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alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of SONY VAIO VGN-NR21S/ S. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and usability. The design and screen are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the size and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the SONY VAIO VGN-NR21S/ S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of SONY VAIO VGN-NR21S/ S from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The design and performance also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the size and durability.

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77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO FW31E 16.4-inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2Ghz, 4GB RAM, 400GB HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470, Vista Home Premium)Sony VAIO FW31E 16.4-inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2Ghz, 4GB RAM, 400GB HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470, Vista Home Premium)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Sony VAIO VGN-NR21Z/T 15.4in Notebook


Sony gives its entry level NR Series notebook the Penryn treatment and Andy sees if it's worth getting the chequebook out.

Nov, 2011


Expert review by: Mike Jennings (



Only an elite few machines soar above the £2,000 mark, and laptops like this hugely-expensive Sony VAIO need something special to justify the outlay.

The RGB LED screen, Blu-ray writer and awesome specification result in the best all-round desktop replacement on the market.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Techworld (

Sony Vaio VGN-NR21M laptop review


The Sony Vaio VGN-NR21M is a stylish machine with decent performance, provided you're not looking for something to play games on. It's a bit big to carry around with you everywhere, but it makes good use of its additional size. Perhaps the most...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: John (

Sony Vaio VGN-AW21M


No breakdowns, speed of processing when using Office and lotus software for spread sheets and databases. The screen has a sharp image at all time, and it's HD capability is good. The Blue ray DVD read / Write drive is now very good

Internal disk failed this year after four years. The original software for the Blue ray drive needed a lot of updating for it to work

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Marcus (

Sony Vaio VGN-AW21M


options for different memory card slots

Color - I have a silver grey Notebook and I find that it scratches easily, perhaps sony could make Notebooks that are scrach resistant - Also choice of colors i.e white ; Screen - The screen I have is glossy and I get alot of glare and reflection -...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: norman (

Sony Vaio VGN-AW21S/B


excellent for blu ray burnig and storing lots of data for AVCHD and photographs

vaio is more trouble then it is worth

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications


Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Display Surface:Matt


Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 1.320 / 1.51 / 1.77 / 2.28

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:5 / 6


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:30787 / 35568 / 35583 / 37005 / 37130 / 40479
Processor package size:35