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Sony VAIO RB38G

Sony VAIO RB38G
alaScore 77

3 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO RB38G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 3 reviews)

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Sony VAIO VGC-RB38G

 

Low-cost media center PC will appeal to price-sensitive customers.

The VAIO VGC-RB38G is a good, modestly priced media center PC for the office or den, but it won't appeal to users with high-end ambitions.

Expert review by:

Sony VAIO VGC-RB38G

 

The Sony VAIO VGC-RB38G ($1,349.99 direct, without monitor) heads up Sony's new line of moderately priced mainstream desktops; it's a full Microsoft Windows XP Media Center PC with a TV tuner and infrared remote control. If you're just getting your...

Flat front with doors covers drives and media card slots. Approaches the sweet spot in computer prices. Plenty of drive-bay expansion space

Tower form factor suits home office more than home theater. Fan-cooling makes it noisier than the liquid-cooled RA series. Wired keyboard and mouse. Price doesn't include monitor. Fewer video-output options than the RA series

As an introduction into the world of Media Centers with TV/DVR recording, the Sony VGC-RB38G is a good, moderately priced starter machine that will record TV, surf the Net, and perform other multimedia tasks.

Consumer review by:

Sony VAIO RB38G

 

Sony VAIO RB38G actually is one of the most powerful desktops.Sony as always produces powerful products ,and with very strong and powerful performances. Its has special and some interesting performances and functions for eventual buyers. including...

features

Product Specifications

The VAIO RB38G comes loaded with exclusive Sony software that allows you to easily create, manage, share and enjoy your digital photos, home videos, movies and music. Convert old VHS and 8mm videos to DVD with Click to DVD software and create an extensive digital library for your personal viewing entertainment. The bundled 19" Sony LCD display with XBRITE Technology brings you movies, images and photos with brilliant color and sharp contrast. The ample hard drive and memory size ensure you never run out of room to expand your collection of memories. The tools you need for your expanding multimedia demands and everyday computing needs are centralized in one powerful machine.

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:15.2in
Height:16.9in
Weight:25.4lbs
Width:7.1in

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-RB38G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 915G 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
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (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 (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

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