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Sony Vaio VGC-V2M (VGC-V2M)

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I am writing this review right now on the Sony VGC-V2M. I could tell you all about its specification... but you can find this on any website. I originally looked at a computer like this as an alternative to a laptop, back when the PCV-V1 was the main player. The thing that put me off the ... Read review

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Community Level 1stuaerto

stuaerto

Yeah, but how much?

AdvantagesStyle, Wireless Everything, TV, screen quality

DisadvantagesExpensive! Fiddly cable sockets, not very upgradeable

"...review right now on the Sony VGC-V2M. I could tell you all about its specification... but you can find this on any website. I originally looked at a computer like this as an alternative to a laptop, back when the PCV-V1 was the main player. The thing that put me off the V1 was the lack of graphics card. After some time considering a purchase, I finally found the V2M. It is a pretty specialised piece of kit, not many computers are about like ..." Read review
09.09.2005

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Community Level 1jack5225

jack5225

Sony Vaio V2M

AdvantagesExcellent Screem Resolutiom, (Certinaly looks the part)

DisadvantagesMoney to Spec Ratio

"I purchased this computer a while back. My previous computer had failed and to put the change in comparison it was like driving a ford escort for several years and then going to purchase a Rolls Royce. This computer was certainly the business, however inline with other computers in the price range the hardware wasn't as one would expect however this is made up by the sheer class and looks of the computer. The screen is what you would expect from Sony, ..." Read review
10.06.2005

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Manufacturer's product description

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs.

General

MPN VGC-V2M
Type PC
Product Form Factor All-in-one
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, display

Processor / chipset

CPU Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz
CPU Qty 1
Max CPU Qty 1
Processor Main Features Hyper-Threading Technology
Front Side Bus 800 MHz

Cache memory

Installed Size L2 Cache - 1 MB
Cache Per Processor 1 MB

Ram

Installed Size 512 MB / 1 GB (max)
Technology DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed 400 MHz
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Memory Specification Compliance PC3200

Hard drive

Type HDD
Capacity 1 x 200 GB
Interface Type ATA-100
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm

Storage controller

Type 1 x IDE - integrated - Ultra ATA 100

Optical storage

Type DVDRW (+R double layer) - IDE

Card reader

Type Card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo

Monitor

Monitor Type LCD
Diagonal Size 17"
Native Resolution 1280 x 768 ( WXGA )
Widescreen Display Yes

Graphics controller

Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700
Video Memory 128 MB
Video Interfaces Composite Video, S-Video

Multimedia functionality

TV Tuner Type Analogue TV

Audio output

Type Integrated

Input device

Type Mouse, keyboard

Keyboard

Connectivity Wireless

Mouse

Connectivity Wireless

Telecom

Modem Fax / modem - integrated
Max Transfer Rate 56 Kbps
Protocols & Specifications ITU V.90, ITU V.92

Networking

Type Integrated
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet

Expansion / connectivity

Slots 1 (total) / 1 (free) x Memory Stick Card 1 (total) / 1 (free) x CardBus Memory
Interfaces 4 x USB 2.0 2 x FireWire - 4 pin FireWire 1 x microphone 1 x headphones 1 x SPDIF output 1 x TV antenna 1 x S-video input 1 x composite video input 2 x audio line-in 1 x LAN 1 x modem 1 x audio line-in 1 x IrDA

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories Remote control
Compliant Standards ACPI

Power

Device Type Power supply
Installed Qty 1
Nominal Voltage AC 120/230 V

Operating system / software

OS Provided Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Software Yahoo! Messenger, Adobe Premiere, MoodLogic, Sony Click to DVD, Microsoft Works 7.0, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, VAIO Media, Sonic RecordNow, Sony DVgate Plus, Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio, Sony Hotkey Utility, Memory Stick Formatter, Adobe Reader 6.0, Sony PictureGear Studio 2.0, VAIO Edit Components, Norton Internet Security 2004, Adobe Acrobat Elements 6.0, VAIO Update, Sony SonicStage 2.0, Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition, Norton Password Manager 2004, Google Toolbar, WinDVD for VAIO, Adobe Acrobat Professional

Environmental standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes

Dimensions & weight

Width 48.4 cm
Depth 39.8 cm
Height 28.8 cm
Weight 12.9 kg

Environmental parameters

Min Operating Temperature 10 C
Max Operating Temperature 35 C
Humidity Range Operating 20 - 80%

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