This highly portable notebook is just the job if you want connectivity and performance on the go. Looking good, it features an isolated keyboard design, bright, textured plastics and lush, curved edges. It's robust for travel, and at 1.2kg in weight, portability isn't a problem.
Boasting a huge 10.1" screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels, it's as sharp as it is easy on the eye. LED backlighting means vivid colour reproduction, while the widescreen aspect ratio is perfect for watching movies as you while away your commute.
With an Intel Atom N280 processor and 1GB of memory built-in, this notebook is best used with single applications - although it can handle multiple applications at a reduced rate. 160GB gives you plenty of room for storage, while battery life is just under 3 hours, so you've a good amount of time before needing a mains socket.
A fitted mic and headphone jack are found on the left, alongside a VGA-out port for connecting to external monitors. On the right, there are two USB ports and an Ethernet adapter, with a Sony MS and SD card reader to the front.
Connectivity is via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and pre-loaded software includes Windows Media Player, Movie Maker, VAIO Media Plus and Office Application Adobe Reader 9.
Accessories included AC Adaptor, Battery, Power Cord
Battery life 160 mins
Cache The holding memory - the larger this number the smoother downloaded content will appear. L2 Cache (KB) 512
FireWire port No
Hard drive The larger the hard drive size, the more content it can store. 160GB Hard drive type Serial ATA
Includes keyboard No
Includes monitor No
Includes mouse No
Includes spare battery No
Includes webcam Yes
Integrated microphone Yes
Integrated webcam Yes
Maximum screen resolution 1366 x 768
Memory card slot Takes the card from your camera or camcorder and enables you see the content on screen Yes
Monitor wall mountable No
Networking capability No
Number of front USB ports 2
One touch backup No
Optical drive No
Optical drive BluRay compatible No
Optical drive HD compatible No
Print server included No
Processor This is the heart of the machine - generally dual processors make for faster machines, but they tend to cost more. Intel® Atom Processor N280 with Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Processor bus The higher the figure, the faster the machine. 667MHz
Processor model number Intel®
Processor speed The higher this number the faster the machine will perform.
Remote access No
Screen contrast ratio 16:9
Screen size Diagonal measurement of the screen in inches. 10.1"
Windows Media Player; Video & TV Windows Movie Maker; Photo Windows Media Player ; Home Network VAIO Media Plus; Office Application Adobe® Reader® 9; Security & Other McAfee® Internet Security Suite (with 60 days free virus update), VAIO Recovery Utility - HDD recovery (hidden partition)
Sound card Yes
Touch screen enable No
Widescreen Useful for watching movies in their intended format. No
Wireless networking Yes