Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (English Version) with Traditional Chinese Language Pack
Intel® Centrino® Duo processor technology
Intel® PM965 Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7300(2 GHz)*1*2
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
4MB Advanced Smart Cache
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses one)
1GB*3 (upgreadeable up to 2GB)
Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
160GB (HDD recovery storage max. 8GB*4, C: Remain) Serial ATA, 5400rpm
Optical Disc Drive
Maximum Reading Speed
DVD+R: 8x (SD), 6x (DL) / DVD-R: 8x (SD), 6x (DL)/ DVD-RW: 8x/DVD+RW: 8x/ DVD-ROM: 8x/DVD-RAM: 5x/ CD-ROM: 24x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x
Maximum Writing Speed
DVD+R: 8x (SD), 4x (DL) / DVD-R: 8x (SD), 4x (DL)DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 6x/ DVD-RAM: 5x/ CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 16x
DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM Drive
Total Available Graphics Memory (Max)
NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GT notebook graphics processing unit(GPU)
15.4" Wide (WXGA: 1280 x 800) TFT Colour display (Clear Bright High Colour LCD 90)
4pin (S400) x 1
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15pin x 1
SD Memory Card Slot
SD Memory Card*7 (SDHC compatible, MMC compatible)
stereo mini jack x 1
S Video In/Out Connector
Output x 1
High Speed USB 2.0 x 3
10Base-T/100Base-TX 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
V.92 and V.90 Compliant x 1
Memory Stick Slot
Memory Stick (Standard/Duo Size compatible, MagicGate compatible, Memory Stick PRO compatible, High-speed data transfer compatible)*6
PC Card Slot
Output x 1
stereo mini jack x 1
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Wireless LAN Type
Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g*8
Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.0+EDR
Wireless LAN Frequency
Intel® ・Frequency: 5 GHz (802.11a), 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g)
Wireless LAN Data Rate
Maximum 11Mbps (802.11b)/54 Mbps (802.11a/g) *9
Front Side Camera
Effective Pixels: 640x480, Image Device: 1/6" VGA CMOS sensor, Lens: 2elements in 2groups F2.8, Focus distance:f=2.45mm
Built-in monaural microphone
Built-in stereo speakers
DSD compatible high quality sound chip: "Sound Reality" ( Intel® High Definition Audio compatible ) , 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support)
Approx. 19 mm key pitch / 2 mm keystroke, 82 keys
Optional Long Battery
VGP-BPL8 Lithium-ion battery: up to 4 hours of use*13
VGP-BPS8 Lithium-ion battery: up to 2.5 hours of use*13
355.8 x 24.9 - 34.5 x 254.4 mm
2.65 kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Recovery Utility, VAIO Update 3.0, VAIO Hardware Diagnostics 3.3
VAIO Media 6.0
Roxio Easy Media Creator 9.0, Adobe® Reader® 8, Norton Internet Security™ 2007*11
SonicStage CP 4.3, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.3, SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter 2.3, DSD Direct Player 1.0, Still Image/Photo: Windows® Photo Gallery , Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 5.0
VAIO Video & Photo Suite1.1, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 3.0, VAIO Edit Components 6.2, WinDVD for VAIO 8.0
VAIO Control Center 2.0, VAIO Camera Utility 2.0
Click to DVD 2.6
Windows® Media Center, Image Converter 3
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions.
*2 IIntel® Virtualization Technology is not supported on VAIO.
*3 If memory modules of the same capacity are installed to both of the two memory module slots, computer will run in dual channel mode and provide better performance.
*4 Necessary data for recovery (setting back to initial shipment settings) in the hard disk drive consuming approximately 8GB in size is available separately.
*5 Total Available Graphics Memory refers to the new Windows Vista classification of graphics memory, which is the total of Dedicated Video Memory, System Video Memory and Shared System Memory.
*6 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only.
*7 The copyright protection and high‑speed data transfer features of the SD memory card are not supported.
*8 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.
*9 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.
*10 Estimated battery life (under JEITA Battery Run Time Measurement Method ver. 1.0). Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit vaio‑online.sony.com
*11 Free use of 90 days. Further update will be charged.
*12 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.
*13 Warranty conditions may vary by region.
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. Intel, Intel Inside, the Intel Inside logo, the Centrino logo, Centrino, Intel SpeedStep, Pentium, and Pentium Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Windows, Windows Vista and the Windows logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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