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7 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony VAIO VGC-LA1. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and design are overall positive, whereas many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO VGC-LA1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony - Vaio VGC-LA1


The Sony Vaio VGC-LA1 uses laptop technology to build a proper PC into the back of a widescreen TFT screen. The screen looks enormous but actually measures 19 inches on the diagonal. On each side of ...

The Vaio VGC-LA1 is immensely stylish and manages to look nothing like a regular PC, which is a very good thing indeed. Although it is loaded with features we can't help but think that Sony is charging a hefty premium for its name, which means that...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Leo Waldock (

Sony Vaio VGC-LA1 all-on-one PC


Let's suppose you're a City high-flyer and you want a computer for your Docklands loft.

Sony has engineered a superbly attractive piece of kit in the LA1 but at this price point we expect something that is far more serious and ideally has a larger screen. As things stand the price would need to come down significantly to make the LA1...

Oct, 2006

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Sony VGC LA1


Great looking product and really easy to set up. Does what it says.

laptop capabilities for hight end PC price.

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

Experience the latest evolution of home entertainment technology with the VAIO LA series. This unique all-in-one media center is not simply a physical convergence of PC and TV but literally the combination of Sony's commitment to technological innovation, cutting-edge design and consumer insight. The LA series strongly reflects Sony's expertise in entertainment and attention to consumers' voice. The slim, sleek and user friendly LA series is the result of pursuing what it is that excites and generates satisfaction in customers. Forget the word 'desktop', get rid of the bulky tower from the living space, tuck all components neatly behind the LCD, and you have a practical, beautiful and entertaining VAIO all-in-one system. The specially developed motherboard allows for the ultra-slim profile yet remains highly functional. Even the normally annoying rear cable connections are grouped together and concealed beneath the back cover. The LA series is easy to place anywhere in the home not only because it saves space but also because it has a stylish and tidy look from all angles. Most notably, the screen is framed with a transparent border giving it a floating effect, a reflection of Sony's TV heritage.

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:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB


Chassis type:Desktop

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:533
Memory layout:2 x 0.5
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Modem Speed:56
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Other Features

Audio Input:Y
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:16
CD write speed:24
Expansion Slots:1x PCMCIA
Modem Type:V.92/V.90
Networking features:Ethernet 10 base-T/100 base-TX / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Speakers: Yes
TV tuner integrated: Yes
TV tuner type:DVB-T
Video in:Y
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Audio: SonicStageCP 4.0, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.2\nVideo & TV: Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0, DVgate Plus 2.2, VAIO Edit Components 6.0, WinDVD 5.0 for VAIO\nPhoto: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0\nCD-DVD Burning:Roxio DigitalMedia SE 7, Click to DVD 2.5\nOffice Application: Adobe Acrobat Elements 7.0, Adobe Reader 7.0, Microsoft Works 8.5, Microsoft Office 2003 STT (Try & Buy)\nSecurity & Other: Norton Internet Security 2006(90 days free virus update), Norton Ghost 10 (try & buy), VAIO Recovery Utility 2.6 - HDD recovery (hidden partition), Google software package, Skype / SonicStageCP 4.0\nSonicStage Mastering Studio 2.2\nAdobe Premiere Elements 2.0\nDVgate Plus 2.2\nVAIO Edit Components 6.0\nWinDVD 5.0 for VAIO\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 4.0\nRoxio DigitalMedia SE 7\nClick to DVD 2.5\nAdobe Acrobat Elements 7.0\nAdobe Reader 7.0\nMicrosoft Works 8.5\nVAIO Recovery Utility 2.6 \nSkype
Display Diagonal:19
Display included: Yes
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050


Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.83GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of processors installed:1
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.83
Processor front side bus:667
Processor Number:T5600
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty


Operating system installed:Windows Vista Ultimate / Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:300

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:300GB
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400

Weight & Dimensions