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Sony VAIO VGC-JS130


$1,100.00 Released September, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Contains all of the most appealing specifications as the more advanced model. Better choice (Blu-ray model is not worth $300+ more, cannot display full 1080p anyway). Saves space and looks neater than a regular PC.

The Cons:No bluetooth. Features older processors and poor video acceleration compared to its Apple equivalent (which would be only $100 more). No video out for a second monitor.

Introduced in early September 2008 at CEDIA, the VGC-JS130 is an all-in-one computer system from Sony. Aimed at regular consumers, the VGC-JS130 includes all the required features for basic computing and watching high definition media.

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Featuring an all-in-screen design much like the iMac, both models feature 20.1" screens with 1680 x 1050 resolution, 4GB of DDR2 800MHz ram, and 500GB 7200rpm drives. The basic model in the series, the VGC-JS130 utilizes the older Intel E5200 processor and a basic DVD writer. Like the more advanced model, it feature the recent Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD, which can decode high definition content just fine - but don't expect to be playing any games on it. Unlike the advanced model however, the VGC-JS130 includes an older, weaker processor and lacks a Blu-ray drive. The VGC-JS130 is available in black, pink and silver for $1099.99. See the Sony VAIO JS Series for more information.

Features

  • CPU/RAM: Intel Core 2 Duo E5200, 4GB DDR2 800MHz
  • Display: 20.1" widescreen LCD (1680 x 1050 ) powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD
  • Storage/Optical: 500GB 7200RPM HDD, DVD writer
  • Networking: Atheros Wireless Network Connection (802.11b/g/n), Ethernet
  • Audio: Built-in Intel High Definition Audio with Dolby Digital Live, 2 x 5W speakers (stereo)
  • Expansion: 5 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE 1394, Ethernet, S/PDIF connection, Headphone output
  • Dimensions & weight: 19.2"(W) x 16.1"(H) x 6.18"(D) (CPU and Display only), 18.7 pounds

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  • 1

    contains all of the most appealing specifications as the more advanced model

  • 1

    better choice (Blu-ray model is not worth $300+ more, cannot display full 1080p anyway)

  • 1

    saves space and looks neater than a regular PC

  • 1

    easy for those 'technically challenged' who are comfortable with the Windows OS and not interested in switching to a Mac

  • 1

    not skimpy on RAM or drivespace - even compared to more advanced series

  • 1

    an up-to-date platform for fast RAM, most advanced Intel video and wireless N capabilities

Cons
  • 2

    No bluetooth

  • 1

    features older processors and poor video acceleration compared to its Apple equivalent (which would be only $100 more)

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    no video out for a second monitor

  • 0

    doesn't feature the same quality Apple design

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    still comes with Windows

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