasking e.g. you are watching a DVD, browsing the Internet and booting up Paint Shop Pro simultaneously. The hard disc is a 160GB, 5,400-rpm SATA drive to avail plenty of space for your documents and multimedia.
PCMark05 and 3DMark03 scores were below average for a mainstream machine at 3,080 and 1,459 respectively, but recent scores are above average. Sony is still struggling with crapware issues. After removing some unnecessary applications, the PCMark05 score increased to 3,219. If you remove the things which you don’t need, the system performance will definitely boost.
The VGN-NR160E/S wireless networking connection works properly despite the lack of 802.11n capability. The system managed 17.3 and 16.8 Mbps of throughput at 15 and 50 feet from the access point respectively. Sony has also provided a wireless switch in addition to the hardware switch at the base of the body.