Sony Vaio VGN-NS240E/W review: Sony Vaio VGN-NS240E/W

Though purchased at retail stores, Sony's basic one-year parts-and-labor warranty applies to the Vaio NS140. 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.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio VGN-NS240E/W
959 
Dell Studio 17-162b
963 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Dell Studio 17-162b
161 
Sony Vaio VGN-NS240E/W
229 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio VGN-NS240E/W
187 
Dell Studio 17-162b
190 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Dell Studio 17-162b
262 
Sony Vaio VGN-NS240E/W
125 

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Dell Studio 17-162b
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Toshiba Satellite A305-S6916
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6400; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650; 320GB Toshiba 5,400rpm.

Gateway MD7818u
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