• Sony VAIO VGN-SZ470N/C 13.3-inch Notebook PC

Sony VAIO VGN-SZ470N/C 13.3-inch Notebook PC

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Product Description

Product Features
Sleekly designed lightweight notebook with 13.3-inch screen 3.75-pound black carbon fiber case and Cingular WWAN
2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 processor 200 GB hard drive 2 GB installed RAM (max) multi-format/dual-layer DVD drive (8x DVD+/-R)
Connectivity: 2 USB 1 FireWire 1 VGA tri-mode wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g) Bluetooth multi-format memory card reader
Hybrid Graphics System lets toggle between NVidia GeForce Go 7400 (up to 335 MB shared) and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (224 MB shared)
Pre-installed with Windows Vista Business
Processor Memory and Motherboard
Hardware Platform: PC
Processor: 2.16 GHz Intel Centrino
System Bus Speed: 667
Number of Processors: 2
RAM: 2000 MB
RAM Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive
Size: 200 GB
Manufacturer: Portable
Type: Serial ATA
Graphics and Display
LCD Native Resolution: 13.3
Ports and Connectivity
Modem: Fax / modem
Cases and Expandability
Size (LWH): 9.3 inches 12.5 inches 1.3 inches
Weight: 3.72 pounds
Power
Rated Charge (normal use): 4.5 hours
Product Description
The sleekly designed lightweight Sony VAIO VGN-SZ470N/B notebook PC delivers intelligent mobile design while placing a priority on usability and performance. Coolly contemporary it has a black carbon fiber case for a fashionable look which also helps to bring the weight down to 3.75 pounds. This ultra-durable housing is made of multi-layered carbon fiber which is much lighter and stronger than the magnesium alloy used for most notebooks. Sony's VAIO SZ notebooks also take security seriously employing a biometric fingerprint sensor and proprietary hard disk drive protection software to ensure your data is protected from unauthorized use as well as accidental damage. It also stores passwords to secure web sites you visit so authentication and access are quick and easy--you only need your fingerprint.
It's powered by the 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 processor which offers a 20 percent performance boost over its predecessor while using 28 percent less power--so you get the benefit of a powerful dual-core PC plus all the benefits of mobility. It also offers the revolutionary Hybrid Graphics System lets toggle between internal and external graphics chips enabling you to choose lighter battery consumption or better performance depending on the situation. The integrated tri-mode 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN enables wireless connectivity on the fly while the integrated wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) technology (with includes Cingular SIM card) helps keep you connected and productive when away from your workstation. Other features include a 200 GB Serial ATA hard drive 2 GB of installed RAM (maxing out capacity) Bluetooth wireless capability long battery life (up to 4 hours with included standard battery) an ExpressCard/34 slot a multi-format memory card reader and an integrated camera with a microphone for easy video chatting over VoIP connections.
This laptop also comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows Vista Business which has a new user interface named Windows Aero that makes it easy to navigate through the operating system and from application to application. For instance Windows Aero helps you juggle multiple tasks at once by providing a three-dimensional real-time animated view of all your open applications and documents. Vista also integrates new search tools throughout the operating system includes new parental control features and offers new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures.
The Basics
Processor:
The Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 processor has a 2.16 GHz processor speed super-fast 667 MHz front-side bus (FSB) and an enormous 4 MB L2 cache. (An L2 or secondary cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)
The Intel Core 2 Duo processor has two computational execution cores in a single processor providing greater system response when running multi-threaded applications simultaneously with no significant increase in power consumption. It's optimized for multitasking and is ready to support the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. It can simultaneously run multiple demanding applications--such as graphics-intensive games or serious number-crunching business productivity applications--while downloading music or running virus-scanning security programs in the background. Some of the advanced Intel innovations of the Core 2 Duo processor include:
Smart Memory Access: Improves system performance by hiding memory latency thus optimizing the use of available computer data bandwidth to provide data to the processor when and where it is needed.
Advanced Digital Media Boost: Effectively doubles the execution speed for instructions used widely in multimedia and graphics applications.
Dynamic Power Coordination: Coordinates Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and idle power-management state (C-states) transitions independently per core to help save power.
Deeper Sleep with Dynamic Cache Sizing: Saves power by flushing cache data to system memory during periods of inactivity to lower CPU voltage.

Hard Drive:
The 200 GB hard drive (4200 RPM) is one of the largest drives available on a notebook PC (as of January 2007)--perfect for storing large multimedia libraries for use on the road. This Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to FireWire and USB 2.0.
The G-Sensor Shock Protection feature makes your data even less vulnerable to loss or damage. When the built-in 3-D acceleration sensor detects a risky movement like being dropped the HDD-head will lock up to secure its position and protect the disc from scratching. An intelligent algorithm unique to VAIO PCs judges whether or not a movement is risky activating disk drive protection only when your hardware is at risk.
Memory:
The 2 GB of built-in memory (PC4200 533 MHz DDR2 SDRAM 2 x 1 GB) maximizes the capacity for this machine enabling you to effortlessly handle a wide variety of multimedia tasks right out of the box.

DVD/CD Drive:
The double-layer DVD drive is compatible with a wide range of formats including both DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs CD-RW discs and dual-layer (DL) DVD+/-R discs which can hold up to 8.5 GB of data--great for backing up your MP3 collection or your most important documents. It features the following speeds: 4x for DVD+R DL 4x for DVD-R DL 8x for both single layer DVD+R/-R 8x for single layer DVD+RW 6x for single layer DVD-RW and 24x/16x for CD-R/RW. It reads DVD-ROM discs at 8x and CD-ROMs at 24x.

Keyboard & Mouse:
This notebook has a standard 86-key keyboard (3mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch) and electro-static two-button touchpad.

Screen Video & AudioThis notebook has a 13.3-inch LCD screen with anti-reflective coating has a widescreen 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. This XBRITE LCD provides higher brightness levels than standard displays resulting in deeper blacks brighter whites true-to-life color and razor-sharp detail. This notebook uses Sony's exclusive Hybrid Graphics System which lets you set your graphics performance with a simple flick of a switch enabling you to toggle between an internal graphics chip for optimal power consumption with excellent performance or an external graphics chip for even more robust performance. You can choose either the integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (with up to 224 MB of dynamically shared video RAM) and the installed NVidia GeForce Go 7400 graphics card (with up to 33 MB of shared video RAM).
Nvidia's TurboCache feature increases the performance of this thin and light notebook PC without increasing its size or draining its battery. It's coupled with the PowerMizer 6.0 advanced power management technology which significantly extends your notebook PC's battery life while minimizing the amount of heat it produces.
Networking Connectivity & ExpansionThe Intel PRO wireless LAN 3945ABG provides a tri-mode network connection (supporting 802.11a/b/g) with throughput up to 54 Mbps at 5 GHz (802.11a) and 2.4 GHz (802.11g). The Bluetooth wireless connectivity enables you to synchronize and transfer files between the PC and peripherals such as cell phones and PDAs as well as use Bluetooth-enabled headsets for online audio chats. And with the wireless WAN you can access the Cingular Wireless national EDGE network to extend your wireless coverage beyond LAN access networks and hotspots giving you the freedom to go farther do more and stay connected.
A WWAN uses long-range wireless connections -- the same networks as cellular phones -- to provide access across a large geographic area. In comparison a WLAN (wireless LAN) covers only one or more buildings located close together. On a WWAN you connect to your carrier's data network (Cingular for this laptop) instead of plugging into a phone jack and dialing into your ISP. Each mobile device communicates with the public carrier's base station providing coverage across entire states regions and countries via cell phone towers.
This notebook includes a next-generation ExpressCard/34 card slot (in addition to a traditional PCMCIA slot) which lets you take advantage of thinner faster and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless networking storage and security features. comes with a basic selection of connectivity options including:
2 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
1 VGA monitor port
1 ExpressCard/34 slot
1 PCMCIA (Type II/Type I) card slot with CardBus support
1 port replicator connector
1 headphone jack 1 microphone jack
5-in-1 memory card adapter (compatible with Memory Stick Memory Stick PRO Secure Digital MultiMedia and XD formats; also supports Memory Stick DUO with MagicGate functionality)
It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).
Operating SystemThe Windows Vista Business operating system is designed to meet the needs of business organizations of all sizes. For small businesses Windows Vista Business will help keep PCs running smoothly and more securely so you will be less reliant on dedicated IT support. For larger organizations Windows Vista Business provides dramatic new infrastructure improvements enabling your IT staff to spend less time focused on the day-to-day maintenance of PCs. An array of sophisticated new backup technologies helps protect your information even in the event of a catastrophic hardware failure. And Windows Vista Business has a new user interface named Windows Aero which is designed to deliver new levels of efficiency for any business user. This new interface makes it easy to navigate through the operating system and from application to application. For instance Windows Aero helps you juggle multiple tasks at once by providing a three-dimensional real-time animated view of all your open applications and documents.
Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet connecting to a wireless network or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games the Internet instant messaging and other activities.
Preloaded SoftwareIncludes Sony Click to DVD (for easy DVD creation) Microsoft Works Microsoft Office 2007 Student and Teacher Edition (60-day trial) Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007 (with 60 days of Live Update).
Dimensions & WeightThis notebook measures 12.5 by 1.5 by 9.3 inches (WxHxD) and weighs approximately 4.1 pounds with the standard battery (included).
PowerIt's powered by the VGP-BPS2C rechargeable lithium-ion battery which has a battery life of between 2.5 and 4 hours (depending on usage).
What's in the Box This package contains the VGN-SZ470N/C notebook PC Cingular SIM card rechargeable lithium-ion battery memory card adapter (VGP-MCA20) AC adapter and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty and Sony offers 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance.

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