Pros

  • Great price
  • Good battery life and overall design

Cons

  • Slow processor
  • Screen could be a little brighter

At A Glance

Tepid performance and a somewhat dull screen are the flies in the ointment for this inexpensive unit.

Manufacturer’s Description

The VAIO NR160E/T Notebook with XBRITE-ECO LCD technology exemplifies contemporary style in a mobile PC ideal for everyday productivity and entertainment. With such great performance features as an available Intel Core 2 Duo processor, wireless LAN technology and a built-in CD/DVD burner. The VAIO NR160E/T is a great PC for all your day-to-day computing endeavors.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VGNNR160E/T
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
S-Video Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.40 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA X3100
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 251 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 160 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/150
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number VGNNR160E/T
UPC Code 027242725423
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO NR160E/T Notebook
Marketing Information

The VAIO NR160E/T Notebook with XBRITE-ECO LCD technology exemplifies contemporary style in a mobile PC ideal for everyday productivity and entertainment. With such great performance features as an available Intel Core 2 Duo processor, wireless LAN technology and a built-in CD/DVD burner. The VAIO NR160E/T is a great PC for all your day-to-day computing endeavors.

Product Model NR160E/T
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line VAIO
Product Series NR
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 1 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO NR160E/T Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Additional Information

    Notebook Height:

  • 1.2" - 1.5"

    Built in Device:

  • Wireless LAN Antenna
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Model PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Width 14.2"
    Depth 10.6"
    Weight (Approximate) 99.2 oz
    Color Wenge Brown
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model T5250
    Processor Speed 1.50 GHz
    Cache 2 MB
    Bus Speed 667 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model GM965 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 52.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:21:00 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 454.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 478.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 605.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 1658.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 740.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 1153.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 397.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 1746.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 308.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 11.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 7.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 646.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0