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Sony Vaio A790

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Sony Vaio A790. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and reliability are generally positive. The image quality and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

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On average, users rate this product 100/100 and experts rate this product 60/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Vaio A790

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Vaio A790 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO VGN-A790 17" Laptop (Intel Pentium M Processor 760, 1 GB RAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, DVD+R Dbl Layer/DVD+/-RW Drive)Sony VAIO VGN-A790 17" Laptop (Intel Pentium M Processor 760, 1 GB RAM, 100 GB Hard Drive, DVD+R Dbl Layer/DVD+/-RW Drive)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO VGN-A790

 

Sony offers a solid media-center alternative, thanks to VAIO Zone.

High resolution. Great screen. Good gaming performance.

External TV tuner. Bulky dock.

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Sep, 2005

Product Specifications

The VAIO A790 Digital Studio notebook is packed with cutting edge technology. More than a PC, more than a TV, it's a feature packed multimedia solution including an AV entertainment dock that plugs you into a powerful TV tuner and personal video recorder, letting you watch and record your favorite shows. Viewing movies and documents on the 17" widescreen LCD display with XBRITE technology is a joy with crisp images and vivid colors. The DVD+R Double Layer / DVD

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11in
Height:1.8in
Weight:8.8lbs
Width:16in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGN-A790
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type: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

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:760
Type:Pentium M

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X600