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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Sony VAIO PCG-R505JL. 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 are impressed by the design and durability. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed reviews on the reliability and screen. Some have doubts about the keyboard and battery.

size, performance, portability, durability, design

price, battery, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO PCG-R505JL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony VAIO PCG-R505JL from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on

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This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO SuperSlim Pro PCG-R505JL Notebook (750-MHz Pentium III, 128 MB RAM, 15 GB hard drive)Sony VAIO SuperSlim Pro PCG-R505JL Notebook (750-MHz Pentium III, 128 MB RAM, 15 GB hard drive)

Apr, 2018

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Very lightweight, high quality construction

XP install disc not included

Apr, 2002

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wouldn't buy another due to high extra cost of periphals


good quality - reasonable price

high cost for extras (extra battery is $250)

Apr, 2002

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Vaio Review


The unit is small.

Sony's support is nonexistent and the hardware is very flaky.

Apr, 2002

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Great reliability, compact size, extra features

None found so far

Apr, 2002

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Ashley's Review of Sony VAIO


very small and convenient

sometimes too small, screen hurts my eyes

Apr, 2002

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Be Cautious of New PC Upgrades


Fast, Advanced Features

Windows XP very troublesome

Apr, 2002

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Satisfaction with Sony Vaio




Apr, 2002

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Beautiful machine with weak warranty.


Great screen, speed, mobility, and appearance.

Expensive and most of all short warranty.

Apr, 2002

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Sony Lap top is good


It's small and light and has detachable docking station with everything in it

keyboard has overlap cause it's too small

Apr, 2002

Product Specifications

The new VAIO R505 SuperSlim Pro notebook redefines the world of notebook computing. With its striking new design and enhanced functionality, the R505 provides plenty of performance and versatility seldom seen in notebooks - until now. Most notable in the R505 is thin, sleek, and light package. With museum-quality looks, it extremely thin and easy to carry, so you'll have plenty of space left in your carrying case. It features a bright and crisp XGA TFT display, fast Intel processors and large hard drive making it one of the fastest and lightest notebooks available today. And with its optional SlimDock docking station, you can convert it into an all-in-one, three drive notebook that's as versatile and functional as you want it to be. Watch DVDs, record music, or connect to the network. The features are there. Only the bulk is sacrificed. And since the R505 comes standard with a new high-capacity battery, you can work or play for hours without interruption. Whether you're traveling or at your desk, the R505 SuperSlim Pro notebook provides you the versatility and performance you desire in a package you'll be proud to carry.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Jog Dial / Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:100MHz




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


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

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:750MHz
Type:Pentium III


Installed Size:128MB
Max Supported Size:384MB

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:15GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business