Hard Disk Drive
Optical Disc Drive
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 on VAIO.
*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 3GB may not be available to the operating system. Sony does not guarantee compatibility with memories of other brands.
*5 GB means one billion bytes when referring to hard disk drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of hard disk space is reserved as a recovery partition.
*6 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only.
*7 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.
*8 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.
*9 Including cards that can be inserted in direct slots and the supplied memory card adaptor(VGP‑MCA20A).
*10 As for the Memory Stick PRO media, only Sony branded media is recommended to use with the memory card adaptor(VGP‑MCA20A).
*11 The copyright protection and high‑speed data transfer features of the SD Memory Card are not supported (VGP‑MCA20A).
*12 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
*13 Though the software is not pre‑installed, the official license is registered. It can be downloaded free of charge.
*14 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 operations.
*15 Free use of 90 days. Further update will be charged.
*16 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.
*17 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.
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.
<OS Downgrade to Windows® XP>
Note that you cannot use the following features and software that you could use on Windows Vista® after downgrading to Windows® XP:
‑ Plug and Display feature
‑ Instant Mode (on models with Instant Mode only)
‑ VAIO HDD Protection (on models with a hard disk drive only)
‑ Sony original audio and visual software
‑ Non‑Sony software (e.g. Norton Internet Security™, InterVideo WinDVD, etc.)
‑ VAIO Recovery Tool
Refer to the Windows® Professional Install Disc User Guide for further details.