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Sony Vaio VGX-XL202

Sony Vaio VGX-XL202
alaScore 83

5 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Sony Vaio VGX-XL202 Media Center PC with Blu-ray Drive

 

The worlds first Media Center PC with an integrated Blu-ray drive is here and it's a beauty.

On the far right of the front flap you'll find a Connect button for connecting the wireless keyboard. The keyboard integrates a trackpad on the right hand side, which makes it possible to get round Windows from a distance. That said, as a left hander I...

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Sony Vaio VGX-XL202 review

 

It's difficult to find fault with the VGX-XL202. It's powerful, looks good and is packed to the brim with high-performing, but quiet-running components. It's the ideal Media Center PC for anyone who wants to get an early ride on the Blu-ray bandwagon

Blu-ray drive ; Striking design ; Capacious storage

Looks rubbish with the front flap down

3D performance wasn't bad -- it ran F.E.A.R. at 33fps and scored 2,922 in 3DMark 2006, which is a respectable total for a fanless, completely silent graphics card. By comparison, the fan-cooled GeForce 7600 GT in the Vaio RC204 scored 3,535

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Sony VAIO VGX-XL202

 

Superbly designed, but the expensive Blu-ray drive and single TV tuner dampen the VAIO's appeal

Product Specifications

The first VAIO to connect to a HD ready TV, the stylish VAIO XL Series is the perfect engine to drive all digital entertainment - music, photos, movies, TV programs and even Internet Shopping on your TV. Store, share, play, entertain all at your fingertips with fully interactive remote control, wireless keyboard and mouse: with Windows Media Center Edition and VAIO Information Flow software to turn your living room into a digital entertainment center. The VGX-XL202 incorporates the High Definition technology of the future, Blu-ray Disc. This means users can save and share their personal HD content and enormous volumes of pictures and music, and even be the first to watch the forthcoming wave of BD-format movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The VGX-XL202 model offers a massive 500GB of hard disk space, ideal for DVR (Digital Video Recorder) use, with the added bonus of being able to archive favorite programs using the enormous capacity of Blu-ray Disc.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English/French/Spanish
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGX-XL202
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:BD-RE

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.13GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:E6400
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:3GB
Technology:DDR2 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

System

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

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GTL
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