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Sony VAIO R505GL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the performance.

price, portability, screen, battery, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO R505GL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Sony VAIO R505GL from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO PCG-R505GL Laptop (1.2 GHz Pentium III-M, 256 MB SDRAM, 30 GB hard driveSony VAIO PCG-R505GL Laptop (1.2 GHz Pentium III-M, 256 MB SDRAM, 30 GB hard drive


Product Specifications

The elegant appearance of the VAIO notebook extends Sony's tradition of classic creations, designed to catch the eye. Of course, like all Sony products, VAIO notebooks do more than simply create a fantastic first impression. Built using high-quality components, these technologically advanced notebooks will excite your senses and continue to satisfy your long-term requirements. With the stylish Sony VAIO R505GL SuperSlim Pro notebook, you get the best of both worlds. With a striking design and enhanced docking station functionality, VAIO R505GL SuperSlim Pro notebook provides plenty of performance and versatility seldom seen in notebook PCs

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


Model:PCG-R505GL SuperSlim Pro
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
Type:Network adapter

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 XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Type:Pentium III-M


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:384MB

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics