Product Type: Sony laptops
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Sony Vaio Laptop
Sony Vaio NR38M/S
Member Name: catherine21
Sony Vaio NR38M/S
Advantages: Reasonably priced, very fast, very easy to use
Disadvantages: None so far
I have previously reviewed my first laptop, a Dell, and if you have read my review you will know that I was fairly unimpressed by it. So when I had finally saved up some pennies, I decided the time had come to buy a brand new laptop, which would hopefully work!
I had decided that I wanted a Sony laptop, as while my old one wasn't working I had often used my boyfriend's Sony Vaio, and had always been very impressed with it, and how fast and easy it was to use.
I chose this particular model, the NR38M, as it was one of the cheapest in the range, costing around £400. Despie this price, it didn't seem to lack any features of some of the other Sony Vaios available.
It has a 250gb hardrive, and 2gb of memory, which is more than ample for my needs. The screen is 15.4", which is adequate or watching films or tv shows on. I won't bore you with any more technical detail than that, and that is about all of the specification that I understood!
It has a very nice design, it comes in silver, and its casing is textured, which makes it look really nice. Overall, it looks very smart and sophisticated.
Set up of the laptop was very straightforward, one you turn it on, it gives step my step instructions as to what to do to get it all going. I'm not a very technical person, and I managed it with no problems or confusion.
Then you're all ready to go! I've been using my laptop for around 9 months now, and it is still as good as when I bought it. I use the computer everyday, so it has had a lot of use, and seems to be holding up just fine. Admittedly, I don't use a lot of features and memory on the computer, I just use the laptop for browsing the internet, watching films and playing music, but it has been perfect for all of these things.
I mostly have the computer plugged in to the mains, but on the occasions I have used the battery, it seems to have lasted quite well. It also gives a countdown from when there is about 20% of the battery remaining, telling you how much is left, and how much time you have left before it runs out.
In my opinion, this is a perfect laptop for day to day internet usage and bits and pieces. If you're looking to run huge programmes and run games etc, you will probably need something with a higher spec than this, but for me it's just right. The computer is fast, opens programmes when you ask it to, and turns on and off very quickly (again, if you have read my Dell review, you will see what a novelty this is for me!).
If you're looking for a not too expensive, but good quality laptop, this is a good one to go for.
Summary: A great laptop
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