Language Pack
Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai
Language Interface Pack
Vietnamese
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 64bit (English Version)
Cache Memory
4 MB (L3 Cache)
Processor Name
Intel® Core™ i7-3520M Processor 2.90 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.60 GHz*1
Chipset
Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
Memory Speed
1333 MT/s
SO-DIMM Slots
DDR3L SO-DIMM slots (Unused Memory slot 0)
Pre-installed/Max
8 GB (4 GB (On Board) + 4 GB (SO-DIMM) x 1) DDR3L SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 12 GB*3)
Flash Memory
256 GB*4 (128 GB x 2(RAID 0)*5, Serial ATA)
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
Drive
DVD SuperMulti Drive
Dedicated Video Memory
2 GB DDR3 (SPEED MODE)
Graphics Accelerator
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M LE GPU(SPEED MODE) / Intel® HD Graphics 4000(STAMINA MODE)
Type
13.3 inch wide (WXGA++: 1600 x 900) TFT colour display (VAIO Display Premium, LED backlight)
Ambient light sensor
Yes
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1
SD Memory Card Slot
SD memory card(SDHC, SDXC compatible, UHS (SDR50) supported , Copyright protection function (CPRM))*9
Others
Port replicator connector x 1
DC IN
x 1
USB
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) with USB charge port Type A Connector x 1*6, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) port Type A Connector x 2
HDMI In/Out Connector
HDMI Out x 1
Extend Battery Connector
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" function ("MagicGate" is not supported for 256 MB or less capacity media. ))*8
Headphone
Stereo, Mini Jack x 1 (also serves as Headset jack)*7
Bluetooth
Bluetooth® standard Ver. 4.0 + HS
Wireless LAN Data Rate
Maximum transmission speed: 300 Mbps*11, Maximum receipt speed: 300 Mbps*11
Wireless LAN Type
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n*10
Security Chip
TCG ver.1.2 compliant
Fingerprint Sensor
Yes
Front Side Camera
HD web camera powered by "Exmor for PC" (Resolution: 1280 x 1024, Effective Pixels: 1.31 Mega pixels)
Microphone
Internal, Monaural microphone
Speaker
Internal, Stereo speakers
Audio Technology
Dolby® Home Theater® v4, "Clear Phase", "xLOUD"
Sound Chip
Intel® High Definition Audio
Keyboard
19.05 mm key pitch/1.7 mm keystroke, 82 keys, Backlit Keyboard
Touchpad
Touchpad (Gesture supported)
Optional Battery
VGP-BPS24 Lithium-ion battery: up to 5.5 hours of use*12
Optional Battery2
VGP-BPS24 + VGP-BPSC24 Lithium-ion battery: up to 11.0 hours of use*12
Bundled Battery
VGP-BPS24 Lithium-ion battery: up to 5.5 hours of use*12
Rapid Wake
Rapid Wake + Eco
Dimensions (WxHxD)
331 x 22.8 x 224.6 mm
Weight
1.59 kg (including the supplied battery)
Support
VAIO Care, VAIO Care Rescue, VAIO Update, VAIO Transfer Support, Norton™ Online Backup 60-day Free Trial*17
Word Processor / Spreadsheet
Microsoft® Office Starter 2010*13
Security
Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Maximum Security 2012 60days*17, TrueSuite®
Tool
Evernote for VAIO, Adobe® Reader® X
Content Creation/Editing
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 10, PlayMemories Home
Utilities
VAIO Control Center, VAIO Gate, VAIO Gesture Control, WebCam Companion, Magic-i™ Visual Effects, Infineon TPM Professional Package, Remote Keyboard*14, Remote Play with PlayStation®3*15
AV Entertainment
Media Gallery, Windows® Media Center, PowerDVD, Adobe Flash Player 11, TriDef 3D Ignition, TriDef 3D Photo Viewer
Utilities2
Remote Keyboard with PlayStation®3, VAIO 3D Portal, Media Go, TrackID™ with BRAVIA*16
AC Adaptor
VGP-AC19V32 or VGP-AC19V36 or VGP-AC19V42 or VGP-AC19V60
Others
Cleaning Cloth, Windows® 7 Professional Service Pack 1 32-bit Recovery Media
Battery
VGP-BPS24*18

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 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 Set to RAID 0 (Striping) at initial shipment settings. It will be displayed as 256GB x 1 on the Windows operating system.
*6 Charging function via USB port may fasten battery consumption. Change the default setting when using this function.
*7 Your headset may not be compatible with your VAIO computer. An external microphone does not work even if you connect it to the headset compatible headphones jack.
*8 Compatible with any Sony branded "Memory Stick" of up to 32 GB, available as of January 2012. However, "Memory Stick" compatibility is not guaranteed in all cases.
*9 Compatible with SD memory cards (up to 2 GB), SDHC memory cards (up to 32 GB) and SDXC memory cards (up to 64 GB) available as of January 2012. However, it is not guaranteed that all SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards or SDXC memory cards will be compatible.
*10 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.
*11 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.
*12 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
*13 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.
*14 Compatible with certain devices only.
*15 Available in certain countries only.
*16 Compatible only with BRAVIA that has TrackID feature.
*17 Free use of 60 days. Further update will be charged.
*18 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 Windows® 7 Professional 32‑bit Recovery Media>
Note that certain features and software of the followings may be unusable/limited after recovering from Windows® 7 Professional 64‑bit to 32‑bit (applies to the VAIO models equipped):
‑ Motion Reality HD
‑ The copyright protection function of the SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
‑ Memory Stick and SD card drive appears on Device and Printer Addition to the listed above, other features and software may be unusable/limited.
Addition to the listed above, other features and software may be unusable/limited.

The trademarks, including but not limited to "Sony", "VAIO", "Memory Stick", "xLOUD" and "Clear Phase" are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.
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Intel, Core, the Intel logo, the Intel Inside logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
All other trademarks are 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.