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standards, and therefore, there are a multitude of
varying software packages and add-on hardware
options. This personal computer is not manufactured
to any specific software, and Sony does not and
cannot make any warranty or representation with
respect to the performance of this product with any
particular software packages and/or non-Sony add-
on hardware option except those mentioned in this
document. Sony hereby disclaims any representa-
tions or warranty that this product is compatible with
any combination of non-Sony products you may
choose to connect. While Sony representatives or
Sony authorized dealers may be able to assist you
and may make recommendations, they are NOT
authorized to vary or waive this disclaimer.
Purchasers must determine for themselves the suit-
ability and compatibility of the hardware and soft-
ware in each and every particular instance. Some
pre-installed software titles may not include full docu-
mentation. Software titles pre-installed on the Sony
Desktop Computer are subject to change without
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©2004 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without
written permission is prohibited. Sony, i.LINK, VAIO
Digital Studio, SonicStage, Memory Stick, DVgate
Plus, PictureGear Studio, VAIO Media, Click to
DVD, and VAIO are trademarks of Sony. Intel and
Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel
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marks are trademarks of their respective owners.
This product meets the standards of the International
Energy Star Program for energy efficiency. Features
and specifications are subject to change without
notice. Weights and measurements are approximate.
Printed in U.S.A. 5/04
Sony Electronics Inc.
For more information:
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® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.80E GHz1
with Intel
® Hyper-Threading Technology
Cache Memory
1MB L2 Cache
Front Side Bus Speed
Standard RAM
512MB3 PC-3200 400MHz DDR
(expandable to 2.0GB)
Hard Drive 2
160GB2 7200rpm ATA-100
Hard Drive
DVD±RW / CD-RW Drive 5
(8X max. -R write / 4X max. -RW rewrite /
8X max. -R/-RW read)
(8X max. +R write / 4X max. +RW rewrite /
8X +R/+RW max. read)
(40X max. -R write / 24X max. rewrite /
40X max. -R/-RW read)
40X max. CD-ROM read
Floppy Disk Drive
3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive
Video & Graphics
® Integrated Graphics
64MB max. Dynamically Shared
Graphics Memory
Integrated AC'97
10Base-T/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
V.90 compatible data/fax modem
Expansion Slots
Three PCI (one occupied)
8x AGP Slot (available)
Expansion Bays
Two 5.25" Half-Height (two occupied)
One External 3.5" (occupied)
Two Internal 3.5" (one occupied)
Port Connectors
Eight USB 2.0 (four front/four rear)
Two PS/2
® (Mouse/Keyboard)
S/PDIF Digital Optical
One Parallel Port
One 6pin i.LINK6 Port (rear)
One 4pin i.LINK6 Port (front)
One Headphone / One Microphone
One Line In
Supplied Accessories
Speakers (Stereo)
® Keyboard / PS/2® Wheel
RJ-11 Phone Cord
Power Requirements
Min. 266W 100-120V 4.7A (50/60Hz)
Power Management
ACPI 1.0 Compliant
Dimensions (CPU)
7.2"(W) x 15.6"(H) x 14.9"(D)
Weight (CPU)
26.5 lbs.
Pre-Installed Software:
Sony Original Software
Click to DVDTM - DVD Creation
PictureGear StudioTM - Digital Photo
DVgate PlusTM - Digital Video
SonicStageTM - Digital Music
VAIO MediaTM - Network File Sharing
Operating System
® Windows® XP
Home Edition
® recommends Microsoft®
® XP
Other Software Applications
® Works® 7.0 -
Word Processing, Spreadsheet,
Calendar, Scheduling, Contact
Management, and Database
® Office® 2003 60-Day
Student/Teacher Edition Trial
Intuit Quicken
® 2004 New User Edition
® WinDVD®
® 2.7 Trial4
Anti-Virus & Recovery Software
® Internet SecurityTM 90 Day
® Recovery Wizard
® Support Agent
Online Center
America Online
® 90 Day Trial7
Limited Warranty
One Year Parts and Labor8
One Year Limited Express Repair
Telephone Support
Hardware: One Year
Software and Operating System: 90
On-line and Email Support
Free support available from
1. GHz denotes microprocessor inter-
nal clock speed; other factors may
affect application performance. CPU
speed will be reduced under certain
operating conditions.
2. GB means one billion bytes when
referring to hard drive capacity.
Accessible capacity may vary. A por-
tion of hard disk space is reserved as
a recovery partition.
3. A Portion of Memory is allocated to
Video memory.
4. Limited duration trial edition.
5. DVD Media/Formats are not uni-
versally compatible.
6. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used
only to designate that a product con-
tains an IEEE 1394 connector. All
products with an i.LINK connector
may not communicate with each other.
7. New users only. Terms and condi-
tions apply.
8. Certain restrictions apply. For a copy
of Sony's warranty, please visit, call toll-
free 888-476-6972 (888-4SONYPC),
or write to Sony Electronics, 12451
Gateway Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL
9. Type of repair service provided is
solely at Sony's discretion. Not all
types of repair service offered on all
Sony recommends
Microsoft® Windows® XP
VAIO® Creation Suite
Loaded with powerful VAIO®
original software empower-
ing you and your digital
Click to DVDTM Creation soft-
ware for easy and powerful
DVD creation.
PictureGear StudioTM software
for your digital photo needs.
SonicStageTM music software
to enhance your music listen-
ing experience.
The Right
Take comfort in that the
VAIO® RS610 comes will all
the right connections to
make it easy to import your
photos, music, and videos.
From i.LINKTM6 (iEEE 1394) to
10Base-T/100Base-TX Fast
Ethernet to convenient USB
2.0 connections, your con-
nected in your new digital
Turned On
Optimized for today's ad-
vanced technologies such as
DVD±RW and Intel's® Hyper-
Threading technology so you
can get the most out of your
Sony® VAIO® personal com-
DVD±RW 5 and Click to
DVDTM Software
Create professional quality
DVDs with just one click
using VAIO's original Click to
DVDTM creation software and
DVD±RW drive5. Burn dig-
ital home movies to person-
alized DVDs as well as cre-
ate slide shows from your
digital photos.
Ready for entertainment.
The Sony
® VAIO® RS Series
comes loaded with soft-
ware to help you discover
how easy it is to create,
manage, and share your
digital photos, videos, and
music. Versatile. Empow-
ering. Ready for your digital
Versatile. Empowering. Ready for entertainment.
Display not included
(IEEE 1394)