Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (English Version) with Traditional Chinese Language Pack
Mobile Intel® GL960 Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T2370(1.73GHz) *1*2
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses two)
1 GB DDR2 SDRAM *3 (upgradeable up to 2 GB*4)
Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
200GB*5 (Serial ATA, 5400rpm)
Optical Disc Drive
Maximum Reading Speed
DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/ DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/ DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 6x/ 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: 24x
DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM Drive
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
15.4" Wide (WXGA: 1280 x 800) TFT Colour display (Clear Bright LCD Lite)
4pin (S400) x 1
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15pin 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 4
10Base-T/100Base-TX 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)*6
PC Card Slot
Stereo mini jack x 1
Wireless LAN Frequency
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g)
Wireless LAN Data Rate
Maximum data rate: 11Mbps (802.11b), 54 Mbps (802.11g) *9
Wireless LAN Type
Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g*8
Built-in stereo speakers
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 Lithium-ion battery: up to 6 hours of use*10
VGP-BPS9/B Lithium-ion battery: up to 3.5 hours of use*10
360 x 31.4-37.9 x 269.1 mm
2.9 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*12
VAIO Media 6.0
Roxio Easy Media Creator 9.1, Adobe® Reader® 8, Norton Internet Security™ 2008(Installer)*13
VAIO MusicBox 1.1, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.4, SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter 2.3
VAIO Movie Story 1.1, VAIO Content Exporter 1.2, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 4.0, VAIO Edit Components 6.4*11, WinDVD for VAIO 8.0
VAIO Control Center 2.1, Setting Utility Series 3.1, VAIO Launcher 1.1
Click to Disc 1.0, Click to Disc Editor 1.0
Windows® Media Center, Image Converter 3
Windows® Photo Gallery, Picasa™, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6.0(Installer)
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 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).)
Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit vaio‑online.sony.com
*11 Though the software is not pre‑installed, the official license is registered. It can be downloaded free of charge.
*12 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.
*13 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.
Free use of 90 days. Further update will be charged.
*14 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.
*15 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.