VAIO® Digital Studio™ Desktop PC
Premier performance. Blu-Ray disc™ support. Professional
multimedia tools. Cutting-edge design.
The VAIO® RC300 desktop is Sony’ s first Blu-ray Disc™ enabled desktop. This
multimedia powerhouse is capable of playing back Blu-ray Disc™ movies10 in
stunning clarity and can store a massive amount of data on a single disc (25GBsingle layer, to 50GB-double layer). Also capable of burning HD Camcorder
content in its original 1080 high-definition resolution, the VAIO® RC300 opens new
doors in the ever-growing world of high definition.
Bringing you screaming-fast performance in a whisper-quiet environment. The
Intel® Pentium® D dual-core processor delivers robust performance for running
multiple, demanding applications simultaneously8 . Advanced DDR2 memory
provides ultra high-speed computing. PCI Express x16 video graphics capabilities
enable cinematic-quality effects and color. Plus, the VAIO RC Desktop is designed
for expansion, with the capacity for up to an incredible 2TB of storage in multiple
hard disk drives to help accommodate a large collection of high-quality media
Watch and record your favorite shows with Microsoft® Windows® XP Media
Center Edition 2005 enhanced by Sony’ s Giga Pocket® engine. It’ s convenient
and easy with on-screen program listings and navigation. You can even create a
digital library for personal viewing at your convenience. The VAIO® RC Digital
Studio™ Desktop Computer puts TV on your schedule.
Capable of playing10 and writing11 Blu-ray Disc™ content.
Watch and record high-quality TV with integrated TV tuner and MCE 2005.
Intel® Pentium® D processor with dual-core technology for screaming fast
performance. Enjoy thrilling video and gaming performance with NVIDIA®
GeForce™ 7600 GT graphics.
Create, manage, edit and archive video, music and photos just like a pro.
Capture and edit high-definition camcorder video.
The VAIO® RC Digital Studio™ Desktop is the ultimate in
multimedia computing, delivering Blu-ray Disc™ support10 and
screaming-fast computing performance in a whisper-quiet
environment. Easily expandable to adapt to your needs, the
VAIO® RC Digital Studio™ Desktop is cleverly engineered to
reduce cable clutter while providing easy access to frequently
used features.
VAIO® Digital Studio™ Desktop PC
Computer Type: Desktop
Type of Use: Tower
Chipset: Intel® 945P
Interface: TV-Out, DVI-I Out, DVI-D Out, x16 PCI
Format(s) Supported: Giga Pocket® MPEG2 Realtime
Encoder board with TV Tuner
Inputs and Outputs
Type: Intel® Pentium® D Processor 940
Speed: 3.20GHz1
Front Side Bus Speed: 800MHz
L2 Cache: 4MB (2MBx2)
Technology: Intel® Dual Core
Audio In: 1 (Line In)
Composite Audio/Video Input(s): 2 (1 Front, 1 Rear)
Headphone Jack: 1
i.LINK® Interface: 2 (6-pin Rear/4-pin Front)
Microphone Input: 1
Parallel Port(s): 1
PS/2® Port: 2 (Mouse/Keyboard)
S-Video Input(s): 2 (1 Front, 1 Rear)
DVI Output(s): 2 (1 with HDCP)
USB Port(s): 7 (3 Front, 4 Rear) (2.0 compliant)
VGA Output(s): 1 With DVI to VGA converter (not
VHF/UHF Input(s): 1
S/PDIF Output(s): 1
Subwoofer/Center Audio Output(s): 1
Analog Audio Output(s): 1 (Front)
Type: DDR2
Installed: 2GB (PC2-4200)
Maximum: 2GB
Speed: 533MHz
Hard Drive
Capacity: 300GB 2
Speed: 7200rpm
Interface: SATA (RAID Ready)
Optical Drive #1
DVD+R DL Write: 8x max.
DVD+R Write: 8x max.
DVD+RW Write: 8x max.
DVD-R Write: 8x max.
DVD-RW Write: 8x max.
CD-R Write: 24x max.
CD-RW Write: 16x max.
DVD±RW: Yes3
CD Read: 32x max.
DVD Read: 8x max.
DVD-RAM Write: 5x max. (4.7GB)
DVD-R DL Write: 4x max.
BD-R Write: 2x max.11
BD-RE Write: 2x max.11
BD-ROM Read: 2x max.10
BD-RE Read: 2x max.10
BD-R DL Read: 2x max.10
BD-R DL Write: 2x max.11
DVD-RAM Read: 5x max. (4.7GB)
BD-ROM DL Read: 2x max.10
Optical Drive #2
DVD Read: Yes
Expansion Bays
5.25" Half-Height: 2 (occupied)
3.5" (External): 1 (occupied)
3.5" (Internal): 4 (1 occupied)
Expansion Slots
Multimedia Card Reader: Memory Stick®, Memory
Stick PRO™ , Memory Stick Duo™ , Compact
Flash® Type I and Type II, Smart Media, SD/
MultiMediaCard™ , xD Picture Card®5
PCI Slot: 2 (1 available)
x16 PCI Express: One x16 PCI Express (occupied by
Graphics Card), One PCI Express x1 (available)
Sound System: Sony® Sound Reality™ - Audio
Processor: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7600GT Graphics
Video RAM: 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM (dynamically
allocated shared RAM/video memory)
Ethernet Protocol: 10Base-T/100BaseTX/1000Base-T
Ethernet Speed: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem Type: V.90 compatible data/fax modem (RJ11)
Power Management: ACPI 1.0 Compliant
Power Requirements: 100-240V
Power Consumption: 400W (max.)
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Media
Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2
Internet Services: America Online® 180-Day Trial For new users only
Anti-Virus and Recovery Software: Norton® Internet
Security™ 60-Day Subscription - Norton AntiVirus®,
Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Privacy Control,
Norton AntiSpam®, Norton Parental Control
TrendMicro™ Anti-Spyware 30-Day Subscription
System Mechanic - 30-Day Trial
VAIO® Recovery Wizard, VAIO® Support Central,
VAIO® Security Center, VAIO® Update
Supplied Software: Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
Adobe® Premiere® Elements
Microsoft® Digital Imaging Starter Edition
Microsoft® Works 8.5 with 60-Day Trial Version of
Microsoft® Office 2003 (Student/Teacher Edition)9
Intuit Quicken® 2005 New User Edition (Previous
Quicken Users may require additional upgrade)
InterVideo® WinDVD® BD for VAIO®/ InterVideo®
ULead® BD Disc Recorder
Roxio® DigitalMedia SE
DISCover My Games
Sony® Original Software: Click to DVD® - DVD
SonicStage® Mastering Studio - Audio Mastering &
DVgate Plus™ - Digital Video
SonicStage® - Digital Music
VAIO Media™ - Network File Sharing
Image Converter - PSP Transfer
60-minute Trial Version of Wheel of Fortune®
60-minute Trial Version of Jeopardy!®
Service and Warranty Information
Telephone Support: 1 Year toll-free technical
telephone assistance, available 24-hours, 7-days-aweek 7
Limited Warranty and Onsite Service: 1 Year Limited
Warranty with Onsite Service6
Online and Email Support: Support available from
Weight: 30.9 lbs. (weight is approximate and may vary)
Measurements: 7.7" (W) x 15.7" (H) x 17.9" (D)
Supplied Accessories
5.1 Channel Speakers
IR Remote Control and Receiver / IR Blaster
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
UPC Code: 027242696235
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. DVD Media/Formats are not universally compatible.
4. 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 communicate with each other.
5. Does not support Memory Stick media and Memory Stick PRO media using
the MagicGate® function. Tested to support Memory Stick PRO media for
up to 1GB. Does not support 5.0V SmartMedia media or the ID function of
SmartMedia media with IDs. Does not support the SD Memory Card media
copyright protection function.
6. When available. Sony will provide Onsite Service in fulfillment 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 third-party technician to be dispatched
as needed following phone-base trouble-shooting. Some repairs may be
accomplished with self repair kits. Onsite Service may not be available in
all locations.
7. 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.
8. Performance will vary depending on specific hardware and software in
9. The Microsoft Office 2003 60-Day Trial software is intended for evaluation
purposes only. This trial software is installed on your system and you must
activate the software before you can use it. Product activation procedures
will be detailed during initial launch of the software; activation requires
Internet access. This software has an expiration date of 60 days from date
of first use, at which time the software will operate under reducedfunctionality mode, limiting end-user options and operations.
10. As with other optical media devices, circumstances may limit compatibility
or prevent Blu-ray Disc™ media playback. VAIO® computers may not
support movie playback on packaged media recorded in AVC or VC1
formats at high bit rates.
11. Video recording to Blu-ray Disc media is done in MP2 format only.
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 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. 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.
©2006 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, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro Duo,
MagicGate, Sound Reality, DVgate Plus, Giga Pocket, Digital Studio, 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. All other trademarks
are trademarks of their respective owners.
Printed in U.S.A. 03/06.
Sony Electronics Inc. • 16530 Via Esprillo • San Diego, CA 92127 • 1-800-222-7669 •
Last Updated: 05/08/2006
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