VGC-JS

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Overview

VGC-JS
VGC-JS

The Sony VAIO VGC-JS was a low-mid end desktop All-In-One released by Sony in 2008. It was meant for people who people who didn't want to clutter up their desk with a desktop PC, but wanted more screen size than a laptop. It was praised by reviewers for looking "attractive" and having relatively good performance for its price. In the UK it was possible to get one for a sub-£640 price-tag. For that, one got a 20.1in display with the usual 1,680 x 1,050 resolution, with decent specifications including a 2.53GHz desktop-class Core 2 Duo, 500GB hard drive, 3GB of RAM and Intel GMA X4500HD graphics (VGC-JS1E). Most models came with a DVD-RW drive, but some later and higher end ones came with BluRay drives and an NVIDIA 9300M GS graphics card. It was powered by a typical Sony 19.5V power adapter, due to it not having space for a PSU inside.

Detailed Specs

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Pentium (LGA 775)

Graphics: Intel GMA X4500HD or NVIDIA 9300M GS

Chipset: Intel P43 Express

Memory: 2GB or 4GB DDR2 (Standard), 8GB (Maximum)

Display: 20.1" TN LCD 1680×1050

Storage: 250-500GB HDD

Weight: 8.8kg

MSRP: roughly 700-1500 Euros

Daily Usage Today

This unit is definitely still usable today, as most units have decent Core 2 Duo processors. For office tasks like word documents and presentations it will definitely still be usable. Watching YouTube should work fine at 720p. We recommend installing an SSD, upgrading the RAM to 8GB and installing a lightweight Linux distribution such as AntiX or using an older Windows OS such as Windows 7. The optional 9300M GS is only capable of playing older games at low settings, but can play early 2000s games e.g Half Life with ease.

Resources

Disassembly Guide

VGC-JS Recovery Disks

These recovery disks ARE model locked but CAN be bypassed with our Recovery Patcher, SVRP, which can be found in the menu in the top left corner.

Credits

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