Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (English version) with Traditional Chinese Language Pack
Processor Technology
Intel® Centrino® Duo Processor Technology
Intel® 945GM Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
Processor Name
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7400(2.16 GHz)*1*2
Cache Memory
4MB Advanced Smart Cache
Memory Bus
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses two)
Hard Disk Drive
240GB (120GB x 2, HDD Recovery Storage: 7GB*4, C: Remain) Serial ATA, 5400rpm (RAID support*5)
Maximum Reading Speed
BD-RE, BD-R, BD-RE DL, BD-R DL: 1x / BD-ROM: 1.6x / DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD-R: 8x / DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL: 6x / DVD-RAM: 5x / CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM: 24x
Maximum Writing Speed
BD-RE, BD-R, BD-RE DL, BD-R DL: 1x / DVD-RAM: 5x / DVD+RW, DVD-RW: 4x / DVD+R DL: 2.4x / DVD-R DL: 2x / DVD+R, DVD-R, CD-RW, CD-R: 8x
Blu-ray Disc Drive*6
Total Available Graphics Memory (Max)
527MB *7
Graphics Accelerator
NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7600 GT notebook graphics processing unit (GPU)
17.0” Wide (WUXGA: 1920 x 1200) TFT colour display (Clear Bright High Colour LCD: Dual Lamp, Wide View)
i.LINK(IEEE 1394)
4pin (S400) x 1
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15pin x 1
SD Memory Card Slot
SD Memory Card Slot*11 (MMC compatible)
stereo mini jack x 1
S Video In/Out Connector
S-Video Out connector*8
Multi function bay docking station connector x 1
USB 2.0 x 3
Optical out
Network (RJ-45)Connector
10Base-T/100Base-TX x 1
V.92 and V.90 Compliant x 1
Memory Stick Slot
Memory Stick slot*10 (Standard/Duo Size compatible, MagicGate compatible, Memory Stick PRO compatible, High-speed data transfer compatible)
PC Card Slot
ExpressCard™ (ExpressCard™/34, ExpressCard™/54 compatible)
HDMI Connector
x 1*9
stereo mini jack x1
Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Wireless LAN Type
Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/802.11b/802.11g*12
Bluetooth® standard version 2.0 + EDR, Output: maximum +6dBm, Frequency: 2.4GHz
Wireless LAN Frequency
5GHz (802.11a), 2.4GHz (802.11b/g)
Wireless LAN Data Rate
maximum 11Mbps (802.11b)/54Mbps (802.11a/g)*13
Front Side Camera
Effective Pixels : 640 x 480 / Image Device: 1/6", VGA CMOS / Lens: 2 elements in 2 groups, F2.8 / Focus distance: f = 2.45mm
Built-in monaural microphone
Built-in stereo speakers
Sound Chip
DSD compatible high quality sound chip: “Sound Reality” ( Intel® High Definition Audio compatible ), 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support)
Approx. 19mm key pitch / 2.5 mm keystroke, 86 keys
Intelligent Touchpad
Bundled Battery
VGP-BPS2C*14 Lithium-ion battery: up to 1.5 hours of use*15
Dimensions (WxHxD)
416 x 33.5-41.5 x 299.5 mm
3.8kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Recovery Utility, VAIO Update 3.0
Home Network
VAIO Media 6.0
Roxio Easy Media Creator 9.0 (Installer) , Adobe® Reader® 7, Norton Internet Security™ 2007*16
SonicStage CP 4.2, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.3, SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter 2.3
Video Edit/Playback
DVgate Plus 2.3, VAIO Video & Photo Utility 1.0, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 3.0 (Installer), VAIO Edit Components 6.1 (Installer), WinDVD BD for VAIO
VAIO Control Center 2.0, VAIO Camera Utility 2.0
AV Entertainment
Windows® Media Center
BD/DVD Creation
Ulead BD DiscRecorder for VAIO 2.6, Click to DVD 2.6
Still Image/Photo
Windows® Photo Gallery , Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 5.0 (Installer)
AC Adaptor
AC adapter (VGP-AC19V16)*17
Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS2C)
One year*18

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 on VAIO. 
*3  Since memory modules of the same capacity are installed to both of the two memory module slots, this computer runs in dual channel mode and provide better performance.
*4  Necessary data for recovery (setting back to initial shipment settings) in the hard disk drive consuming approximately 7 GB in size available separately.
*5  Set to RAID 0 (Striping) at initial shipment settings. It will be displayed as 240GB x 1 on the Windows operating system.
*6  This product does not support BD‑RE 1.0 discs and Blu‑ray cartridge discs. 
*7  Total Available Graphics Memory refers to the new Windows Vista classification of graphics memory, which is the total of Dedicated Video Memory, System Video Memory and Shared System Memory.
*8  Does not support playback copyright protected contents recorded on Blu‑ray disc.
*9  Based on High‑Definition Multimedia Interface Specification Version 1.2a.
*10  Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded "Memory Stick" media only.
*11  Does not support SD card's copyright technology.
*12  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.
*13  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.
*14  This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.
*15  Estimated battery life (under JEITA Battery Run Time Measurement Method (ver.1.0).) Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit vaio‑online.sony.com
*16  Free use of 90 days. Further update will be charged.
*17  AC adapter should be connected while the CPU is having a heavy workload, such as Blu‑ray disc playback, or playback may not be displayed properly because of the power saving feature.
*18  Warranty conditions may vary by region.
 <<Important notice when playing back Blu‑ray discs>>
[Supporting Disc]
‑  Supports writing data to BD‑R 1.1 discs (single‑layer discs with the capacity of 25GB, dual‑layer discs with the capacity of 50GB) and BD‑RE 2.1 discs (single‑layer discs with the capacity of 25GB, dual‑layer discs with the capacity of 50GB). The Blue‑ray drive on your computer does not support BD‑RE 1.0 discs and Blu‑ray cartridge discs.
[Blu‑ray Disc Playback]
‑  As with other optical media devices, circumstances may limit compatibility or prevent Blu‑ray disc playback VAIO computers may not support movie playback on packaged media recorded in AVC or VC1 formats at high bit rates.
‑  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
[Blu‑ray Disc Recording / Burning]
‑  Video recording to Blu‑ray Disc media is done in MPEG2 format only.
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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.