Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai
Language Interface Pack
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 32-bit (English Version) with Service Pack 1
Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology
Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.40 GHz)*1*2
Intel® WiFi Link 5100
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses one)
2 GB DDR2 SDRAM *3*4
Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
250 GB*5 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
Optical Disc Drive
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), 6x (DL)/ DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL) DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 6x/ DVD-RAM: 5x/ CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x
DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM Drive
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
14.1" wide (WXGA:1280 x 800) TFT Colour display (Clear Bright LCD Lite)
i.LINK (IEEE 1394)
4 pin (S400) x 1
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15 pin x 1
SD Memory Card Slot
SD Memory Card*7(SDHC compatible, MMC compatible)
Stereo mini jack x 1
High Speed USB 2.0 x 3
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
ExpressCard™/34 x 1
Network (RJ-45) Connector
10Base-T/100Base-TX x 1
Stereo mini jack x 1
Wireless LAN Frequency
5 GHz (802.11a/Draft n), 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/Draft n)
Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR
Wireless LAN Data Rate
maximum 11 Mbps (802.11b)/54 Mbps (802.11a/g) 300 Mbps (Draft 802.11n)*9
Wireless LAN Type
Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft n*8
Front Side Camera
Effective pixels: 1280 x 1024
Built-in monaural microphone
Built-in stereo speakers
Intel® High Definition Audio compatible , 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support)
Approx. 18mm key pitch/2mm keystroke , 82 keys
Optional Long Battery
VGP-BPL13 Lithium-ion battery: up to 5 hours of use
VGP-BPS13/S Lithium-ion battery: up to 3 hours of use
335.8 x 29-39.8 x 245 mm
2.6 kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Recovery Center, VAIO Update, VAIO Data Restore Tool
Word Processor / Spreadsheet
60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007*11
VAIO Media plus
Roxio Easy Media Creator, Adobe® Reader® 9, McAfee PC SecurityCenter 90-day Free Trial*12
VAIO MusicBox, SonicStage Mastering Studio
VAIO Movie Story, Adobe® Premiere® Elements® 7, VAIO Edit Components, WinDVD for VAIO
VAIO Control Center, VAIO Launcher, Protector Suite QL, WebCam Companion, Magic-i™ Visual Effects
Click to Disc, Click to Disc Editor
PMB (Picture Motion Browser), Windows® Photo Gallery, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® 7
AC Adaptor (VGP-AC19V20)
Windows®XP Professional Install Disc
Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS13/S)*13
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.
*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 3 GB 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 drive space is reserved as a recovery partition.
*6 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only.
*7 The copyright protection of the SD Memory Card is 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,measurement method (a)).
Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit http://www.sony‑asia.com/support/vaio/jeita "
*11 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 operation
*12 Free use of 90 days. Further update will be charged.
*13 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.
<AVC HD Playback>
‑ Depending on system environment, you may find sound interruptions and/or dropped frames during AVC HD playback.
<Restriction on OS Downgrade to Windows® XP>
Note that certain features and software of the followings are unusable after downgrading from Windows Vista ® to Windows® XP (applies to the VAIO models equipped):
‑ Blu‑ray Disc™ read / write function (excluding CD/DVD read and write functions)
‑ VAIO HDD Protection
‑ SSD RAID function
‑ Sony original audio and visual software
‑ Non‑Sony software (e.g. InterVideo WinDVD, etc.)
‑ Instant Mode
‑ Plug and Display function
‑ Zoom function by Fn+F9/F10
‑ VAIO Recovery Tool
‑ Dynamic Hybrid Graphic system (need to reboot for changing the speed /stamina mode)
‑ Noise canceling function
‑ Ambient light sensor function
‑ Quick Charge function
‑ HDMI function
‑ No manual available on how to use Windows® XP
Addition to the listed above, other features and software may not be used.
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.
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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.