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.
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.
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