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Sony VAIO PCV-RZ36G Desktop (3.0-GHz Pentium 4 (Hyper-Threading), 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Drive, DVD-ROM Drive)

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  • Intel Pentium 4 processors with Hyper-Threading.
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As the crowning jewel of Sony's "Digital Studio" line of PCs, the VAIO PCV-RZ36G Desktop is one of the fastest and most versatile pre-configured computers currently on the market. Powerful enough for any business environment but best suited to a home setting where its wealth of multimedia and entertainment amenities may be fully exploited, Sony's top-of-the-line PC and most luxurious Digital Studio to date is ready for many years of upgrade-free computing.

If speed is what you crave, the VAIO PCV-RZ36G delivers. Outfitted with a lightning fast 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology (Hyper-Threading allows a single CPU system to behave in some aspects like a dual-CPU system -- thus boosting performance during key high-drain procedures such as multitasking), and a stunning 1 GB of premium PC-2700 333 MHz DDR memory, the system is perfect for those who drive their computers beyond reasonable expectations. Sony has even addressed the Achilles Heel of most out-of-the-box desktops by enclosing a 128 MB nVidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card with w/TV-Out to handle high-end 3-D games and applications.

When it comes to the storage and movement of data, Sony has left nothing to chance. The VAIO PCV-RZ36G is fitted with an enormous 160 GB hard disk for your frequently accessed programs and files, a 3.5-inch diskette drive for older or smaller applications, and a DVD-RW/CD-RW drive through which you can burn and play audio CDs, archive information, watch the latest cinematic releases and create your own DVDs. For fast interaction with peripherals such as digital camcorders, scanners and external drives, the system also features eight high-speed USB 2.0 ports and two IEEE 1394 FireWire connectors (mounted front and back).

The VAIO PCV-RZ36G is packed with numerous other desirable perks, including a VGA/DVI port for flat-panel displays, an S/PDIF out, two PS/2 ports, a 2.1 speaker system with subwoofer, and a handy VAIO Smart keyboard. The incredible software package features a variety of business applications such as Microsoft Money 2003 and Intuit Quicken 2002, as well as an impressive array of multimedia titles not available with any other desktop, including several high-end music, video and image editing utilities. A monitor is not included with this computer.


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Processor3 GHz Intel Pentium 4
RAM1 GB
Hard Drive160 GB
Card DescriptionnVIDIA GeForce FX5200 w/TV-Out
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 8
Brand NameSony
Item model numberPCV-RZ36G
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows XP Home Edition
Item Weight30.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.40 x 7.70 x 15 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR SDRAM
  
Additional Information
ASINB00009MJFN
Best Sellers Rank #157,286 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight40 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJune 22, 2003
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: one year

Warranty, Labor: one year

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence A Kling on August 2, 2003
Before I bought this computer, I have owned HP computers. They were of great quality and served me well. When we had to get a new one, we initialy went for a new HP, but Compusa was out. So, we decided to go and buy the other 3 gig computer. It was this sony. It wasn't my first choice, but it is an excelent computer! It is fast, has plenty of memory, comes loaded with an OK graphics card, and is much nicer looking than other computers on the market. Sure it is a little pricey, but the speed and it's versatility are what you pay for. Sony's are made to last and I'm sure this beast will dominate as long as it's the fastest avalible!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Viper__40 on November 17, 2006
I bought this CPU in July of 2003. I have burned hundreds of DVDs and CDs and this machine has never needed tech support or had a hardware problem. I do high end graphics editing and creation here. I own numerous computers, but only trust this Vaio with my core computing.
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After looking at other systems in the same category, I think I paid to much for what is otherwise a sound hardware configuration. The system could use an upgraded sound card and the speakers are a little on the cheap side as well.
For those of use who HATE XP Home, the upgrade process to XP Professional is a little painful. I made the recovery media and than wiped out the system to load a clean version of XP Professional. Because of the way the recovery media is designed I could not install any of the Sony provided applications onto the newly loaded system. Sony recommended reloading the recovery media onto the system and then upgrading to XP Pro. This resulted in a very messy system full of lots of items I don't use and don't want. There is also a problem reloading Gigapocket, but if you fool with the system you can get it reloaded.
If I had to do it all over again I would consider other vendors or buy a custom configured system from Sony's website. I had originally tried to build my own system on Sony Style, but they were delayed several weeks due to a lack of parts. I canceled the Sony Style order and purchased this system from another retailer.
I have purchased this system and a Dell in the last three years. I was much happier with my Dell buying experience though I did not find a Dell that had the editing features that came with this system. Sony seems unfriendly to more advanced users and they spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to avoid helping you. I would love to upgrade some parts of my system (specifically the sound), but so far I have found Sony less than helpful in this regard as well.
I originally purchased this system for transferring my home videos to DVD.
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