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Best Buy VPR Matrix 200A5 (Pentium 4-M, 2GHz)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Best Buy VPR Matrix 200A5 (Pentium 4-M, 2GHz). The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The design and screen also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and energy efficiency get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Best Buy VPR Matrix 200A5 (Pentium 4-M, 2GHz) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Ian Bell (

VPR Matrix 200A5


The VPR Matrix 200A5 is a fantastic full featured laptop. It is packed with great components, looks sexy and is very innovative. While there are some problems that need to be addressed such as the integrated wireless networking and the digital sound,...

Slot loading DVD/CDRW drive ; brilliant display

Poor 802.11b integrated wireless networking

For those wanting an Apple Powerbook feel with Windows OS and functionality, the 200A5 is about as close as you can get.

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: mark (

VPR Matrix 200A5


The parts used in this laptop are amazing. The case design is something that needs improvement, big time. All in all it is a major win because of the CRISP AND SUPER BRIGHT LCD!

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Bader (

VPR Matrix 200A5


Daer Mr

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: RJ (

VPR Matrix 200A5


Total lack of respect for customers. You want a real laugh, try to get the part numbers for any replacement part. They won't cause they are greedy suckbags. All if not most other companies will gladly give you the part numbers. They know if they did...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: Brian (

VPR Matrix 200A5


I've had mine for almost 2 years. It hasnt had any major problems. I've never had to take it in for service and I use it every day. The only thing that broke was the A/C adapter but easily replaced it. Sorry to all the suckers that got the craptops....

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: T. Butler (

VPR Matrix 200A5


Best Buy replaced my VPR 200A5 after a fourth claim, and I was pleasantly surprised how accommadating they were in letting me pick a replacement out. I settled on an HP zv5240 which I like. It took about a week and a half of phone calls to their 1-888...

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: littleman0 (

VPR Matrix 200A5


I got mine acouple months ago for $854 on ebay. I havent had a problem with it. Runs great. I use linux takin some time get the widescreen configured but it would be teh same for all widescreen laptops with linux

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: T. Butler (

VPR Matrix 200A5


This is an update from a previous posting. I returned my lappie after it broke for the fourth time, invoking the lemon clause of my extended warranty. So now I'm waiting for the ‘service' center to validate the claim, wasting yet another week or two in...

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: Rams 8 (

VPR Matrix 200A5


Please do not buy the 200a5, nor any other VPR product. These computers are now reknown for there problems, stores everywhere cant get rid of these trash systems. Its always one thing or another, people who think these things are great, are in the...

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: Broken (

VPR Matrix 200A5


I have 200A5 laptop, it's been couple time I sent the laptop back to Bestbuy for fix (replace keyboard and motherboard..ect, you'are all right the keyboard is suck, keys are malfunction causing weird characters. I try to use an external keyboard via...

Mar, 2004