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Sony VGXTP25E/B

Sony VGXTP25E/B
alaAverage 3.8

6 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design, whereas there are some less positive comments about the value for money.

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On average, users rate this product 70/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO VGX-TP25E/B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony VAIO VGX-TP25E/B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO VGX-TP25E/B Digital Home PC (2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium)

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Sony VAIO VGX-TP25E

 

The Sony VAIO VGX-TP25E ($3,000 direct) is a pricey Digital Entertainment System (DES) or home theater PC with a unique and attractive design. It's meant to sit in your theater cabinet next to the widescreen HDTV. As a home-theater system, it drops...

Very compact. Energy efficient. Penryn processor. Nice looks. 4GB of memory. Full-size desktop hard drive. Wireless everything. Touchpad on keyboard. Dual cable tuners included

Pricey. Cable tuners are external. Blu-ray drive is notebook-class tray loading. Only four USB ports, two used by digital tuners. No internal expansion ; Watch the Sony VAIO VGX-TP25E Video Review

Sony has created a complete, if pricey, home theater PC system. If you want a stylish yet hard-core Digital Entertainment System, then the Sony VAIO VGX-TP25E will be happy to lighten your wallet and help you build your living room cocoon.

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Sony VAIO VGX-TP25E Home Theater PC

 

The Basics: Sony offers two Windows Media Center PCs that sport a unique form factor, with a small, round, glossy chassis. Both models have a 500GB hard drive and a disc drive that allows Blu-ray playback and has read/write abilities for DVD and CD....

Product Specifications

Add Blu-ray Disc capability to an already impressive list of features and the well-rounded VAIO TP25 Home Theater PC becomes a technological marvel. This super-powerful entertainment PC for your TV features dual-cable HDTV tuners and DVR capabilities allowing you to watch one program while simultaneously recording another. With the TP25, it's a breeze to store up to 50 hours of HD programming to a massive 500GB hard drive, view pictures, DVDs and stunning Blu-ray Disc HD videos - all on your TV. Backed by the next-generation Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the VAIO TP25 Home Theater PC is packed with all the power you need to surf the web, watch viral video and view and record cable HD programming on your big-screen TV. Watch and record HDTV, Internet-based TV, viral video and Blu-ray Disc movies on your big-screen TV. Supplied TV tuners and DVR functionality let you watch, record and store TV for on-demand viewing. Dual-cable TV tuners with DVR capabilities let you watch one program while simultaneously recording another. Watch viral video, manage photos and videos, surf the web and email on your big-screen TV. The PC is easy and convenient to digitally connect to your TV and audio equipment through an HDMI cable. New hafnium-based processor chipset turns up the speed on multitasking while curbing energy consumption. The TP25 features the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. Browse the web and e-mail from your sofa using the wireless keyboard and remote control. Built-in 802.11 b/g wireless LAN lets you wirelessly connect to your home network connection. Optimal cooling design and insulated hard drive keep the unit whisper-quiet and cool, making it ideal for the living room.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Cylindrical

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Cylindrical

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB
Per Processor Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.7in
Height:5.1in
Weight:23.1lbs
Width:16.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGX-TP25E/B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Mobile Intel PM965 Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV

Networking

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

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 2x (BD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Type:DVD
Write Speed:8x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T8100
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
HDCP compatible: Yes
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