VAIO® AR Series Notebook PC
17”6 Multimedia Powerhouse
Experience the performance of the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5750 processor
(2.0GHz1 ) with 3GB of pre-installed system memory.
The VAIO® AR notebook comes pre-installed with Genuine Microsoft®
Windows Vista® Home Premium with Service Pack 1.
Offering a massive boost in wireless connection speed and range, work
and play quicker almost anywhere within your office or home using nextgeneration 802.11n integrated wireless LAN technology3 .
Store your favorite multimedia, important documents and cherished family
photos on the 250GB2 Serial ATA hard disk drive.
Watch all of your favorite movies in stunning clarity on the 17”6 widescreen
display using XBRITE-ECO™ technology so you can see deeper blacks,
brighter whites, true-to-life color and razor sharp detail from almost any
Tackle virtually any graphics requirement with a NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M
GT GPU graphics card with 256MB of dedicated video RAM.
An HDMI™ output16 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).
Stay connected to colleagues, friends and family at the office or on-the-go
with real-time video conferencing4 using the integrated MOTION EYE®
camera and microphone.
Whether it’s for YouTube™ , a company project or for sharing with family
and friends, editing digital video captured by your Sony® Handycam® is
quick and easy with VAIO® Movie Story software. You choose the supplied
template and professional-looking cutaways, cross-fades and soundtrack
syncing are automatically done for you.
The VAIO® AR notebook is a multimedia powerhouse with a spacious 17”
widescreen display featuring XBRITE-ECO™ LCD technology and a built-in
1.3 megapixel camera and microphone for video chatting with family and
friends4 . Backed by an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, this blazing-fast,
super-powerful notebook is the ultimate desktop replacement.
Computer Type: Notebook
Type of Use: Multimedia Powerhouse
Action Buttons: S1, S2, AV Mode, Volume-/+,
Mute, Play/ Pause/ Stop, Eject, Fast Forward,
Rewind, WLAN on/off
Pointing Device: Electro-Static touch pad
Keyboard: QWERTY, 86 keys with 2.5mm stroke
and 19.05mm pitch
Camera: Built-in 1.3 megapixel MOTION EYE®
camera and microphone
Type: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5750
Speed: 2.0GHz1
Front Side Bus Speed: 667MHz
L2 Cache: 2MB
Technology: Intel® Centrino® Duo processor
Type: DDR2
Installed: 3GB PC2-5300 (2GBx1 + 1GBx1)
Maximum: 4GB15
Speed: 667MHz
Hard Drive
Capacity: 250GB2
Speed: 5400rpm
Interface: Serial ATA
Optical Drive #1
DVD+R DL Write: 4x max
DVD+R Write: 8x max
DVD+RW Write: 8x max
DVD-R Write: 8x max
DVD-RW Write: 6x max
CD-R Write: 24x max
CD-RW Write: 24x max
DVD±RW: Yes5 (DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM Drive)
CD Read: 24x max
DVD Read: 8x max
DVD-RAM Write: 5x max
DVD-R DL Write: 4x max
DVD-RAM Read: 5x max
Expansion Slots
Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory Stick
Duo™ media slot with MagicGate®
One ExpressCard® /54 slot
One Secure Digital (SD™ memory card) media
One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I card slot with
CardBus support
VAIO® AR Series Notebook PC
Chipset: Mobile Intel® PM965 Express Chipset
Interface: HDMI™ 16 , S-Video and VGA out with
Smart Display Sensor
Inputs and Outputs
HDMI™ Connection Output(s): 116
Headphone Jack: 1
Modem Jack: 1
Microphone Input: 1
S-Video Output(s): 1
USB Port(s): 3 (2.0 compliant)
VGA Output(s): 1
DC-In: 1
i.LINK® Connection: 1 (4pin) i.LINK® connector
(IEEE 1394)9
S/PDIF Output(s): 1
Ethernet Connection (s): 1
Ethernet Protocol: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000BaseT
Ethernet Speed: Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem Type: Integrated V.92/V.90 Modem (RJ11)
Wireless LAN: Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN
Network Connection (802.11a/b/g/n)3
Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion
Battery (VGP-BPS9B)
Estimated Battery Life: 1.5-2.5 hours11 Standard
Capacity Battery
2.0-4.5 hours11 Large Capacity Battery
Power Requirements: 150W + 10%
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows
Vista® Home Premium with SP1
Internet Services: AOL® 90-Day Risk Free Trial - New
Users Only
Supplied Software: Microsoft® Works SE 9.0 w/
60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Home
and Student 200714
Sony® Original Software: Click to Disc™ Editor DVD Creation
VAIO® Movie Story - Movie Creation
VAIO® MusicBox - Playlist Creation
VAIO® Media plus - Multimedia Server
*Please access VAIO® Help and Support from
your PC for a complete list of software
applications and trials.
Security and Anti-Virus Software: Microsoft®
Windows Live™ OneCare™ Trial Version
Service and Warranty Information
Telephone Support: 1 year toll-free technical
telephone assistance, available 24/713
Online and Email Support: Support available
Limited Warranty Term: 1 year limited warranty12 .
See actual warranty for details.
Sound System: Intel® High Definition Audio
Environmental Information
RoHS®: Compliant
For more information:
Screen Size: 17.0"6
Resolution: 1440 x 900
XBRITE-ECO™ Technology: Yes
Technology: WXGA+
Processor: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GT GPU with
Total Available Graphics Memory of 1535MB
Video RAM: 256MB dedicated video RAM
Weight: 8.3 lbs.7 (with standard battery)
Measurements: 16.4"(W) x 1.32"(H) x 11.8"(D)7,8
Optional Accessories
Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPL9)
Additional Standard Lithium-ion Battery (VGPBPS9A/B)
USB Optical Mouse(VGP-UMS20/B)
All-in-one 2.1 Channel Speaker (VGP-SP100)
100GB9 Portable Hard Drive with Wireless Keys
Neoprene Notebook and AC Adapter Case
Universal Carrying Case (VGP-AMB1A)
Color: Black
UPC Code: 027242746367
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 802.11n compatible access point. Some functionality may
require Internet services, which may require a fee.
4. Broadband Internet service required along with third party services
which may require a subscription or other service fee.
5. DVD media/formats are not universally compatible.
6. Viewable area measured diagonally.
7. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate and may vary.
8. Measured at the narrowest point
9. 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.
10. Total Available Graphics Memory refers to the new Windows Vista®
classification of graphics memory, which is the total of Dedicated
Video Memory, System Video Memory and Shared System Memory.
Shared System Memory varies depending on the operating condition
and system memory size.
11. Actual battery life will vary based on product settings, usage
patterns, battery and environmental conditions. Battery life will be
shorter with models equipped with Instant Mode features.
12. See actual limited warranty for details. For a copy of Sony's warranty,
please visit, call toll-free 888-476-6972
(888-4SONYPC) or write to Sony Electronics, 12451 Gateway
Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33913.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. A portion of the system memory over 3GB may not be available to
the operating system.
16. Requires high definition-capable display with HDMI™ connector.
Image quality will vary.
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.
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 (
©2008 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or
in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, VAIO, the VAIO logo,
XBRITE-ECO, Handycam, Memory Stick Duo, MagicGate, MOTION EYE,
i.LINK and Click to Disc are trademarks of Sony in the U.S. and in other
countries. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Live, OneCare and Windows Vista
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.
HDMI™ is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are
trademarks of their respective owners.
Printed in U.S.A. 04/08.
Supplied Accessories
Standard Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS9/B)
AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V15)
Power Cable
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Last Updated: 08/28/2008
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