Pros

  • Snazzy exterior
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Unsatisfyingly short keystrokes
  • Hard drive not user upgradable

At A Glance

Faster notebooks than this Athlon-equipped bargain exist, but the overall package is worthy, including a 200GB hard drive.

Manufacturer’s Description

The slim 15.4" VAIO NR485E/L 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 NR485E/L is a great PC for all your day-to-day computing endeavors.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VGNNR485E/L
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
VGA Yes
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 358 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 200 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number VGNNR485E/L
UPC Code 27242741294
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO NR485E/L Notebook
Marketing Information The slim 15.4" VAIO NR485E/L 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 NR485E/L is a great PC for all your day-to-day computing endeavors.
Product Model NR485E/L
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line VAIO
Product Series NR
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO NR485E/L Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cable
  • Additional Information

    Notebook Height:

  • 1.2" - 1.5"
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Model Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Width 14.2"
    Depth 10.6"
    Color Nightfall Blue
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model T5750
    Processor Speed 2 GHz
    Cache 2 MB
    Bus Speed 667 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model GM965 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 75.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Good
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:56:00 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 357.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 406.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 280.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 559.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 555.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 802.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 300.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 719.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 250.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 16.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 8.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 535.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0