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17 reviews

Feb, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony VAIO PCG-R505EL. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good comments.

portability, performance, usability, screen, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO PCG-R505EL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony VAIO PCG-R505EL from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the reliability and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated.

portability, performance, usability, screen, reliability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO R505EL Laptop (1.13-GHz-M, Pentium III , 256MB RAM, 30GB hard drive)Sony VAIO R505EL Laptop (1.13-GHz-M, Pentium III , 256MB RAM, 30GB hard drive)

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Linda (

Small Computer perhaps to small


Lightweight, scroll bar, removable docking station w/CD,

keyboard to small, hurts wrists, neck, back due to this

Oct, 2002

Product Specifications

With the stylish VAIO R505 SuperSlim Pro series, you get the best of both worlds. Inside this incredibly small notebook is an exceptionally powerful PC. With its striking design and enhanced functionality, the R505 provides plenty of performance and versatility seldom seen in notebooks - until now. It is specifically designed for mobile professionals expecting the best in functionality and durability.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
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:133MHz


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


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:16x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 2000/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.13GHz/1.2GHz
Type:Pentium III-M


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:512MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB/40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics