Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (English Version)with Service Pack 1(Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese Language Pack)
Intel® P43 Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
1333 MHz
Processor Name
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8400 (3 GHz)*1*2
Cache Memory
6 MB
Memory Bus
800 MHz
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses two)
Hard Disk Drive
500 GB*5 (Serial ATA, 7200rpm)
Maximum Reading Speed
BD-ROM: 2x/BD-R: 2x (SL), 1.6x (DL)/BD-RE: 2x (SL), 1.6x (DL)/DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD+RW: 6x/DVD-RW: 6x/DVD-ROM: 8x/ DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-ROM: 24x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x
Maximum Writing Speed
BD-R: 2x(SL), 1x (DL) /BD-RE: 2x(SL), 1x (DL) /DVD+R: 8x (SL), 2.4x (DL) /DVD-R: 8x (SL), 2x (DL)/DVD+RW: 4x/DVD-RW: 4x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-R: 8x/CD-RW: 8x
Blu-ray Disc™ Drive*6
Dedicated Video Memory
256 MB
Graphics Accelerator
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS notebook graphics processing unit (GPU)(Motion Reality HD equiped)
24" wide (WUXGA:1920 x 1200) TFT Colour display (Clear Bright High Colour LCD 90)
Digital (DVB-T)/Analogue Hybrid Tuner x 1*7
i.LINK(IEEE 1394)
4 pin (S400) x 1
SD Memory Card Slot
SD Memory Card*9 (SDHC compatible, MMC compatible)
Stereo mini jack x 1
S Video In/Out Connector
Input x 1
VHF/UHF Connector, Optical Out Connector, Remote Sensor, Line-In (stereo mini jack)
High Speed USB 2.0 x 5
HDMI In/Out Connector
Input x 1
Network (RJ-45)Connector
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T x 1
AV In/Out Connector
Input x 1
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Stick (Standard/Duo Size compatible, MagicGate compatible, Memory Stick PRO compatible, High-speed data transfer compatible) , SD Memory Card (SDHC compatible) , Multi Media Card
AC In x 1
Memory Stick Slot
Memory Stick (Standard/Duo Size compatible, MagicGate compatible, Memory Stick PRO compatible, High-speed data transfer compatible)*8
PC Card Slot
ExpressCard™/34 x 1
Stereo mini jack x 1
Wireless LAN Frequency
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/Draft n)
Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR
Wireless LAN Data Rate
maximum 11 Mbps (802.11b)/54 Mbps (802.11g)/300 Mbps (Draft 802.11n)*11
Wireless LAN Type
Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g/Draft n*10
Front Side Camera
Effective pixels: 1280 x 1024
Built-in monaural microphone
Built-in stereo speakers
Sound Chip
DSD compatible high quality sound chip: "Sound Reality"(Intel® High Definition Audio compatible), 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support)
VGP-WKB9IE Wireless keyboard: Approx. 19 mm key pitch / 2.7 mm keystroke , 86 keys
Intelligent Touchpad
VGP-WMS3 Wireless Optical Mouse
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Main unit: 657.2 x 467 x 175 mm (Under 0 degree tilt) , Keyboard: 416 x 30.5 x 128 mm
Main unit: 15.4kg
VAIO Recovery Center 1.4, VAIO Update 4.0, VAIO Data Restore Tool 1.0
Word Processor / Spreadsheet
60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007*13
Home Network
VAIO Media plus 1.1
Roxio Easy Media Creator 10.1, Adobe® Reader® 9, McAfee PC SecurityCenter 90-day Free Trial*14
VAIO MusicBox 2.1, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.6, DSD Direct Player 1.1
Video Edit/Playback
VAIO Movie Story 1.3, Adobe® Premiere® Elements® 4, VAIO Edit Components 6.4, WinDVD BD for VAIO 8.0
VAIO Control Center 3.1, WebCam Companion 2, Magic-i™ Visual Effects
AV Entertainment
Windows® Media center SP1
BD/DVD Creation
Click to Disc 1.2*12, Click to Disc Editor 1.2*12
Still Image/Photo
PMB(Picture Motion Browser) 3.2, Windows® Photo Gallery, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® 6 (Installer)
Wireless keyboard (VGP-WKB9IE)
Remote Commander (RM-MCE30E)
Power Cord , TV Coaxial Cable , 8 cm Dics Adaptor , 8 AA Alkaline Batteries
Wireless Optical Mouse (VGP-WMS3)

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.  
*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions.
*2 Intel® Virtualization Technology is not supported.
*3 If memory modules of the same capacity are installed to both of the two memory module slots, the supported dual channel mode provides better performance.
*4 A portion of the system memory over 3 GB may not be available to the operating system.
*5 GB means one billion bytes when referring to hard disk drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of hard disk drive space is reserved as a recovery partition.
*6 This optical drive is not capable of writing data onto an 8cm disc.Please use the bundled 8cm disc adaptor for reading data of an 8cm disc.
*7 There may be some cases in which the programmes cannot be seen depending on the Cable TV Service. Please contact each Cable TV Service for further information.
*8 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only.
*9 The copyright protection of the SD Memory Card is not supported.
*10 The maximum communication distance can vary depending on the obstacles or the distance between the communication devices, the radio waves, the operating system or the software being used.
*11 The communication speed varies depending on the distance between communication devices, existence of obstacles between such devices, the device configuration, the radio conditions, and the software in use. In addition, communication may be cut off depending on the radio conditions.
*12 Depending on disc type, “Click to Disc” and “Click to Disc Editor” require a maximum of 50GB HDD capacity in addition to the space required for source content.
*13 This software is intended for evaluation purposes only. It must be activated before actual use, and the activation procedures will be detailed during initial launch.
 Activation requires Internet access, which enables certain functions included. This software has an expiration date of 60 days from date of first use, at which time the software will operate under reduced‑functionality mode, limiting options and operation
*14 Free use of 90 days. Further update will be charged.
<<Important notice when playing back HD contents>> 
[Supporting Blu‑ray Disc] 
‑The Blu‑ray Disc Drive does not support BD‑RE  1.0 discs and Blu‑ray cartridge discs. 
[Blu‑ray Disc Playback] 
‑ Requires compatible high‑definition display for high definition playback.  Playback of AACS protected media may require an HDCP compliant output and HDCP compliant display. 
‑ You may need to connect to the Internet when playing copyright protected Blu‑ray discs. 
‑ Region settings are required for Movies and BD‑ROM contents. If the region setting and the region of the disc do not match, playback is not possible. 
[AVC HD Playback] 
‑ Depending on system environment, you may find sound interruptions and/or dropped frames during AVC HD playback.
<<Important notice when using a set‑top box (STB)>> 
‑ This computer does not support video and audio output signals from the STB. To watch TV programs through the STB, 
the STB needs to be equipped with an RF output port (modulated video output), and connect the STV using the RF output port. 
‑ The STB can only be controlled by a remote control supplied with the STB. 
‑ TV programs can not be recorded through the STB. 
The trademarks, including but not limited to "SONY", "VAIO", "Memory Stick" and "SonicStage" are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. 
Adobe, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Reader and Adobe Premiere are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. 
Centrino, Centrino Inside, Centrino Logo, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Pentium and Pentium Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. 
Windows, Windows Vista, the Windows logo and Microsoft are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. 
All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. 
Whilst information given is true at time of printing, small production changes in the course of our company's policy of improvement through research and design might not  
necessarily be included in the specifications. E&OE. Actual models may differ slightly in appearance to illustrations provided.