Edimax Technology PS-3101P Printer User Manual

Sony recommends Microsoft® Windows® XP.
Powerful software for creative minds.
Click to DVD
With Click to DVD software and a connected
Handycam* (DV / MICROMV), Cyber-shot*, or Memory
Stick, you’re only a click away from creating your own
Hollywood-style DVD masterpiece. Original photo
DVDs, movie+photo DVDs as well as video DVDs can
be easily made in Automatic Mode. By choosing “VAIO
Animated Menu”, a moving menu background can be
created from your original clip. Or select Edit Mode for
further editing along the way to making your own DVD.
With Click to DVD, everything is simple!
Model
Microprocessor
One-click create
Edit create
One-click automatic
DVD (movie and/or photo) recording
Creative control over DVD
(movie and/or photo) production
Operating System
Type in chapter titles, choose movie and photo
settings, select a menu background, and add one
of the 5.1ch surround background music
templates provided. Trimming, rearranging
footage is also easy. Create your DVD (video and/
or photos) the way you like it!
Chipset
Processor System Bus
Memory Bus
Cache Memory
Main Memory
Just connect your DV or
MICROMV Handycam*,
Cyber-shot* and/or
insert Memory Stick in
your VAIO and click the
“Create DVD” button.
Then sit back, relax for
a while... and enjoy your
own DVD with video
and/or photos.
Handycam* Cyber-shot *
Memory
Stick
Connect to VAIO via cable
or insert into slot.
Handycam* Cyber-shot *
Memory
Stick
Hard Disk
Optical Drive
One click
Connetct to VAIO via cable
or insert into slot.
1.Import Movie
Graphics Accelerator
Video Memory
Display
Interfaces
1.Import Movie
2.Import Pictures
2.Import Pictures
Enjoy your DVD.
Drag’n Drop CD+DVD
3.Create
DVD Menu
3.Create
DVD Menu
3.Create
DVD Menu
4.Preview /
Create DVD
4.Preview /
Create DVD
4.Preview /
Create DVD
Remarkable Drag’n Drop CD+DVD software lets you write on DVD±R/RW and
CD-R/RW media by simply dragging and dropping files with your mouse! The
software includes Music BOX for creating music CDs, Data BOX for recording
data to CDs and DVDs, and DISC Backup BOX for creating copies of data CD
and DVDs.
Enjoy your DVD.
DVD CREATION
DVD media
MOVIES
Handycam*
DVgate Plus
You can import movies from DV or MICROMV
Handycams* by simply connecting and using
the one click button. Then edit your movies
with Adobe® Premiere® Standard and export
them to DV or MICROMV Handycam*
equipment (MPEG1 and MPEG2 file export also
possible), or record them to DVD using Click to
DVD. DVgate Plus makes every step easy.
Adobe® Premiere® Standard
This professional video editing software lets
you easily create and edit your own
Hollywood-quality videos. Just place visual
materials along a timeline window, then drag
and drop to rearrange them. You can add
sophisticated titles, and transitions. Use 3D
Particle Maker and Motion Tracker to create
visual effects such as sparkles or flames that
move convincingly within your video via new
VAIO Edit Components (ver. 4.1) for Premiere.
Then export the results to Click to DVD and
create your own quality DVD video!
* Availability depends on region.
PHOTOS
Net MD Walkman*
SonicStage
PictureGear Studio
By connecting your VAIO with your digital
camera via USB cable, or inserting Memory
Stick media, you can automatically import
photos to VAIO’s hard drive. Since photos are
displayed as thumbnails on the screen,
browsing is a breeze. You can also create
screensavers and slideshows, as well as photo
albums you can print or save as PDF files.
SonicStage Mastering Studio
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
This advanced music mastering software lets
you import analogue music — including old LP
records and cassette tapes — edit the music,
and write your own high-quality optimised CDs.
(EDIROL AUDIO capture UA-5 USB audio
interface device from Roland or Sony’s optional
Port Replicator VGP-PRA1*** is required for
analogue stereo music import.) Leading
features include Super Bit Mapping, four highperformance third-party effector modules, and
support for recording in a 24bit/96KHz
sampling mode***.
Creating and editing your digital images has
never been easier, thanks to Adobe®
Photoshop® Elements. These state-of-the-art
image editing tools free you to explore your
creativity. After personalising your photos, you
can print them, email them or post them on the
Web. It’s the fun way to master the elements
of digital imaging.
** SonicStage supports the new-generation Hi-MD as well as standard MD.
Visual
Communication
Camera*
Cyber-shot*
Save music from the Internet or CDs on your
hard disk and search, sort and play back music
conveniently. And when you want your music “to
go”, create original compilation CDs in MP3 or
ATRAC3 format as well as standard audio CDs
on your VAIO. You can also copy music into
MiniDisk (MD)**. A convenient new interface
makes all the operation easier than ever!
Network Smart Capture
This handy tool for visual communication lets
you capture still and moving images from a
Digital Handycam* connected via i.LINK cable
or optional Visual Communication Camera
(PCGA-UVC11/A)*. You can even take images
automatically at intervals with a Web camera.
The images can be attached to email or
uploaded to your Web site.
*** Sony’s optional Port Replicator VGP-PRA1 only allows recording at 16bit / 44.1KHz.
Note: Song titles, names of artists, and other information shown in the SonicStage screen capture are provided for illustrative purposes only.
Wireless LAN
Modem
PC Card Slot
Audio
Keyboard / Input Device
Battery
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
Software Applications
Supplied Accessories
Warranty
COMMUNICATION
MUSIC
VGN-A17GP
Specifications
Almost anything you can imagine, you can create and communicate on VAIO. Powerful software
capabilities make professional level image editing and music production simple and fun for everyone.
VGN-A17GP
Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 1.60GHz*1
- Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (English version) Multilanguage User Interface
(pre-installed Traditional Chinese)
Intel® 855PM Chipset
400MHz
333MHz
L1 Cache: 64KB L2 Cache: 1MB (on CPU)
512MB DDR SDRAM (upgradeable up to 2GB)*2,
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses one)
60GB (C: 15GB, D: 45GB) Ultra ATA/100
DVD±RW Drive
Maximum reading speed: DVD+R, DVD-R: 4× / DVD+RW, DVD-RW: 2× / DVD-ROM: 8× / CD-ROM: 24×
Maximum writing speed: DVD+R: 2.4× / DVD-R: 4× / DVD+RW, DVD-RW: 2× / CD-R: 16× / CD-RW: 8×
• Dual display compatible • 3D graphics acceleration compatible • ATI Technologies Inc. MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9200
64MB
15.0" SXGA+ (1400 × 1050) TFT colour display (Clear Bright LCD)
• USB 2.0 × 3*3 • i.LINK (IEEE 1394) S400 (4 pin) • A/V Out connector (NTSC/PAL compatible) • Network (RJ-45) connector
(100BASE-TX/10BASE-T) • Headphone jack (stereo mini) • Microphone jack (monaural mini) • Monitor connector (VGA, Mini D-SUB 15 pin)
• Modular (RJ-11) connector • Port Replicator connector • Memory Stick Standard/Duo Size Compatible Slot*4 (Memory Stick PRO
compatible*5)
• Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/802.11g*6 • Data rate: maximum 11Mbps (802.11b) 54Mbps (802.11g)*7 • Frequency: 2.4GHz
V.92 and V.90 Compliant
Type I/II × 1, CardBus Support
Windows® sound system compatible • AC97 compliant • Software MIDI sound generator • Stereo speakers
• ca 19mm Key pitch / ca 3mm Key stroke • 86 Keys • Intelligent Touchpad
PCGA-BP2EA Lithium-ion battery: Approx. 2.5 hours of use*8
VAIO A
342.5 × 37.2-43.5 × 276.5mm
Approx. 3.2kg (including the supplied battery)
• Adobe Reader 6 • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 • Adobe Premiere Standard • Easy Systems Drag’n Drop CD+DVD 3.0
• InterVideo WinDVD 5 for VAIO • Sony Click to DVD 2.0 • Sony DVgate Plus 1.2 • Sony Network Smart Capture 1.2
• Sony Notebook Setup 4.0 • Sony PictureGear Studio 2.0 • Sony SonicStage 2.0 • Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio 1.2
• Sony VAIO Edit Components 4.1 • Sony VAIO SLIT Screen Saver • Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2004
• AC adapter (PCGA-AC19V3) • Lithium-ion battery (PCGA-BP2EA)
One year*9
*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions. *2 By removing the pre-installed 512MB memory module and adding two 1GB memory modules.
*3 High-speed/Full-speed/Low speed compatible. *4 Does not support MagicGate copyright protection technology. *5 Supports high speed data transfer with parallel interface on
Memory Stick PRO. MagicGate copyright protection technology cannot be applied to Memory Stick PRO. *6 IEEE 802.11g products are capable of communicating with widely used
IEEE 802.11b products. When both products are deployed in the same environment, high-speed communications are disabled and the communication speed may be reduced.
*7 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. *8 Estimated battery life (under JEITA Battery Run Time
Measurement Method (ver.1.0).) When the power-saving mode is on. Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit vaioonline.sony.com *9 Warranty conditions may vary by region.
The trademarks, including but not limited to “SONY”, “VAIO”, and “Memory Stick” are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.
Adobe, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Intel, Pentium, SpeedStep and Centrino are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
RealNetworks and RealOne Player are the trademark or registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.
All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Whilst information given is true at time of printing, small production changes in the course of our company’s policy of improvement through research and design might not
necessarily be included in the specifications. E&OE. Actual models may differ slightly in appearance to illustrations provided.
Optional Accessories
VGP-PRA1
(availability depends on region)
PCGA-WMS5/S
PCGA-UMS3/B
● Monitor connector (DVI-D)
● Optical Digital Audio Out
connector
● S-VIDEO Out connector
● Printer connector
Wireless Mouse
● Sophisticated, dynamic exterior
● Maintenance-free optical design
● Sensor resolution: 800 dots per inch
PCGA-BP2EA
PCGA-AC19V3
Lithium-ion Battery
AC Adapter
● Rechargeable battery
● Universal voltage compatible:
AC100 – 240V
Port Replicator
vaio-online.sony.com
● Stylish, user-friendly design
● Highly sensitive receiver
● Sensor resolution: 800 dots
per inch
VGP-CP1
USB Optical Mouse (Compact)
Carrying Pouch
● Urethane lining prevents
scratches
● Embossed VAIO logo
● Mini pouch included
● Convenient double zipper
Distinctive Curve of Elite Performance
VGN-A17GP
Sony recommends Microsoft® Windows® XP.
Smooth Performance
The elite performance curve.
®
Look for the distinctive curvaceous VAIO “side line” that marks
the opening of a new era of elite performance. The strikingly
stylish and sophisticated new VAIO A17GP liberates your
creative gifts while it gratifies your pride of possession with
the most progressive form of peerless craftsmanship and
technological prowess. Revel in unprecedented design,
dazzling LCD clarity, DVD recording capabilities, Intel®
Centrino™ Mobile Technology, wireless freedom, long
battery life, and far, far more. Whatever you dream,
do it now. There are no limits on your brilliance.
Elegant bronze
VAIO logo
Always Ready
Intel Centrino Mobile
Technology
Luminous sensor
Comprised of a powerful Intel® Pentium®
screen automatically adjusts brightness to
M processor 1.60GHz, Intel® 855PM
suit the environment, thanks to ErgoBright™
chipset and Intel® PRO/Wireless Network
technology. This is good news for both your
Connection, this advanced technology
eyes and the battery. You’ll especially
delivers exceptional power and efficiency
appreciate this feature when making
that enable a genuine breakthrough in
presentations in dim conference rooms.
mobile freedom.
Adjustment is gradual, to help everyone’s
™
15˝ SXGA+ (1400 × 1050)
TFT colour display
Wireless LAN
indicator
is of course possible as well. The sensor
Long battery life
Wireless LAN
switch
itself is located beneath the speaker grille,
The VAIO A17GP virtually does away with
near the one-touch buttons.
the need for AC power. Its innovative
architecture delivers both high performance
Memory Stick Standard/
Duo Size Compatible Slot
Plug & Display
and lower power consumption that extends
Top
connecting a projector to a notebook PC!
charged, you have approximately 2.5
Using Extended Display Identification Data
hours* of mobile power.
Volume buttons
(EDID) from the projector*, VAIO A17GP
* Estimated battery life when the power-saving mode is
on. Actual battery life may vary with different operating
conditions and settings.
projector resolution and displays your
Dimensions
Weight
VAIO A17GP is designed
to create the most
beautiful “side line” when
opened at the angle that’s
easiest on the user’s eyes.
342.5 × 37.2–43.5 × 276.5mm (W×H×D)
Approx. 3.2kg (including standard battery)
Luminous sensor
Built-in Wireless LAN
802.11b/g
High resolution
Clear Bright LCD
Built-in stereo
speakers
* When using projector devices that don't feature EDID,
maximum resolution output may not be implemented.
Keyboard
home or office 2.4GHz Wireless LAN Access
One-touch buttons
Point, and communicate freely without
The Brightness button changes the screen
cables. New VAIO A17GP is compatible with
brightness setting to maximum (ideal for
both IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g (Wi-Fi)
DVD viewing), auto (ErgoBright™
Wireless LAN standards.
technology) for email and web surfing, and
* A 2.4GHz Wireless LAN Access Point must be
within range.
manual for fine-tuning. The Magnify button
Optional Port Replicator
button provides a shortcut to launch a
New docking mechanism of Port
favourite application or put VAIO A17GP in
Replicator VGP-PRA1 lets you quickly
standby mode to save power when moving
connect and disconnect VAIO A17GP from
from desk to conference room. Volume and
AC power and peripherals, including
Mute buttons also come in handy.
Left/right button
Right
lets you change screen resolution. The S1
DVD±RW drive
Conventional LCD Clear Bright LCD
Light from
inside
The new high-resolution 15˝ SXGA+
Left
Rigid magnesium
side panels
PC Card eject button
Digital Audio Out for Dolby 5.1ch surround
Combo —
Memory Stick slot*
sound that can greatly enhance your
This conventional looking card slot offers
home theatre experience.
new functionality. Located on the front of
this new Port Replicator include Optical
USB 2.0 connector
Headphone jack
(stereo mini)
* Memory Stick Standard/Duo Size Compatible Slot.
Supports high speed data transfer with parallel interface
on Memory Stick PRO. MagicGate copyright protection
technology cannot be applied.
DVD videos in one click
Fluent DVD writing
VAIO A17GP enables fun and easy DVD
The versatile VAIO A17GP enables writing to
Re a r
make DVD videos or archive your favourite
MICROMV Handycam*, and click the “Create
movies with Click to DVD, and overwrite
DVD!” button of Sony’s excellent Click to DVD
DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs for everyday
Take your imagination to the limit! Click to DVD now allows one-click photo DVD
inverters and more efficient heat
software. With one click you can create your
uses such as storing data with Drag’n Drop
creation directly from Cyber-shot* and images from Memory Stick, in addition to
release. Black is blacker and images
own Hollywood-style DVD masterpiece.
CD+DVD software. Buffer under-run error
popular one-click video DVD creation. Adobe® Premiere® Standard with new
* Availability depends on region.
protection assures consistently high quality
VAIO Edit Components lets you add flames or sparkles to moving subjects. And,
copies every time.
SonicStage has a convenient new interface for collecting, playing back, and
screens, thanks to dual backlights, dual
Backlight (dual)
Glare filter
(high contrast filter)
Clear Bright LCD
are more vivid, with higher contrast and
less reflection due to an effective glare
filter and AR (Anti Reflection) coating.
Note: Screen image is simulated.
The glare filter curbs light diffusion without
dimming brightness, realising blacker
blacks and more vivid colours. An AR
coating also minimises annoying reflection
from external light sources, resulting in an
easier to view display.
AR (Anti Reflection) coating
LCD
1. Glare filter (high contrast filter)
2. AR (Anti Reflection) coating
3. Light Guide Panel
Upgraded software
4. Light from inside
6. Backlight (dual)
Import videos with DVgate Plus, then add professional titles,
Adobe®
Port Replicator VGP-PRA1* (Optional)
USB 2.0
connector** (×2)
Advanced external graphics accelerator
Standard video editing software. To take editing even further, use
Monitor connector
(VGA, Mini D-SUB 15 pin)
In addition to the pleasingly Clear Bright LCD, VAIO delivers extra smooth playback of graphics courtesy of a sophisticated ATI
3D Particle Maker and Motion Tracker featured in new VAIO Edit
Monitor connector (DVI-D)
MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9200 external graphics accelerator supported by 64MB video memory. Want to enjoy DVD movies or play
Components (ver. 4.1) for Premiere. After editing, Click to DVD
the latest 3D games? You’ll be more than satisfied with the new accelerated VAIO A17GP.
software enables easy recording of your masterpiece to DVD.
* Availability depends on region.
Edit with
Adobe® Premiere® Standard
Record with Click to DVD
Printer connector
USB 2.0
connector (×2)**
Premiere®
Shoot with Handycam*
A/V Out connector (NTSC/PAL compatible)
Network (RJ-45) connector
(100BASE-TX/10BASE-T)
* Availability depends on region.
Professional video editing
subtitles, and transitional effects to them with
Monitor connector (VGA, Mini D-SUB 15 pin)
DC-IN connector
Optical Digital Audio Out connector
checking out music.
5. Light from outside
Air exhaust vent
USB 2.0 connector (×2)
DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. You can
high-performance LCD television
i.LINK (IEEE1394) S400 (4 pin) connector
also Memory Stick Duo without an adapter.
creation. Simply load the DVD±RW drive with
Light from
outside
PC Card Slot (Type I/II × 1)
Microphone jack
(monaural mini)
your choice of DVD media, connect your DV or
screen delivers images as bright as on
Modular (RJ-11) connector
Disc drive eject button
mouse and printer. Ample connectors on
Mobile creative studio
Front
S1 button
Intelligent
Touchpad
Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO, but
Back
Power button
screen and the LCD at that resolution.
VAIO for easy access, it handles not only
Create
& Enjoy
Outstanding visual reproduction
Magnify button
presentation material on the presentation
VAIO A17GP, connect instantly* with your
25°
Brightness button/indicator
Mute button/
indicator
automatically chooses the maximum
Flick the Wireless Switch on the front of
Flush Touchpad and
handsome click
buttons
Indicators
(Memory Stick PRO compatible)
No more twiddling with controls when
battery life considerably. With a battery fully
Refined keyboard with
unobtrusive LEDs
Front
Wherever you go with VAIO A17GP, its
eyes adjust, and manual brightness control
Rounded form and
close fittings
VGN-A17GP
Your original DVD
DC-IN connector
S-Video Out connector
Composite output
Audio In/Out connectors (stereo)
Network connector
Click to DVD
Adobe® Premiere® Standard
SonicStage
* Availability depends on region.
** When VAIO A17GP is attached to the Port Replicator, a total of 5 USB 2.0
connectors becomes available.
VGN-A17GP
Sony recommends Microsoft® Windows® XP.
Smooth Performance
The elite performance curve.
®
Look for the distinctive curvaceous VAIO “side line” that marks
the opening of a new era of elite performance. The strikingly
stylish and sophisticated new VAIO A17GP liberates your
creative gifts while it gratifies your pride of possession with
the most progressive form of peerless craftsmanship and
technological prowess. Revel in unprecedented design,
dazzling LCD clarity, DVD recording capabilities, Intel®
Centrino™ Mobile Technology, wireless freedom, long
battery life, and far, far more. Whatever you dream,
do it now. There are no limits on your brilliance.
Elegant bronze
VAIO logo
Always Ready
Intel Centrino Mobile
Technology
Luminous sensor
Comprised of a powerful Intel® Pentium®
screen automatically adjusts brightness to
M processor 1.60GHz, Intel® 855PM
suit the environment, thanks to ErgoBright™
chipset and Intel® PRO/Wireless Network
technology. This is good news for both your
Connection, this advanced technology
eyes and the battery. You’ll especially
delivers exceptional power and efficiency
appreciate this feature when making
that enable a genuine breakthrough in
presentations in dim conference rooms.
mobile freedom.
Adjustment is gradual, to help everyone’s
™
15˝ SXGA+ (1400 × 1050)
TFT colour display
Wireless LAN
indicator
is of course possible as well. The sensor
Long battery life
Wireless LAN
switch
itself is located beneath the speaker grille,
The VAIO A17GP virtually does away with
near the one-touch buttons.
the need for AC power. Its innovative
architecture delivers both high performance
Memory Stick Standard/
Duo Size Compatible Slot
Plug & Display
and lower power consumption that extends
Top
connecting a projector to a notebook PC!
charged, you have approximately 2.5
Using Extended Display Identification Data
hours* of mobile power.
Volume buttons
(EDID) from the projector*, VAIO A17GP
* Estimated battery life when the power-saving mode is
on. Actual battery life may vary with different operating
conditions and settings.
projector resolution and displays your
Dimensions
Weight
VAIO A17GP is designed
to create the most
beautiful “side line” when
opened at the angle that’s
easiest on the user’s eyes.
342.5 × 37.2–43.5 × 276.5mm (W×H×D)
Approx. 3.2kg (including standard battery)
Luminous sensor
Built-in Wireless LAN
802.11b/g
High resolution
Clear Bright LCD
Built-in stereo
speakers
* When using projector devices that don't feature EDID,
maximum resolution output may not be implemented.
Keyboard
home or office 2.4GHz Wireless LAN Access
One-touch buttons
Point, and communicate freely without
The Brightness button changes the screen
cables. New VAIO A17GP is compatible with
brightness setting to maximum (ideal for
both IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g (Wi-Fi)
DVD viewing), auto (ErgoBright™
Wireless LAN standards.
technology) for email and web surfing, and
* A 2.4GHz Wireless LAN Access Point must be
within range.
manual for fine-tuning. The Magnify button
Optional Port Replicator
button provides a shortcut to launch a
New docking mechanism of Port
favourite application or put VAIO A17GP in
Replicator VGP-PRA1 lets you quickly
standby mode to save power when moving
connect and disconnect VAIO A17GP from
from desk to conference room. Volume and
AC power and peripherals, including
Mute buttons also come in handy.
Left/right button
Right
lets you change screen resolution. The S1
DVD±RW drive
Conventional LCD Clear Bright LCD
Light from
inside
The new high-resolution 15˝ SXGA+
Left
Rigid magnesium
side panels
PC Card eject button
Digital Audio Out for Dolby 5.1ch surround
Combo —
Memory Stick slot*
sound that can greatly enhance your
This conventional looking card slot offers
home theatre experience.
new functionality. Located on the front of
this new Port Replicator include Optical
USB 2.0 connector
Headphone jack
(stereo mini)
* Memory Stick Standard/Duo Size Compatible Slot.
Supports high speed data transfer with parallel interface
on Memory Stick PRO. MagicGate copyright protection
technology cannot be applied.
DVD videos in one click
Fluent DVD writing
VAIO A17GP enables fun and easy DVD
The versatile VAIO A17GP enables writing to
Re a r
make DVD videos or archive your favourite
MICROMV Handycam*, and click the “Create
movies with Click to DVD, and overwrite
DVD!” button of Sony’s excellent Click to DVD
DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs for everyday
Take your imagination to the limit! Click to DVD now allows one-click photo DVD
inverters and more efficient heat
software. With one click you can create your
uses such as storing data with Drag’n Drop
creation directly from Cyber-shot* and images from Memory Stick, in addition to
release. Black is blacker and images
own Hollywood-style DVD masterpiece.
CD+DVD software. Buffer under-run error
popular one-click video DVD creation. Adobe® Premiere® Standard with new
* Availability depends on region.
protection assures consistently high quality
VAIO Edit Components lets you add flames or sparkles to moving subjects. And,
copies every time.
SonicStage has a convenient new interface for collecting, playing back, and
screens, thanks to dual backlights, dual
Backlight (dual)
Glare filter
(high contrast filter)
Clear Bright LCD
are more vivid, with higher contrast and
less reflection due to an effective glare
filter and AR (Anti Reflection) coating.
Note: Screen image is simulated.
The glare filter curbs light diffusion without
dimming brightness, realising blacker
blacks and more vivid colours. An AR
coating also minimises annoying reflection
from external light sources, resulting in an
easier to view display.
AR (Anti Reflection) coating
LCD
1. Glare filter (high contrast filter)
2. AR (Anti Reflection) coating
3. Light Guide Panel
Upgraded software
4. Light from inside
6. Backlight (dual)
Import videos with DVgate Plus, then add professional titles,
Adobe®
Port Replicator VGP-PRA1* (Optional)
USB 2.0
connector** (×2)
Advanced external graphics accelerator
Standard video editing software. To take editing even further, use
Monitor connector
(VGA, Mini D-SUB 15 pin)
In addition to the pleasingly Clear Bright LCD, VAIO delivers extra smooth playback of graphics courtesy of a sophisticated ATI
3D Particle Maker and Motion Tracker featured in new VAIO Edit
Monitor connector (DVI-D)
MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9200 external graphics accelerator supported by 64MB video memory. Want to enjoy DVD movies or play
Components (ver. 4.1) for Premiere. After editing, Click to DVD
the latest 3D games? You’ll be more than satisfied with the new accelerated VAIO A17GP.
software enables easy recording of your masterpiece to DVD.
* Availability depends on region.
Edit with
Adobe® Premiere® Standard
Record with Click to DVD
Printer connector
USB 2.0
connector (×2)**
Premiere®
Shoot with Handycam*
A/V Out connector (NTSC/PAL compatible)
Network (RJ-45) connector
(100BASE-TX/10BASE-T)
* Availability depends on region.
Professional video editing
subtitles, and transitional effects to them with
Monitor connector (VGA, Mini D-SUB 15 pin)
DC-IN connector
Optical Digital Audio Out connector
checking out music.
5. Light from outside
Air exhaust vent
USB 2.0 connector (×2)
DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. You can
high-performance LCD television
i.LINK (IEEE1394) S400 (4 pin) connector
also Memory Stick Duo without an adapter.
creation. Simply load the DVD±RW drive with
Light from
outside
PC Card Slot (Type I/II × 1)
Microphone jack
(monaural mini)
your choice of DVD media, connect your DV or
screen delivers images as bright as on
Modular (RJ-11) connector
Disc drive eject button
mouse and printer. Ample connectors on
Mobile creative studio
Front
S1 button
Intelligent
Touchpad
Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO, but
Back
Power button
screen and the LCD at that resolution.
VAIO for easy access, it handles not only
Create
& Enjoy
Outstanding visual reproduction
Magnify button
presentation material on the presentation
VAIO A17GP, connect instantly* with your
25°
Brightness button/indicator
Mute button/
indicator
automatically chooses the maximum
Flick the Wireless Switch on the front of
Flush Touchpad and
handsome click
buttons
Indicators
(Memory Stick PRO compatible)
No more twiddling with controls when
battery life considerably. With a battery fully
Refined keyboard with
unobtrusive LEDs
Front
Wherever you go with VAIO A17GP, its
eyes adjust, and manual brightness control
Rounded form and
close fittings
VGN-A17GP
Your original DVD
DC-IN connector
S-Video Out connector
Composite output
Audio In/Out connectors (stereo)
Network connector
Click to DVD
Adobe® Premiere® Standard
SonicStage
* Availability depends on region.
** When VAIO A17GP is attached to the Port Replicator, a total of 5 USB 2.0
connectors becomes available.
VGN-A17GP
Sony recommends Microsoft® Windows® XP.
Smooth Performance
The elite performance curve.
®
Look for the distinctive curvaceous VAIO “side line” that marks
the opening of a new era of elite performance. The strikingly
stylish and sophisticated new VAIO A17GP liberates your
creative gifts while it gratifies your pride of possession with
the most progressive form of peerless craftsmanship and
technological prowess. Revel in unprecedented design,
dazzling LCD clarity, DVD recording capabilities, Intel®
Centrino™ Mobile Technology, wireless freedom, long
battery life, and far, far more. Whatever you dream,
do it now. There are no limits on your brilliance.
Elegant bronze
VAIO logo
Always Ready
Intel Centrino Mobile
Technology
Luminous sensor
Comprised of a powerful Intel® Pentium®
screen automatically adjusts brightness to
M processor 1.60GHz, Intel® 855PM
suit the environment, thanks to ErgoBright™
chipset and Intel® PRO/Wireless Network
technology. This is good news for both your
Connection, this advanced technology
eyes and the battery. You’ll especially
delivers exceptional power and efficiency
appreciate this feature when making
that enable a genuine breakthrough in
presentations in dim conference rooms.
mobile freedom.
Adjustment is gradual, to help everyone’s
™
15˝ SXGA+ (1400 × 1050)
TFT colour display
Wireless LAN
indicator
is of course possible as well. The sensor
Long battery life
Wireless LAN
switch
itself is located beneath the speaker grille,
The VAIO A17GP virtually does away with
near the one-touch buttons.
the need for AC power. Its innovative
architecture delivers both high performance
Memory Stick Standard/
Duo Size Compatible Slot
Plug & Display
and lower power consumption that extends
Top
connecting a projector to a notebook PC!
charged, you have approximately 2.5
Using Extended Display Identification Data
hours* of mobile power.
Volume buttons
(EDID) from the projector*, VAIO A17GP
* Estimated battery life when the power-saving mode is
on. Actual battery life may vary with different operating
conditions and settings.
projector resolution and displays your
Dimensions
Weight
VAIO A17GP is designed
to create the most
beautiful “side line” when
opened at the angle that’s
easiest on the user’s eyes.
342.5 × 37.2–43.5 × 276.5mm (W×H×D)
Approx. 3.2kg (including standard battery)
Luminous sensor
Built-in Wireless LAN
802.11b/g
High resolution
Clear Bright LCD
Built-in stereo
speakers
* When using projector devices that don't feature EDID,
maximum resolution output may not be implemented.
Keyboard
home or office 2.4GHz Wireless LAN Access
One-touch buttons
Point, and communicate freely without
The Brightness button changes the screen
cables. New VAIO A17GP is compatible with
brightness setting to maximum (ideal for
both IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g (Wi-Fi)
DVD viewing), auto (ErgoBright™
Wireless LAN standards.
technology) for email and web surfing, and
* A 2.4GHz Wireless LAN Access Point must be
within range.
manual for fine-tuning. The Magnify button
Optional Port Replicator
button provides a shortcut to launch a
New docking mechanism of Port
favourite application or put VAIO A17GP in
Replicator VGP-PRA1 lets you quickly
standby mode to save power when moving
connect and disconnect VAIO A17GP from
from desk to conference room. Volume and
AC power and peripherals, including
Mute buttons also come in handy.
Left/right button
Right
lets you change screen resolution. The S1
DVD±RW drive
Conventional LCD Clear Bright LCD
Light from
inside
The new high-resolution 15˝ SXGA+
Left
Rigid magnesium
side panels
PC Card eject button
Digital Audio Out for Dolby 5.1ch surround
Combo —
Memory Stick slot*
sound that can greatly enhance your
This conventional looking card slot offers
home theatre experience.
new functionality. Located on the front of
this new Port Replicator include Optical
USB 2.0 connector
Headphone jack
(stereo mini)
* Memory Stick Standard/Duo Size Compatible Slot.
Supports high speed data transfer with parallel interface
on Memory Stick PRO. MagicGate copyright protection
technology cannot be applied.
DVD videos in one click
Fluent DVD writing
VAIO A17GP enables fun and easy DVD
The versatile VAIO A17GP enables writing to
Re a r
make DVD videos or archive your favourite
MICROMV Handycam*, and click the “Create
movies with Click to DVD, and overwrite
DVD!” button of Sony’s excellent Click to DVD
DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs for everyday
Take your imagination to the limit! Click to DVD now allows one-click photo DVD
inverters and more efficient heat
software. With one click you can create your
uses such as storing data with Drag’n Drop
creation directly from Cyber-shot* and images from Memory Stick, in addition to
release. Black is blacker and images
own Hollywood-style DVD masterpiece.
CD+DVD software. Buffer under-run error
popular one-click video DVD creation. Adobe® Premiere® Standard with new
* Availability depends on region.
protection assures consistently high quality
VAIO Edit Components lets you add flames or sparkles to moving subjects. And,
copies every time.
SonicStage has a convenient new interface for collecting, playing back, and
screens, thanks to dual backlights, dual
Backlight (dual)
Glare filter
(high contrast filter)
Clear Bright LCD
are more vivid, with higher contrast and
less reflection due to an effective glare
filter and AR (Anti Reflection) coating.
Note: Screen image is simulated.
The glare filter curbs light diffusion without
dimming brightness, realising blacker
blacks and more vivid colours. An AR
coating also minimises annoying reflection
from external light sources, resulting in an
easier to view display.
AR (Anti Reflection) coating
LCD
1. Glare filter (high contrast filter)
2. AR (Anti Reflection) coating
3. Light Guide Panel
Upgraded software
4. Light from inside
6. Backlight (dual)
Import videos with DVgate Plus, then add professional titles,
Adobe®
Port Replicator VGP-PRA1* (Optional)
USB 2.0
connector** (×2)
Advanced external graphics accelerator
Standard video editing software. To take editing even further, use
Monitor connector
(VGA, Mini D-SUB 15 pin)
In addition to the pleasingly Clear Bright LCD, VAIO delivers extra smooth playback of graphics courtesy of a sophisticated ATI
3D Particle Maker and Motion Tracker featured in new VAIO Edit
Monitor connector (DVI-D)
MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9200 external graphics accelerator supported by 64MB video memory. Want to enjoy DVD movies or play
Components (ver. 4.1) for Premiere. After editing, Click to DVD
the latest 3D games? You’ll be more than satisfied with the new accelerated VAIO A17GP.
software enables easy recording of your masterpiece to DVD.
* Availability depends on region.
Edit with
Adobe® Premiere® Standard
Record with Click to DVD
Printer connector
USB 2.0
connector (×2)**
Premiere®
Shoot with Handycam*
A/V Out connector (NTSC/PAL compatible)
Network (RJ-45) connector
(100BASE-TX/10BASE-T)
* Availability depends on region.
Professional video editing
subtitles, and transitional effects to them with
Monitor connector (VGA, Mini D-SUB 15 pin)
DC-IN connector
Optical Digital Audio Out connector
checking out music.
5. Light from outside
Air exhaust vent
USB 2.0 connector (×2)
DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. You can
high-performance LCD television
i.LINK (IEEE1394) S400 (4 pin) connector
also Memory Stick Duo without an adapter.
creation. Simply load the DVD±RW drive with
Light from
outside
PC Card Slot (Type I/II × 1)
Microphone jack
(monaural mini)
your choice of DVD media, connect your DV or
screen delivers images as bright as on
Modular (RJ-11) connector
Disc drive eject button
mouse and printer. Ample connectors on
Mobile creative studio
Front
S1 button
Intelligent
Touchpad
Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO, but
Back
Power button
screen and the LCD at that resolution.
VAIO for easy access, it handles not only
Create
& Enjoy
Outstanding visual reproduction
Magnify button
presentation material on the presentation
VAIO A17GP, connect instantly* with your
25°
Brightness button/indicator
Mute button/
indicator
automatically chooses the maximum
Flick the Wireless Switch on the front of
Flush Touchpad and
handsome click
buttons
Indicators
(Memory Stick PRO compatible)
No more twiddling with controls when
battery life considerably. With a battery fully
Refined keyboard with
unobtrusive LEDs
Front
Wherever you go with VAIO A17GP, its
eyes adjust, and manual brightness control
Rounded form and
close fittings
VGN-A17GP
Your original DVD
DC-IN connector
S-Video Out connector
Composite output
Audio In/Out connectors (stereo)
Network connector
Click to DVD
Adobe® Premiere® Standard
SonicStage
* Availability depends on region.
** When VAIO A17GP is attached to the Port Replicator, a total of 5 USB 2.0
connectors becomes available.
Sony recommends Microsoft® Windows® XP.
Powerful software for creative minds.
Click to DVD
With Click to DVD software and a connected
Handycam* (DV / MICROMV), Cyber-shot*, or Memory
Stick, you’re only a click away from creating your own
Hollywood-style DVD masterpiece. Original photo
DVDs, movie+photo DVDs as well as video DVDs can
be easily made in Automatic Mode. By choosing “VAIO
Animated Menu”, a moving menu background can be
created from your original clip. Or select Edit Mode for
further editing along the way to making your own DVD.
With Click to DVD, everything is simple!
Model
Microprocessor
One-click create
Edit create
One-click automatic
DVD (movie and/or photo) recording
Creative control over DVD
(movie and/or photo) production
Operating System
Type in chapter titles, choose movie and photo
settings, select a menu background, and add one
of the 5.1ch surround background music
templates provided. Trimming, rearranging
footage is also easy. Create your DVD (video and/
or photos) the way you like it!
Chipset
Processor System Bus
Memory Bus
Cache Memory
Main Memory
Just connect your DV or
MICROMV Handycam*,
Cyber-shot* and/or
insert Memory Stick in
your VAIO and click the
“Create DVD” button.
Then sit back, relax for
a while... and enjoy your
own DVD with video
and/or photos.
Handycam* Cyber-shot *
Memory
Stick
Connect to VAIO via cable
or insert into slot.
Handycam* Cyber-shot *
Memory
Stick
Hard Disk
Optical Drive
One click
Connetct to VAIO via cable
or insert into slot.
1.Import Movie
Graphics Accelerator
Video Memory
Display
Interfaces
1.Import Movie
2.Import Pictures
2.Import Pictures
Enjoy your DVD.
Drag’n Drop CD+DVD
3.Create
DVD Menu
3.Create
DVD Menu
3.Create
DVD Menu
4.Preview /
Create DVD
4.Preview /
Create DVD
4.Preview /
Create DVD
Remarkable Drag’n Drop CD+DVD software lets you write on DVD±R/RW and
CD-R/RW media by simply dragging and dropping files with your mouse! The
software includes Music BOX for creating music CDs, Data BOX for recording
data to CDs and DVDs, and DISC Backup BOX for creating copies of data CD
and DVDs.
Enjoy your DVD.
DVD CREATION
DVD media
MOVIES
Handycam*
DVgate Plus
You can import movies from DV or MICROMV
Handycams* by simply connecting and using
the one click button. Then edit your movies
with Adobe® Premiere® Standard and export
them to DV or MICROMV Handycam*
equipment (MPEG1 and MPEG2 file export also
possible), or record them to DVD using Click to
DVD. DVgate Plus makes every step easy.
Adobe® Premiere® Standard
This professional video editing software lets
you easily create and edit your own
Hollywood-quality videos. Just place visual
materials along a timeline window, then drag
and drop to rearrange them. You can add
sophisticated titles, and transitions. Use 3D
Particle Maker and Motion Tracker to create
visual effects such as sparkles or flames that
move convincingly within your video via new
VAIO Edit Components (ver. 4.1) for Premiere.
Then export the results to Click to DVD and
create your own quality DVD video!
* Availability depends on region.
PHOTOS
Net MD Walkman*
SonicStage
PictureGear Studio
By connecting your VAIO with your digital
camera via USB cable, or inserting Memory
Stick media, you can automatically import
photos to VAIO’s hard drive. Since photos are
displayed as thumbnails on the screen,
browsing is a breeze. You can also create
screensavers and slideshows, as well as photo
albums you can print or save as PDF files.
SonicStage Mastering Studio
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
This advanced music mastering software lets
you import analogue music — including old LP
records and cassette tapes — edit the music,
and write your own high-quality optimised CDs.
(EDIROL AUDIO capture UA-5 USB audio
interface device from Roland or Sony’s optional
Port Replicator VGP-PRA1*** is required for
analogue stereo music import.) Leading
features include Super Bit Mapping, four highperformance third-party effector modules, and
support for recording in a 24bit/96KHz
sampling mode***.
Creating and editing your digital images has
never been easier, thanks to Adobe®
Photoshop® Elements. These state-of-the-art
image editing tools free you to explore your
creativity. After personalising your photos, you
can print them, email them or post them on the
Web. It’s the fun way to master the elements
of digital imaging.
** SonicStage supports the new-generation Hi-MD as well as standard MD.
Visual
Communication
Camera*
Cyber-shot*
Save music from the Internet or CDs on your
hard disk and search, sort and play back music
conveniently. And when you want your music “to
go”, create original compilation CDs in MP3 or
ATRAC3 format as well as standard audio CDs
on your VAIO. You can also copy music into
MiniDisk (MD)**. A convenient new interface
makes all the operation easier than ever!
Network Smart Capture
This handy tool for visual communication lets
you capture still and moving images from a
Digital Handycam* connected via i.LINK cable
or optional Visual Communication Camera
(PCGA-UVC11/A)*. You can even take images
automatically at intervals with a Web camera.
The images can be attached to email or
uploaded to your Web site.
*** Sony’s optional Port Replicator VGP-PRA1 only allows recording at 16bit / 44.1KHz.
Note: Song titles, names of artists, and other information shown in the SonicStage screen capture are provided for illustrative purposes only.
Wireless LAN
Modem
PC Card Slot
Audio
Keyboard / Input Device
Battery
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
Software Applications
Supplied Accessories
Warranty
COMMUNICATION
MUSIC
VGN-A17GP
Specifications
Almost anything you can imagine, you can create and communicate on VAIO. Powerful software
capabilities make professional level image editing and music production simple and fun for everyone.
VGN-A17GP
Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 1.60GHz*1
- Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (English version) Multilanguage User Interface
(pre-installed Traditional Chinese)
Intel® 855PM Chipset
400MHz
333MHz
L1 Cache: 64KB L2 Cache: 1MB (on CPU)
512MB DDR SDRAM (upgradeable up to 2GB)*2,
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses one)
60GB (C: 15GB, D: 45GB) Ultra ATA/100
DVD±RW Drive
Maximum reading speed: DVD+R, DVD-R: 4× / DVD+RW, DVD-RW: 2× / DVD-ROM: 8× / CD-ROM: 24×
Maximum writing speed: DVD+R: 2.4× / DVD-R: 4× / DVD+RW, DVD-RW: 2× / CD-R: 16× / CD-RW: 8×
• Dual display compatible • 3D graphics acceleration compatible • ATI Technologies Inc. MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9200
64MB
15.0" SXGA+ (1400 × 1050) TFT colour display (Clear Bright LCD)
• USB 2.0 × 3*3 • i.LINK (IEEE 1394) S400 (4 pin) • A/V Out connector (NTSC/PAL compatible) • Network (RJ-45) connector
(100BASE-TX/10BASE-T) • Headphone jack (stereo mini) • Microphone jack (monaural mini) • Monitor connector (VGA, Mini D-SUB 15 pin)
• Modular (RJ-11) connector • Port Replicator connector • Memory Stick Standard/Duo Size Compatible Slot*4 (Memory Stick PRO
compatible*5)
• Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/802.11g*6 • Data rate: maximum 11Mbps (802.11b) 54Mbps (802.11g)*7 • Frequency: 2.4GHz
V.92 and V.90 Compliant
Type I/II × 1, CardBus Support
Windows® sound system compatible • AC97 compliant • Software MIDI sound generator • Stereo speakers
• ca 19mm Key pitch / ca 3mm Key stroke • 86 Keys • Intelligent Touchpad
PCGA-BP2EA Lithium-ion battery: Approx. 2.5 hours of use*8
VAIO A
342.5 × 37.2-43.5 × 276.5mm
Approx. 3.2kg (including the supplied battery)
• Adobe Reader 6 • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 • Adobe Premiere Standard • Easy Systems Drag’n Drop CD+DVD 3.0
• InterVideo WinDVD 5 for VAIO • Sony Click to DVD 2.0 • Sony DVgate Plus 1.2 • Sony Network Smart Capture 1.2
• Sony Notebook Setup 4.0 • Sony PictureGear Studio 2.0 • Sony SonicStage 2.0 • Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio 1.2
• Sony VAIO Edit Components 4.1 • Sony VAIO SLIT Screen Saver • Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2004
• AC adapter (PCGA-AC19V3) • Lithium-ion battery (PCGA-BP2EA)
One year*9
*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions. *2 By removing the pre-installed 512MB memory module and adding two 1GB memory modules.
*3 High-speed/Full-speed/Low speed compatible. *4 Does not support MagicGate copyright protection technology. *5 Supports high speed data transfer with parallel interface on
Memory Stick PRO. MagicGate copyright protection technology cannot be applied to Memory Stick PRO. *6 IEEE 802.11g products are capable of communicating with widely used
IEEE 802.11b products. When both products are deployed in the same environment, high-speed communications are disabled and the communication speed may be reduced.
*7 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. *8 Estimated battery life (under JEITA Battery Run Time
Measurement Method (ver.1.0).) When the power-saving mode is on. Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit vaioonline.sony.com *9 Warranty conditions may vary by region.
The trademarks, including but not limited to “SONY”, “VAIO”, and “Memory Stick” are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.
Adobe, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Intel, Pentium, SpeedStep and Centrino are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
RealNetworks and RealOne Player are the trademark or registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.
All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Whilst information given is true at time of printing, small production changes in the course of our company’s policy of improvement through research and design might not
necessarily be included in the specifications. E&OE. Actual models may differ slightly in appearance to illustrations provided.
Optional Accessories
VGP-PRA1
(availability depends on region)
PCGA-WMS5/S
PCGA-UMS3/B
● Monitor connector (DVI-D)
● Optical Digital Audio Out
connector
● S-VIDEO Out connector
● Printer connector
Wireless Mouse
● Sophisticated, dynamic exterior
● Maintenance-free optical design
● Sensor resolution: 800 dots per inch
PCGA-BP2EA
PCGA-AC19V3
Lithium-ion Battery
AC Adapter
● Rechargeable battery
● Universal voltage compatible:
AC100 – 240V
Port Replicator
vaio-online.sony.com
● Stylish, user-friendly design
● Highly sensitive receiver
● Sensor resolution: 800 dots
per inch
VGP-CP1
USB Optical Mouse (Compact)
Carrying Pouch
● Urethane lining prevents
scratches
● Embossed VAIO logo
● Mini pouch included
● Convenient double zipper
Distinctive Curve of Elite Performance
Sony recommends Microsoft® Windows® XP.
Powerful software for creative minds.
Click to DVD
With Click to DVD software and a connected
Handycam* (DV / MICROMV), Cyber-shot*, or Memory
Stick, you’re only a click away from creating your own
Hollywood-style DVD masterpiece. Original photo
DVDs, movie+photo DVDs as well as video DVDs can
be easily made in Automatic Mode. By choosing “VAIO
Animated Menu”, a moving menu background can be
created from your original clip. Or select Edit Mode for
further editing along the way to making your own DVD.
With Click to DVD, everything is simple!
Model
Microprocessor
One-click create
Edit create
One-click automatic
DVD (movie and/or photo) recording
Creative control over DVD
(movie and/or photo) production
Operating System
Type in chapter titles, choose movie and photo
settings, select a menu background, and add one
of the 5.1ch surround background music
templates provided. Trimming, rearranging
footage is also easy. Create your DVD (video and/
or photos) the way you like it!
Chipset
Processor System Bus
Memory Bus
Cache Memory
Main Memory
Just connect your DV or
MICROMV Handycam*,
Cyber-shot* and/or
insert Memory Stick in
your VAIO and click the
“Create DVD” button.
Then sit back, relax for
a while... and enjoy your
own DVD with video
and/or photos.
Handycam* Cyber-shot *
Memory
Stick
Connect to VAIO via cable
or insert into slot.
Handycam* Cyber-shot *
Memory
Stick
Hard Disk
Optical Drive
One click
Connetct to VAIO via cable
or insert into slot.
1.Import Movie
Graphics Accelerator
Video Memory
Display
Interfaces
1.Import Movie
2.Import Pictures
2.Import Pictures
Enjoy your DVD.
Drag’n Drop CD+DVD
3.Create
DVD Menu
3.Create
DVD Menu
3.Create
DVD Menu
4.Preview /
Create DVD
4.Preview /
Create DVD
4.Preview /
Create DVD
Remarkable Drag’n Drop CD+DVD software lets you write on DVD±R/RW and
CD-R/RW media by simply dragging and dropping files with your mouse! The
software includes Music BOX for creating music CDs, Data BOX for recording
data to CDs and DVDs, and DISC Backup BOX for creating copies of data CD
and DVDs.
Enjoy your DVD.
DVD CREATION
DVD media
MOVIES
Handycam*
DVgate Plus
You can import movies from DV or MICROMV
Handycams* by simply connecting and using
the one click button. Then edit your movies
with Adobe® Premiere® Standard and export
them to DV or MICROMV Handycam*
equipment (MPEG1 and MPEG2 file export also
possible), or record them to DVD using Click to
DVD. DVgate Plus makes every step easy.
Adobe® Premiere® Standard
This professional video editing software lets
you easily create and edit your own
Hollywood-quality videos. Just place visual
materials along a timeline window, then drag
and drop to rearrange them. You can add
sophisticated titles, and transitions. Use 3D
Particle Maker and Motion Tracker to create
visual effects such as sparkles or flames that
move convincingly within your video via new
VAIO Edit Components (ver. 4.1) for Premiere.
Then export the results to Click to DVD and
create your own quality DVD video!
* Availability depends on region.
PHOTOS
Net MD Walkman*
SonicStage
PictureGear Studio
By connecting your VAIO with your digital
camera via USB cable, or inserting Memory
Stick media, you can automatically import
photos to VAIO’s hard drive. Since photos are
displayed as thumbnails on the screen,
browsing is a breeze. You can also create
screensavers and slideshows, as well as photo
albums you can print or save as PDF files.
SonicStage Mastering Studio
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
This advanced music mastering software lets
you import analogue music — including old LP
records and cassette tapes — edit the music,
and write your own high-quality optimised CDs.
(EDIROL AUDIO capture UA-5 USB audio
interface device from Roland or Sony’s optional
Port Replicator VGP-PRA1*** is required for
analogue stereo music import.) Leading
features include Super Bit Mapping, four highperformance third-party effector modules, and
support for recording in a 24bit/96KHz
sampling mode***.
Creating and editing your digital images has
never been easier, thanks to Adobe®
Photoshop® Elements. These state-of-the-art
image editing tools free you to explore your
creativity. After personalising your photos, you
can print them, email them or post them on the
Web. It’s the fun way to master the elements
of digital imaging.
** SonicStage supports the new-generation Hi-MD as well as standard MD.
Visual
Communication
Camera*
Cyber-shot*
Save music from the Internet or CDs on your
hard disk and search, sort and play back music
conveniently. And when you want your music “to
go”, create original compilation CDs in MP3 or
ATRAC3 format as well as standard audio CDs
on your VAIO. You can also copy music into
MiniDisk (MD)**. A convenient new interface
makes all the operation easier than ever!
Network Smart Capture
This handy tool for visual communication lets
you capture still and moving images from a
Digital Handycam* connected via i.LINK cable
or optional Visual Communication Camera
(PCGA-UVC11/A)*. You can even take images
automatically at intervals with a Web camera.
The images can be attached to email or
uploaded to your Web site.
*** Sony’s optional Port Replicator VGP-PRA1 only allows recording at 16bit / 44.1KHz.
Note: Song titles, names of artists, and other information shown in the SonicStage screen capture are provided for illustrative purposes only.
Wireless LAN
Modem
PC Card Slot
Audio
Keyboard / Input Device
Battery
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
Software Applications
Supplied Accessories
Warranty
COMMUNICATION
MUSIC
VGN-A17GP
Specifications
Almost anything you can imagine, you can create and communicate on VAIO. Powerful software
capabilities make professional level image editing and music production simple and fun for everyone.
VGN-A17GP
Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 1.60GHz*1
- Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (English version) Multilanguage User Interface
(pre-installed Traditional Chinese)
Intel® 855PM Chipset
400MHz
333MHz
L1 Cache: 64KB L2 Cache: 1MB (on CPU)
512MB DDR SDRAM (upgradeable up to 2GB)*2,
2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses one)
60GB (C: 15GB, D: 45GB) Ultra ATA/100
DVD±RW Drive
Maximum reading speed: DVD+R, DVD-R: 4× / DVD+RW, DVD-RW: 2× / DVD-ROM: 8× / CD-ROM: 24×
Maximum writing speed: DVD+R: 2.4× / DVD-R: 4× / DVD+RW, DVD-RW: 2× / CD-R: 16× / CD-RW: 8×
• Dual display compatible • 3D graphics acceleration compatible • ATI Technologies Inc. MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9200
64MB
15.0" SXGA+ (1400 × 1050) TFT colour display (Clear Bright LCD)
• USB 2.0 × 3*3 • i.LINK (IEEE 1394) S400 (4 pin) • A/V Out connector (NTSC/PAL compatible) • Network (RJ-45) connector
(100BASE-TX/10BASE-T) • Headphone jack (stereo mini) • Microphone jack (monaural mini) • Monitor connector (VGA, Mini D-SUB 15 pin)
• Modular (RJ-11) connector • Port Replicator connector • Memory Stick Standard/Duo Size Compatible Slot*4 (Memory Stick PRO
compatible*5)
• Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/802.11g*6 • Data rate: maximum 11Mbps (802.11b) 54Mbps (802.11g)*7 • Frequency: 2.4GHz
V.92 and V.90 Compliant
Type I/II × 1, CardBus Support
Windows® sound system compatible • AC97 compliant • Software MIDI sound generator • Stereo speakers
• ca 19mm Key pitch / ca 3mm Key stroke • 86 Keys • Intelligent Touchpad
PCGA-BP2EA Lithium-ion battery: Approx. 2.5 hours of use*8
VAIO A
342.5 × 37.2-43.5 × 276.5mm
Approx. 3.2kg (including the supplied battery)
• Adobe Reader 6 • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 • Adobe Premiere Standard • Easy Systems Drag’n Drop CD+DVD 3.0
• InterVideo WinDVD 5 for VAIO • Sony Click to DVD 2.0 • Sony DVgate Plus 1.2 • Sony Network Smart Capture 1.2
• Sony Notebook Setup 4.0 • Sony PictureGear Studio 2.0 • Sony SonicStage 2.0 • Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio 1.2
• Sony VAIO Edit Components 4.1 • Sony VAIO SLIT Screen Saver • Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2004
• AC adapter (PCGA-AC19V3) • Lithium-ion battery (PCGA-BP2EA)
One year*9
*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions. *2 By removing the pre-installed 512MB memory module and adding two 1GB memory modules.
*3 High-speed/Full-speed/Low speed compatible. *4 Does not support MagicGate copyright protection technology. *5 Supports high speed data transfer with parallel interface on
Memory Stick PRO. MagicGate copyright protection technology cannot be applied to Memory Stick PRO. *6 IEEE 802.11g products are capable of communicating with widely used
IEEE 802.11b products. When both products are deployed in the same environment, high-speed communications are disabled and the communication speed may be reduced.
*7 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. *8 Estimated battery life (under JEITA Battery Run Time
Measurement Method (ver.1.0).) When the power-saving mode is on. Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit vaioonline.sony.com *9 Warranty conditions may vary by region.
The trademarks, including but not limited to “SONY”, “VAIO”, and “Memory Stick” are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.
Adobe, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Intel, Pentium, SpeedStep and Centrino are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
RealNetworks and RealOne Player are the trademark or registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.
All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Whilst information given is true at time of printing, small production changes in the course of our company’s policy of improvement through research and design might not
necessarily be included in the specifications. E&OE. Actual models may differ slightly in appearance to illustrations provided.
Optional Accessories
VGP-PRA1
(availability depends on region)
PCGA-WMS5/S
PCGA-UMS3/B
● Monitor connector (DVI-D)
● Optical Digital Audio Out
connector
● S-VIDEO Out connector
● Printer connector
Wireless Mouse
● Sophisticated, dynamic exterior
● Maintenance-free optical design
● Sensor resolution: 800 dots per inch
PCGA-BP2EA
PCGA-AC19V3
Lithium-ion Battery
AC Adapter
● Rechargeable battery
● Universal voltage compatible:
AC100 – 240V
Port Replicator
vaio-online.sony.com
● Stylish, user-friendly design
● Highly sensitive receiver
● Sensor resolution: 800 dots
per inch
VGP-CP1
USB Optical Mouse (Compact)
Carrying Pouch
● Urethane lining prevents
scratches
● Embossed VAIO logo
● Mini pouch included
● Convenient double zipper
Distinctive Curve of Elite Performance
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