Sony Vaio VGN-NW125J/T review: Sony Vaio VGN-NW125J/T

Annual power consumption cost

The Vaio NW125 uses a standard six-cell battery and lasted 2 hours, 49 minutes on CNET Labs' demanding battery drain test. In anecdotal testing, with the laptop running under typical usage scenario, we didn't surpass the 3-hour mark. That's fairly disappointing, when you consider smaller laptops at or near the NW125's price use extended-cell batteries, which greatly lengthen the time you can spend away from a wall outlet.

Though purchased at retail stores, Sony's basic one-year parts-and-labor warranty applies to the Vaio NW125. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line and an online knowledge base. Also, driver downloads for this model can be found at Sony's support Web site.

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System configurations:

Sony Vaio VGN-NW125J/T
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Asus UX50V-RX05
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Solo U3500; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce G105M; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Dell Studio S1440-022B
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500; 3072MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 9400M G; 320GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

Dell Studio XPS 1340-024B
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 9400M G; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

HP Pavilion dv3-2155mx
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 500GB Seagate 5,400rpm

HP TouchSmart tx2-1275dx
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.19GHz AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM-74; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 320MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200; 320GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite E105-S1602
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 500GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

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Sony Vaio VGN-NW125J/T

Part Number: VGN-NW125J/T Released: Jul 1, 2009

MSRP: $949.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jul 1, 2009
  • Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
  • Installed Size 4 GB
  • Color walnut brown
  • Weight 6 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
  • Graphics Processor Intel GMA 4500MHD
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 / 2.1 GHz
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