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Sony VAIO V520G

Sony VAIO V520G
alaScore 80

6 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sony VAIO V520G. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good views, but the usability and price get critical reviews.

design, reliability

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO V520G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VAIO V520G from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the reliability. The design also gets good opinions, whereas there are some negative reviews about the price.

design, reliability


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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGC-V520G Desktop PC (Intel Pentium 4 3.2E GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive)Sony VAIO VGC-V520G Desktop PC (Intel Pentium 4 3.2E GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (



All-in-one computer is a living-room PC concealed behind a good-looking 20-inch LCD screen.

The Sony VAIO VGC-V520G TV-PC is a great (though expensive) choice for home users who want to combine a compact computer with a display for playing games and watching TV.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (

Sony VAIO V520G Desktop


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Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

Sony VAIO V520G review


Sony VAIO VGC-V520G The $2,699 Sony VAIO VGC-V520G is a space-age, all-in-one media center that combines a surprising amount of desktop power with a truly glorious wide-screen LCD. Although this media center doesn't run the Windows XP Media Center...

Gorgeous, 20-inch-wide screen; robust DVR and media-center features; fast enough for modern games; built-in Wi-Fi; ideal keyboard for couch computing; lots of software.

Inconveniently placed drives and ports; no HD capabilities; has slot for Sony Memory Stick media only; overly complex Media Center software; you have to burn your own recovery discs; pricey.

You'll have to overlook a few design flaws, but if you can, Sony's new all-in-one media PC will reward you with a beautiful screen and a feature-packed chassis.

Mar, 2005

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Sony's VAIO Zone front end makes the V520G look and feel just like a Sony consumer-electronics device for video, music, photo, and TV playback. It is refreshing, compared with the Windows Media Center clones that seem to be making the rounds. The...

Bright widescreen display. Attention to detail. Great TV tuner. Dual-layer DVD writer. Wireless keyboard with built-in touchpad, wireless mouse, Wi-Fi networking, and IR remote cuts down on wires. Plethora of included software

A little pricey. No HDTV support. Needs TV/volume controls on the PC/TV case bezel

Sony is taking the notion of the all-in-one PC to new levels with the Sony VAIO VGC-V520G. In the spirit of the Apple iMac, the PC components reside behind the 20-inch LCD. But Sony adds a TV tuner and DVR and Digital Photo Gallery software to make a...

Product Specifications

It's your flat-panel LCD TV. It's your high-performance PC. It's all in one. The VAIO V TV-PC brings high-quality television to your desktop computer. Designed to be sleek and modern, yet highly functional, it compliments any room. With the added benefit of Sony creative software, you can create, manage and share digital photos, videos and music.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 768
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony V VAIO TV-PC


Chipset Type:Intel 848P
Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Analog TV


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:3.2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:Pentium 4


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

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700
Interface Type:AGP 8x