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May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Sony VAIO PCV-W500GN1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price is also appreciated.

usability, price, design

On average, users rate this product 80/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony VAIO PCV-W500GN1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the design and price.

usability, price, design

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO PCV-W500GN1 Desktop (2.66 GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB DDR RAM, 160 GB hard drive,DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive)Sony VAIO PCV-W500GN1 Desktop (2.66 GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB DDR RAM, 160 GB hard drive,DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive)

May, 2018

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From the masters of multimedia and design comes the Sony VAIO PCV-W500GN1, our Editors' Choice. This silver-colored desktop offers a built-in 17-inch LCD and many multimedia offerings. When not in use, the VAIO's keyboard folds up neatly onto the LCD,...

Product Specifications

Introducing the ultimate W. The W500GN1 is a PC that does more than just computing. Now you can record & watch your favorite TV shows with the Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder. The unique folding keyboard hides all of the unnecessary controls, so it looks like an actual TV when in the TV mode. The built-in 17.5-inch wide screen LCD makes it a perfect size for the den or bedroom. But don't worry, the W500GN1 is still a powerful full-featured desktop computer. You can create your own DVD's with the DVD-RW/CD-RW combo drive and convert all of your old home videos to DVD discs. The W500GN1 is the Ultimate Entertainment PC with a built-in 17" TV, Video Recorder, DVD/CD Burner & Player, and all the entertainment software to maximize your digital lifestyle!

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:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):44.5cm
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Analog TV


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 1x (DVD)
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 1x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:SiS Real256