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BACK IN STOCK: Sony VGN-NR32Z/T Laptop, £399.99 [save £100] @ CDiscount + Quidco!
BACK IN STOCK: Sony VGN-NR32Z/T Laptop, £399.99 [save £100] @ CDiscount + Quidco!

BACK IN STOCK: Sony VGN-NR32Z/T Laptop, £399.99 [save £100] @ CDiscount + Quidco!

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-Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 -3GB RAM -200GB HDD -15.4" Screen Size -DVDRW Optical Drive -Nvidia Gforce 8400 Graphic Card -Vista Home Premium OS
The NR 32 Laptop from Sony is so simple to use and easy to transport that youll never want to put it down.

Thanks to a 15.4 X-Black LCD display the Sony NR32 Laptop promises to deliver pure and precise images, while the powerful Intel Core 2 Duo Processor guarantees smooth operation across all your applications. Youll also benefit from an impressive 3GB of RAM as well as NVIDIA graphics which wont fail to impress.

Get creative with the NR 32 and take advantage of Sonys VAIO Movie Story and VAIO Music Box. And if thats not enough, you can enjoy even more multimedia on your Sony laptop thanks to the Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Media Centre.

With 4 USB sockets, as well as MS and SD memory card slots, the NR32 offers great connectivity options, so you can easily view and share photos, connect external storage devices and much more. Wireless capabilities also enable you to connect to home networks and the internet from anywhere in your home as well as at wireless hotspots while youre on the move.

The Sony NR 32 is an ergonomically designed laptop, and is both easy to use, and pleasing to look at. The sleek and contemporary design will look great in any home, and because it is so compact youll be able to take advantage of all these great Sony functionalities while youre out and about.

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Nvidia Geforce 8400 Graphic Card!!! Watch out!

ro888;4081204

Nvidia Geforce 8400 Graphic Card!!! Watch out!



Nothing wrong with it! Do you have one in your vaio? Do you even have a Vaio?

I have the Vaio NR21 which is the same as this one only with a bigger processor and my 8400 runs perfectly fine. Not too hot, no lagging.

That statement has nothing to back it up from experience.

Heat added as solid performer with Sony reliability:thumbsup:

Runs great with Windows 7 too;-)

Waterboy8535;4081401

Nothing wrong with it! Do you have one in your vaio? Do you even have a … Nothing wrong with it! Do you have one in your vaio? Do you even have a Vaio?I have the Vaio NR21 which is the same as this one only with a bigger processor and my 8400 runs perfectly fine. Not too hot, no lagging.That statement has nothing to back it up from experience.Heat added as solid performer with Sony reliability:thumbsup:Runs great with Windows 7 too;-)



Think he was referring to Nvida issues they had about huge number of faulty laptop gpu.

I understand there's been many stories of issues with pretty much all the nvidia cards but no-one has found out if they affect certain laptops more than others. I know a big issue was them getting too warm and the "solder" was drying and cracking.

The Vaio vents well and keeps pretty cool. There's also not much whinging about them on the Vaio forum so throwing a blanket "Watch Out" comment on any laptop with an NVidia card is a bit lame

processor's a bit limp

wizball;4082261

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/162/1050162/nvidia-recomends-not-buying-its-defective-chips



It's states these chips: NB8E-SE is used on many notebooks most commonly advertised as GeForce 8700M GT, GeForce 8800M GS or GeForce 9650M GS.

Perhaps Sony build their laptops better and this protects the chips. All I know is Vaio users arn't complaining loudly and mine works great

If only it was lighter !

Waterboy8535;4083015

It's states these chips: NB8E-SE is used on many notebooks most commonly … It's states these chips: NB8E-SE is used on many notebooks most commonly advertised as GeForce 8700M GT, GeForce 8800M GS or GeForce 9650M GS.Perhaps Sony build their laptops better and this protects the chips. All I know is Vaio users arn't complaining loudly and mine works great



You really shouldn't be misinforming about this issue to possible buyers. This is a well known issue that affects 8400 and 8600 mainly.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ies

May be the cooling is better on the Vaio, not doubting it, but who on earth would like to buy a laptop with a card that is known to overheating?

Gabriel959;4084175

You really shouldn't be misinforming about this issue to possible buyers. … You really shouldn't be misinforming about this issue to possible buyers. This is a well known issue that affects 8400 and 8600 mainly.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geforce_8_seriesMay be the cooling is better on the Vaio, not doubting it, but who on earth would like to buy a laptop with a card that is known to overheating?



I'm not missinforming anyone! I just went off the link that someone else on here provided

If the card is properly cooled and therefore doesn't seem to overheat, like in the Vaio, then why NOT buy one?

And in reply to Pav.................................yep, it is bloody heavy:oops:

Good laptop.

I was going to get it last time out but it wasn't in stock so I got another instead. Maybe I should have waited....

Waterboy8535;4082037

I understand there's been many stories of issues with pretty much all the … I understand there's been many stories of issues with pretty much all the nvidia cards but no-one has found out if they affect certain laptops more than others. I know a big issue was them getting too warm and the "solder" was drying and cracking.The Vaio vents well and keeps pretty cool. There's also not much whinging about them on the Vaio forum so throwing a blanket "Watch Out" comment on any laptop with an NVidia card is a bit lame



Why? Can you guarantee 100% it will not happen? I would at least want to know any possible risks before purchasing.

As far as I can see he never said anything about Sony Vaio just the graphics card. Nvidia have admitted the problem themselves, especially with that particular graphics card. Surely it is a fair comment when any laptop has that particular video card in.

Anyway I would still get it, risky but its a long term problem anyway. You can always buy extra warranty if it breaks down.

ro888;4081204

Nvidia Geforce 8400 Graphic Card!!! Watch out!




Worthy point , it is a known issue and having currently experienced over heating issues with graphic chips.

mobile.slashdot.org/fir…iew

The worst thing some manufacturers have done is make the fan spin longer and come on earlier then it would with a reliable graphics chip.

This can make is much noisier then it should have been.

is it recommended to buy this laptop ?

Waterboy8535;4084222

I'm not missinforming anyone! I just went off the link that someone else … I'm not missinforming anyone! I just went off the link that someone else on here providedIf the card is properly cooled and therefore doesn't seem to overheat, like in the Vaio, then why NOT buy one?And in reply to Pav.................................yep, it is bloody heavy:oops:



Waterboy, I am very happy to know that your laptop hasn't failed (yet). Reading your posts, I am wondering, is it CDiscount, Sony or Nvidia you work for? ;-)

wow!!

not bad deal, thanks for updatign!

has this got hdmi ?

nvidia 8400 is nothing special, but again for that price u wont find anything much better than that. bluetooth? not a bad price anyway

I bought this off Cdiscount first time around, its a good laptop, bit heavy but looks and feels good quality.

Yes the 8000 series cards have a bad reputation but I have a years Sony warranty to check if its true and can extend it at the end if I'm concerned.

As for gaming the 8400GT is a reasonable card, I played COD4 through with no problem, COD:World at War is a little bit harder for it to cope with but its still playable. Nothing else I've put in it has had any issue as long as your willing to compromise sometimes on the settings.

I admit I got it with the £60 credit back so it was a better deal at launch but you will can still get a £12+ Quidco on it.

Give it a go if you want a Sony laptop, if you don't there's not much point in slating it unless you have a knackered Sony with such a GPU.

P.S No there is no HDMI output (not sure why you would want it without a Blu-ray drive) and just in case anyone asks I don't work for Sony, Cdiscount or Nvidea.

this deal is ******* ****!
i'd rather buy that HP one from dabs that was posted the other day... only 100 more but has a ton more spec-wise!

I got this lappy before Christmas, great solid build quality from Sony as usual and has a excellent screen. HOT!!

I bought mine too b4 Xmas and i love it.

The brown finish is awesome, build quality is superb - it runs cool and quick, only room for improvement would be the screen as I find it is super glossy and requires a bit of time finding a sweet spot, but when you do it is of the highest quality and the sound is on the quiet side, battery takes some time to charge but lasts well.

all in all if your looking for a sub 400 quid laptop look no further - this is VFM if you want to spend more then so be it,

my old laptop used to get so hot you could burn an egg on the underside and it was noisy ( fan always on) this is soo much better.
Hope this helps from anyone on the edge of making a purchase.

i think it's gone out of stock now

Gabriel959;4084175

You really shouldn't be misinforming about this issue to possible buyers. … You really shouldn't be misinforming about this issue to possible buyers. This is a well known issue that affects 8400 and 8600 mainly.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geforce_8_seriesMay be the cooling is better on the Vaio, not doubting it, but who on earth would like to buy a laptop with a card that is known to overheating?



Wow I didn't know this applied to all 8 series gpus :?

I have an 8600m GS :shock: it better not fail on me..

Seems strange there is no HDMI when the gfx can handle HD signals

Not future proof

does this have bluetooth?

Anyone else had their screen die on them? The screen just died and came up with this. When i is off, there is ZERO evidenceof any damage or impact.

Disgusted at Sonys attitude, they are saying we need to agree to pay a minimum of £140 just for them to look at it (their entire technical assessment thus far has been on this picture). Then if it is as they are claiming user damage (which it is not) then they will charge up to £800 to replace the screen.

When did Sony turn into Dick Turpin? Anyone heard of any issues with Vaio screens?

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/old-bugga/DSC03489.jpg

It might just be your graphics card mate.

Try reading the first page of this thread.

nadzzz;5013861

It might just be your graphics card mate.Try reading the first page of … It might just be your graphics card mate.Try reading the first page of this thread.



Utter nonsense, the graphics card does not and will not break a laptop screen, its more likely the laptop has been handled in such a way that the screen has cracked hence the black splodge on the screen.

djstrobe4real;5014344

Utter nonsense, the graphics card does not and will not break a laptop … Utter nonsense, the graphics card does not and will not break a laptop screen, its more likely the laptop has been handled in such a way that the screen has cracked hence the black splodge on the screen.



Well as I read it he said it is fine when the screen is off.

Anyone else had their screen die on them? The screen just died and came … Anyone else had their screen die on them? The screen just died and came up with this. When i is off, there is ZERO evidenceof any damage or impact.



He also clearly states it isn't user damage.

Then if it is as they are claiming user damage (which it is not)



What other information should I go off? Or should I make something up like telling me I said the graphics card broke the screen? The screen could be fine if its the gfx card.

If the graphics card is corrupt, especially with the known problem already talked about, it can display such artifacts. It is a known problem with these gfx cards and I've seen it for myself on a Dell.

It may not be. One way to test that and rule it out would be connecting it to an external monitor.
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