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® Pentium® 4 Processor 3.20E GHz1
with Intel
Hyper-Threading Technology
Cache Memory
1MB L2 Cache
Front Side Bus Speed
Standard RAM
512MB PC-3200 400MHz DDR
(expandable to 2.0GB)
Hard Drive2
250GB2 7200rpm Ultra ATA/100
Hard Drive
DVD±RW / CD-RW Drive
-RW (8X max. -R write / 4X max. -RW rewrite /
8X max. -R/-RW read)
+RW (8X max. +R write / 4X max. +RW rewrite /
8X +R/+RW max. read)
CD-RW (40X max. -R write / 24X max.-RW rewrite /
40X max. -R/-RW read)
16X max. DVD-ROM Read / 40X max.
CD-ROM read
Floppy Disk Drive
3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
Video & Graphics
ATI RadeonTM 9200
128MB Video Memory (128-bit DDR)
VGA-out / DVI-Out (DVI
output:1280x1024x60Hz max.) /
8X AGP 3D Graphics Hardware
Giga PocketTM MPEG2 Encoder with TV
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet (RJ-45)
V.90 compatible data/fax modem
Expansion Slots
One 8x AGP (occupied by Graphics
Three PCI (two occupied)
Multi-Media Card Reader (Memory
StickTM, Compact FlashTM Type I and
Type II, IBM Micro DriveTM, and
Smart MediaTM )
Expansion Bays
Two 5.25" Half-Height (occupied)
One External 3.5" (occupied)
Two Internal 3.5" (one occupied)
Port Connections
Seven USB 2.0 (three front/four rear)
Two PS/2
® (Mouse/Keyboard)
One VGA/DVI Monitor Port / TV-Out
One S/PDIF Out / One Parallel Port /
One Line In
One 6pin i.LINK6 Port (rear)/
One 4pin (front)
One Headphone / One Microphone
S-Video: Two Inputs (front and rear)
Composite Video / Audio Inputs
(front and rear)
Stereo Line Input/Output
Coaxial Input (VHF/UHF)
Supplied Accessories
Speakers (Stereo)
IR Remote Control and Receiver
® Keyboard / PS/2® Mouse
Power Requirements
Min. 266W 100-120V 4.7A (50/60Hz)
Power Management
ACPI 1.0 Compliant
Dimensions (CPU) & Weight (CPU)
7.2"(W) x 15.6"(H) x 14.9"(D)
26.5 lbs.
Pre-Installed Software:
Sony Original Software
Giga PocketTM - Personal Video
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 Trial3
One Year Limited Express Repair
Limited Warranty
One Year Parts and Labor7
Repair Service
Includes customer-replaceable part
service and mail-in Sony depot
service options.8
Telephone Support
Hardware: One Year
Software and Operating System:
90 Days
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. New users only. Terms and condi-
tions apply.
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. 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
8. Type of repair service provided is
solely at Sony's discretion. Not all
types of repair service offered on all
Computer Interface: The computer industry lacks
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
notice. Simulated graphic shown on display.
©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, Giga Pocket, VAIO Media,
Click to DVD, and VAIO are trademarks of Sony.
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel
Corporation. Microsoft, Windows and Outlook are
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Realone is a
trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. All other trade-
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:
1.800.4SONYPC (476-6972)
Web address:
Bring Your VHS tapes
into the 21st Century
Turn your family VHS videos
into great looking DVDs with
Sony VAIO's® Giga PocketTM
MPEG encoder / TV Tuner
and VAIO's original Click to
Connect your VCR to the
composite Audio/Video or
S-Video ports for easy ana-
log to digital conversion of
your home movies.
Watch and Record Your
Favorite Television Shows
VAIO's® Giga PocketTM Per-
sonal Video Recorder enables
you to watch and record your
favorite television shows. With
Click to DVDTM creation soft-
ware you can record the shows
to DVD for playback on a home
DVD player5 or while on the
road with a Notebook PC.5
VAIO® Creation Suite
Loaded with powerful VAIO®
original software empower-
ing you and your digital
Click to DVDTM Creation soft-
ware for DVD creation.
PictureGear StudioTM software
for your digital photo needs.
SonicStageTM music software
to enhance your music listen-
ing experience.
DVD±RW 5 and Click to
DVDTM Software
Create professional quality
DVDs easily with VAIO's
DVD±RW drive5. Burn your
home movies to personal-
ized DVDs.
You can even
create slide shows from
your favorite digital photos.
Ready for entertainment.
The Sony
® VAIO® RS Series
comes loaded with hard-
ware and software to help
you discover how easy it is
to create, manage, and
share your digital photos,
videos, and music. Versatile.
Empowering. Ready for your
digital lifestyle.
Versatile. Empowering. Ready for entertainment.
Sony recommends
® Windows® XP
Display not included
(IEEE 1394)