Sony Vaio PCG-GRX416G

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Sony Vaio PCG-GRX416G

Why carry a heavy, bulky "portable" computer? The extremely high mobility of the Sony VAIO lightens your load and helps you breeze through crowded sit...

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Review of "Sony Vaio PCG-GRX416G"

published 02/08/2003 | Carl916
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Pro Great screen, fast, reliable.
Cons Heavy but to be expected.
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Memory / capacity
Comfort & Portability
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"A beast"

This machine pack a whole load of goodies. The screen size and resolution must be its best asset boasting a 1600 x 1200 resolution. In fact, the screen res and clarity is so good that I usually have two or more pages showing in MS Word when editing and can still easily read the text.
The processor copes with anything you throw at it. Ideal for graphics work and s/w development environments. The memory stick port comes in very handy of you have a Sony digital camera and as an optional external backup device.
Comes with XP Home which can prove problematic if running apps which require Pro such as .NET.
Comes with pleanty of ports which includes 3 x USB, 1 x 4 pin firewire, built in network card and 56k modem, a/v out, SVGA out, parrallel, audio in/out.
Good buy for the money and ideal as a desktop replacement. Also comes with a handy scroll wheel in the centre of the unit at the front which is great for scanning through documents.

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  • mike_kular published 16/01/2004
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Product Information : Sony Vaio PCG-GRX416G

Manufacturer's product description

Why carry a heavy, bulky "portable" computer? The extremely high mobility of the Sony VAIO lightens your load and helps you breeze through crowded situations. It is packed in a durable magnesium-alloy case and has a responsive nearly full-size tactile keyboard. Continuing to bridge the gap between desktop performance and notebook mobility, the Sony VAIO GRX Series notebooks take full-feature mobile computing to a new level.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony VAIO PCG-GRX416G - 16.1" - P4-M - Win XP Home - 256 MB RAM - 30 GB HDD

System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Win XP Home

Processor: Intel Pentium 4-M 1.8 GHz / 512 KB Cache

Memory: 256 MB DDR

Storage: 30 GB HDD

Optical Drive: CD-RW / DVD

Display: 16.1" 1600 x 1200 / UXGA

Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 - 32 MB DDR

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Integrated Options: Stereo speakers, keyboard, touchpad, display, Jog Dial

Dimensions (WxDxH): 35.5 cm x 29.2 cm x 4 cm

Weight: 3.8 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty



System Type: Notebook

Recommended Use: Home use, small business

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Pentium 4-M 1.8 GHz

Cache: L2 - 512 KB - Advanced Transfer Cache

Front Side Bus: 400 MHz


RAM: 256 MB

Max RAM Supported: 512 MB

Technology: DDR SDRAM

Form Factor: SO DIMM 200-pin

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:


Main Storage: 30 GB HDD

Optical Drive: CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - removable

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed: 16x

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 10x


Type: 16.1"

Resolution: 1600 x 1200 ( UXGA )

Widescreen: No

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: AGP 4x - ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 - 32 MB DDR SDRAM


Type: Keyboard, touchpad, Jog Dial


Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.90, k56Flex , Hayes AT command set

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: Lithium Ion

Installed Qty: 1

Max Supported Qty: 2

Connections & Expansion

Expansion Bays: 1 x front accessible

Slots: 2 x memory ( 0 free ) ¦ 1 x CardBus ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 3 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA / TV ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone mono 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x docking / port replicator ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 PIN FireWire

Memory Card Reader: Yes ( Memory Stick )


Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Norton AntiVirus, WinDVD, Sony PictureGear, RealJukebox, Sony DVgate, Sony MovieShaker, Sony PictureToy, Sony Smart Capture, Sony VisualFlow, Sony Digital Printing, Sony SonicStage, Adobe Photoshop Elements, RealPlayer, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, Apple QuickTime 5


Integrated Options: Stereo speakers, keyboard, touchpad, display, Jog Dial

Included Accessories: Weight saver module

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 35.5 cm

Depth: 29.2 cm

Height: 4 cm

Weight: 3.8 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year


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