Sony VAIO VGN-NR498E review: Sony VAIO VGN-NR498E

Though purchased at retail, Sony's basic, one-year, parts-and-labor warranty applies to the Vaio VGN-NR498. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, and an online knowledge base. Driver downloads for this specific model can be found at Sony's support Web site.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
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Sony Vaio VGN-NR498 E/W
1,043 
HP Pavilion dv5-1002nr
1,246 

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System configurations:

HP Pavilion dv2945se
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60; 4098MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 64MB Nvidia MCP67M; 320GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm

HP Pavilion dv6985 Special Edition
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750; 4098MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

HP Pavilion dv9925nr
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60; 4098MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 64MB Nvidia MCP67M; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Sony Vaio VGN-CR150E
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750; 3072MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm

Sony Vaio VGN-NR498 E/W
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750; 3072MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite A305-S6858
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750; 4098MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 300GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite U405D-S2852
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1; 2.0GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile RM-70; 3072MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB ATI Radeon 3100; 250GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

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Where to Buy

Sony VAIO NR498E (silver)

Part Number: VGN-NR498E/S Released: Jun 29, 2007

MSRP: $849.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jun 29, 2007
  • Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Installed Size 3 GB
  • Color Granite silver
  • Weight 6.2 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
  • Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 / 2 GHz