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Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RZ44G

Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RZ44G
alaScore 74

36 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RZ44G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RZ44G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RZ44G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design, size

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO PCV-RZ44G Media Center Desktop (2.8-GHz Pentium 4 (Hyper-Threading), 512 MB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Drive)

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HAPPY THEN, HAPPY NOW. First VAIO bought, now own 3.

 

I've had my VAIO RZ44 since JAN 2004 and have been generally pleased with it's performance since. Added second HD, DL DVD Drive, and maxed out RAM to 2GB. Have added additional USB hub, several external HDs, local networking (wired/wireless) with no...

PACKED WITH EVERYTHING NEEDED AT THE TIME (4 YRS AGO)

LOW RAM ; HAD TO MAKE OWN RECOVERY DISKS ; SMALL C: PARTITION

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Happy with the purchase

 

I bought mine as an open box from Circuit City. It was the second open box I'd purchased--the first and HP was DOA. This one has worked great. All I purchased was the CPU box, no externals. I'm a computer tech and like to modify and upgrade systems....

Reliable, easy access to internals, multi-media and XP Media Center, multi device inputs on front. ALL but SD cards-which I use. It also have extra video inputs including S-video and USB on front.

Some of the software could be better. The media center software does not have a 30 or 60 jump ahead feature to avoid commericals. No ext 3.5" bay-I'd rather lose the floppy drive and gain the bay.

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3 hard drives, 1 Motherboard, 1 Monitor

 

I am so angry about this machine and SONY REFUSED to admit it is a lemon. I have had it only 24 months. I beg you to Read on before you purchase a SONY. I bought this machine due to the media center and all the percs, but mostly for the Sony name....

NONE

SONY customer support and product quality

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Sony VAIO RZ44 Desktop

 

I've been selling more than 20 units of this SONY VAIO model and haven't receive any negative feedback from buyer yet. I own one of this VAIO for my video editing hobby also. Documentation for the unit and software installed can be found within the...

Completed all-in-one powerful system. Great performance and stability. Great for video editing task. A lot of USB slots (7 total).

No printed documentation but they all available within the system itself under the VAIO HELP Utility program.

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Sony VAIO RZ44 Desktop

 

A great value. The installed software works fine......... but, no documentation. Don't rely on Sony for any help. Third-party software is a must for video and photo performance.

Fast Processor, great sound and video quality, plenty of disk storage.

Not much documentation. Unable to add a second hard drive without identification problems.

Consumer review by:

Sony VAIO RZ44 Desktop

 

Purchased from local retailer. Brought home and got everything connected without a problem. All of the hardware worked but when I tried to go online, I got nothing but error messages. Spent the day trying to get information from ISP, cable network, and...

fast processor, easy to set up, reasonable price, ample memory and hard drive space, hard drive already partitioned

quality control at factory obviously not a high priority, no documentation and only vendor software is sound card CD

Product Specifications

The RZ series of desktop PCs marks the introduction of Sony's most powerful line of desktop PCs ever offered. Equipped with fast Intel processors and capacious GB hard drives, these models can easily house loads of music, video and photo content. With its curved speakers and sophisticated design, the VAIO Digital Studio RZ series also unites a stylish form factor with broad functionality. The new VAIO desktops feature Sony's Giga Pocket personal video recording application, which enables users to watch TV, record shows onto the hard drive for viewing at a later time, and plan future recording with an Internet TV programming guide. This feature also enables simultaneous television viewing and video recording on the PC. In addition, the Giga Pocket application features a built-in analog video input, making the transfer of tape to DVD from 8mm or VHS camcorders easy. Stacks of VHS tapes can now be compressed and cataloged, preserving memories for years to come, using only a fraction of storage space.

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:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.4in
Height:15in
Weight:30.9lbs
Width:7.8in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PCV-RZ44G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO Digital Studio

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:32x
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 2.4x (DVD+RW)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD)

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:40x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:2.8GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:Pentium 4

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

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

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Interface Type:AGP 8x
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