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VAIO® FS Series Notebook PC
Exceptional widescreen. Slim, light design.
The VAIO® FS Notebook combines a full-size workspace and powerful performance with the slim,
lightweight design a mobile user demands. With integrated 802.11 b/g wireless LAN3 and TV/PVR
expansion dock, the VAIO® FS Notebook is an ideal solution for your everyday essential computing
needs and growing multimedia entertainment demands.
The VAIO® FS Notebook features an exceptional 15.4" widescreen display with Sony's original
XBRITE™ LCD technology for higher brightness levels than standard displays. The result: deeper
blacks, brighter whites, true-to-life color, and razor-sharp detail. And with the anti-reflective coating to
minimize reflection, you can enjoy a beautifully clear image from any viewing angle. It's the ideal way
to present your photos and home video, and a great way to watch movies and DVDs when you're on
the go.
The VAIO® FS Notebook is optimized for mobility and designed with your day-to-day computing
applications in mind. With a fast Intel® Pentium® M processor, ample storage, and an impressive
suite of integrated productivity and multimedia entertainment tools, your VAIO® FS Notebook is ready
to help you power through your day and entertain you when you're done.
The VAIO® FS Notebook is your passport to mobile multimedia entertainment, making it quick and
easy to create, manage, share, and enjoy your digital photos, movies, and music. It's high-definition
camcorder video ready, and with Sony's original Click to DVD™ software, high-quality presentation of
your digital video content is surprisingly easy. SonicStage® software is the only tool you need to
manage your music files and make your own CDs. And with the supplied TV/PVR dock and DVD+R
Double Layer/DVD±RW4 , you can watch and record your favorite TV programs right on your PC.
The VAIO® FS Notebook has an incredibly well- balanced design. It's slim and
lightweight, yet provides an exceptional 15.4" widescreen display with Sony's
original XBRITE™ LCD technology and Smart Display Sensor. Plus, it delivers
powerful performance for your everyday essential computing needs and
growing multimedia entertainment demands.
VAIO® FS Series Notebook PC
QWERTY, 86 keys with 2.5mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 750(1.86GHz1 , 2MB L2
Action Buttons
S1, S2 (programmable), Wireless LAN on/off
Power Requirements
Front Side Bus Speed
Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS2A)
Intel® 915PM
Service and Warranty
Limited Warranty and Onsite Service
1 Year Limited Warranty with Onsite Service8
Telephone Support
1 year toll-free technical telephone assistance, available
Online and Email Support
Support available from
Estimated Battery Life
1.5 - 2.0 hours7 (Standard Battery)
Integrated Wireless LAN
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
15.4” WXGA display (1280x800) with XBRITE™ technology
6.28 lbs. with standard battery (weight is approximate and
may vary)
14.33”(W) x 1”-1.41”(H) x 10.41”(D)
Hard Drive
120GB2 4200rpm
1GB PC-3200 400MHz DDR2 (512MBx2)
Supplied Accessories
NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6400 with TurboCache™10
supporting 128MB
Graphics Interface
VGA out w/ Smart Display Sensor
Optical Drive
DVD+R Double Layer / DVD±RW Drive4
DVD+R Write DL (2.4x MAX);
DVD-R Write (8x MAX); DVD-RW Write (4x MAX)
DVD+R Write (8x MAX); DVD+RW Write (4x MAX)
CD-R Write (24x MAX); CD-RW Write (10x MAX)
DVD Read (8x MAX); CD Read (24x MAX)
Integrated V.90 Modem (RJ-11)
Additional Standard Capacity Battery (VGP-BPS2)
Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPL2)
AC Adapter for use stand-alone notebook (VGP-AC19V10)
Visual Communication Camera (PCGA-UVC11A)
Wireless Presentation Mouse (VGP-WMS50)
Universal Carrying Case (VGP-AMB1)
Sport Backpack (VGP-AMB2)
Battery Charger (VGP-BC1)
Operating System
Windows® sound system compatible with Built-in stereo
Audio Interface
Monaural mini microphone jack
Headphone jack
Docking Station
A/V Entertainment Dock with speakers
Four USB 2.0 ports, VGA out, SPDIF Out, Line In, Line Out,
DC In, RJ-45 Ethernet, TV (Composite) In, S-Video In, RF
In, Giga Pocket® MPEG2 realtime encoder/decoder board
with TV Tuner
Memory Stick® Media Slot
Supports optional Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™
and Memory Stick DUO™ media5 with MagicGate™
PC Card Slots
One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I card slot with CardBus
Other Interfaces
4pin i.LINK®6 connector(IEEE 13943), 3 USB 2.0 ports,
port replicator connector, VGA out
Electro-Static touch pad
Optional Accessories
10Base-T/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
Pointing Device
Standard Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS2A)
AC adapter (PCGA-AC19V9)
A/V Entertainment Docking Station
Speakers (Two)
Remote Control / IR Receiver
Power Cord
Microsoft® Windows XP Home Edition with SP2
Sony Original Software
VAIO Zone™ with WinDVD®
VAIO Zone™ Personal Video Recorder Component
Click to DVD™ - DVD Creation
DVgate Plus™ - Digital Video
SonicStage® - Digital Music
VAIO Media™ - Network File Sharing
Image Converter - PSP Transfer
Other Software Applications
Adobe® Photoshop® Album Starter Edition
Intuit® Quicken® 2005 New User Edition (previous
Quicken users may require additional upgrade)
InterVideo® WinDVD®
Microsoft® Works 8.0
Microsoft® Office 2003 60-Day Trial11 (Student/ Teacher
Roxio® DigitalMedia SE
Anti-Virus and Recovery Software
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. Requires compatible wireless LAN access point, sold separately. Internet
connection may require fees.
4. DVD Media/Formats are not universally compatible.
5. Supports Memory Stick PRO™ high-capacity media tested up to 1GB.
Does not support MagicGate™ functionality.
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 communicate with each other.
7. Estimated battery life. Actual battery life may vary on usage.
8. 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-based troubleshooting. Some
repairs may be accomplished with self repair kits. Onsite Service may
not be available in all locations.
9. 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.
10. NVIDIA® TurboCache™ technology combines the size and bandwidth of
video memory and dynamically available system memory for optimal
system performance.
11. 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 reduced-functionality mode, limiting end-use
options and operations.
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 operate 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 options except those mentioned in this document. Sony
hereby disclaims any representations or warranty that this product is
compatible with any combination of 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. Software titles
pre-installed on the Sony Notebook Computer are subject to change
without notice. Simulated graphic shown on display. Pre-installed
software may not be identical to retail versions or have all
documentation. This product meets the standards of the International
Energy Star Program for energy efficiency. Features and specifications
are subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and
measurements are approximate.
©2005 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole
or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, i.LINK,
Memory Stick, SonicStage, Giga Pocket, VAIO, VAIO Zone, XBRITE,
Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, MagicGate, Click to DVD,
DVgate Plus, VAIO Media and Like No Other are trademarks of Sony.
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks, and Centrino is a
trademark of Intel Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are
trademarks of their respective owners.
Printed in U.S.A. 7/05.
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Last Updated 2005-11-02
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