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Sony VAIO RA830G

Sony VAIO RA830G
alaScore 77

11 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO RA830G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony VAIO RA830G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGC-RA830G Desktop PC (Intel Pentium 4 Processor 550 (H-T), 1 GB RAM, 2x160 GB Hard Drives, Dual Layer DVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM Drives)Sony VAIO VGC-RA830G Desktop PC (Intel Pentium 4 Processor 550 (H-T), 1 GB RAM, 2x160 GB Hard Drives, Dual Layer DVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM Drives)

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Sony VAIO VGC-RA830G

 

Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

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Sony VAIO VGC-RA830G

 

Compared with the RA820G, the RA830G improves day-to-day performance slightly, thanks to a faster processor and RAID-configured hard drives. Gaming performance is greatly improved thanks to the midrange nVidia GeForce 6600 graphics card. The Doom 3 (50...

Liquid cooling means a quiet tower PC. Large storage capacity for videos. Wireless keyboard and mouse, and 5.1 surround speakers included

Tower chassis is less living-room friendly than other models designed like audiovisual gear. No HDTV tuner

The Sony VAIO VGC-RA830G is a near-silent home desktop that can serve as both a powerful desktop PC and as the central repository of your digitally connected home. As an evolution of VAIO's already wonderful design, it has entered the realm of...

Product Specifications

The VAIO RA830G Digital Studio Desktop Computer was developed with your lifestyle in mind. Providing the multimedia muscle for your next-generation A/V demands, the RA830G gives you the power to edit high-definition camcorder video, master your own music recordings, and turn your home movies into high-quality DVDs1. The bundled 19" Sony display with XBRITE technology ensures your movies and pictures are sharp and crisp. The unique liquid-cooling system and advanced noise-reduction technology deliver powerful, reliable performance from an incredibly cool, quiet system. The wireless keyboard, mouse and remote control eliminate cable clutter, and allow you to work from your easy chair.

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:17in/19in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm/48.3cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGC-RA830G
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)

Optical Storage (2nd)

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Processor

Clock Speed:3.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:550J
Type:Pentium 4

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0

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:320GB
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6600
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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