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Sony VAIO NW Series VGN-NW20EF/P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 reviews of Sony VAIO NW Series VGN-NW20EF/P. 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 really like the portability and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

usability, performance, design, screen, portability

battery, reliability, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO NW Series VGN-NW20EF/P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Sony VAIO NW Series VGN-NW20EF/P from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the screen and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Comments about the battery and portability are mixed.

performance, usability, price, design, screen


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO NW20EF/S 15.5inch Notebook (T4300 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)Sony VAIO NW20EF/S 15.5inch Notebook (T4300 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (

Sony VAIO VGN-NW20EF/P review


A stylish machine with decent office performance, but 3D power is lacking

Good performance ; Great screen ; Good design ; Portability

3D power lacking ; Some flex in plastics

A good laptop from Sony that offers good performance and solid portability but falls a bit short on 3D prowess

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (

Sony Vaio NW20EF/S review


The newest model in Sony's budget NW20 range is similar in design to the £750 NW11S/S model we reviewed four month ago. However, beneath the funky silver wood-grain effect is a much more modest specification. You still get Sony's attention to detail...

Sony's design and build quality is unquestionable, but a weak processor and a dull display make the NW20 less of a great deal than the price would suggest.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Jennifer (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW20EF


Very good performance from the laptop which has a good size hard drive and memory

Keys started coming off from the keyboard after 11 months and then shortly after that the mouse pad stopped working

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: edwin (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW20EF


Sturdy generally

Hard disc failure - no help fixing it

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: peter (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW20EF


nice design asthetically, does the job well, decent speed writer and hdd. nice bright screen, memory reader slots very useful tool

the touch pad can be erratic at times especially if any form of grease off fingers, the front casing around the memory card slots and top lid next to in built cam are a weak point of casing and have cracked, when i went to find replacements, ones i...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Gill (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW20EF


it looks good but doesn't last

both myself and my partner have two of these machines under two years old and they are both unusable and the repairs are going to cost a fortune

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Matthew (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW20EF


Good design. Looks good

Awful reliability. This is the second time I have bought a Vaio and neither have lasted two years without requiring significant hardware replacement. In this case, a new hard drive. In the case of my earlier purchase, a new screen and battery ;...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Pablo (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW20EF


This laptop is great for almost everything that I do, never let me down

Its battery after 2 years are very weak now ; I didn't notice that it did not have a better graphics card to play games

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Ilham (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW20EF


Sleek design, finally a computer with a beautiful touch and look and color ; Fast computer ; Handy web button ; can make my own video if wanted lol ; Easy Access to anything very quickly ; Took few times while travelling & still agreable to work with...

I am afraid no bad point for me ; Very happy about this ; It is a very good brand with wonderful products

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Melanie (

Sony Vaio VGN-NW20EF


Great keyboard ; stylish design and great colour ; windows 7 is really easy to use

Mouse is a little uncomfortable to use after a while due to the texture

May, 2010

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.34

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:37253