Optical Disc Drive
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 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.
*4 Set to RAID 0 (Striping) at initial shipment settings. It will be displayed as 256GB x 1 on the Windows operating system.
*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 Graphics system (need to reboot for changing the speed /stamina mode, and auto mode turns to speed mode after downgraded)
‑ 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.
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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.