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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-NS235J/S. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and screen. The price and reliability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO VGN-NS235J/S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGN-NS235J/S from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Views about the usability and screen are generally positive. The price and reliability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the durability.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGN-NS235J/L 15.4-Inch Laptop (2.16 GHz Intel Dual-Core T3400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium) BlueSony VAIO VGN-NS235J/L 15.4-Inch Laptop (2.16 GHz Intel Dual-Core T3400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium) Blue

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Sony VAIO NS-Series VGN-NS235J/L


If you're in the market for an all-around, everyday notebook, the VAIO NS235 makes an excellent choice. Sony has done an excellent job in bringing the price down on the NS series of VAIO notebooks without sacrificing on quality or features, so the...

Intel T3400 2.16GHz dual-core processor4GB ram250GB hard drive15.4" widescreen LCD displayBuilt-in WiFi and multimedia card support

The new Sony VAIO NS Series VGN-NS235J/L is an ideal notebook for your...

Jul, 2009

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Sony VAIO VGN-NS235J/S laptop


Sony VAIO VGN-NS235J/S laptop in Home use technology.notebook system type.Width:14.2in,Depth:10.6in,Height:1.5in, pentium Dual core T3400 processor.L2 cache memory.max 4GB/4 GB Ram installed size.DDR2 technology.serial ATA-150-5400rpm...

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May, 2009

Product Specifications

The VAIO NS series notebook is an ideal PC for your day-to-day productivity needs. With an Intel processor, loads of RAM, and ample storage, this notebook is equipped with the tools required to support your everyday computing endeavors. With a slim 15.4" form factor, the VAIO NS series notebook is easy to handle and great for on-the-go computing. Rounded corners and beveled edges make for easy insertion and removal from carrying cases and handbags.


Audio system:HD / Intel High Definition Audio

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):4
Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)/5.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black, Blue / Pink / Silver / White

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel 4500MHD / Intel GMA 4500MHD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.75


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO / Sony VAIO NS Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:86
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2


Color:Granite silver/Nightfall blue/Silk white/Sunset pink


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Bundled hardware:Standard Capacity Lithium-ion battery.\nAC Adapter.\nPower Cord.
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 11 x 1.5
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92/V.90
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 95W + 10%
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:Atheros / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GL40 Express
Clock Speed:2.16GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):13
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GL40 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing die size:143
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Pentium Mobile
Processor frequency:2.16
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T3400
Processor Number:T3400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35583
Processor code:SLB3P
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot: No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Microsoft Works SE 9.0.\nVAIO Startup Assistant Click to Disc Editor - Import, Edit, Burn VAIO Movie Story - Simple Movie Creation VAIO MusicBox - Music by Mood VAIO Media plus - Multimedia Streaming Software.\n
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Windows Live OneCare.\nMicrosoft Office Home and 2007.


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430/Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.24
Height (rear):1.5
Weight:6.17 / 6.39