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The Sony VAIO VGN-NR was a low end notebook released by Sony in 2007. It was designed to be used for basic internet tasks as well as office tasks.

Detailed Specs

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, Celeron, Pentium (Dual Core)

Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Chipset: Intel GM965 Express (800MHz)


Memory: DDR2 SDRAM PC2-5300 SO-DIMM (667MHz), not soldered, 2 slots, max 4GB, Standard 2GB

Display: 15.4" wide TFT WXGA (1280x800)

Storage: 160GB HDD SATA 5400rpm

Weight: 2.9 kilograms

MSRP: around £549 to £699

Daily Usage Today

The NR deals with office tasks and basic web browsing okay-ish. It can run your favourite office programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint and LibreOffice fairly well, including a selection of web pages, however it struggles with video playback and even normal webpages. It is highly recommended to run an old OS such as Windows XP or a lightweight Linux distribution such as AntiX (Debian) or Lubuntu (Ubuntu).

These laptops are very cheap (As of September 2023) and can be had on eBay for under £20 easily. They would make a good beginner/kids laptop.


VGN-NR Recovery Disks VGN-NR Disassembly You can bypass the model checks of these discs by using SVRP.

Follow our guides to download and install drivers.


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