Sony VGC
Sony VAIO® R Series
Digital Studio™ PC
High Performance, Cool Running.
Liquid Cooled.
Just Plain Cool
Higher specs and demanding
applications mean hotter running temperatures - but
Sony’s advanced liquid cooling system handles heat with
ease. A unique liquid flow
heat pipe draws heat away
from the processor with a side
benefit of eliminating a noisy
CPU fan. Air intake from middle section maximizes air flow
while minimizing noise.
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 550 with
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
(3.40E GHz1, 1MB L2 Cache)
Front Side Bus Speed
Intel® 915P
1GB PC-3200 400MHz DDR
(512MB X 2/DDR)
(Expandable to 2GB)
Hard Drive
250GB2 7200rpm SATA
ATI Radeon™ X600 XT
256MB Video Memory
Graphics Interface
TV-Out / VGA-Out / DVI-Out (DVI
output: 1280x1024x60Hz max.)
16x PCI Express
Giga Pocket® MPEG2 Realtime
Encoder/Decoder board with TV
DVD+R Double Layer / DVD±RW
Double Layer5
DVD+R write (2.4x MAX)
DVD-R write (8x MAX),
DVD-RW write (4x MAX)
DVD+R write (16x MAX),
DVD+RW write (4x MAX)
CD-R write (32x MAX),
CD-RW write (24x MAX)
DVD-ROM Read (16x MAX)
CD-ROM Read (32x MAX)
Floppy Disk Drive
3.5” 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
Double Layer DVD creation - You’re a Pro now
Featuring advanced DVD+R
Double Layer with up to
8.5GB recording capacity.
With the ability to store up to
4 hours of high quality
MPEG2 video combined with
VAIO® Click to DVD™ creation software, you become
the pro. Borrowing technology from Sony’s professional
systems, the best tools of the
trade are in your hands.
5.1 Channel - Intel® High Definition
Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
V.90 compatible data/fax modem
Expansion Slots
Multi-Media Card Reader (Memory
Stick®, Compact Flash™ Type I and
Type II, xD Picture Card, SD/MMC,
IBM Micro Drive™)
One x16 PCI Express (occupied by
Graphics Card)
Two PCI (one available)
One PCI Express x1 (occupied)
Expansion Bays
Two 5.25” Half-Height (occupied)
One External 3.5” (occupied)
Three Internal 3.5” (one occupied)
(Four 3.5” SATA Hard Drives can be accomodated if Floppy Drive is removed.)
Port Connections
Seven USB 2.0 (three front/four rear)
Two PS/2 ® (Mouse/Keyboard)
One VGA/DVI-D Monitor Out Port
One TV-In/Out Port
One S/PDIF Out / One Parallel Port
One 6pin i.LINK® Port (rear)/ One
4pin (front)6
One Headphone / One Microphone/
One Line In
S-Video: Two Inputs (front and rear)
Composite Video / Audio Inputs
(front and rear)
Coaxial Input (VHF/UHF)
Power Requirements
364.7 watts max. / 100-240V ~7A
Power Management
ACPI 1.0 Compliant
Weight (CPU)
34.172 lbs.
Dimensions (CPU)
7.4”(W) x 15.6”(H) x 15.3”(D)
Supplied Accessories
Speakers (Stereo) w/Subwoofer
Television at your
The Advantage in the
Take control of your television
with the personal video
recorder functionality powered by Sony® Giga Pocket®
Engine TV Tuner / MPEG2
encoder and Microsoft®
Windows® XP Media Center
Edition 2005. Watch, record,
burn to DVD5 - you have the
The Sony VAIO R Series
delivers the high quality
video, music, and digital
demand. Create your own
professional quality DVDs5.
Master your own audio
recordings or remaster older
tapes or records. Watch &
record television on your
IR Remote Control and Receiver / IR
VAIO® Keyboard / PS/2® Optical Mouse
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® Media Center
Edition 2005
Sony Original Software
Click to DVD™ - DVD Creation
SonicStage® Mastering Studio - Audio
Mastering & Remastering
PictureGear Studio™ - Digital Photo
DVgate Plus™- Digital Video
SonicStage® 2.1 - Digital Music
VAIO Media™ - Network File Sharing
Other Software Applications
Adobe® Premiere® Standard
Adobe® Photoshop® Album Starter
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® 2.0
Microsoft® Works® 8.0 Word Processing, Spreadsheet,
Calendar, Scheduling, Contact
Management, and Database
Microsoft® Office® 2003 60-Day
Student/Teacher Edition Trial
Intuit Quicken® 2005 New User Edition
(Previous Quicken Users may require
additional upgrade)
InterVideo® WinDVD®
Sonic RecordNow!® 7
Anti-Virus & Recovery Software
Norton® Internet Security™ 90 Day
Subscription4 - Norton AntiVirus™,
Norton™ Personal Firewall, Norton™
Privacy Control, Norton AntiSpam™,
Norton™ Parental Control
SONY® VAIO® Recovery Wizard
SONY® VAIO® Help and Support
SONY® VAIO® Update
Online Center
America Online® 90 Day Trial 3
Limited Warranty and Onsite
1 Year Limited Warranty with Onsite
Telephone Support
1 Year toll-free technical telephone
assistance, available 24-hours, 7days-a-week8.
On-line Support
Support available from
1. GHz denotes microprocessor internal 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 portion of hard disk space is reserved as
a recovery partition.
3. New users only. Terms and conditions
4. Limited duration trial edition.
5. DVD Media/Formats are not universally
6. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only
to designate that a product contains an
IEEE 1394 connector. All products with
an i.LINK connector may not communi
cate with each other.
7. When available. Sony will provide
Onsite Service in fulfifillment of its
limited warranty obligations. Any such
services are subject to the terms and
conditions of the limited warranty. See
actual Limited Warranty for details.
Onsite Service will be provided via thridparty technician to be dispatched as
needed following phone-base troubleshooting. Some repairs may be accom
plished with self repair kits. Onsite
Service may not be available in all loca
8. For certain third party software applications, Sony provides first level Phone
Support. Additional telephone support
may be available from the applicable 3rd
party vendor. Availability and schedule
for any such support is determined by
the applicable software vendor.
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 war-
The Sony VAIO® R Series exemplifies cutting edge design and
superior performance - A sleek
black chassis with a revolutionary
liquid heat pipe cooling system,
Spectacular acoustic presence
and breakneck performance.
Topped off with loads of expansion headroom to take your
VAIO® PC experience wherever
your passion leads you.
ranty 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
representations 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 suitability and compatibility of
the hardware and software in each and every particular
instance. Some pre-installed software titles may not
include full documentation. 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, Like No Other, 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 trademarks 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. 8/04
(IEEE 1394)
Sony Electronics Inc.
For more information:
1.800.4SONYPC (476-6972)
Web address:
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