Experience Sony style with the new VGC-RA825GY. With its cutting-edge, industrial design, your Sony desktop will look more like artwork than a computer.
Housed within the progressive design of the RA825GY are next generation features that make this computer like no other. Its advanced liquid cooling system drastically improves the heat reduction process, while the enhanced acoustic technologies make operation virtually silent.
Other features include a double-layer DVD drive, which allows you to create videos up to four hours long. The VAIO Software Creation Suite Plus enables enhanced music, photo and video editing, and turns your computer into a high-tech home entertainment system.
Sony VAIO R Series
Liquid Cooled. Just Plain Cool
Higher specs mean hotter running temperature - but Sony's VAIO RA Series has an advanced liquid cooling system that handles heat with ease.
A unique liquid-flow heat-pipe draws heat away from the processor, eliminating noisy fans and allowing for ample performance. This advanced technology is a generational leap above the competition. As a result, the VAIO RA Series ensures ultimate performance that you can count on.
Double Layer DVD creation- Youre a Pro now
Featuring advanced DVD+R Double Layer 8.5GB recording capacity. With the ability to store up to 4 hours of high quality MEG-2 video combined with VAIOs Click to DVD creation software, you become the pro. Borrowing technology from Sonys professional systems, the best tools of the trade are in your hands.
Television at your Fingertips
Take control of your television with the personal video recorder functionality powered by Sony Giga Pocket Engine TV Tuner / MPEG2 encoder and Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Watch, record, burn to DVD - you have the power.
Experience digital entertainment combined with simple convenience.
Sony VAIO Media Center PCs bring you advanced computing plus multiple entertainment experiences that you can enjoy when you want and how you want using a single remote control. Built from the ground up to deliver the picture and sound quality you expect from a digital entertainment center, a VAIO Media Center PC lets you use one unified interface to:
Pause and rewind live TV so you never miss a moment
Record a entire TV series or genre and watch shows on your schedule
Experience your digital photos, videos, and DVDs with friends and family
Put your world of music at your fingertips with an amazing jukebox
Get connected to a world of digital movies, music, and more on demand
The Advantage in the Solutions
The Sony VAIO R Series delivers the high quality video, music, and digital imaging solutions you demand. Create your own professional quality DVDs. Master your own audio recordings or remaster older tapes or records. Watch & record television on your schedule.
Computers should be seen and not heard, and the VAIO RA Series leads the next phase in noise reduction technology. The new advanced industrial design minimizes the need for noisy CPU fans, allowing your system to run quietly at all times. Further reducing acoustics, the VAIO RA Series also features an optical drive with speed-down functionality that decreases the rate of data buffer, a Firmware supported silent mode, and a graphics card and power supply that both use slow speed, large sized fans for silent operation. It doesn't get much quieter than that.
The Latest Computing Components
The VGC-RA825G uses an Intel Pentium 4 Processor 560 3.60 GHz with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and 1MB L2 Cache. With 1GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive, this computer is as powerful as it is stylish.
Dazzling Visual Experience
Advanced features provide the muscle behind the VAIO RA Series desktop graphic revolution. The RA825GY features 16x PCI Express graphics capabilities such as the ATI Radeon x300 XT Card delivering cinematic-quality effects and color with
128MB of RAM. This optimal combination of technologies ensures the ultimate graphic solutions with industry-leading performance. Expect nothing less than magnificent colors, vibrant tones, and studio quality effects.
A Sonic Boom
Your ears will notice the difference. The VAIO RA Series' audio hardware is designed to deliver enhanced sound via a 2.1 speaker system with sub-woofer. The RA800 and RA900 Series feature advanced high-definition audio (5.1ch support). Natural bass tones and stereo sound bring an unbelievable crispness and clarity to music, games, and movies. To complete the system, the RA Series also has Sony's SonicStage Mastering Studio's professional plug-in effects for importing analog-audio or enhancing digital audio files.
Mastery of New Technology
The VAIO RA800 Series desktop have blazing power and Gigabit Ethernet exchange for high-speed data transfer. Both also feature PCI and PCI Express for up to 16x support for graphics. Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) capability for robust multi-tasking and multiple Serial-ATA connections enabling the possibility of more than 1.5 Terabytes of storage.
Multi Card Reader
Lightning-fast data transfers are media card slot, supporting Sony's Memory Stick media, CompactFlash Type 1 card or Type II card, xD-Picture Card, Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), and IBM MicroDrive. Multiple options allow for convenient importing and exporting, as well as extensive storage opportunities.
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 Processor 560J 3.60 GHz with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition
Cache Memory: 1MB Integrated On-Die Level 2
Front Side Bus Speed: 800MHz
Chipset: Intel 915P
Standard RAM: 1GB PC-3200 400MHz DDR (expandable to 2.0GB)
Hard Drive: 250GB 7200 RPM SATA
DVD-ROM Drive: 16X max. DVD-ROM Read / 40X max. CD-ROM read
Floppy Disk Drive: 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
Video & Graphics: ATI Radeon X300 LE 128MB Video Memory (128-bit DDR); TV-Out / VGA-Out / DVI-Out (DVI output: 1280x1024x60Hz max.) 16x PCI Express Giga Pocket MPEG2 Realtime Encoder/Decoder board with TV Tuner
Audio: Intel High Definition Audio
Ethernet: 10Base-T/100/1000Base-TX Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem: V.90 compatible data/fax modem
Expansion Slots: Multi-Media Card Reader (Memory Stick, Compact Flash Type I and Type II, XD-Picture Card, SD/MMC, IBM Micro Drive)
Two 5.25" Half-Height (occupied)
One External 3.5" (occupied)
Three Internal 3.5" (one occupied)
Four 3.5" SATA Hard Drives can be accomodated if floppy drive is removed
Seven USB 2.0 (three front/four rear)6
Two PS/2 (Mouse/Keyboard)
One VGA/DVI Monitor Port
One TV-In/Out Port
One S/PDIF Out / One Printer Port
One 6pin i.LINK Port (rear)/ One 4pin (front)
One Headphone / One Microphone / One Line In
S-Video: Two Inputs (front and rear)
Composite Video / Audio Inputs (front and rear)
Coaxial Input (VHF/UHF)
Power Requirements: 364.7 watts max. / 100-240V ~7A (50/60Hz)
Power Management: ACPI 1.0 Compliant
Dimensions (CPU): 7.4"(W) x 15.6"(H) x 15.3"(D)
Weight (CPU): 34.172 lbs.
Click to DVD - DVD Creation
SonicStage Mastering Studio - Audio Mastering and Remastering
PictureGear Studio - Digital Photo
DVgate Plus- Digital Video
SonicStage - Digital Music
VAIO Media - Network File Sharing
Other Software Applications
Adobe Premiere LE
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0
Microsoft Works 8.0 - Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Calendar, Scheduling, Contact Management, and Database
Microsoft Office 2003 60-Day Student/Teacher Edition Trial
Intuit Quicken 2005 New User Edition (previous Quicken Users may require additional upgrade)
Sonic RecordNow! 7
Anti-Virus & Recovery Software
Norton Internet Security 90 Day Subscription - Norton AntiVirus, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton AntiSpam, Norton Parental Control
VAIO Recovery Wizard
VAIO Help and Support