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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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When I think "Entry level"
By Joz on 9/25/2007 10:30:29 PM , Rating: 3
I pray for a Core Solo, Core Duo, Pentium Dual-Core (1mb Core2), Turion64 or Turion64 X2, along with 512MB DDR2, and a half-decent IGP (like half a 8400M GS (would be 8shaders) so I can play D2 and AOE between classes on a 6cell battery that can give me 2-3.5 hours of gaming with my a/g or a/b/g wireless. all in a nice and small 14.1" or 15" sub 6 lb brick.

Sony should never call thier products entry level unless their 1/4 of their already outragously overpriced prices.




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