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Sony VAIO JS290J/Q Desktop - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz - 4GB DDR2

Sony VAIO JS290J/Q Desktop - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz - 4GB DDR2
alaScore 75

25 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Sony VAIO JS290J/Q Desktop - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz - 4GB DDR2. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The design also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the price.

design, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO JS290J/Q Desktop - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz - 4GB DDR2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony VAIO JS290J/Q Desktop - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz - 4GB DDR2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony VAIO JS290J/Q Desktop - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz - 4GB DDR2 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability. The design is also appreciated. Many are negative about the price.

design, usability


53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGC-JS290J/Q 20.1-Inch All-in-One Desktop PC (2.8 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core E7400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray RW DriveSony VAIO VGC-JS290J/Q 20.1-Inch All-in-One Desktop PC (2.8 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core E7400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray RW Drive

May, 2018

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"I am a gamer on a budget. This computer was able to play old game beautifully but once you start hitting games like Assassin's Creed and Bioshock it starts to show its lack of GPU power. Also, I found the keyboard to be awkward. I changed to my...

Looks beautiful, good for word processing

Keyboard, mouse, bloatware, crashing, lack of graphical power

Jul, 2009

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Worth the price


"Overall this computer has been good. It is been well thought out and looks good (not imac good though). It is pretty fast, handles graphics well, and has more ram and hard drive space than most people will need. The screen is very bright and sharp,...

Small footprint, sleek keyboard, nice screen

Dinky wired mouse, lots of useless sony software

May, 2009

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"I was prepared to LOVE this computer as it was easy to set up and use right away. However, after just 1 month of use, the hard drive failed and I lost EVERYTHING. This never happened before in all the years I have purchased computers. I am now...

Beautiful screen, great keyboard

Hard drive failed after 1 month - that says it all

Apr, 2009

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A revolution to computers


"One thing that really surprised me about this computer is that it is very quiet for an all-in-one. the screen is beautiful and the blu ray player gives this system a lot of value. processer power and graphics are top-notch. It is just great overall...

great performance, size, beautiful screen, blu ray drive

not much, keyboard and mouse not wireless

Mar, 2009

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Excellent computer, with some problems ”


I got this computer a while back, and within 2 weeks I found out there was a recall on the power adapter... No biggie... about a month later the motherboard went out. After getting the motherboard replaced I have had no further problems, it runs great,...

May, 2010

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This Sony JS series all in one is the best I have ever owned. ”


This Sony JS series all-in-one desk top computer may be the best all around computer that I have ever owned. I edit video, music and pictures as well as save them to Blu-Ray disk. It has a massive 500 GB hard drive at 7200 rpm that can find files fast...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Curb workspace clutter in style with the Glossy Black VAIO VGC-JS290J/Q all-in-one desktop PC. This powerful computer is built into the back of an eye-catching 20.1-inch LCD display with XBRITE-ECO technology. Easy to setup and even easier to use, the JS is fueled by a blazing-fast Intel Core 2 Duo processor and spacious hard disk drive. The VAIO JS All-in-One Desktop offers the powerful performance of an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Tackle virtually any graphics requirement with a NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS graphics card. Store your digital photos, videos and important documents on the spacious hard disk drive.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Color of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:20.1
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050
HD type:Not supported

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:20.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):51.1cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
On-board graphics adapter:N


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO JS-Series All-In-One PC


Chipset Type:Intel P43 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2


Color:Glossy black/Silver


Type: None


TV tuner integrated: No


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio Input:1
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows Live OneCare.\nMicrosoft Office Home and 2007.
Display included: Yes
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:256
On-board graphics adapter: No
Power Requirements:168W + 10%
Power supply:100

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:5


Clock Speed:2.8GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor Number:E7400
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:500

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS

Weight & Dimensions