Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista® Business (English Version) with Traditional Chinese Language Pack
Processor Technology
Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology
Mobile Intel® GM965 Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
Processor Name
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T8100(2.10 GHz)*1*2
Cache Memory
Memory Bus
SO-DIMM slots
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses one)
1GB DDR2 SDRAM*3*4/-
Hard Disk Drive
160GB*5(Serial ATA, 5400rpm)
Maximum Reading Speed
DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL) / DVD-R: 8x (SL), 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 (SL), 4x (DL)/ DVD-R: 8x (SL), 4x (DL)/ DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 6x/ DVD-RAM: 5x/ CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 16x
Dedicated Video Memory
Graphics Accelerator
NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GS notebook graphics processing unit(GPU) (SPEED MODE) / Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 (STAMINA MODE)
13.3" Wide (WXGA: 1280 x 800) TFT Colour display (Clear Bright LCD)
i.LINK(IEEE 1394)
4pin (S400) x 1
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15pin x 1
Stereo mini jack x 1
Docking Station Connector x 1
x 1
High Speed USB 2.0 x 2
Network (RJ-45)Connector
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T x 1
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Stick(Standard/Duo Size, MagicGate, Memory Stick PRO)*10 , SD Memory Card (SDHC Compatible)*11 , Multi Media Card , xD-Picture Card*9
V.92 and V.90 Compliant x 1
Memory Stick Slot
Memory Stick Duo Slot (MagicGate compatible, Memory Stick PRO Duo compatible, High-speed data transfer compatible)*6
PC Card Slot
ExpressCard™/34 x1・Type I/II x 1
Stereo mini jack x 1
Network Connection
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless LAN Type
Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft n *7
Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.0+EDR
Wireless LAN Frequency
5 GHz(802.11a/Draft n), 2.4 GHz(802.11b/g/Draft n)
Wireless LAN Data Rate
maximum 11 Mbps(802.11b),54 Mbps(802.11a/g),300 Mbps(Draft 802.11n) *8
Security Chip
TCG Ver.1.2 compliant Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Sensor
x 1
Front Side Camera
Effective Pixels: 640x480
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)
Approx. 19 mm key pitch / 2.7 mm keystroke , 86 keys
Intelligent Touchpad
Optional Long Battery
VGP-BPL9 Lithium-ion battery: up to 9.5 hours of use*12
Bundled Battery
VGP-BPS9A/B Lithium-ion battery: up to 6.5 hours of use*12
Dimensions (WxHxD)
315 x 24.7 - 36.4 x 234.3 mm
1.93 kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Recovery Center, VAIO Update 3.0, VAIO Data Restore Tool 1.0
Word Processor / Spreadsheet
60-Days Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007*14
Home Network
VAIO Media 6.0
Roxio Easy Media Creator 9.1, Adobe® Reader® 8, Norton Internet Security™ 2008(Installer)*15
VAIO MusicBox 1.1, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.4, SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter 2.3, DSD Direct Player 1.0
Video Edit/Playback
VAIO Movie Story 1.1, VAIO Content Exporter 1.2, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 4.0, VAIO Edit Components 6.4*13, WinDVD for VAIO 8.0
VAIO Control Center 2.1, VAIO Camera Capture Utility 2.7, Setting Utility Series 3.1, Infineon TPM Professional Package 3.0(Installer), ArcSoft Magic-i™ Visual Effects 1.0, Protector Suite QL 5.6
DVD Creation
Click to Disc 1.0, Click to Disc Editor 1.0
AV Entertainment
Image Converter 3
Still Image/Photo
Windows® Photo Gallery, Picasa™, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6.0(Installer)
AC Adaptor
AC Adaptor(VGP-AC19V26)
Memory Card Adaptor(VGP-MCA20A) , Windows®XP Professional Install Disc
Lithium-ion battery(VGP-BPS9A/B)*16
One year*17

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.