Hard Disk Drive
Optical Disc Drive
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.
*3 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.
*4 Sony does not guarantee compatibility with memories of other brands.
*5 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.
*6 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only.
*7 The copyright protection of the SD Memory Card is not supported.
*8 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.
*9 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.
*10 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
*11 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.
*12 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
*13 Free use of 30 days. Further update will be charged.
*14 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 after downgrading from Windows Vista ® to Windows® XP (applies to the VAIO models equipped):
‑ Blu‑ray Disc™ read / write function (excluding CD/DVD read and write functions)
‑ VAIO HDD Protection
‑ SSD RAID function
‑ Sony original audio and visual software
‑ Non‑Sony software (e.g. InterVideo WinDVD, etc.)
‑ Instant Mode
‑ Plug and Display function
‑ Zoom function by Fn+F9/F10
‑ VAIO Recovery Tool
‑ Dynamic Hybrid Graphic system (need to reboot for changing the speed /stamina mode)
‑ Noise canceling function
‑ Ambient light sensor function
‑ Quick Charge function
‑ HDMI function
‑ 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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