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Sony VAIO VGC-JS160J/S 20.1-Inch All-in-one PC (2.5 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium) Silver

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  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 (2.5GHz)
  • Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
  • 20.1-Inch widescreen display with XBRITE-HiColor technology
  • Blu-ray Disc optical drive, 4GB of RAM & 500GB HDD
  • Built-in camera & mic with face tracking technology
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Screen Size20.1 inches
Processor2500 MHz Pentium D
RAM4096 MB
Hard Drive500 GB
Brand NameSony
SeriesVaio JS series
Item model numberVGC-JS160J/S
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium
Item Weight29.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H22.60 x 11.70 x 18.90 inches
Color SILVER
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
  
Additional Information
ASINB001F51IOQ
Shipping Weight29.2 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 AvailableSeptember 4, 2008
  
Warranty & Support
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Product Description

Curb clutter in your workspace and do it in style with the VAIO JS all-in-one desktop PC, a powerful computer that’s built into the back of a stunning 20.1” LCD display with XBRITE-ECO technology. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and backed by 4GB RAM and dual 3 watt speakers with Dolby Home Theater technology, the JS is the perfect desktop companion surfing the web, listening to music and watching movies. Easy to setup and even easier to use, the JS features a built-in camera and microphone with face tracking technology and an elegantly designed keyboard with storage space.

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Fight back against cluttered workspaces with the stylish Sony VAIO JS All-in-One desktop PC, featuring powerful computing resources and a stunning 20.1-inch widescreen display with stunning XBRITE-HiColor LCD technology. The silver Sony VAIO VGC-JS160J/S has a built-in microphone and MOTION EYE camera with face-tracking technology that allows for easy communication with friends and family. The Blu-ray Disc optical drive lets you play HD Blu-ray Disc movies in crystal-clear resolution with immersive audio via Dolby Digital Live surround sound technology. And it has a built-in DVD burner and Sony's Movie Store software so you can create a digital entertainment library for personal viewing at your convenience. Easy to setup and even easier to use, this JS-series All-in-One includes an elegantly designed keyboard and a USB mouse.



The Sony VAIO JS All-in-One desktop PC in silver.
This desktop is powered by the 2.5 GHz Intel Pentium E5200 dual-core processor, which increases the efficiency and speed of the PC while running multiple programs and the latest multi-threaded software. Five high-speed USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire/i.LINK port are conveniently located on the back and sides for easy access and let you attach virtually all your peripherals without having to buy additional hardware. Other features include a 500 GB hard drive, 4 GB of installed RAM (maximizing capacity), Draft-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Gigabit Ethernet networking, S/PDIF digital audio output, Intel GMA X4500HD graphics (with 1750 MB of total available video memory), and integrated 3-watt stereo speakers (for 6 watts of total power. It comes preinstalled with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1).

This Sony desktop is RoHS-compliant, effectively reducing the environmental impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

The Basics

  • Processor: The 2.5 GHz Intel Pentium E5200 dual-core processor delivers additional computing resources and help expand the PC’s capabilities by providing higher throughput and simultaneous computing. You'll be able to perform multiple tasks such as digital rendering and gaming all while running virus scan or other background tasks seamlessly. And its Intel 64 architecture is also ready for tomorrow's 64-bit applications, and offers enhanced performance through improved virtual memory. Each core shares 1 MB of L2 cache (for a 2 MB total), and they have an 800 MHz front-side bus. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

  • Hard Drive: The ginormous 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM) provides more than enough capacity for storing a large audio and video library, as well as extra space required for video editing. This SATA hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to Firewire and USB 2.0.

  • Memory: The 4 GB of installed RAM (PC2-6400, 2 x 2 GB) maximizes the capacity for this notebook,. It also offers an ultra-fast 800 MHz speed.

  • DVD/CD Drive: This Sony desktop is capable of playing back Blu-ray Disc movies in stunning clarity, as well as playing your current library of purchased and burned disc content. This notebook can also write standard DVD and CD media. The BD drive offers a 5x speed for reading BD-R/RE discs and a 5x BD-R/RE DL (dual layer) read speed. It also offers the following write speeds for standard DVD and CD discs: 6x DVD±R DL, 8x for single-layer DVD±R, 6x DVD±RW, 24x CD-R/RW, and 5x for DVD-RAM.

  • Keyboard & Mouse: The elegant, yet simple keyboard has an isolated key design with 19.05mm pitch and 2.0 mm stroke, and it can be stored below the LCD to save space. It includes a variety of action buttons, including volume +/-, muting, zoom in/out.
Spec Check
  • Color: Silver
  • 20.1-inch XBRITE-HiColor LCD screen
  • 2.5 GHz Intel Pentium E5200 processor
  • 500 GB hard drive
  • 4 GB RAM (maximum)
  • Blu-ray Disc read, DVD±R read/write
  • Draft-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet
  • Intel GMA X4500HD graphics
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit)
Screen, Video & Audio
The 20.1-inch LCD panel has an amazing 1680 x 1050-pixel resolution. And thanks to Sony's XBRITE-HiColor panel technology, the flat-panel screen will deliver dazzling colors and sharp images whether displaying a DVD movie, television show, or web content. It delivers deep blacks and bright whites, true-to-life color, and razor-sharp detail. And with a glare filter and anti-reflective coating to minimize reflection, you'll experience a beautifully clear image.

Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500, which uses shared video memory (up to 1750 MB allocated from the system memory) and provides Windows Vista Aero interface support and enhanced 3D graphics performance--delivering over 2x scores on 3DMark 06. Intel Clear Video Technology provides outstanding video playback with sharper image quality, increased clarity, and customizable color controls. It also enables enhanced visual quality of interlaced content on progressive displays.

This desktop also has an integrated Intel High Definition Audio card with Dolby Digital Live, which provides real-time encoding technology that converts any audio signal into a Dolby Digital bitstream for transport and playback through a home theater system. It provides Dolby Digital (5.1-channel surround sound) during movie playback and gameplay, immersing players in high-quality surround sound that puts them at the center of the action. It includes two built-in stereo speakers, each with 3 watts of output (6 watts total).

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
Enjoy easy wireless networking with the integrated tri-mode Atheros Draft-N wireless LAN (compatible with 802.11b/g/n wireless networks). Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, it offers up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range as existing 802.11g wireless. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found in home routers and wi-fi hotspots). This desktop also provides ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet networking (10/100/1000). With the Bluetooth connectivity, you can communicate and synchronize with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as PDAs and cell phones as well as enjoy wireless stereo music streaming (thanks to its embedded A2DP profile). Here's the full list of connection options:



The back of the the All-in-One with Ethernet and digital audio ports (above), and its stylish keyboard (below).
  • 5 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • Audio out: 1 S/PDIF digital audio and 1 headphone
  • 1 microphone/line-in
  • RJ-45 port for 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 56K modem port (V.90/V.92)
  • Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO slot (Standard/Duo with MagicGate functionality)
  • Secure Digital memory card slot (compatible with MMC cards)

Operating System
The 64-bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium (with SP1) is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Preloaded Software
Microsoft Windows Live OneCare anti-virus and recovery (trial version), Microsoft Works SE 9.0, Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student (60-day trial), Sony Click to Disk Editor (CD and DVD burning), VAIO Movie Story (video editing), VAIO MusicBox

Dimensions & Weight
The All-in-One measures 19.2 x 16.1 x 6.18 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 18.7 pounds (excludes keyboard and mouse)

Power
This desktop computer consumes 150 watts of power.

What's in the Box
This package contains the VGC-JS160J/S All-inOne desktop PC in silver AC adapter and power cord, USB keyboard, USB mouse, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty, and Sony offers 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The JS160 is extremely easy to set up, and the design is elegant.
Jack R. Tallent
In trying to download the most current upgrades from Microsoft, the computer gave me a blue screen then locked up.
M. D. Boyette
I am sick that I have wasted this money and cannot afford to go out and buy another computer.
Stacy Dee Estep

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jack R. Tallent on October 20, 2008
Color Name: BLACK
I brought the JS160 (Silver) home yesterday and am so far very pleased with the purchase.

I wanted an all-in-one PC to replace our aged family computer, while at the same time reducing the clutter of the old system. I chose the Vaio over the 20" iMac because it seemed to me you get more computer for the money: a 500 GB HD, 4 GB RAM, and a Blu-ray drive.

The JS160 is extremely easy to set up, and the design is elegant. The angled foot in the back of the monitor has just enough tension in it to
provide continuously adjustable tilt of the screen by simply moving it to the desired position-- a very nice design. This is an attractive PC.

I find this machine to be extremely responsive running under Vista, and the 20.1" glossy display is a joy to look at. I also like the plentiful I/O ports that are conveniently positioned on the left side of the display.(Including SD and Sony memory stick slots.)

Even though I got the machine up and running within minutes, I did spend some time removing unwanted software, which I understand is pretty typical for Sony products.

I would recommend this machine to anyone looking for a space-saving family PC that looks great and performs well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 4, 2009
Color Name: BLACK Verified Purchase
I purchased the black version about 2 weeks before Christmas $1199 and a week later I found the the original silver color was on sale for $1129. I plead with Amazon for a price adjustment, but they would not budge. Two days later I stopped by my local Best Buy and found out the silver one was on sale for $999($1081 including tax). I know it was my fault and only wish I would of waited a week before making the purchase.

Overall I love the computer and setup was a breeze. I love the Blu Ray and bluetooth capabilities. I hooked it up to a Sony Bluetooth mouse and it works great. I was also able to listen to my music or audio through my Sony receiver wirelessly(bluetooth) through a option on the Sony receiver called DIMPORT. There are a few items that I wish Sony would of included with the computer, like a bigger screen, HDMI hookups and a TV tuner. But then again their more expensive line has all that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stacy Dee Estep on May 14, 2010
Color Name: SILVER
I purchased this computer 1 year and 2 month ago from Best Buy. I did not buy the extended service contract. My motherboard failed and it will cost in the neighborhood of $700.00 plus the $120.00 diagnostic fee and shipping to repair. I could put the part in myself but Sony will not sell the part. I am sick that I have wasted this money and cannot afford to go out and buy another computer. If anyone breaks their screen call me and we can part them out. It is the only choice. I will never buy another Sony. At least I could buy parts for the old Dell. What a total waste.
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By Amazon Customer on July 11, 2009
Color Name: SILVER
We purchased this at Best Buy at Christmas for $999.00. It was a good bargain. I gave this one less star than perfect for the following reasons. First, it does not come with a copy of the operating system on a set of DVD's - you have to create these yourself. That's common for all the SONY VAIO products, but it is annoying. Second, (this is more of a Vista problem), it doesn't seem to want to recognize a cable network connection. The dialog box almost insists you use wireless....life was much more straight forward with Windows XP. Third, we noticed that USB connected external hard drive will sometimes be the culprit in the entire system freezing up and then we have to reboot. Nothing is "broken" and this only happens every now and then. Sure, one can blame the HD Drive, but then again this same external drive worked flawlessly with our previous XP Windows based machine.

Finally, like most desktops sold, it comes with a lot of craplets (software you don't need and designed for promotion.) What gets me is the self-made industry created through craplets. Instead of Best Buy recognizing this as an annoyance to the customer, they try to act like heroes and sell you a $29 service to clean it up. You know, they are large enough to tell vendors don't add this stuff. Second, Best Buy will annoy you with their long term service contract and paint a picture of doom and despair....for crying out loud, why would I buy a machine from someone if they're telling me up front that it probably won't work? (duh)

Let me emphasize what works well, though. For a home computer, it has wonderful performance. We take advantage of Hulu, [...] and Amazon downloads quite a bit and this machine provides flawless presentation.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. D. Boyette on January 14, 2009
Color Name: SILVER Verified Purchase
After doing a considerable amount of research, I purchased this computer. Unfortunately, the reviewers were not accurate on their assessment of this system. It was a very handsome system and would have met most of my computing needs.

Problems began immediately. In trying to download the most current upgrades from Microsoft, the computer gave me a blue screen then locked up. This became an on-going problem with this computer. It would give me the blue screen then lock up. I called Sony's help desk and they gave me what they said was a work-around. However, after doing their recommendations the situation was worse. I have returned this system to Amazon. Their reposnse has so far been excellent.
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