Language Pack
Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai
Language Interface Pack
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-bit (English Version)
Cache Memory
8 MB (L3 Cache)
Processor Name
Intel® Core™ i7-2820QM Processor 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.40 GHz*1
Intel® HM65 Express Chipset
Memory Speed
1333 MT/s
DDR3 SO-DIMM slots (Unused Memory slot 0)
8 GB (4 GB x 2) DDR3 SDRAM*2 (Max)
Hard Disk Drive
640 GB*3 (Serial ATA, 7200 rpm)
Maximum Reading Speed
BD-ROM: 6x / BD-R: 6x(SL), 4x(DL) / BD-RE: 4x(SL), 4x(DL) / DVD+R: 8x(SL), 6x(DL) / DVD-R: 8x(SL), 6x(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
BD-R: 6x(SL), 4x(DL) / BD-RE: 2x(SL), 2x(DL) / DVD+R: 8x(SL), 4x(DL) / DVD-R: 8x(SL), 4x(DL) / DVD+RW: 8x / DVD-RW: 6x / DVD-RAM: 5x / CD-R: 24x / CD-RW: 10x
Blu-ray Disc™ Drive with DVD SuperMulti
Dedicated Video Memory
Graphics Accelerator
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M GPU
16 inch wide (Full HD: 1920x1080) TFT colour display (VAIO Display Premium, 3D Supported, LED backlight)
i.LINK(IEEE 1394)
4-pin (S400) port x 1
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1
SD Memory Card Slot
SD memory card(SDHC, SDXC compatible, UHS (SDR50) supported , Copyright protection (CPRM))*5
Stereo, Mini Jack x 1
x 1
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) Type A Connector x 1, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) Type A Connector x 2
HDMI In/Out Connector
HDMI Out x 1 (3D Supported)
Network (RJ-45)Connector
1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T x 1
Memory Stick Slot
"Memory Stick Duo"("Memory Stick PRO-HG" compatible, "MagicGate" )*4
Stereo, Mini Jack, Optical Audio Output combined x 1
Bluetooth® standard Ver. 3.0 + HS
Wireless LAN Data Rate
Maximum transmission speed: 300 Mbps*7, Maximum receipt speed: 300 Mbps*7
Wireless LAN Type
IEEE 802.11b/g/n*6
Front Side Camera
HD web camera powered by "Exmor" (Resolution: 1280 x 1024, Effective Pixels: 1.31Mega pixels)
Internal, Monaural microphone
Internal, Stereo speakers
Audio Technology
Dolby Home Theater® technology, S-FORCE Front Surround 3D
Sound Chip
Intel® High Definition Audio
19.05 mm key pitch/1.7 mm keystroke, 103 keys, Backlit Keyboard
Touchpad (Gesture supported)
Optional Battery
VGP-BPL21 Lithium-ion battery: up to 3 hours of use*8
Bundled Battery
VGP-BPS21A Lithium-ion battery: up to 1.5 hours of use*8
Dimensions (WxHxD)
398.5 x 35-45 x 271.5 mm
3.2 kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Care, VAIO Care Rescue, VAIO Update, VAIO Transfer Support, Norton™ Online Backup  60-day Free Trial*16, 3D Introduction
Word Processor / Spreadsheet
Microsoft® Office Starter 2010*11
Home Network
VAIO Media plus*9
McAfee PC SecurityCenter 30-day Free Trial*14, Webroot® Spy Sweeper® 90-day Free Trial*15
Evernote for VAIO, Adobe® Reader® 9
Content Creation/Editing
PMB VAIO Edition, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 8, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8, Roxio Easy Media Creator
VAIO Control Center, Battery Care Function, VAIO Gate, WebCam Companion, Magic-i™ Visual Effects, Remote Keyboard*12, Remote Play with PlayStation®3*13
AV Entertainment
Media Gallery*9, Windows® Media Center*10, WinDVD BD, NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Viewer, NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player
AC Adaptor
CR2032 x 1, 3D Glasses (TDG-BR100)

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 Technology, 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 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 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only.  Memory Stick Duo slot and SD Memory Card slot share one slot.
*5 Memory Stick Duo slot and SD Memory Card slot share one slot.
*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 When you use your PC with battery only or change the Power Plan to “Power saver”, WMV HD contents may not playback smoothly.  In that case, please connect your PC to AC adapter or change the Power Plan to “Balanced” or “High performance”.
*10 When you convert from 2D to 3D or 3D to 2D with Windows Media Center, it may not playback smoothly depending on contents such as high bit rate contents.
*11 Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 includes reduced‑functionality versions of Word 2010 and Excel 2010 with advertising.  Does not include PowerPoint®, Outlook® or Publisher. To activate full‑featured Office software, purchase an Office 2010 Product Key.
*12 Compatible with certain devices only.
*13 Available in certain countries only.
*14 Free use of 30 days. Further update will be charged.
*15 Free use of 90 days. Further update will be charged.
*16 Free use of 60 days. Further update will be charged.
*17 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.

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.
Adobe, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Reader and Adobe Premiere are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
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.