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The fairly recent high-definition capable Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics adapter and 250GB hard drives for storage.

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Pros

based on the new Intel platform, capable of outputting high definition signal, fast 800MHz ram etc...

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slick minimalist design

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Very quiet and cool running machine!

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Cons

mediocre components, poor performance and battery life

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poor resolution, can only display 720p - especially for the Blu-ray model

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fairly expensive for what you get

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Introduced in the middle of September 2008, the Vaio NS series is a small series of inexpensive 15.4" media laptops from Sony aimed at Blu-ray fans and consumers who desire Vaio brand quality without the generally high accompanying cost. Made up of two models, the VGN-NS140 and VGN-NS190 both utilize the same aging 5000-series Intel Core 2 Duo processors, the fairly recent high-definition capable Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics adapter and 250GB hard drives for storage. The lower end VGN-NS140 features 3GB of RAM and a DVD writing drive, while the higher end VGN-NS190 model features 4GB of RAM and a Blu-ray drive. Both models are available in dark blue, silver and white for $799.99 and $999.99.

Models (only differences are highlighted)
  • VGN-NS140: DVD writer drive, 3GB RAM
  • VGN-NS190: Blu-ray drive, 4GB RAM
Features
  • Processor/RAM: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 (2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache), 3GB or 4GB of DDR-800
  • Display: 15.4" LCD, 1280 x 800, powered by the Intel GMA 4500MHD
  • Storage: 250GB 5400RPM 2.5" SATA
  • Expansion & Optical: 4 x USB2, 1 x headphone, 1 x microphone, 1 x IEEE 1394, DSUB, DVD writer or Blu-ray drive
  • Battery:1.5 - 4 hours battery life
  • Dimensions & Weight: 14.18"(W) x 1.24-1.5"(H) x 10.63"(D), 6.4 pounds
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