VAIO® F Series Notebook PC
Ultimate Performance
Enjoy the powerful performance of an Intel® Core™ i7 - 720QM processor (1.60GHz1 )
with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology21 up to (2.80GHz1 ) and 4GB of pre-installed system
The VAIO® F Series notebook comes pre-installed with Genuine Microsoft® Windows® 7
Home Premium.
Tackle virtually any graphics requirement with a NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M graphics
card and 1GB VRAM10 .
Store your favorite multimedia, important documents, and cherished family photos on
the roomy 500GB2 Serial ATA 7200rpm hard drive.
A built-in Assist button launches VAIO Care™ software, a simple do-it yourself PC
maintenance tool for tune-ups, troubleshooting and more.
Enjoying your media has never been more fun with the uniquely smart and easy-to-use
Sony® Creativity Suite. Get instantly organized with smart sorting features, create
personal masterpieces with easy-to-use creative tools and rediscover forgotten music
and memories with breakthrough technology that recommends content based on your
unique listening and viewing habits.
Fall in love with your favorite movies all over again with an extra-wide, theater inspired
16.4” (1920x1080) Full HD display4 .
A Blu-ray Disc™ optical drive lets you playback20 Blu-ray Disc™ movies in crystal-clear
Take advantage of the convenience and utility of DVD and CD read/write functionalities.
An HDMI™ output delivers video and audio to external sources via a single cable so you
can enjoy HD entertainment on your compatible big screen TV without a myriad of extra
cables (HDMI™ cable sold separately).
A backlit keyboard frames the keys with a soft glow and illuminates the lettering for
convenient typing day or night.
The VAIO® F Series notebook, designed with dedicated AV Controls, makes navigating
through your favorite multimedia quick and easy.
Stay connected to friends and family while on the road with real-time video
conferencing11 using the MOTION EYE® camera and microphone with face-tracking
Maximum performance and amazing HD entertainment on a top-notch
16.4” widescreen notebook4 with a backlit keyboard and integrated
number pad. And with a quad core Intel® Core™ i7 processor, dedicated
NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics, and a Blu-ray Disc™ drive20 , you will
experience the ultimate in smart performance and a razor-sharp picture
with amazing depth and clarity.
VAIO® F Series Notebook PC
Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery
Estimated Battery Life: Up to 3 hours7 Standard Capacity
Up to 4.5 hours7 Large Capacity Battery
Power Requirements: 150W+10%
Computer Type: Notebook
Action Buttons: S1,VAIO, Assist, Play / Pause / Stop,
Wireless on / off, Display off
Pointing Device: Electro-static touchpad (Multi-Finger)
Keyboard: QWERTY, 103 keys with 2.0mm stroke and
19.05mm pitch
Camera: Built-in MOTION EYE® camera and microphone
with face-tracking technology
10-Key Numeric Pad: Yes
Backlit Keyboard: Yes
Type: Intel® Core™ i7 - 720QM
Speed: 1.60GHz1 with Turbo Boost Technology up to
Technology: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor with Intel®
Turbo Boost Technology21
L3 Cache: 6MB
Installed: 4GB (2GBx2)
Maximum: 8GB
Type/Speed: DDR3/1333MHz
Hard Drive
Capacity: 500GB2
Speed: 7200rpm
Type: Serial ATA
Optical Drive
BD-R DL Read: 4x max
BD-R Read: 4x max
BD-RE DL Read: 4x max
BD-RE Read: 4x max
BD-ROM Read: 4x max
Start-up Times
Average Boot Time: 60 sec18
Average Resume Time from Suspend: 2 sec18
First Boot Time: 5 min19
Ethernet Protocol: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Ethernet Speed: Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n3
Bluetooth® Technology: Integrated Stereo A2DP (2.1 +
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home
Premium 64-bit13
Supplied Software: Microsoft® Works SE 9.0 w/ 60-Day
Trial Version of Microsoft® Home and Student 200712
Anti-Virus Software: Norton Internet Security™ 2010 30-Day
Trial Offer
System Maintenance and Support: VAIO Care™ System diagnostics and maintenance
Sony® Creativity Suite: PMB – VAIO® Edition - Import,
organize, edit and publish in one easy-to-use
VAIO® Media Gallery - Bring forgotten favorites to life
VAIO® Media plus - Multimedia Streaming Software
*Please access VAIO® Help and Support from your
PC for a complete list of software applications and
Service and Warranty Information
Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory Stick PRO™
(STD / Duo) media slot with MagicGate® functionality
One ExpressCard® /34 media slot
One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot
Telephone Support: 1 year toll-free technical assistance
available 24/7 at 888-476-6972
Online and Email Support: Available at
Onsite/In-Home Service: 1 year limited warranty with
Onsite/In-Home Service16 . See actual warranty for
International Service: 1 year international service plan.
Registration required. See www.sony.com/IRSP for
Limited Warranty Term: 1 year limited warranty . See
actual warranty for details.
Environmental Information
Sound System: Intel® High Definition Audio w/ Dolby®
Home Theather® v3
EPEAT™ : Silver
RoHS®: Compliant
Blu-ray Disc™ Support: Read Only (BD-ROM)
CD Support: Read / Write (CD/-R/-RW)
DVD Support: Read / Write (DVD±R/±RW/±R DL/-RAM)
Expansion Slots
Screen Size: 16.4"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Technology: Full HD
Weight: 6.9 lbs (with standard capacity battery)
Processor: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M GPU with Total
Available Graphics Memory of 2807MB (max.)
Video RAM: 1GB of dedicated video RAM
Chipset: Mobile Intel® PM55 Express Chipset
Max. External Resolution via VGA: 2048x1536
Max. External Display Resolution via HDMI™ : 1920x108017
Inputs and Outputs
Headphone Jack: 1
Microphone Input: 1
USB Port(s): 2 (USB) 2.0, 1 (eSATA)
VGA Output(s): 1
DC-In: 1
i.LINK® Connection: 1 (4pin) i.LINK® connector (IEEE
S/PDIF Output(s): 1
Ethernet Connection (s): 1
HDMI™ Output: 1
Internal Microphone: 1
Measurements: 15.3"(W) x 1.22-1.62"(H) x 10.4"(D)
Supplied Accessories
Standard Capacity Lithium-ion battery (5000mAh)
AC Adapter
Power Cord
Optional Accessories
Stick AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V15)
Additional Standard Capacity Battery (VGP-BPS21A/B)
Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPL21)
Campus Messenger Bag (VGP-AMB14/B)
Bluetooth® Remote Mouse (VGP-BMS80)
Bluetooth® Aluminum Slider Mouse15 (VGP-BMS10/B)
Bluetooth® Keyboard15 (VGP-BKB1)
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. Actual battery life may vary based on product settings, usage
patterns and environmental conditions.
8. See actual limited warranty for details. For a copy of Sony's warranty,
please visit www.sony.com/pcsupport, call toll-free 888-476-6972
(888-4SONYPC) or write to Sony Electronics, 12451 Gateway
Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33913.
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 aplicable software vendor.
10. Total Available Graphics Memory refers to the new Windows®
7classification of graphics memory, which varies depending on the
operating condition, version of device driver and system memory size.
11. Broadband Internet service required along with third party services
which may require a subscription or other service fee.
12. 60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft® Office 2007 - This trial software will
work only for 60 days after you first use it. You will not be able to use
the software if you dont activate it as described the first time you use
the software. You can activate the software by Internet: Internet
service charges may apply. If you want to keep using the software
after the 60-day trial period, you must convert to the perpetual
version. You can convert online by following the conversion
instgructions presented during setup and paying the required fees.
13. Compatibility and performance in a 64-bit environment may vary.
14. Norton Internet Security™ 2010 30-day subscription is pre-installed
on your Sony VAIO PC. You need to activate the software for the
product to work. After your 30-days are finished, buy Norton Internet
Security to continue to be protected from viruses, hackers and
identify theft.
15. Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth® devices vary.
16. When available, Sony will provide Onsite/In-Home 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/In-Home 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/In-Home Service may not be
available in all locations.
17. Requires high definition-capable display with HDMI™ connector.
Image quality will vary.
18. Based on original factory image and will vary with product
configuration changes and additional software added to the hard
19. Excluding end user interaction
20. Certain circumstances may limit/prevent Blu-ray Disc™ media
21. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on
hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with
your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo
Boost Technology. For more information, see
Computer Interface: For this product, there are a multitude of varying
software packages and add-on hardware options. This product is not
manufactured to work with 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 here.
Sony hereby disclaims any representations or warranties that this
product is compatible with any combination of non-Sony products you
may choose to connect to it. 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 computer are subject
to change without notice. Preinstalled software may not be identical to
retail versions or have all documentation. Features and specifications are
subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are
approximate and may vary.
Lamp in this product contains mercury. Disposal of these materials may
be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or
recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the
Electronic Industries Alliance (www.eiae.org).
©2009 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or
in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, VAIO, Memory
Stick PRO, MOTION EYE, MagicGate and i.LINK are trademarks of Sony in
the U.S. and in other countries. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of
the Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and in other countries. Intel and
Centrino are registered trademarks and Core is a trademark of the Intel
Corporation in the U.S. and in other countries. Bluetooth and the
Bluetooth logo are registered trademarks of SIG, Inc. Symantec, the
Symantec Logo, and Norton Internet Security are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S.
and other countries. Blu-ray Disc and the Blu-ray Disc logo are
trademarks. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other
trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.
Printed in U.S.A. 12/09.
Color: Gray
UPC Code: 027242790247
1. GHz denotes microprocessor internal clock speed and may vary.
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 802.11n compatible access point. Some functionality may
require Internet services.
4. Viewable area measured diagonally.
5. Measured at the narrowest point
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Last Updated: 01/21/2010
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