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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Sony VAIO PCG-GRX570. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and reliability are generally positive. The performance and screen also get good comments. There are some negative reviews about the price and portability. Comments about the image quality and sound are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO PCG-GRX570 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony VAIO PCG-GRX570 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The performance and screen are also appreciated. Many are critical about the portability and price, and there are some mixed reviews about the image quality and sound.

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64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO PCG-GRX570 Laptop (1.6-GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB hard drive)

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (



WHAT'S HOT: The Sony VAIO PCG-GRX570 is the first notebook we've seen with a 16.1-inch screen--the largest yet for laptops. Set to its native resolution of 1600 by 1200, the huge new screen offers more viewable space than most 17-inch CRT monitors. The...

At 16.1 inches, this notebook's screen is the biggest we've seen yet on a portable, but you'll pay for it in size and weight.

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Sony Vaio GRX570 (1.7GHz Pentium 4-M, 512 MB, 40 GB, 8X DVD/CDRW, Windows XP, 16.1

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (

HardwareCentral - Sony Vaio PCG-GRX570 Review.


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Aug, 2002

Product Specifications

Boost your productivity and creativity with this new level in "mobile digital workstation" computing, featuring state-of-the-art mobile Intel Pentium 4-M power, turbocharged graphics, and large LCD screens! Stay connected with integrated 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet and V.90 modem. Hot-swappable multi-bay design allows internal removable CD-RW/DVD combo drive or optional second on-board battery for extended mobile power on the road. The Sony VAIO GRX Series' center Jog Dial control with back button provides fast navigation, plus MagicGate Memory Stick media slot allows fast, easy transfer of digital images and other important data.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(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:16.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):40.9cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 1200
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:Jog Dial / Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz


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


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 12x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:16x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Type:Pentium 4-M


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:512MB
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:40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon 7500