Language Pack
Operating System
Windows 8 Pro 64 bit (English Version)
Cache Memory
4 MB (L3 Cache)
Processor Name
Intel® Core™ i7-3540M Processor 3 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.70 GHz*1
Intel® HM76 Express Chipset
Memory Speed
1333 MT/s
DDR3L SO-DIMM slots (Unused Memory slot 1)
4 GB (4 GB (On Board)) DDR3L SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 12 GB*3)
Hard Disk Drive
Hybrid HDD 750 GB*4 (HDD 750 GB + NAND Flash Memory for cache 8 GB*5, Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
Maximum Reading Speed
DVD+R: 8x(SL), 8x(DL) / DVD-R: 8x(SL), 8x(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
DVD+R: 8x(SL), 6x(DL) / DVD-R: 8x(SL), 6x(DL) / DVD+RW: 8x / DVD-RW: 6x / DVD-RAM: 5x / CD-R: 24x / CD-RW: 10x
DVD SuperMulti Drive
Dedicated Video Memory
Graphics Accelerator
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M LE GPU(SPEED MODE) / Intel® HD Graphics 4000(STAMINA MODE)
13.3 inch wide (WXGA: 1366 x 768) TFT colour display (VAIO Display Plus, LED backlight)
Ambient light sensor
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 function (CPRM))*9
Port replicator connector x 1
x 1
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) port Type A Connector x 2, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) port Type A Connector with charging function x 1*6
HDMI In/Out Connector
HDMI Out x 1
Extend Battery Connector
x 1
Network (RJ-45)Connector
1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T x 1
Memory Stick Slot
"Memory Stick Duo"("Memory Stick PRO-HG" compatible, "MagicGate" function ("MagicGate" is not supported for 256 MB or less capacity media. ))*8
Stereo, Mini Jack x 1 (also serves as Headset jack)*7
Bluetooth® standard Ver. 4.0 + HS
Wireless LAN Data Rate
Maximum transmission speed: 300 Mbps*11, Maximum receipt speed: 300 Mbps*11
Wireless LAN Type
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n*10
Security Chip
TCG ver.1.2 compliant
Front Side Camera
HD web camera powered by "Exmor for PC" (Resolution: 1280 x 1024, Effective Pixels: 1.31 Mega pixels)
Internal, Monaural microphone
Internal, Stereo speakers
Audio Technology
Dolby® Home Theater® v4, "Clear Phase", "xLOUD"
Sound Chip
Intel® High Definition Audio
19.05 mm key pitch/1.7 mm keystroke, 82 keys, Backlit Keyboard
Touchpad (Gesture supported)
Optional Battery
VGP-BPS24 Lithium-ion battery: up to 6.5 hours of use*12
Optional Battery2
VGP-BPS24 + VGP-BPSC24 Lithium-ion battery: up to 13.0 hours of use*12
Bundled Battery
VGP-BPS24 Lithium-ion battery: up to 6.5 hours of use*12
Rapid Wake
Rapid Wake + Eco
Dimensions (WxHxD)
331 x 23.9 x 224.6 mm
1.72 kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Care, VAIO Transfer Support, VAIO Update
Trend Micro™ Titanium Maximum Security 60days*14
Music app
Video & Photo
PowerDVD, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 11, PlayMemories Home, Album app
VAIO Message Center, VAIO Control Center, VAIO Gesture Control, Xperia Link, Adobe® Reader® XI, Norton™ Online Backup, VAIO Gate, Power2Go
Media Player
Media Go
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office trial*13
AC Adaptor
VGP-AC19V34 or VGP-AC19V38

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions.
*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 Sony does not guarantee compatibility with memories of other brands.
*4 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.
*5 The flash memory is not for data storage, it is used as cache for HDD.
*6 Charging function via USB port may fasten battery consumption. Change the default setting when using this function.
*7 Your headset may not be compatible with your VAIO computer. An external microphone does not work even if you connect it to the headset compatible headphones jack.
*8 Compatible with any Sony branded "Memory Stick" of up to 32 GB, available as of September 2012. However, "Memory Stick" compatibility is not guaranteed in all cases.
*9 Compatible with SD memory cards (up to 2 GB), SDHC memory cards (up to 32 GB) and SDXC memory cards (up to 64 GB) available as of September 2012. However, it is not guaranteed that all SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards or SDXC memory cards will be compatible with the computer.
*10 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.
*11 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.
*12 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‑
*13 1 month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers
*14 Free use of 60 days. Further update will be charged.
*15 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.

<Important notice when playing back HD contents>
[AVC HD Playback]
‑ Depending on system environment, you may find sound interruptions and/or dropped frames during AVC HD playback.

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