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Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit (English Version)
3 MB (L3 Cache)
Intel® Core™ i5-520M Processor 2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz*1
Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses two)
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 8 GB*3)
Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive
500 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
Optical Disc Drive
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), 4x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 4x (DL)DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 6x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 10x
DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM Drive
Dedicated Video Memory
512 MB DDR3 SDRAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M GPU with CUDA™ Technology
13.3" wide (WXGA: 1366 x 768) TFT colour display (VAIO Display, LED backlight)
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 compatible, Copyright protection function (CPRM) )
Stereo mini jack x 1
Docking Station Connector x 1
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 Duo (PRO-HG compatible, MagicGate function)*5
PC Card Slot
ExpressCard™/34 x 1
Stereo mini jack x 1
Wireless LAN Frequency
5 GHz (802.11a/n), 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR
Wireless LAN Data Rate
maximum 11 Mbps (802.11b)/54 Mbps (802.11a/g) 300 Mbps (802.11n)*7
Wireless LAN Type
Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n*6
Front Side Camera
Effective pixels: 640 x 480
Built-in monaural microphone
Built-in stereo speakers
Intel® High Definition Audio compatible , 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support)
Approx. 19 mm key pitch / 1.7 mm keystroke , 86 keys , Backlit Keyboard
Optional Long Battery
VGP-BPL21 Lithium-ion battery: up to 4.5 hours of use
VGP-BPS21A Lithium-ion battery: up to 3 hours of use
329 x 27.6 - 31.5 x 228.5 mm
2.0 kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Care, VAIO Recovery Center, VAIO Update, VAIO Transfer Support, Norton™ Online Backup 60-day Free Trial*12
Word Processor / Spreadsheet
60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007*9
VAIO Media plus
McAfee PC SecurityCenter 30-day Free Trial*10, Webroot® Spy Sweeper® 90-day Free Trial*11
Evernote for VAIO, Adobe® Reader® 9
PMB VAIO Edition, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 8, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8, Roxio Easy Media Creator
VAIO Gate, VAIO Control Center, Battery Care Function, Protector Suite 2009, WebCam Companion, Magic-i™ Visual Effects
Media Gallery, Windows® Media Center
AC Adaptor (VGP-AC19V36)
Windows®XP Professional Install Disc
Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS21A)*13
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 Technoloby, please visit our web site at http://www.sony‑asia.com/subtype/notifications/asset/339736/productcategory/it+personal+computer
*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 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only.
*6 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.
*7 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.
*8 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
*9 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
*10 Free use of 30 days. Further update will be charged.
*11 Free use of 90 days. Further update will be charged.
*12 Free use of 60 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>
[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 may be unusable/limited after downgrading from Windows® 7 to Windows® XP (applies to the VAIO models equipped):
‑ Blu‑ray Disc™ read / write function (excluding CD/DVD read and write functions)
‑ SSD RAID function
‑ Sony original audio and visual software
‑ Non‑Sony software (e.g. InterVideo WinDVD BD, etc.)
‑Output of Sound / Audio format
‑ Plug and Display function
‑ Dynamic Hybrid Graphic system (need to reboot for changing the speed /stamina mode)
‑ Noise canceling function
‑ Ambient light sensor function
‑ HDMI function
‑ WAN function
‑Copyright protection function of SD card
‑ No manual available on how to use Windows® XP
Addition to the listed above, other features and software may be unusable/limited.
The trademarks, including but not limited to "Sony", "VAIO"and "Memory Stick" 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, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Pentium, 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.