Language Pack
Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai
Operating System
Windows 8 64 bit (English Version)
Cache Memory
4 MB (L3 Cache)
Processor Name
Intel® Core™ i7-3517U Processor 1.90 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3 GHz*1
Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
Memory Speed
1600 MT/s
DDR3L SO-DIMM slots (Unused Memory slot 1)
4 GB (4 GB (On Board)) DDR3L SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 8 GB*3)
Hard Disk Drive
500 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm) + solid state drive for cache 32 GB*5
Cache solution
Intel® Smart Response Technology
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
Graphics Accelerator
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
14 inch wide (WXGA: 1366 x 768) TFT colour display (VAIO Display, LED backlight)
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1
SD Memory Card Slot
SD memory card(SDHC, SDXC compatible, Not support for copyright protection)*9
x 1
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) port Type A Connector with charging function x 1*6, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) port Type A Connector x 1
HDMI In/Out Connector
HDMI Out x 1
Network (RJ-45)Connector
1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T x 1
Memory Stick Slot
"Memory Stick Duo"("Memory Stick PRO" compatible, Not support for copyright protection)*8
Stereo, Mini Jack x 1 (also serves as Headset jack)*7
Bluetooth® standard Ver. 4.0 + HS
Wireless LAN Data Rate
Maximum transmission speed: 150 Mbps*11, Maximum receipt speed: 150 Mbps*11
Wireless LAN Type
IEEE 802.11b/g/n*10
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology
Front Side Camera
HD web camera powered by "Exmor for PC" (Resolution: 1280 x 1024, Effective Pixels: 1.31 Mega pixels)
Internal, Monaural microphone
Internal, Stereo speakers
Audio Technology
"Clear Phase", "xLOUD"
Sound Chip
Intel® High Definition Audio
19.05 mm key pitch/1.2 mm keystroke, 82 keys
Touchpad (Gesture supported)
Bundled Battery
VGP-BPS33 Lithium-ion battery: up to 4.0 hours of use*12
Rapid Wake
Rapid Wake + Eco
Dimensions (WxHxD)
345.0 x 20.8 x 238.2 mm
1.92 kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Care, VAIO Transfer Support, VAIO Update
Intel Anti-Theft Service signup (IATS) wizard*14, Trend Micro™ Titanium Maximum Security 60days*13
Video & Photo
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 10, PlayMemories Home
VAIO Message Center, VAIO Control Center, VAIO Gesture Control, Xperia Link, Adobe® Reader® X, Norton™ Online Backup, Power2Go
Microsoft Office
Microsoft® Office Trial*13
AC Adaptor
VGP-AC19V43 or VGP-AC19V48

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions.
*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 SSD is not available for data storage area because it is used for both cache for HDD.
*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‑
*13 Free use of 60 days. Further update will be charged.
*14 Intel® Anti‑Theft Service
The Intel Anti‑Theft Service is a function incorporated at the hardware level to
protect the PC data in the case of loss/theft through remote access.
If the service is active, it lowers the risk of leakage of your PC data in a situation of loss/theft
*You can download 90 days trial version through the Installer Wizard.

If you want to know more about the service:
Traditional Chinese‑prod/anti‑theft‑service
Simplified Chinese‑prod/anti‑theft‑service
*15 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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