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alaScore 82

14 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sony VGX TP3Z/B. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The size and usability are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VGX TP3Z/B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony VGX TP3Z/B


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VGX TP3Z/B from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on People really like the price, but some have doubts about the usability.



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

May, 2019

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Round and Revolutionary Unique, the VAIO TP is Sony's answer to the Mac Mini. It's got a tiny footprint - just 27cm diameter - so it can be tucked away just about anywhere. The specs aren't bad either, and the TP has enough grunt to keep you going with...

If you fancy a Mac Mini to sit under the TV, get your wallet out and check if you've got a few extra hundred quid or so to spare, as the Sony VGX-TP3Z's extra features make it the ideal media centre. The question is simply whether you can afford it -...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Tolga BALCI (

Entertainment PC Review: Sony Vaio VGX-TP3Z/B (UK) and VGX-TP25EB (US)


Home Theater PCs (HTPC) are on the rise and manufacturers are silently rolling out their products to the market. Sony is not behind and they have introduced the VGX-TP3Z/B in UK and the VGX-TP25EB in US, which are identical models.

Aug, 2009

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Sony Vaio VGX-TP3Z/B


Stylish and connects to other Sony products

Graphics/internet connection very slow

Jul, 2009

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Sony Vaio VGX-TP3Z/B


Its so quiet

May, 2009

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Sony Vaio VGX-TP3Z/B


Easy set up. Strong performance. Noisy.

Difficult to see text on the screen. The digital tuner is awful.

May, 2009

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Sony Vaio VGX-TP3Z/B


Quiet, external power supply

No Bluetooth

Apr, 2009

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Sony Vaio VGX-TP3Z/B


good all round media system pc


Apr, 2009

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Sony Vaio VGX-TP3Z/B


Does everything and saves having loads of other gadgets.

To much software

Apr, 2009

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Sony Vaio VGX-TP3Z/B


everything in a small sleek box. very quiet bluray drive, easy to set up and use

disk drive a little flimsy when ejecting and putting back in.

Feb, 2009

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Sony Vaio VGX-TP3Z/B


Excellent product.

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: Intel Core 2 Duo processor Two digital tuners integrated Record and play back TV programmed or play back multimedia content on your TV

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Cylindrical

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB
Per Processor Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO


Chipset Type:Mobile Intel PM965 Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz




Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analogue TV


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:8x (CD) / 2.4x (DVD-RW) / 4x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD) / 2x (BD)
Write Speed:8x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T8100
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media centre

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT