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Sony VAIO RA820G Desktop Computer

Sony VAIO RA820G Desktop Computer
alaScore 77

10 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money. The design is also mentioned favorably.

reliability, design, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO RA820G Desktop Computer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO RA820G Desktop Computer

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony VAIO RA820G Desktop Computer from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO VGC-RA820G Digital Studio PC (Intel Pentium 4 Processor 540, 1 GB RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Dbl Layer, DVD-ROM Drive)

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Sony VAIO VGC-RA820G

 

The RA820G shares the same case design as the RA810G: a quiet, sleek, black and silver monolith that looks as good as a PC tower can be in an A/V application. We would recommend a horizontal chassis (like models from Alienware, HP, and iBuyPower) if...

Liquid cooling means no fan noise. Space and cabling for extra hard drives. Reasonably priced

Large tower case still looks more like a PC than a piece of home-entertainment equipment. Wired mouse and keyboard

An evolution of the quiet Sony VAIO R-series tower, the VGC-RA820G has the goods to be an excellent office Media Center PC, as well as a good living-room multimedia base station.

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Product Specifications

Ready for entertainment. The Sony VAIO R Series exemplifies cutting edge design and superior performance. A sleek black chassis with a revolutionary liquid heat pipe cooling system handles heat with ease while minimizing noise. The VAIO R Series delivers professional quality video, music, and digital imaging solutions you demand. The bundled 19" XBRITE LCD display will let you see your movies, images and multimedia with clarity. Loaded with software and hardware to help you create professional quality DVDs and CDs with up to 8.5GB recording capacity using advanced DVD+R Double Layer technology and Click to DVD software. Topped off with loads of expansion headroom to take your VAIO PC experience wherever your passion leads you.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.3in
Height:15.6in
Weight:34.2lbs
Width:7.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGC-RA820G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 915P Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Analog TV

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:DVD
Write Speed:32x (CD) / 8x (DVD-R) / 16x (DVD+R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)/40x (CD) / 8x (DVD-R) / 16x (DVD+R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Processor

Clock Speed:3.2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:540
Type:Pentium 4

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:200GB
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X300/ATI Radeon X300 LE
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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