Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate (English Version) with Traditional Chinese Language Pack
Intel® Centrino® Duo Processor Technology
Mobile Intel® PM965 Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7700(2.40 GHz)*1*2
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses two)
2GB DDR2 SDRAM*3/(upgreadable up tp 4GB*4)
Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
500GB*5 (250GB x 2, Serial ATA, 5400rpm, RAID support*6)
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*7
Total Available Graphics Memory (Max)
NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT notebook graphics processing unit (GPU)
17.0" (WUXGA: 1920 x 1200) TFT Colour display (Clear Bright High Colour LCD )
Digital (DVB-T)/Analogue Hybrid Tuner x 1*9
4pin (S400) x 1
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15pin x 1
SD Memory Card Slot
SD Memory Card*12 (SDHC compatible, MMC compatible)
stereo mini jack x 1
S Video In/Out Connector
Input x 1, Output x 1*10
VHF/UHF Connector, Optical Out Connector, Infrared Receiver
High Speed USB 2.0 x 3
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
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)*11
PC Card Slot
ExpressCard™/54 x1, Type I/II x 1
Output x 1
stereo mini jack x 1
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Wireless LAN Type
Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g*13
Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.0+EDR
Wireless LAN Frequency
5 GHz (802.11a), 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g)
Wireless LAN Data Rate
Maximum data rate: 11 Mbps (802.11b), 54 Mbps (802.11a/g) *14
Front Side Camera
Effective Pixels: 1280x1024
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 / 2.5 mm keystroke, 86 keys
Optional Long Battery
VGP-BPL9 Lithum-ion battery: up to 2 hours of use*15
VGP-BPS9A/B Lithum-ion battery: up to 1.5 hours of use*15
416 × 33.5-41.5 × 299.5 mm
3.9 kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Recovery Center 1.1, VAIO Update 3.0, VAIO Data Restore Tool 1.0
Word Processor / Spreadsheet
60-Days Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007*17
VAIO Media 6.1
Roxio Easy Media Creator 9.0, Adobe® Reader® 8.1, Norton Internet Security™ 2007*18
VAIO MusicBox 1.0, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.4, SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter 2.3, DSD Direct Player 1.0
VAIO Movie Story 1.0, VAIO Content Importer/Exporter 1.2, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 3.0(Installer), VAIO Edit Components 6.3(Installer), WinDVD BD for VAIO 8.0
VAIO Control Center 2.1, VAIO Camera Capture Utility 2.5, VAIO Launcher 1.0, ArcSoft Magic-i™ Visual Effects 1.0(Installer)
Click to DVD BD 3.0*16
Windows® Media Center, Image Converter 3
Windows® Photo Gallery , Picasa™, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 5.0(Installer)
Remote Commander (RM-MCE20E), 2 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 Since memory modules of the same capacity are installed to both of the two memory module slots, computer runs in dual channel mode and provides better performance.
*4 Sony does not guarantee compatibility with memories of other brands.
*5 GB means one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of hard disk space is reserved as a recovery partition.
*6 Set to RAID 0 (Striping) at initial shipment settings. It will be displayed as 500GB x 1 on the Windows operating system.
*7 This product does not support BD‑RE 1.0 discs and Blu‑ray cartridge discs.
*8 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.
*9 There may be some cases in which the programs cannot be seen depending on the Cable TV Service.
Please contact each Cable TV Service for further information.
*10 Does not support playback copyright protected contents recorded on Blu‑ray disc.
*11 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only.
*12 The copyright protection of the SD memory card is not supported.
*13 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.
*14 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.
*15 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
*16 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.
*17 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.
*18 Free use of 90 days. Further update will be charged.
*19 AC adapter should be connected while the CPU is having a heavy workload, such as Blu‑ray disc playback, or playback may not be displayed properly because of the power saving feature.
*20 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.
*21 Warranty conditions may vary by region.
<<Imporatnt 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 Blue‑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
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Adobe, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Reader and Adobe Premiere are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Intel, the Intel logo, Centrino and the Centrino logo, Intel Core and Core Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries
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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.