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Sony VAIO V520G

Sony VAIO V520G
alaScore 80

7 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony VAIO V520G. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the usability and price.

design, reliability

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO V520G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO V520G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VAIO V520G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and design, but some have doubts about the price.

design, reliability

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Sony VAIO VGC-V520G TV-PC

 

All-in-one computer is a living-room PC concealed behind a good-looking 20-inch LCD screen.

The Sony VAIO VGC-V520G TV-PC is a great (though expensive) choice for home users who want to combine a compact computer with a display for playing games and watching TV.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Sony VAIO V520G Desktop

 

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Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Rick Broida (cnet.com)

Sony VAIO V520G review

 

Sony VAIO VGC-V520G The $2,699 Sony VAIO VGC-V520G is a space-age, all-in-one media center that combines a surprising amount of desktop power with a truly glorious wide-screen LCD. Although this media center doesn't run the Windows XP Media Center...

Gorgeous, 20-inch-wide screen; robust DVR and media-center features; fast enough for modern games; built-in Wi-Fi; ideal keyboard for couch computing; lots of software.

Inconveniently placed drives and ports; no HD capabilities; has slot for Sony Memory Stick media only; overly complex Media Center software; you have to burn your own recovery discs; pricey.

You'll have to overlook a few design flaws, but if you can, Sony's new all-in-one media PC will reward you with a beautiful screen and a feature-packed chassis.

Mar, 2005

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Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO VGC-V520G

 

Sony's VAIO Zone front end makes the V520G look and feel just like a Sony consumer-electronics device for video, music, photo, and TV playback. It is refreshing, compared with the Windows Media Center clones that seem to be making the rounds. The...

Bright widescreen display. Attention to detail. Great TV tuner. Dual-layer DVD writer. Wireless keyboard with built-in touchpad, wireless mouse, Wi-Fi networking, and IR remote cuts down on wires. Plethora of included software

A little pricey. No HDTV support. Needs TV/volume controls on the PC/TV case bezel

Sony is taking the notion of the all-in-one PC to new levels with the Sony VAIO VGC-V520G. In the spirit of the Apple iMac, the PC components reside behind the 20-inch LCD. But Sony adds a TV tuner and DVR and Digital Photo Gallery software to make a...

Expert review by : Rick Broida (cnet.com.au)

Sony VAIO VGC-V520G

 

Although we found one large and several small problems with the VAIO V520G, we'd still love to have it in our den or dorm room.

Gorgeous, 20-inch-wide screen; robust DVR and media-center features; fast enough for modern games; built-in Wi-Fi; ideal keyboard for couch computing; lots of software.

Inconveniently placed drives and ports; no HD capabilities; has slot for Sony Memory Stick media only; overly complex Media Center software; you have to burn your own recovery discs; pricey.

You'll have to overlook a few design flaws, but if you can, Sony's new all-in-one media PC will reward you with a beautiful screen and a feature-packed chassis.

Mar, 2005