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Sony VAIO VGN-NR260E/T 15.4-inch Laptop (Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium) Brown

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VGN-NR260E/T
  • Stylish, affordable notebook in wenge brown for everyday computing with widescreen 15.4-inch screen
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium T2330 dual-core processor, 200 GB hard drive, 2 GB RAM (max), 8x multi-format/dual-layer DVD drive
  • 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), 10/100 Ethernet, Intel X3100 video card with up to 358 MB of shared memory
  • Connectivity: 4 USB, 1 FireWire, ExpressCard 34 slot, Memory Stick & SD readers
  • Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (with Media Center capabilities)
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Model: VGN-NR260E/T
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Screen Size15.4 inches
Screen Resolution1280_x_800
Processor2 GHz Intel Core Duo
RAM2000 MB
Hard Drive200 GB
Brand NameSony
SeriesVGN-NR260E/T
Item model numberVGN-NR260E/T
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows XP Professional Edition
Item Weight6.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.60 x 14.20 x 1.50 inches
Color Brown
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
  
Additional Information
ASINB000ZOYI9U
Shipping Weight9.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 24, 2007
  
Warranty & Support
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Product Description

Model: VGN-NR260E/T

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Offering powerful computing resources at an affordable price, the Sony VAIO VGN-NR260E/T also makes a stylish statement with rounded corners and unique coloring. Named for an exotic African wood, this Wenge VAIO NR notebook features a dark, rich brown color with subtle copper accents that shine through in angled light. The widescreen 15.4-inch screen makes it easy to multitask in several open windows, or watch a DVD in its proper aspect ratio. And Sony's original XBRITE-ECO LCD technology delivers razor-sharp details and crisp, bold colors--all while conserving battery life. The instant AV Mode feature enables you to start watching a DVD or listening to music with the push of a single button--without having to boot up the system.

This notebook is powered by the 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium T2330 dual-core processor and it comes with 2 GB of installed RAM (maximizing capacity). Other features include a roomy 200 GB hard drive, 54g Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11b/g), multi-format/dual-layer DVD±RW drive (which also burns CDs), ExpressCard 34 slot, and both Memory Stick and SD memory cart slots.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center. In addition to easily playing your DVD movies and managing your digital audio library, you'll be able to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV). Vista also integrates new search tools throughout the operating system, includes new parental control features, and offers new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures.

The Basics

  • Processor: The 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium T2330 dual-core processor delivers additional computing resources and help expand the PC’s capabilities by providing higher throughput and simultaneous computing. You'll be able to perform multiple tasks such as digital rendering and gaming all while running virus scan or other background tasks seamlessly. Each core shares 1 MB of L2 cache, and they have a 533 MHz front-side bus. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

  • Hard Drive: The 200 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM) provides more than enough capacity for storing a large audio and video library, as well as extra space required for video editing. This SATA hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to FireWire and USB 2.0.

  • Memory: The 2 GB of installed DDR2 RAM (PC4200, 2 x 1024 MB DDR2, 533 MHz) maximizes the capacity for this notebook, and the additional capacity helps boost the amount of available video RAM that's shared with this notebook's video card.

  • DVD/CD Drive: The dual-layer DVD drive is compatible with a wide range of formats, including both DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs, CD-RW discs, and dual-layer (DL) DVD+/-R discs, which can hold up to 8.5 GB of data--great for backing up your MP3 collection or your most important documents. It features the following speeds: 4x for DVD+R DL, 4x for DVD-R DL, 8x for both single layer DVD+R/-R, 8x for single layer DVD+RW, 6x for single layer DVD-RW, 5x for DVD-RAM, and 24x for CD-R/RW. It reads DVD-ROM discs at 8x and CD-ROMs at 24x.

  • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a standard 82-key keyboard (2mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch) and electro-static two-button touchpad.
Screen, Video & Audio
You'll enjoy razor-sharp graphics and widescreen movies with the 15.4-inch WXGA high-definition screen, with its 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. The XBRITE-ECO technology delivers brilliant colors and stunning clarity with efficient power usage, and it features an anti-reflective coating to minimize reflection and ensure a beautifully clear image from any viewing angle.

Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, which uses shared video memory (up to 358 MB allocated from the system memory) and provides Windows Vista Aero interface support and enhanced 3-D graphics performance--delivering over 2x scores on 3-DMark 06. Intel Clear Video Technology provides outstanding video playback with sharper image quality, increased clarity, and customizable color controls. It also enables enhanced visual quality of interlaced content on progressive displays.

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
This notebook has an integrated Atheros 54g wireless LAN that's fully compatible with 802.11b/g wireless networks. This notebook also includes a next-generation ExpressCard 34 card slot (no PCMCIA slot), which lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features. Here's the full list of connectivity options:

  • 4 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • Video output: 1 VGA
  • 1 ExpressCard/34 slot
  • Memory Stick/Memory Stick DUO slot (with MagicGate functionality)
  • Secure Digital memory card slot (compatible with MMC cards)
  • 1 headphone jack, 1 microphone jack
  • Fast Ethernet port for a 10/100 connection
  • 56K modem (V.90/V.92)

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Preloaded Software
Includes Sony Click to DVD (for easy DVD creation), Microsoft Works SE 9.0, Microsoft Office 2007 (60-day trial), Symantec Norton 360 All-In-One Security (with 60 days of Live Update).

Dimensions & Weight
This notebook measures 14.2 x 10.6 x 1.5 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 6.2 pounds.

Power
It's powered by the VGP-BPS9/B rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which has a battery life of between 2.5 and 4.5 hours (depending on usage).

What's in the Box
This package contains the VGN-NR260E/T notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty, and Sony offers 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance.

Product Description

Pentium dual core processor t2330 1.6;15.4wxga w/xbrite eco technol.(1280 x 800)

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By JOHN HETSCH on February 22, 2008
Model: VGN-NR240E/T
I HAD THOUGHT A LONG TIME ABOUT GETTING A LAPTOP COMPUTER AND I LOOKED AT MANY BRANDS AND TYPES. IT FINALLY CAME DOWN TO EITHER A SONY VAIO OR A HP. IT FINALLY CAME DOWN TO THE SONY VAIO AND I HAVE NOT REGRETTED MY DECISION. I AM NOT A PERSON WHO HAS TO USE A COMPUTER IN WORK, BUT I DID WANT ONE TO SUPPORT MAINLY PHOTOS. THIS ONE SEEMED TO BE ALL I NEEDED FOR WHAT WAS REQUIRED. FOR THE PRICE I FEEL LIKE IT IS A GREAT CHOICE. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO WANTS BASICS WITH A LITTLE EXTRA.
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By R. Freeman on December 27, 2010
Model: VGN-NR260E/T
The VGN-NR260E is durable, trendy in appearance, light weight, and everything feels solid and well built. The finish is blemish/scratch resistant, which is refreshing for a 15.4" notebook. Battery life is great on normal performance settings, and even better on the power saver mode. It always picks up all kinds of wifi hotspots, even though they might be down the block! The keys have good play to them, tight and responsive, and the mousepad and buttons are a joy to use as well. The cooling fan placement is great, being on the side, helping to keep the unit cool when on a lap, bed, couch or anywhere most laptops struggle for ventilation (WHICH IS IT'S BIGGEST ATTRIBUTE!) A cool laptop = the same laptop for many years to come. Do yourself a favor, pick this one up. Using it is like driving a brand new car.
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Model: VGN-NR260E/T
I do not own this one particular model, but one that is very similar (almost identical). I own the Vaio VGN-NR220E. The difference is in the color of the casing, mine has only 1GB RAM and a 120GB hard disk drive, otherwise it is the same thing.
Vaio's used to not be made in china, but that was a while ago. I think the build quality is so-so, a cheap Compaq Presario I bought in 2006 was of better build quality for sure.
Sony decided at some point that there's money to be made in the value/entry-level segment, and that is fine, but their "value" comes at the expense of the consumer who buy their product. I am getting straight to my main gripe with the main problem that plagues these value sony laptops: their pre-installed software is to a great degree useless, it overloads the computer needlessly, and invites the consumer to "upgrade" something that came pre-installed, or to buy this or that service or subscription. On my computer, which only *had* 1GB of RAM (I upgraded that, easy to do), the preinstalled [...] bogged the computer down so much, it was almost unbearable to work with it. After working with it for a day, I was so disgusted with the junk that I sat down with it for three hours and de-installed all the [...] I didn't need or want.

As for the quality of the computer itself, it is fine, of course the Processor is a bit small, the Pentium Dual-Core T2330 is basically a Core 2 Duo ("Merom-L") with half the L2 cache and no virtualization technology (hardware acceleration of virtual machines). [...].
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lashan Bartholomeuz on April 5, 2008
Model: VGN-NR260E/T
Well this one has a processor that is not good enough for handle Windows VISTA. So just a advice,if you are going for Vista make sure u go for Core 2 Duo with high performance.

But other than that this looks cool.Specialy being a SONY VAIO.The rough finish to the outside makes it look unique and trendy
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Atikah on February 23, 2008
Model: VGN-NR240E/T
This laptop came with a good HD and RAM but the pre-installed Vista caused you lots of trouble because compatibility issues with other software. I had twice "blue screen of death", once in March and second time last week. Luckily for me the Sony Online Assistance help you to chat with the technicians there and help you solve it yourself. Good thing about Sony is they have this hidden drive where you can restore everything when you have issues. Unfortunately you have this Vista crap pre-installed. I tried to contact Microsoft to downgrade my Vista to XP but they were not helping at all. The link they gave you was totally not helpful because you kind of lost and nowhere to start with. I like Sony services but the second time when my hard disk crash again, the Sony technician was telling me it might be caused by hardware. Since I bought this on January, I am still under warranty. But, unfortunately, I had received a statement which said the hardware warranty is not available at this time and I should go to the nearest Sony authorized technician to get it fix. Then, I guess the whole thing now don't sound too good at all when it came to hardware issues.
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