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Sony Vaio A790

Sony Vaio A790
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Apr, 2017

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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality, whereas there are some negative views 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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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)

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Sony VAIO VGN-A790


At 8.6 pounds the A790 isn't light, but it is relatively thin at just 1.8 inches. The 17-inch XBrite screen, always a favorite, delivers a mind-blowing 1,920-by-1,200 resolution—great for photo editing, gaming, and watching movies.

High resolution. Great screen. Good gaming performance

External TV tuner. Bulky dock

The Sony VAIO VGN-A790 is a powerful media-center notebook, and Sony's VAIO Zone is as good, if not better, than Microsoft's MCE solution.

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


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


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

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Analog TV


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
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


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


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X600