Sony Vaio NR430E/L review:

Sony Vaio NR430E/L

Though purchased at retail, Sony's basic one-year parts-and-labor warranty applies to the Vaio NR430. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, and an online knowledge base and driver downloads for this specific model can be found at Sony's support site.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio VGN-NR430 E/L
1,204 
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875
1,287 
Compaq CQ50-115NR
1,355 
Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815
1,561 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio VGN-NR430 E/L
266 
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875
275 
Compaq CQ50-115NR
302 
Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815
316 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875
229 
Sony Vaio VGN-NR430 E/L
236 
Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815
242 
Compaq CQ50-115NR
243 

Video Playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio VGN-NR430 E/L
194 
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875
148 
Compaq CQ50-115NR
111 
Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815
104 

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System configurations:

Compaq CQ50-115NRb Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz AMD Turion X2 Mobile RM-70; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G; 200GB Seagate 5,400rpm.

Toshiba Satellite L305-S5875
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T2390; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 200GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm.

Dell Inspiron 1525-121B
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.86GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2390; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 160GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

Sony Vaio VGN-NR430 E/L
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.86GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2390; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 160GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm.

Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7815
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.86GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T2390; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 200GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm.

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