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Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit (English Version) with Service Pack 1
Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology
Mobile Intel® PM45 Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9600 (2.80 GHz)*1*2
Intel® WiFi Link 5100
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses two)
4 GB DDR2 SDRAM*3*4
Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
500 GB*5 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
Optical Disc Drive
Maximum Reading Speed
BD-ROM: 2x/BD-R: 2x (SL), 2x (DL)/BD-RE: 2x (SL), 2x (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
DVD+R: 8x (SL), 4x (DL) /DVD-R: 8x (SL), 4x (DL)/DVD+RW: 4x/DVD-RW: 4x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-R: 16x/CD-RW: 10x
Blu-ray Disc™ Combo Drive
Dedicated Video Memory
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT notebook graphics processing unit (GPU)(Motion Reality HD equipped)
18.4" wide (Full HD: 1920 x 1080) TFT colour display (Clear Bright LCD [Rich Colour])
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
CF Memory Card slot x 1, Optical Out Connector (shared with headphone port)
High Speed USB 2.0 x 3
HDMI In/Out Connector
Output x 1
10Base-T/100Base-TX / 1000Base-T 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
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 11Mbps (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 , Subwoofer speaker for bass frequencies
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 mm keystroke , 103keys
Optional Long Battery
VGP-BPL13: Lithium-ion battery: up to 2 hours of use
VGP-BPS13/B Lithium-ion battery: up to 1 hours of use
437.2 x 36.9-39.7 x 288.9 mm
3.8 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 30-day Free Trial*12
VAIO MusicBox, SonicStage Mastering Studio, DSD Direct Player
VAIO Movie Story, Adobe® Premiere® Elements® 7, VAIO Edit Components, WinDVD BD for VAIO
VAIO Control Center, VAIO Presentation Support, VAIO Launcher, WebCam Companion, Magic-i™ Visual Effects
Click to Disc, Click to Disc Editor
Windows® Media center SP1
PMB (Picture Motion Browser), Windows® Photo Gallery, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® 7, Adobe®Photoshop® Lightroom® 2, Image Data Converter SR
AC Adaptor (VGP-AC19V16)
Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS13/B)*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 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 Intercvnet 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 30 days. Further update will be charged.
*13 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.
<Important notice when playing back HD contents>
[Supporting Blu‑ray Disc]
‑The Blu‑ray Disc Drive does not support BD‑RE 1.0 discs and Blu‑ray cartridge discs.
[Blu‑ray Disc Playback]
‑ 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.
[AVC HD Playback]
‑ Depending on system environment, you may find sound interruptions and/or dropped frames during AVC HD playback.
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.