Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (English Version) with Traditional Chinese Language Pack
Mobile Intel® PM965 Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T8100(2.10GHz)*1*2
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses two)
2GB DDR2 SDRAM *3*4/-
Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
500GB*5 (Serial ATA, 7200rpm)
Optical Disc Drive
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
NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GT GPU
22.0 (55.9 cm) Wide (WSXGA+:1680x1050) TFT Colour display (Clear Bright High Colour LCD)
Digital (DVB-T)/Analogue Hybrid Tuner x 2*7
4pin (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, Infrared Receiver, Line-In (stereo mini jack)
High Speed USB 2.0 x 5
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T x 1
AV In/Out Connector
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)*8
PC Card Slot
ExpressCard™/34 x1･Type I/II x 1
Stereo mini jack x 1
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) *11
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless LAN Type
Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft n *10
Front Side Camera
Effective Pixels: 1280x1024
Built-in monaural microphone
Built-in stereo speakers , Subwoofer speaker for bass frequencies
DSD compatible high quality sound chip: "Sound Reality"(Intel® High Definition Audio compatible) , 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support)
VGP-WMS1 Wireless Mouse
VGP-WKB5IE Wireless keyboard: Approx. 19 mm key pitch / 2.7 mm keystroke , 99 keys
Main unit :643 x 418 x 178mm (Under minimal tilt), 643 x 368 x 298mm (Under maximal tilt) / Keyboard :338 x 31.3 x 159mm
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
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
VAIO Movie Story 1.1, VAIO Content Exporter 1.2, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 4.0, VAIO Edit Components 6.4*12, WinDVD BD for VAIO 8.0
VAIO Control Center 2.1, VAIO Camera Capture Utility 2.7, Setting Utility Series 3.1, ArcSoft Magic-i™ Visual Effects 1.0
Windows® Media Center, Image Converter 3
BD / DVD Creation
Click to Disc 1.0*13, Click to Disc Editor 1.0
Windows® Photo Gallery, Picasa™, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6.0(Installer)
Wireless Keyboard (VGP-WKB5IE) , Optical Mouse(VGP-WMS1) , Remote Commander (RM-MCE20E) , TV Coaxial Cable , 8cm Disc Adaptor , 8 AA Batteries
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 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 Though the software is not pre‑installed, the official license is registered. It can be downloaded free of charge.
*13 When a BDMV format disc is to be created, a hard disk margin of two times the capacity of the material other than the actual space necessary for itself, plus approximately 1GB is required.
BD‑J discs created by "Click to Disc" or "Click to Disc Editor"are verified for playback on Playstation3 and VAIO with Blu‑ray Disc Drive. The system software of Playstation3 and "WinDVD BD for VAIO" may require upgrade to enable playback.
*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 Warranty conditions may vary by region.
<<Important notice when playing back Blu‑ray discs>>
‑Supports writing data to BD‑R 1.1 discs (single‑layer discs with the capacity of 25 GB, dual‑layer discs with the capacity of 50 GB) and BD‑RE 2.1 discs
(single‑layer discs with the capacity of 25 GB, dual‑layer discs with the capacity of 50 GB). The Blu‑ray drive on your computer does not support BD‑RE 1.0 discs and Blu‑ray cartridge discs.
[Blu‑ray Disc Playback]
‑ As with other optical media devices, circumstances may limit compatibility or prevent Blu‑ray disc playback VAIO computers may not support movie playback on packaged media recorded in AVC or VC1 formats at high bit rates.
‑ 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
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.