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Sony Vaio GRT170 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 Pentium 4-M Laptop

Sony Vaio GRT170 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 Pentium 4-M Laptop
alaScore 66

31 reviews

Nov, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and energy efficiency are generally positive. The screen and performance also get good comments, whereas views are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio GRT170 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 Pentium 4-M Laptop is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony Vaio GRT170 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 Pentium 4-M Laptop from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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46% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO PCG-GRT170 Laptop (2.80-GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Drive)

Consumer review by:

excellent notebook


exxcelent notebook, fantastic

high price

Consumer review by:

Overheats big time, slowly degrades


I bought this computer because I wanted a machine that I could play games on and be able to take with me as a carryon because I was always moving around. This laptop is heavier than other models and also had a nice 16" screen. I don't mind the weight, ...

Cheap for what you get.

Expect it to only work for a year!


Consumer review by:

very poor tech support


I purchased this laptop July 2003. The primary use was for using voice recognition software to dictate science manuscripts. Because of a repetitive strain injury to my arms, I use voice dictation software to avoid typing. I was attracted to this ...

very powerful, fast, excellent for voice recognition software

poor or no tech support unit failed after less than 1 year use

Product Specifications

The VAIO GRT170 Notebook sports a massive 16" ultra-high resolution SXGA display - perfect for presentations and so much more! It also includes built-in wireless networking, an integrated DVD

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):1.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:16.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):40.9cm
Max Resolution:1400 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


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


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 5x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:8x (CD) / 1x (DVD-RW) / 2x (DVD+RW)
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 1x (DVD-R) / 2x (DVD+R)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:2.8GHz
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600