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Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System

Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System
alaScore 79

35 reviews

Sep, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. Some have doubts about the price and reliability.

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usability, size, reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability, but the price and usability get less positive opinions.

usability, price

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Paul Miller (engadget.com)

Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System Media Center PC

 

Well Sony is swinging around those new VAIO X Media Center boxes we mentioned a bit ago. The VAIO XL1 Digital Living System includes HDMI video out, WiFi, an external DVD changer, and a wireless keyboard with track pad. PC Magazine has the review, and...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System

 

Just as Microsoft rolls out support for multidisc changers in its Media Center Edition OS, Sony unveils a new Media Center system with a 200-disc DVD changer. Designed as a living-room computer, the rack-style black-and-silver box is high-end high...

Slick, inventive design; dual-core CPU; HDMI output.

Has trouble ripping large numbers of discs; lacks common PC A/V ports; small hard drive; no mouse included.

The Sony VAIO XL1 DLS breaks some new ground for the living-room PC, but the wonky 200-disc changer hurts its overall appeal.

Nov, 2005

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Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System

 

The XL1 Digital Living System consists of two halves: the VGX-XL1A main unit and the VGP-XL1B 200-disc CD/DVD changer. The XL1B is the muscle of the system. You can load 200 CDs into the changer, call up the MCE interface, select the "manage discs"...

Included DVD and CD changer. Wireless keyboard/touchpad combo complements IR remote. More input/output ports than on any other Media Center. 802.11g Wi-Fi

Changer is loud during some operations. Requires HDMI compatible TV for best picture quality. Single SDTV tuner. Smallish hard drive. Only a 90-day Norton Internet Security subscription

Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System won't replace your notebook or desktop PC, but it fast approaches Media Center nirvana.

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Sony VAIO XL1 Digital Living System

 

Just as Microsoft rolls out support for multidisc changers in its Media Center Edition OS, Sony unveils a new Media Center system with a 200-disc DVD changer. Designed as a living-room computer, the rack-style black-and-silver box is high-end high...

Slick, inventive design; dual-core CPU; HDMI output.

Has trouble ripping large numbers of discs; lacks common PC A/V ports; small hard drive; no mouse included.

The Sony VAIO XL1 DLS breaks some new ground for the living-room PC, but the wonky 200-disc changer hurts its overall appeal.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (computer-reviews.net)

Sony VGX-XL1 Intel Pentium D 820 2.8GHz Media Center

 

Now this is what I'm talking about. Sony computers have finally got it right in making a great media center computer. Without any other considerations, the look alone put it way ahead of many of their competitors in terms of style and design.

The high price tag does put it out of the range of many people. Simple designs lead to lower costs, which is often a priority for many people. But in the end, the styling and ease of use are the best features, putting media center PCs comfortably in...

May, 2006

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