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Sony Vaio NR Series  (Source: Sony)
Sony's new VAIO NR series starts at $750 USD

Sony isn't exactly known for low-priced computer hardware, but the company is looking to turn some heads with its new VAIO NR series of entry-level notebooks.

The new notebooks are based around a 15.4" WXGA screen with XBRITE-ECO technology. The NR110 and NR120 are available with a 1.46GHz Pentium Dual Core processor, the NR140 uses a 1.6GHz Pentium Dual Core processor and the NR160 uses a 1.5GHz Core 2 Duo processor.

The NR140 comes with a 120GB HDD while the rest of the lineup includes a 160GB HDD. All models feature 1GB of DDR2 memory, an Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics accelerator and a dual-layer DVD burner.

Sony gives buyers the choice of three exterior colors for the VAIO NR notebooks: brown, bright white and granite.

The VAIO NR series measures 14.2" x 10.6" x 1.5" and weighs a hefty 6.2 pounds with the standard battery. Sony lists the battery life at 2.5 to 4.5 hours with the standard battery and 4 to 7.5 hours with the extended battery.

The VAIO NR series will start at $750 and will be available from Sony Style next month.



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$750 is entry level??
By Screwballl on 9/25/2007 2:48:34 PM , Rating: 2
maybe for the rich...
but for everyone else, the entry level starts around $400 for laptops and $300 for desktops which still puts this laptop out of the "entry-level" price range.. maybe mid level or low-mid...




RE: $750 is entry level??
By therealnickdanger on 9/25/2007 2:55:21 PM , Rating: 4
It's entry-level for Sony.


RE: $750 is entry level??
By softwiz on 9/25/2007 2:55:32 PM , Rating: 3
I tend to consider "Entry Level" to be what any given company is offering as their lowest end product or series.


RE: $750 is entry level??
By treehugger87 on 9/25/2007 3:13:57 PM , Rating: 4
Then I'll take an entry level Ferrari please.


RE: $750 is entry level??
By softwiz on 9/25/2007 3:22:48 PM , Rating: 2
Go for it! The base model is still pretty pricey.

You can call anything "Entry Level" but that doesn't mean you won't stil pay through the nose for it. ;)


RE: $750 is entry level??
By Quiescent on 9/25/2007 8:36:50 PM , Rating: 2
Those are only the kinds with the really, really crappy processors and maybe not so much RAM. *Ahem* (Celeron and Sempron)I have a low-end processor and it's better than those mentioned. But oh no, don't use anything good for low-end machines!


RE: $750 is entry level??
By spluurfg on 9/26/2007 2:32:11 AM , Rating: 2
They might not be that cheap, but for a dual core processor, 1GB RAM, and decent hard drive, it sure is better than a lot of other budget notebooks... I saw someone pay $1400 for a single core celeron, 512MB of RAM only 6 months ago...


RE: $750 is entry level??
By batatadoida on 9/26/2007 4:09:41 AM , Rating: 2
Actually yes.
In the european hardware market 750 USD (530.861 EUR) for a laptop with these specs is an awesome price. In the most competitive national hardware markets (like UK or Germany) you would get a similar product for no less than 700 EUR. I don't know if this product line will/is available in europe. But if it is, it's guaranteed success. Specially because people like sony and sony computers in europe have a similar role as to that MAC's have in the states - a fancy, cosmopolitan laptop.


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