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alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews of SONY VAIO VGN-NR21S/ S. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and performance. The keyboard and design also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the durability.

screen, design, keyboard, performance, price


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 43 user reviews of SONY VAIO VGN-NR21S/ S from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The performance and keyboard are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the durability.

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74% 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 AW21M/H 18.4-inch Laptop (Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM. 400GB HDD, Blu-ray, NVIDIA GeForce 9300M, Vista Home Premium)Sony Vaio AW21Z/B 18.4-inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 2.66Ghz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD + 64GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M, Vista Home Premium)

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Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E review


A stylish, well-specified media centre, but less powerful than we'd have liked

Good keyboard ; Nice screen ; Decent graphics performance

Not full HD ; Not the best CPU ; Heavy

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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.


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Sony Vaio VGN-AW21M/H review


Sony's Vaio VGN-AW21M/H has an unusual keyboard with spaced out keys. They feel a little stiff but are comfortable to type on. The touchpad is accurate and the buttons provide plenty of feedback when pressed, but both are smaller than we'd like.

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Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E review


Sony's Vaio VGN-FW31E is an updated version of the VGN-FW11E (Labs, Shopper 250), and little has changed apart from the inclusion of a Blu-ray drive.


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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.

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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...

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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

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / Blu-ray Writer / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Card:DVB-T / No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / No
Firewire: Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Duo
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Duo
Media Centre Edition:No / Yes
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows Vista Ultimate


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):9300MGS / GeForce 8400 MGT / GeForce 9600MGT / Mobility Radeon HD3470


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:45PM / 965GM / 965PM
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:P8600 / T5450 / T6400 / T9550 / T9800