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7 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony VAIO RB42G. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design. Many are negative about the reliability and size.


size, reliability

On average, users rate this product 67/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony VAIO RB42G from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the design. There are some critical reviews about the reliability and size.


size, reliability

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGC-RB42G Desktop PC (3 GHz Pentium 4, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD+R Double Layer/ DVD±RW Drive)Sony VAIO VGC-RB42G Desktop PC (3 GHz Pentium 4, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD+R Double Layer/ DVD±RW Drive)

May, 2018

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Sony VAIO VGC-RB42G Intel Pentium 4 3GHz with 1GB DDR and DVD writer


A powerful desktop computer with every feature you could need from a multimedia PC, from a well-known company with an excellent reputation.

Overall I like this computer. The price certainly makes it that much more appealing too. It's ideal for home users, desktop applications like word processors and using the internet will do nicely. It can even handle video well. It will not however do...

Sep, 2005

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Not bad for a packaged PC


I am pretty happy with this unit. I mostly use it for recording tv shows then burning them to DVD, watching movies, and editing/printing my digital photos. Of course I also do the typical web browsing/e-mail using a broadband connection through a...

Sep, 2005

Product Specifications

The VAIO RB Desktop is loaded with the software and hardware you need for your growing multimedia entertainment demands and everyday essential computing needs. The stylish, modern and sleek design compliments any room in your home or office. The VAIO RB Desktop comes loaded with the tools you need to create, manage, share and enjoy your digital photos, home videos, movies and music. Intuitive. Versatile. Empowering. Ready for your digital lifestyle. With the VAIO RB Desktop you can watch and record high-quality television from your PC. It's convenient and easy with integrated program listings and on-screen navigation. Enjoy your own personal TV library on your schedule. Convert your VHS or 8mm home videos to professional quality DVDs. With Click to DVD creation software and the DVD+R Double Layer/ DVD

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:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO


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


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

Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 4x (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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:630
Type:Pentium 4


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900