Language Pack
Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai
Language Interface Pack
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit (English Version)
Cache Memory
3 MB (L3 Cache)
Processor Name
Intel® Core™ i5-560M Processor 2.66 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.20 GHz*1
Intel® PM55 Express Chipset
Memory Speed
1066 MT/s
DDR3 SO-DIMM slots (Unused Memory slot 0)
4 GB (2 GB x 2) DDR3 SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 8 GB*3)
Hard Disk Drive
500 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
Maximum Reading Speed
DVD+R: 8x(SL), 8x(DL) / DVD-R: 8x(SL), 8x(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: 10x
DVD SuperMulti Drive
Dedicated Video Memory
512 MB DDR3
Graphics Accelerator
NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M GPU
16.4 inch wide (WXGA++: 1600x900) TFT colour display (VAIO Display)
Stereo, Mini Jack x 1
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 (SDHC,SDXC compatible, Copyright protection (CPRM))
x 1
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) x 2*5
HDMI In/Out Connector
HDMI Out x 1
eSATA / Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) x 1
Network (RJ-45)Connector
1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T x 1
Memory Stick Slot
Memory Stick Duo (Memory Stick PRO-HG compatible, MagicGate )*6
PC Card Slot
ExpressCard™/34 x 1
Stereo, Mini Jack, Optical Audio Output combined x 1
Bluetooth® standard Ver. 2.1 + EDR
Wireless LAN Data Rate
Maximum transmission speed: 300 Mbps*8, Maximum receipt speed: 300 Mbps*8
Wireless LAN Type
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n*7
Front Side Camera
Resolution: 640 x 480, Effective Pixels: 0.3 Mega pixels
Internal Monaural Microphone
Internal Stereo Speakers
Audio Technology
Dolby Home Theater® technology, Sound Reality™
Sound Chip
Intel® High Definition Audio
19.05 mm key pitch/2.0 mm keystroke, 103 keys
Touchpad (Gesture supported)
Optional Battery
VGP-BPL21 Lithium-ion battery: up to of use*9
Bundled Battery
VGP-BPS21 Lithium-ion battery: up to 2.0 hours of use*9
Dimensions (WxHxD)
387.2 x 31-41 x 263 mm
3.1 kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Care, VAIO Care Rescue, VAIO Update, VAIO Transfer Support, Norton™ Online Backup 60-day Free Trial*13
Word Processor / Spreadsheet
Microsoft® Office Starter 2010*10
Home Network
VAIO Media plus
McAfee PC SecurityCenter 30-day Free Trial*11, Webroot® Spy Sweeper® 90-day Free Trial*12
Evernote for VAIO, Adobe® Reader® 9
Content Creation/Editing
PMB VAIO Edition, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 8, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8
VAIO Control Center, Battery Care Function, VAIO Gate, VAIO Window Organizer, WebCam Companion, Magic-i™ Visual Effects
AV Entertainment
Media Gallery, Windows® Media Center
AC Adaptor
VGP-AC19V42 or VGP-AC19V36

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions. For the availability of Intel® Virtualization Technology, please visit our web site at‑
*2 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.
*3 Sony does not guarantee compatibility with memories of other brands.
*4 GB means one billion bytes when referring to storage capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of storage space is reserved as a recovery partition.
*5 The logical transfer speed of up to 2.5 Gbps.
*6 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only.
*7 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.
*8 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.
*9 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‑
*10 Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 includes reduced‑functionality versions of Word 2010 and Excel 2010 with advertising. Does not include PowerPoint®, Outlook® or Publisher. To activate full‑featured Office software, purchase an Office 2010 Product Key.
*11 Free use of 30 days. Further update will be charged.
*12 Free use of 90 days. Further update will be charged.
*13 Free use of 60 days. Further update will be charged.
*14 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.

<Important notice when playing back HD contents>
[AVC HD Playback]
‑ Depending on system environment, you may find sound interruptions and/or dropped frames during AVC HD playback.

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