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Sony VAIO PCG-R505JL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and design. The usability and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the screen, while some have doubts about the keyboard and battery.

portability, performance, usability, design, build quality

value for money, 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 67/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO PCG-R505JL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony VAIO PCG-R505JL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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Sony VAIO PCG-R505JL

 

Very lightweight, high quality construction

XP install disc not included

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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)

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Vaio Review

 

The unit is small.

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

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Vaio

 

Great reliability, compact size, extra features

None found so far

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Ashley's Review of Sony VAIO

 

very small and convenient

sometimes too small, screen hurts my eyes

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Be Cautious of New PC Upgrades

 

Fast, Advanced Features

Windows XP very troublesome

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Satisfaction with Sony Vaio

 

Convenience

cost

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Beautiful machine with weak warranty.

 

Great screen, speed, mobility, and appearance.

Expensive and most of all short warranty.

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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

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

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in
Height:1in
Weight:3.7lbs
Width:11in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PCG-R505JL
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Jog Dial / Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:100MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Gray

Modem

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

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:750MHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Type:Pentium III

RAM

Installed Size:128MB
Max Supported Size:384MB
Technology:SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:15GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business
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