Sony | VGN-NS290J/S | Datasheet | Sony VAIO VGN-NS290J/S notebook

VAIO® NS Notebook PC
Form and function, not to mention Blu-ray Disc™ entertainment
Enjoy the powerful performance of an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T6400 processor
(2.0GHz1 ) with 4GB of pre-installed memory.
The VAIO NS notbeook comes pre-installed with Genuine Microsoft®
Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit16 .
Work and play online from almost anywhere within your home or office
using 802.11a/b/g/n integrated wireless LAN technology3 .
Store your cherished digital family photos, school projects, and important
documents on a roomy 250GB2 (5400rpm) Serial ATA hard disk drive .
A 15.4" widescreen6 diplay, with XBRITE-ECO™ LCD technology, delivers
razor-sharp details and bold colors while preserving precious battery power.
Watch Blue-ray Disc movies in crystal clear resolution.
Communicate with family, friends and colleagues using the built-in
Editing digital video and images 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
Clean lines, textured exterior, a rich Granite Silver hue and an aesthetic
yet functional design give this notebook a very contemporary look and
Connect to useful peripherals with 4 conveniently located USB ports
The 15.4”6 VAIO® NS notebook with Blu-ray Disc™ technology5 exemplifies
contemporary style in an easy-to-handle mobile PC. With such great
performance features as an available Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, builtin webcam4 and 4GB of RAM, the VAIO NS notebook is a great PC for all
your day-to-day computing and entertainment endeavors.
VAIO® NS Notebook PC
VAIO® Multimedia Suite: 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 trials.
Computer Type: Notebook
Anti-Virus & Recovery Software: Microsoft® Windows Live™ OneCare™
Trial Version
Type of Use: Portable
Action Buttons: AV Mode, Mute
Pointing Device: Electro-static touch pad
Service and Warranty Information
Telephone Support: 1 year toll-free technical telephone assistance,
available 24/7
Keyboard: QWERTY, 86 keys with 2.5mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
Camera: Built-in 1.3 megapixel MOTION EYE® camera and microphone
Online and Email Support: Support available from
Limited Warranty Term: 1 year limited warranty . See actual warranty
for details.
Type: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T6400
Speed: 2.0GHz
Environmental Information
Front Side Bus Speed: 800MHz
EPEAT™ : Silver
L2 Cache: 2MB
RoHS®: Compliant For more information:
Technology: Intel® Centrino® processor technology
Type: DDR2
Weight: 6.4 lbs (with standard battery)
Installed: 4GB PC2-6400 (2GBx2)
Measurements: 14.18"(W) x 1.24-1.5"(H) x 10.63"(D)
Maximum: 4GB
Supplied Accessories
Speed: 800MHz
Standard Capacity Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS13/B)
Hard Drive
Capacity: 250GB
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, Sony logo, VAIO,
VAIO logo, XBRITE-ECO, MagicGate, MOTION EYE, Memory Stick PRO and
i.LINK are trademarks of Sony in the U.S. and in other countries. Microsoft,
Windows Live, OneCare and Windows Vista are trademarks of the
Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and in other countries. Intel, Centrino
and Core are trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the U.S. and in other
countries. Blue-ray Disc is a trademark. ENERGY STAR and its logo are
trademarks. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective
Printed in U.S.A. 10/08.
AC Adapter
Power Cord
Speed: 5400rpm
Optional Accessories
Interface: Serial ATA
Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPL13)
Optical Drive #1
Additional Standard Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS13A/B)
BD-R Read: 2x max
Stick AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V30)
BD-ROM Read: 2x max
USB Optical Mouse(VGP-UMS55/W)
BD-RE Read: 2x max
USB Portable Speaker (VGP-USP1)
Neoprene Notebook and AC Adapter Case (VGP-AMC3)
BD-R DL Read: 2x max
Blu-ray Disc™ Support: Read Only (BD-ROM)
Notebook Backpack (VGP-CCP3/H)
BD-RE DL Read: 2x max
Sport Backpack (VGP-CCP4/L)
CD Support: Read / Write (CD/-R/-RW)
Color: Granite Silver
DVD Support: Read / Write (DVD±R/±RW/±R DL/-RAM)
UPC Code: 27242758735
Expansion Slots
Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory Stick PRO™ (Standard/Duo)
media slot with MagicGate® functionality One ExpressCard® / 34
media slot One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot
Sound System: Intel® High Definition Audio
Screen Size: 15.4"
Resolution: 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
XBRITE-ECO™ Technology: Yes
Processor: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3430 with Total Available Graphics
Memory of 2040MB (max.)
Chipset: Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
Inputs and Outputs
Modem Jack: 1
Microphone Input: 1
USB Port(s): 4 (2.0 compliant)
VGA Output(s): 1
DC-In: 1
i.LINK® Connection: 1 (4pin) i.LINK® connector (IEEE 1394)
Ethernet Connection (s): 1
Ethernet Protocol: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T (Gigabit)
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)
Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS13/B)
Estimated Battery Life: 1.5-4.0 hours Standard Capacity Battery 2.0-5.5
hours Large Capacity Battery
Power Requirements: 95W + 10%
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium
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.
4. Broadband Internet service required along with third party services
which may require a subscription or other service fee.
5. Certain circumstances may limit/prevent Blu-ray Disc™ media
playback. For optimal performance, download all updates from
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.
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 don't 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
instructions presented during setup and paying the required fees.
15. Microsoft® Windows Live™ OneCare™ Trial Version – This trial
software will work for ninety (90) days after you first use it. You will not
be able to use the software if you do not 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 90-day trial period, you must buy a
subscription. You can subscribe online by following the conversion
instructions presented during setup and paying the required fees.
16. Compatibility and performance in a 64 bit environment may vary.
Check with the manufacturer of your software or accessory to ensure
you have the latest updates.
Supplied Software: Microsoft® Works SE 9.0 w/ 60-Day Trial Version of
Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007.
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Last Updated: 01/13/2009
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