Sony VGX-XL1A Specification

Sony VGX-XL1A Specification
VAIO® VGX-XL1 Series Digital Living System™
Premier performance. Professional multimedia tools.
Cutting-edge design.
The VAIO® XL1 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, remote control and wireless keyboard, your digital media library is available at your
With its 200-disc Media Changer/Recorder, the VAIO® XL1 Digital Living System™ allows you can
keep your favorite music and movies in one convenient location. And, with the system's ability to
access meta data, genre information, track listings and cover art are readily available. Enjoy the
convenience of managing your CD and DVD collections from the comfort of your sofa with the touch
of the wireless keyboard or remote control.
In addition to being the ultimate A/V entertainment center, the VAIO® XL1 Digital Living System™ is an
incredibly powerful PC, 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 ready), the VAIO® XL1 System is
well-equipped to power through your most demanding tasks.
With its sleek and flush design, the VAIO® XL1 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.
The VAIO® XL1 Digital Living System™ is a new standard in digital content
management. Conveniently control your media library - from photos and
hi-def camcorder video, to downloaded movies and music, to recorded TV
shows, to your CD/DVD collection with the 200-disc Media
Changer/Recorder - all with the wireless keyboard or remote control.
VAIO® VGX-XL1 Series Digital Living System™
Power Requirements
297 watts max. / 100-240V ~7A (50/60Hz)
Power Management
ACPI 1.0 Compliant
Integrated Wireless LAN
Intel® Pentium® D Processor 820
(2.80GHz1 , 2x1MB L2 Cache)
Front Side Bus Speed
Media changer
Capacity for 200 CD/DVD discs
Optical Drive
Intel® 945P
DVD+R Double Layer/DVD±RW4
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)
512MB PC2-4200 533MHz DDR2
(Expandable to 2GB)
Hard Drive
200GB2 7200rpm SATA (RAID Ready)
Port Connectors
Optical Drive
i.LINK®4 6-pin x 2
CD-R Write (24x MAX), CD-RW Write (24x MAX)
DVD-ROM Read (8x MAX), CD-ROM Read (24x MAX)
NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6200
64MB DDR SDRAM dedicated memory (TurboCache™
supporting up to 256MB)
x16 PCI Express Graphics
Video Interface
HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
DVI-D (through HDMI™ to DVI-D adapter)
Component (YPbPr)
Gold plated Composite and S-Video (Front)
Sound Reality™ technology with DSD (Direct Stream
Digital) support
Audio Interface
TV Tuner
Giga Pocket® MPEG2 Realtime Encoder Board with
Composite Video/Audio, S-Video, Coaxial (VHF/UHF) inputs
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
Expansion Slots
Multi-Media Card Reader5 (Memory Stick®, Memory Stick
PRO/Duo™, Compact Flash® Type I andType II, SD/
MultiMediaCard™, SmartMedia, xD Picture Card®)
One x16 PCI Express (occupied by Graphics Card)
Two PCI (one available)
Three 3.5" Half-Height (one occupied)
Port Connectors
Four USB 2.0 (two front/two back)
Mic In and Headphone Out
i.LINK®4 Port (6pin x 2 back)
i.LINK®4 Port (4pin x 1 front)
Infrared Transmitter Out x 2
86 lbs. (for both XL1A and XL1B)
17"(W) x 13.8"(H) x 19.5"(D) (for both XL1A and XL1B)
Supplied Accessories
IR Remote Control / IR Blaster (1)
Wireless Keyboard
HDMI™ Cable/ i.LINK® Cable/ S/PDIF Optical Cable
HDMI-DVI Adapter/ Mini DVD Adapter
Wireless Antenna
AA Batteries (6)
Power Cords (2)
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 with
Update Rollup 2
Sony Original Software
Click to DVD™ - DVD Creation
SonicStage® Mastering Studio - Audio Mastering & DSD
File Management
DVgate Plus™- Digital Video Capturing
SonicStage® - Digital Music Jukebox
VAIO Media™ - Network File Sharing
Image Converter - PSP Transfer
Life Flow - Passive Entertainment Screen Saver
S/PDIF Optical and Coaxial
Gold Plated Line Out (Left/Right)
S/PDIF Optical
Gold Plated Line In (Left/Right/Front/Back)
Expansion Bays
Supplied Software
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
Adobe® Premiere Standard
Microsoft® Works 8.0
Microsoft® Office 2003 60-Day Student/Teacher Edition
Intuit Quicken® 2005 New User Edition (Previous Quicken
Users may require additional upgrade)
InterVideo® WinDVD®
Roxio® DigitalMedia SE
Limited Warranty and Onsite Service
1 Year Limited Warranty with Onsite Service6
Telephone Support
1 Year toll-free technical telephone assistance, available
24-hours, 7-days-a-week7
Online and Email Support
Support available from
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.
©2005 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole
or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, i.LINK, VAIO
Digital Living Studio, SonicStage, 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. 10/05.
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Last Updated 2005-10-13
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