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alaScore 73

14 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sony VAIO PCV-W510G. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design, whereas the reliability and usability get negative reviews.


price, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO PCV-W510G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony VAIO PCV-W510G from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Some have doubts about the usability and reliability.

price, reliability, usability

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO PCV-W510G Desktop (2.40-GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)Sony VAIO PCV-W510G Desktop (2.40-GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Asa Somers (



Review summary The PC industry insists that the ever-elusive perfect hybrid of television and computer is both at our fingertips and something we really want. Enter the VAIO PCV-W510G, Sony's all-in-one wide-screen desktop with digital video recorder...

Great industrial design; three-position fold-up keyboard; beautiful wide screen; built-in flash card reader; PC Card slot.

No IR blaster to control set-top boxes; built-in speakers sound tinny; fuzzy TV quality; mediocre performance.

The Sony VAIO PCV-W510G is an attractive addition to any room, but it struggles as a fully realized TV-PC hybrid.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: (

"Not made to run video games"


I don't know it seemed dependable at first, my excitement of holding a different format computer was cool

Then I found out I couldn't play star wars on it.

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: (

"This is a Great Combination"


The integration of the TV and the computer is great. If you have trouble with the TV screen, try getting a cable or satellite connection instead of using an antenna. The VAIOs come loaded with multimedia programs which are fun and useful to use. Also is v

The keyboard does seem a bit flimsy but has proven itself so far. Giga pocket is still a programing work in progress. Can't tell what channel your on unless you pull up the menu and take away from the picture. Processor could be a little more powerful b

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: (



It's got good design

Terrible performance, too expencive for what it really is, the graphics card cant even process transparency!!! PLEASE stay away from VAIOs

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: (

"Excellent performer,stylish, space-saving"


Except for not having a built-in dvd burner, this unit has everything, and works great; and I commend the designer for the built-in LCD screen protector.

2-hinged fold-up keyboard may be a bit flimsy, still checking it out. Based on my experience with other Sony products, I would be hesitant to purchase this if you need customer support.

Dec, 2003

Product Specifications

Introducing the latest addition to the W series family. The W510G is the stylish and sophisticated desktop we all want to get our hands on. You can enjoy recording and watching your favorite TV shows with the Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder without the hassle of video tapes! The unique folding keyboard hides all of the unnecessary controls, so it looks like an actual TV when in the TV/Movie 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 W510G is still a powerful desktop computer.

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
Max Resolution:1280 x 768
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO


Chipset Type:SiS651
Data Bus Speed:533MHz


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:4x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:8x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:2.4GHz
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:80GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:SiS Real256