Sony VAIO VGN-Z590UCB notebook

VAIO® Z Series Notebook PC
Uncompromising ultra-portable design
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P9500 processor (2.53GHz1 ) with Intel® Centrino® 2
processor technology – the latest chipset from Intel®.
The VAIO® Z notebook comes pre-installed with Genuine Microsoft®
Windows Vista® Ultimate with Service Pack 1.
Uncompromising elegance weaved into a 3.4 lb7 go-anywhere package.
XBRITE-DuraView™ LCD technology with LED backlight for a brighter, crisper,
tougher display.
Built-in Wireless-N technology offers a boost in wireless connection speed
and range3 .
Optional Integrated Sprint® Mobile Broadband technology for blazing-fast
wireless access beyond LAN networks and hotspots.
Extend the reach of your Z notebook with Stereo A2DP Bluetooth®
technology16 that is ideal for advanced wireless communication and
streaming uncompromised CD-quality stereo music to Bluetooth®
technology enabled speakers or headphones.
Hybrid graphics system lets you set graphics performance on the fly – no
reboot necessary.
An HDMI™ output17 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 built-in biometric fingerprint scanner makes authentication and secure
access quick and easy – you only need your fingerprint.
An integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver.1.2 compliant chip
enhances security by allowing you to control access on a specific
client/user basis.
Energy-efficient 25 watt Intel® Centrino® 2 processor offers all the
performance at lower power consumption.
By using a mercury-free backlit LCD display, the VAIO® Z keeps one less
chemical out of both your home and the landfills.
The Z notebook is ENERGY STAR® qualified, which means that it uses less
power and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict efficiency
guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the
Department of Energy.
The VAIO® Z notebook holds an environmental rating of Silver from
Built tough for business, the VAIO® Z notebook offers the portability of a 3.4
lbs7 (with standard battery) form factor with the performance of a larger
computer. Encased in durable carbon fiber and featuring scratch-resistant
XBRITE-DuraView™ LCD technology, the Z notebook is designed to
withstand the rigors of the road.
Computer Type: Notebook
Type of Use: Ultra-portable
Action Buttons: S1, S2, WLAN/Bluetooth® on/off,
Performace Select
Pointing Device: Electro-Static touch pad
Security: Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver.1.2 compliant
VAIO® Z Series Notebook PC
Power Cable
Processor: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS GPU with Total
Available Graphics Memory of 1500MB (max.) and
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
with Intel® Clear Video Technology with Total
Available Graphics Memory: 1300MB (max.)10
Video RAM: 256MB of dedicated video RAM
Technology: Hybrid Graphics System
Chipset: Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
Interface: HDMI™ 17 and VGA out w/ Smart Display Sensor
Optional Accessories
Inputs and Outputs
Keyboard: QWERTY, 82 keys with 2.5mm stroke and
19.05mm pitch
Camera: Built-in MOTION EYE® camera and microphone
Type: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P9500
Speed: 2.53GHz1
Front Side Bus Speed: 1066MHz
L2 Cache: 6MB
Technology: Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology
Installed: 3GB15 PC3-8500 (2GBx1 + 1GBx1)
Maximum: 4GB15
Speed: 1066MHz
Hard Drive
Capacity: 320GB
Speed: 5400rpm
Interface: Serial ATA
Impact Protection: G-Sensor™ Shock Protection - Hard
Disk Drive Protection
Optical Drive #1
DVD+R DL Write: 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: 16x max
CD-RW Write: 10x max
CD Read: 24x max
DVD Read: 8x max
DVD-RAM Write: 5x max
DVD-R DL Write: 4x max
BD-R Read: 2x max
BD-R Write: 2x max
BD-RE Write: 2x max
BD-ROM Read: 2x max
BD-RE Read: 2x max
BD-R DL Read: 2x max
BD-R DL Write: 1x max
DVD-RAM Read: 5x max
Blu-Ray Disc™ Support: Yes (BD-R/BD-RE/BR-ROM/DVD±R
BD-RE DL Read: 2x max
BD-RE DL Write: 1x max
Expansion Slots
Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory Stick Duo™
media slot with MagicGate® functionality
One ExpressCard® /34 slot
One Secure Digital (SD™ memory card) media slot
Sound System: Intel® High Definition Audio
Screen Size: 13.1"6
Resolution: 1600 x 900
XBRITE-ECO™ Technology: Yes
Back Light Technology: LED
HDMI™ Connection Output(s): 117
Headphone Jack: 1
Modem Jack: 1
Microphone Input: 1
Port Replicator Connector(s): 1 (Bottom)
USB Port(s): 2 (2.0 compliant)
VGA Output(s): 1
DC-In: 1
i.LINK® Connection: 1 (4pin) i.LINK® connector (IEEE
Ethernet Connection (s): 1
Ethernet Protocol: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Ethernet Speed: Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem Type: Integrated V.92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11)
Wireless LAN: Intel® WiFi Link 5100AGN(802.11a/b/g/n)3
Wireless WAN: Optional Sprint® Mobile Broadband
Bluetooth® Technology: Integrated Stereo A2DP
Bluetooth® Technology
Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery
Estimated Battery Life: 2.0 to 6.0 hours11 Standard
Capacity Battery
3.0 to 9.0 hours11 Large Capacity Battery
Power Requirements: 100W + 10%
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows Vista®
Ultimate with SP1
Internet Services: AOL® 90-Day Risk Free Trial - New Users
Anti-Virus and Recovery Software: Microsoft® Windows
Live™ OneCare™ Trial Version
Supplied Software: Microsoft® Works SE 9.0 w/ 60-Day
Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Home and Student
Sony® Original Software: VAIO® Startup Assistant
Click to Disc Editor - Import, Edit, Burn
VAIO® Movie Story - Simple Movie Creation
VAIO® MusicBox - Music by Mood
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
Telephone Support: 1 year toll-free technical telephone
assistance, available 24/713
Online and Email Support: Support available from
Limited Warranty Term: 1 year limited warranty12 . See
actual warranty for details.
Environmental Information
EPEAT™ : Meets Silver EPEAT™ Rating
RoHS®: Compliant
For more information:
Regulation and Standard Compliance
Energy Star® Compliant: 4.0
Weight: 3.42 lbs7 (with standard battery)
Measurements: 12.4"(W) x 1.0-1.3"(H) x 8.3"(D)
Supplied Accessories
Stick AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V21)
Port Replicator (VGP-PRZ1)
Additional Standard Capacity Battery (VGP-BPS12)
Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPL12)
VAIO® Protection Case (VGP-CKZ1)
USB Optical Mouse (VGP-UMS20/B)
Bluetooth Laser Mouse (VGP-BMS33/B)
Neoprene Case (VGP-AMC1)
Color: Black
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 varies depending on the
operating condition, version of device driver and system memory size.
11. Actual battery life may vary based on product settings, usage
patterns 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. Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth® devices varies.
17. Requires high definition-capable display with HDMI™ connector.
Image quality will vary.
18. Free Month Offer: Limited time offer. Subject to change. You will be
charged a regular monthly fee for your selected connection card
plan. A one month service credit will be applied to your account
within 1-3 bill cycles. Service credit will be for the amount of the
monthly rate charge only. See for complete
offer details, price plans, service terms and conditions, and coverage
map. Click the Sprint icon on your VAIO notebook’s desktop for
service activation. Coverage not available everywhere – see
coverage map for details. Credit approval and $200 early termination
fee applies if not cancelled within the first 30 days. Service defaults to
Nationwide Sprint PCS Network, where available, if Sprint Mobile
Broadband Network is unavailable. Not available while roaming.
Terms & Conditions and additional restrictions apply. May not be
combined with other offers.
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. This product meets the standards of the
International Energy Star Program for energy efficiency.
©2008 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or
in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, VAIO, XBRITEDuraView, Memory Stick Duo, MOTION EYE, G-Sensor, MagicGate, and
i.LINK 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. Bluetooth is a registered
trademark of SIG, Inc. ENERGY STAR is a registered U.S. mark. All other
trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.
Printed in U.S.A. 04/08.
Standard Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS12)
AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V25)
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Last Updated: 07/31/2008
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