Sony VGP-XL1B2 Specification

Sony VGP-XL1B2 Specification
VAIO® XL2 Digital Living System™
Revolutionize your living room.
The VAIO® XL2 Digital Living System™ merges Sony's industry-leading home
theater expertise with the powerful computing performance of a VAIO® PC. Now
you can manage your digital content - from personal photos and high definition
camcorder video, to downloaded movies and music, to recorded TV shows, to
your CD and DVD collection - from the comfort of your sofa.
With its 200-disc Media Changer/Recorder, the VAIO® XL2 Digital Living System™
allows you to keep your favorite music and movies in one convenient location.
The XL2 has the ability to access meta data, genre information, track listings and
cover art for your DVD collection. Enjoy the convenience of managing and playing
your CD and DVD collections from the comfort of your sofa with the touch of the
wireless keyboard or remote control.
The VAIO® XL2 Digital Living System™ is the ultimate A/V entertainment center,
but it’ s also an incredibly powerful PC with Intel® Viiv™ technology, delivering
robust performance for running multiple demanding applications simultaneously.
With its Intel® Pentium® D dual-core processor, ample DDR2 memory, PCI-E
graphics, and room for up to three SATA hard drives (RAID 0 ready), the VAIO®
XL2 is well-equipped to power through your most demanding tasks.
With its sleek and flush design, the VAIO® XL2 Digital Living System™ is
designed to fit beautifully into your home theater. The innovative liquid-cooling
system and advanced noise-reduction technology enable screaming-fast
performance in a quiet environment. Frequently-used features, such as optical
drives, ports and multi-card readers, are easy to access. And the wireless
keyboard and remote control eliminate cable clutter, and allow you to manage and
enjoy your media from the sofa.
Follow your imagination without leaving your sofa. The VAIO®
XL2 Digital Living System™ fits perfectly into your home theater,
bringing desktop performance and IT intelligence to your living
room. Combining DVD recording3 /playback, media storage, webbrowsing9 , Windows® XP MCE 2005, and built-in NTSC/ATSC TV
tuners, it’s all the entertainment you can handle and all the PC
you need.
VAIO® XL2 Digital Living System™
HDMI™ Connection Output(s): 1
Headphone Jack: 1
i.LINK® Interface: 3 i.LINK® interface4 (1 4-pin Front/2 6-pin
Rear on VGX-XL2A
Computer Type: Digital Living System™
Type of Use: Digital Living System™
Action Buttons: S1, Volume and Mute
Keyboard: Wireless Keyboard
Pointing Device: Electro Static Touch Pad
Type: Intel® Pentium® D Processor 920
Speed: 2.80GHz1
Front Side Bus Speed: 800MHz
L2 Cache: 4MB (2x2MB)
Technology: Intel® Dual Core
Microphone Input: 1
S-Video Input(s): 1 (Front)/ 1 (Back)
USB Port(s): 4 (2 Front/2 Rear) (2.0 compliant)
VHF/UHF Input(s): 2 (1 NTSC, 1 ATSC)
Composite Audio Output(s): 1 (gold-plated)
Composite Audio Input(s): 1 (gold-plated)
IR Output(s): 2
S/PDIF Output(s): 2.1
S/PDIF Input(s): 1
Coaxial Digital Output(s): 1
Type: DDR2
Installed: 1GB (PC2-4200 512MB x 2)
Maximum: 2GB
Speed: 533MHz
Ethernet Protocol: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Ethernet Speed: 10/100/1000Base-T
Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g9
Capacity: 320GB2 (160GBx2)
Speed: 7200rpm
Interface: SATA (Preconfigured RAID 0 ready)
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: yes3
CD Read: 24x max.
DVD Read: 8x max.
Expansion Bays
3.5" (Internal): 3 (2 occupied)
Expansion Slots
Multimedia Card Reader: Memory Stick®5
Memory Stick PRO™
Memory Stick Duo™ Reader
Compact Flash® (Type I and Type II)
Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard™
xD Picture Card®
PCI Slot: 2 (occupied)
x16 PCI Express: 1 (occupied by Graphics Card)
TV Tuner: 1 NTSC Giga Pocket® MPEG2 Realtime Encoder
Board with Composite Video/Audio, S-Video, Coaxial (VHF/UHF)
1 ATSC over-the-air High Definition
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center
Edition (2005) (Update Rollup 2)
Internet Services: America Online® (180-Day Subscription: For
new users only)
Anti-Virus and Recovery Software: Norton® Internet
Security™ (60-Day Subscription: Norton AntiVirus®, Norton
Personal Firewall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton AntiSpam®,
Norton Parental Control)
VAIO® Recovery Wizard
VAIO® Support Central
VAIO® Security Central
VAIO® Update
Supplied Software: Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
Adobe® Premiere Standard
InterVideo® WinDVD®
Intuit® Quicken® 2006 New User Edition (Previous Quicken
Users may require additional upgrade)
Microsoft® Works 8.5 with Microsoft®
Office 2003 60-Day Trial10 (Student/Teacher Edition
Microsoft® Works 8.0 (Word Processing, Spreadsheet,
Calendar, Scheduling, Contact Management and Database)
Roxio® DigitalMedia SE
Sony® Original Software: Click to DVD® - DVD Creation
DVgate Plus™ - Digital Video Capturing
Image Converter - PSP Transfer
LiteFlow - Passive Entertainment Screen Saver
SonicStage® - Digital Music Jukebox
SonicStage Mastering Studio™ - Audio Mastering & DSD File
VAIO Media™ - Network File Sharing
60-minute trial version of Wheel of Fortune®
60-minute trial version of Jeopardy®
Service and Warranty Information
Telephone Support: 1 year (toll-free assistance, available 24hours, 7-days-a-week)7
Sound System: Sony® Sound Reality™ technology with DSD
(Direct Stream Digital) support
Limited Warranty and Onsite Service: 1 Year6
Online and Email Support: Support available from,
Processor: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600GT
Video RAM: 128MB (DDR SDRAM dedicated memory)
Chipset: Intel® 945P
Interface: HDMI™ (High Definition Multimedia Interface), DVI-D
(through HDMI™ to DVI-D adapter), Component (YPbPr)
Inputs and Outputs
Composite Audio/Video Input(s): 1 (gold-plated)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s): 1
VGP-XL1B - Media Changer
Capacity for 200 CD/DVD discs
Optical Drive:
DVD R Double Layer/DVD±RW drive3
DVD R DL Write (4x max.)
DVD-R Write (16x max.)
DVD-RW Write (6x max.)
DVD R Write (16x max.)
DVD RW Write (8x max.)
CD-R Write (40x max.)
CD-RW Write (24x max.)
Port Connectors: i.LINK® interface4 6-pin x 2
IR Remote Control / IR Blaster (1)
Wireless Keyboard
HDMI™ Cable/ i.LINK® Cable/ S/PDIF Optical Cable
HDMI-DVI Adapter
Wireless Antenna
AA Batteries (6)
Power Cords (2)
Color: Platinum/Black
UPC Code: 027242693616
Power Management: ACPI 1.0 Compliant
Power Requirements: 100-240V
Power Consumption: 297W (max.)
Hard Drive
Supplied Accessories
Weight: 86 lbs (for both XL2A and XL1B)
Measurements: 17" x 13.8" x 19.5" (for both XL2A and XL1B)
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. DVD Media/Formats are not universally compatible.
4. 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.
5. Does not support Memory Stick media and Memory Stick PRO media using
the MagicGate function. Tested to support Memory Stick PRO media for
up to 1GB. Does not support 5.0V SmartMedia media or the ID function of
SmartMedia media with IDs. Does not support the SD Memory Card media
copyright protection function.
6. When available. Sony will provide Onsite 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 Service will be provided via thrid-party technician to be dispatched
as needed following phone-base trouble-shooting. Some repairs may be
accomplished with self repair kits. Onsite Service may not be available in
all locations.
7. 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 applicable software vendor.
8. Performance will vary depending on specific hardware and software in
9. Requires 802.11b or 802.11g compatible access point. Some functionality
may require Internet services, which may require a fee.
10. The Microsoft Office 2003 60-Day Trial software is intended for
evaluation purposes only. This trial software is installed on your system and
you must activate the software before you can use it. Product activation
procedures will be detailed during initial launch of the software; activation
requires Internet access. This software has an expiration date of 60 days
from date of first use, at which time the software will operate under
reduced-functionality mode, limiting end-use options and operations.
Computer Interface: The computer industry lacks standards, and therefore,
there are a multitude of varying software packages and add-on hardware
options. This personal computer is not manufactured to 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 option except those
mentioned in this document. Sony hereby disclaims any representations or
warranty that this product is compatible with any combination of non-Sony
products you may choose to connect. 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. Some
pre-installed software titles may not include full documentation. Software titles
pre-installed on the Sony Desktop Computer are subject to change without
notice. Simulated graphic shown on display.
©2006 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in
part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, i.LINK, VAIO Digital Living
System, SonicStage, SonicStage Mastering Studio, Memory Stick, DVgate Plus,
Giga Pocket, VAIO Media, Click to DVD,, and VAIO are
trademarks of Sony. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel
Corporation. Microsoft, Windows and Outlook are trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.
This product meets the standards of the International Energy Star Program for
energy efficiency. Features and specifications are subject to change without
notice. Weights and measurements are approximate.
Printed in U.S.A. 02/06.
Ethernet Port: 1
Sony Electronics Inc. • 16530 Via Esprillo • San Diego, CA 92127 • 1-800-222-7669 •
Last Updated: 02/10/2006
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