Language Pack
Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit (English Version)
Processor Technology
Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology
Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
1066 MHz
Processor Name
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P9700 (2.80 GHz)*1
Network Connection
Intel® WiFi Link 5100
Cache Memory
6 MB
Memory Bus
1066 MHz
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses two)
6 GB DDR3 SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 8 GB*3)
Hard Disk Drive
400 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 7200 rpm)
Maximum Reading Speed
BD-ROM: 2x/BD-R: 2x (SL), 2x (DL)/BD-RE: 2x (SL), 2x (DL)/DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD+RW: 6x/DVD-RW: 6x/DVD-ROM: 8x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-ROM: 24x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x
Maximum Writing Speed
BD-R: 2x(SL), 1x (DL) /BD-RE: 2x(SL), 1x (DL) /DVD+R: 8x (SL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL)/DVD+RW: 4x/DVD-RW: 4x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-R: 16x/CD-RW: 10x
Blu-ray Disc™ Drive
Dedicated Video Memory
Graphics Accelerator
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS notebook graphics processing unit (GPU) (SPEED MODE) / Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (STAMINA MODE)
13.1" wide (WXGA++: 1600 x 900) TFT colour display (VAIO Display Premium, LED backlight)
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 compatible, Copyright protection function (CPRM) )
Stereo mini jack x 1
Docking Station Connector x 1
x 1
High Speed USB 2.0 x 2
HDMI In/Out Connector
Output x 1
Network (RJ-45)Connector
10Base-T/100Base-TX / 1000Base-T x 1
V.92 and V.90 Compliant x 1
Memory Stick Slot
Memory Stick (Standard/Duo Size, Memory Stick PRO 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
Security Chip
TCG Ver.1.2 compliant Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Sensor
x 1
Front Side Camera
Effective pixels: 640x 480
Built-in monaural microphone
Built-in stereo speakers
Sound Chip
Intel® High Definition Audio compatible , 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support)
Approx. 19 mm key pitch/2.5 mm keystroke , 82 keys
Intelligent Touchpad
Optional Long Battery
VGP-BPL12 Lithium-ion battery: up to 7.5 hours of use
Bundled Battery
VGP-BPS12 Lithium-ion battery: up to 5 hours of use
Dimensions (WxHxD)
314 x 24.5-33.0 x 210 mm
1.53 kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Recovery Center, VAIO Update, VAIO Transfer Support ,VAIO Data Restore Tool
Word Processor / Spreadsheet
60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007*10
Home Network
VAIO Media plus
Roxio Easy Media Creator, Adobe® Reader® 9, McAfee PC SecurityCenter 30-day Free Trial*11, Norton™ Online Backup 60-day Free Trial*12, Webroot® Spy Sweeper® 60-day Free Trial*12
Video Edit/Playback
VAIO Movie Story, Adobe® Premiere® Elements® 7, WinDVD BD for VAIO
VAIO Gate,VAIO Control Center, VAIO Presentation Support, Infineon TPM Professional Package, Protector Suite QL, WebCam Companion, Magic-i™ Visual Effects
AV Entertainment
Windows® Media center
BD/DVD Creation
Click to Disc*9, Click to Disc Editor*9
Still Image/Photo
PMB (Picture Motion Browser), Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® 7
AC Adaptor
AC Adaptor (VGP-AC19V32)
Cleaning cloth, Windows®XP Professional Install Disc
Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS12)*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‑
*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 hard disk drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of hard disk drive 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‑
*9 Depending on disc type, “Click to Disc” and “Click to Disc Editor” require a maximum of 50GB HDD capacity in addition to the space required for source content.
*10 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
*11 Free use of 30 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>
[Supporting Blu‑ray Disc]
‑The Blu‑ray Disc Drive does not support BD‑RE 1.0 discs and Blu‑ray cartridge discs.

[Blu‑ray Disc Playback]
‑ 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.

[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 are 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, 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 not be used.

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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.