Sony VAIO VGN-Z790YAB notebook

VAIO® Z Series Notebook PC
Uncompromising ultra-portable design
Multi-layered carbon-fiber casing covers the LCD panel and bottom of the
chassis to help protect against knocks and bumps
Seamless aluminum keyboard panel adds structural rigidity and helps keep
internal components protected
G-Sensor™ Shock Protection technology5 counteracts sudden movements
by locking up the spinning hard drive to help prevent potential damage,
such as scratching, which could lead to data loss
A brighter, crisper display makes those long hours and heavy workloads a
little easier to bear. The VAIO® Z Series notebook features XBRITEDuraView™ LCD technology. Not only does XBRITE-DuraView™ provide
incredible picture quality with 100% color saturation and a brighter display
thanks to an LED backlight, it also features a scratch-resistant coating.
1-year limited standard warranty12
1-year international service
Tier 2 phone support with expedited diagnostic and repair services
Full range of extended service plans
Boasting a hybrid graphics system that lets you control performance
settings on the fly, optional Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband Built-in,
HDMI™ output and more, the Z notebook sits on the cutting-edge of ultraportable PC technology.
Built tough for business, the VAIO® Z notebook offers the portability of a 3.4
lbs5 (with standard capacity battery) form factor with the performance of a
larger computer. Encased in durable carbon fiber and featuring scratchresistant XBRITE-DuraView™ LCD technology, the Z notebook is designed to
help withstand the rigors of the road.
VAIO® Z Series Notebook PC
Microphone Input: 1
Port Replicator Connector(s): 1 (Bottom)
USB Port(s): 2 (2.0 compliant)
Security: Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver.1.2 compliant
VGA Output(s): 1
DC-In: 1
i.LINK® Connection: 1 (4pin) i.LINK® connector (IEEE
Headphone Output(s): 1
Ethernet Connection (s): 1
HDMI™ Output: 1
Keyboard: QWERTY, 82 keys with 2.5mm stroke and
19.05mm pitch
Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery
Estimated Battery Life: Up to 6.0 hours Standard
Capacity Battery based on MobileMark Method
Up to 9.0 hours Large Capacity Battery based on
MobileMark Method
Power Requirements: 100W + 10%
Computer Type: Notebook
Type of Use: Ultra-portable
Action Buttons: S1, S2, WLAN / Bluetooth® on / off,
Performace Select
Pointing Device: Electro-static touch pad
Camera: Built-in MOTION EYE® camera and microphone
Type: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P9700
Speed: 2.80GHz1
Front Side Bus Speed: 1066MHz
L2 Cache: 6MB
Technology: Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Ultimate
64-bit14 with XP Pro downgrade disc
Supplied Software: Microsoft® Works SE 9.0 w/ 60-Day
Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Small Business 2007
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
Anti-Virus & Recovery Software: Norton Internet
Security™ 2009 30-Day Trial Offer16
Installed: 4GB15 PC3-8500 (2GBx2)
Maximum: 8GB
Type/Speed: DDR3 SDRAM/1066MHz
Hard Drive
Capacity: 500GB2
Speed: 5400rpm
Interface: Serial ATA
Impact Protection: G-Sensor™ Shock Protection - Hard
Disk Drive Protection20
Service and Warranty Information
Optical Drive
Telephone Support: 1 year toll-free technical telephone
assistance, available 24/7
Online and Email Support: Support available from
BD-ROM Read: 2x max.
Blu-ray Disc™ Support: Read18 / Write19 (BD-R/BD-RE/BRROM)
CD Support: Read / Write (CD/-R/-RW)
DVD Support: Read / Write (DVD±R/±RW/±R DL/-RAM)
BD-R DL Read / Write: 2x max.
BD-R Read / Write: 2x max.
BD-RE DL Read / Write: 2x max.
BD-RE Read / Write: 2x max.
Limited Warranty Term: 1 year limited warranty . See
actual warranty for details.
International Service: 1 year international service plan
available. Registration required. See for details.
Environmental Information
RoHS®: Compliant
Expansion Slots
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
Weight: 3.30 lbs (with standard capacity battery)
Standard Capacity Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS12)
AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V26)
Power Cable
Sound System: Intel® High Definition Audio
Screen Size: 13.1"4
Resolution: 1600 x 900
XBRITE-DuraView™ Technology: Yes
Back Light Technology: LED
Processor: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS GPU with Total
Available Graphics Memory of 2010MB (max.) and
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
with Intel® Clear Video Technology with Total
Available Graphics Memory: 1750MB (max.)
Video RAM: 256MB of dedicated video RAM
Technology: Hybrid Graphics System18
Chipset: Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
Max. External Resolution via VGA: 2048x1536
Max. External Display Resolution via HDMI™ : 1920x1080
Max. External Resolution via DVI: 1920x1200
Inputs and Outputs
Jack: 1
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Measurements: 12.4"(W) x 1.0-1.3"(H) x 8.3"(D)
Supplied Accessories
7. 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.
8. Actual battery life may vary based on product settings, usage
patterns and environmental conditions.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Broadband Internet service required along with third party services
which may require a subscription or other service fee.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Broadband Service sold separately. Service activation fee of $35
may apply. Mobile Broadband is available to more than 262 million
people in 258 major metro areas in the U.S. Offers and coverage,
varying by service, not available everywhere. Network details &
coverage maps at ©2009 Verizon Wireless. All company
names, trademarks, logos, and copyrights not property of Verizon
Wireless are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved
16. Norton Internet Security™ 2009 30-day subscription is pre-installed
on your Sony VAIO PC. You need to activate the software for the
product to work. You can activate in the Sony VAIO Startup Assistant
or by double clicking the Norton Internet Security icon on your
desktop. After your 30-days are finished, buy Norton Internet Security
to continue to be protected from viruses, hackers and identify theft.
17. Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth® devices vary.
18. Windows Vista® is required for feature functionality. Rebooting is
necessary on pre-installed and downgraded Windows® XP Professional
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.
©2009 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or
in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, VAIO, XBRITEDuraView, Memory Stick PRO, MOTION EYE, MagicGate and i.LINK are
trademarks of Sony in the U.S. and in other countries. Microsoft 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 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. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI
Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective
Printed in U.S.A. 06/09.
Optional Accessories
Stick AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V30)
Port Replicator (VGP-PRZ1)
Additional Standard Capacity Battery (VGP-BPS12)
Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPL12)
VAIO® Protection Case (VGP-CKZ1)
Bluetooth® Laser Mouse 16 (VGP-BMS33/B)
Neoprene Case (VGP-AMC3)
Color: Black
UPC Code: 027242775466
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. Viewable area measured diagonally.
Non-metric weights and measures are approximate and may vary.
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6. Measured at the narrowest point
Last Updated: 08/14/2009
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