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Sony VAIO GR170K

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sony VAIO GR170K. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the price and usability.

performance, portability, screen, durability

usability, price

On average, users rate this product 67/100.

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Sony PCG-GR170K Laptop


This machine worked well straight out of the box. It is lightweight (6lbs), full featured, excellent graphics capability. The screen is so good I stopped using my second larger monitor. The plastic case seems sturdy enough but titanium or magnesium...

Lightweight, fast, 20Gb HD, excellent graphics, dual dvd/cdrw, docking station enhances capabilities. Excellent graphics.

Win 2KPro prevents use of full multi-monitor use.

Jan, 2002

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Great Laptop


I bought this laptop originally because I needed it for class work in case I traveled. I soon realized that this machine has hidden qualities. It is so fast! It downloads and uploads pictures in a flash. I can make movies and edit then with ease. I...

Light, fast, and easy

I haven't found any yet

Jan, 2002

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Great computer ,bad memory


The 170K is too expensive with the limited features and accessory provided. Sony could have included all the needed accessories: i-Link cable, floppy drive and/or the replicator. It lacks features that are common on less expensive laptops: Infra Red,...

Multimedia software enhancers

Lacking P/S2 port, serial port, s-video, etc. Very limited accessories for the price.

Sep, 2001

Product Specifications

Sony's approach to lifestyle integration is represented by the VAIO concept. VAIO is a graphical interpretation of the convergence of the analog and digital worlds. It also represents Video Audio Integrated Operation and the important role the Sony PC plays in fostering the convergence of audio, video, computers, and communications (AVCC). Additionally, the signature mark will provide a distinctive identity for all Sony AVCC convergence products. The VAIO concept is fundamental to creating a new entertainment, information and communications experience for consumers. The interface used with VAIO lets you download high-quality still images at high speeds directly from digital video (DV) camcorders such as the Sony Digital Handycam. You can then use these digital video images to add a new visual dimension to your documents. Or e-mail family pictures to loved ones.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1400 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Jog Dial / Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:133MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90/ITU V.90 / k56Flex
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:4x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:4x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 2000


Clock Speed:1GHz
Type:Pentium III/Pentium III-M


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:512MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:20GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon/ATI Radeon