User manual Sony VGN-S170

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Beauty, power and performance for pure mobile joy.  
Integrated Multimedia  
Centrino Mobile  
VAIO® S Series notebooks  
are packed with unique  
and powerful features  
designed to enhance your  
productivity and entertain-  
ment on the road and  
beyond. Generous screen  
and keyboard won’t cramp  
your style whether on a  
plane or at a hotspot.  
Wide display and generous  
keyboard, yet weighs just  
around 4 lbs. Long battery  
life and integrated wireless  
give you the essentials you  
need for mobile survival.  
High resolution 13.3” wide-  
screen with XBRITE LCD  
technology lets you see  
more of your pages and  
spreadsheets. Smart Display  
Create multimedia presenta-  
tions, training, or video  
reports with digital photos,  
graphics, music and video  
clips for websites, email,  
presentations and DVD.  
Sony VAIO notebooks with  
Centrino™ mobile  
technology with integrated  
wireless LAN enables longer  
battery life in light, easy to  
carry designs. Wireless LAN  
support lets you connect to  
thousands of Hotspots  
across the country to check  
email, surf the web and stay  
Sensor instantly adjusts  
resolution when connecting  
compatible to display and  
presentation devices.  
connected .  
DVD+RW Read (4x MAX), DVD-R Write (2x MAX)  
DVD-RW Write (2x MAX)  
vary by components)  
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader  
8. New users only. Terms and conditions apply.  
9. Certain restrictions apply. For a copy of Sony’s warranty,  
please visit, call toll-free 888-  
VGN-S170/S170P CTO  
Size (W x H x D w/ standard battery)  
12.3” x 1.16”-1.39” x 8.85”  
Supplied Accessories  
IntEudititQiounic(kVeGnN®-S2107004)1N1ew User  
DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive  
CD Read (24x MAX), CD-R Write (24x MAX)  
CD-RW Read (24x MAX), CD-RW Write (10x MAX)  
DVD Read (8x MAX), DVD-R Read (4x MAX)  
DVD-RW Read (4x MAX), DVD+R Read (4x MAX)  
DVD+RW Read (4x MAX)  
76-6972 (888-4SONYPC), or write to Sony Electronics,  
2451 Gateway Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33913.  
InterVideo® WinDVD®  
EasySystems Dragn' Drop CD+DVD  
(w/DVD-RW drive option)  
Microsoft® Works 7.0  
Anti-Virus Software  
Norton® Internet Security™ 90-Day  
Standard or large capacity Lithium-ion  
battery, Power cord & AC adapter  
Optional Accessories  
Processor (Con®figurable)  
10. Type of repair service provided is solely at Sony’s dis-  
cretion. Not all types of repair service offered on all models.  
11. Previous Quicken users may require additional  
12. Interoperability among Bluetooth devices varies. Please  
see website ( for compatibility details.  
Intel Pentium M Processor 755  
(2G®Hz, 2MB®L2 Cache)  
Rechargeable Battery Pack (VGP-BPS2)  
Rechargeable Large Battery Pack (VGP-BPL2)  
Port Replicator (VGP-PRS1)  
AC Adapter (PCGA-AC16V6)  
802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN Router  
Access Point (PCWA-AR800)  
Intel Pentium M Processor 745  
1.®80GHz, 2M® B L2 Cache)  
Intel Pentium M Processor 735  
1.®70AGHz, 2®MB L2 Cache)  
Intel Pentium M Processor 715  
1.50AGHz, 2MB L2 Cache)  
Integrated V.90 Modem with RJ-11  
Internet Services  
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 operate any specific soft-  
ware, 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 men-  
tioned in this document. Sony hereby disclaims any rep-  
resentations or warranty that this product is compatible  
with any combination of products you may choose to  
connect. While Sony representatives or Sony authorized  
dealers may be able to assist you and may make recom-  
mendations, 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 Notebook Computer are subject to  
change without notice. Simulated graphic shown on dis-  
play. Preinstalled software may not be identical to retail  
versions or have all documentation. This product meets  
the standards of the International Energy Star Program for  
energy efficiency. Features and specifications are subject  
to change without notice. Non-metric weights and meas-  
urements are approximate.  
(c)2004 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.  
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permis-  
sion is prohibited. Sony, i.LINK, SonicStage, Memory  
Stick and VAIO are registered trademarks of Sony. XBRITE,  
ErgoBright, Smart Display Sensor, Memory Stick PRO,  
MagicGate, DVgate Plus, VAIO Media, Picture Gear  
Studio and Like No Other are trademarks of Sony. Intel,  
Pentium, and Celeron are registered trademarks, and  
Centrino is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Microsoft and  
Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft  
Corporation. All other trademarks are trademarks of their  
respective owners. Printed in U.S.A. 5/04  
AOL Online™ 90-day Trial  
0BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet with  
Optional Software  
RJ-45 interface  
802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN3Ethernet  
Microsoft Office® 2003 60-Day Trial  
(Student/Teacher or Small Business  
Intel Pentium M Processor 1.50GHz  
5®12kb L2 Cache)  
Intel Celeron® M Processor 1.40GHz  
512kb L2 Cache)  
Front Side Bus Speed  
Memory Stick Media Slot  
Converter (PCWA-DE80)  
Supports optional Memory Stick,  
Visual Communication Camera  
Slim Carrying Case (PCGA-CCB2)  
Carrying Case (PCGA-CCV)  
Notebook Backpack (PCGA-CCP3)  
Neoprene notebook and AC adapter  
cases (VGP-AMC1)  
Wireless optical mouse (PCGA-WMS5/S)  
USB Mobile Mouse- Black (PCGA-UMS3/B)  
USB Mobile Mouse- Silver (PCGA-UMS3/S)  
USB Optical VAIO Mouse (PCGA-UMS5)  
Memory Card Adapter (VGP-MCA10)  
512MB memory expansion module  
Edition depending on OS)  
Memory Stick PRO™  
Microsoft® Office 2003  
(Standard, Small Business, or  
Professional Edition)  
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements  
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition  
Adobe Premiere® (Standard or  
Professional Edition)  
PC Card Slots  
One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I card slot  
with CardBus support  
Intel 855PM  
Windows® sound system compatible,  
Hard Drive (Configurable)  
Built-in stereo speakers  
Audio Interface  
0GB (4200rpm), 60GB (4200rpm),  
0GB (4200rpm), 80GB (5400rpm)  
Sony SonicStage® Mastering  
Studio software with MP3 encoder  
Limited Warranty  
Monaural mini microphone jack,  
Stereo mini headphone jack  
Graphics Interface  
Integrated Wireless LAN  
1 Year Battery  
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network  
VGA out w/ Smart Display Sensor™  
Optional Port Replicator Inter-  
faces (VGP-PRS1)  
1 Year Hardware Parts and Labor  
Connection (802.11b/g) or none  
Repair Service  
Bluetooth™ (Configurable with  
WLAN option)  
60GB External Hard Drive (PCGA-HDM06)2  
Includes customer-replaceable part  
isceervoicpetioannsd10mail-in Sony depot serv-  
3 USB 2.0, Ethernet, VGA, DVI-d,  
printer, DC in  
External Floppy Disk Drive (PCGA-UFD5)  
External DVD±RW (PCGA-DDRW2)  
Integrated Bluetooth™ Technology  
or none  
Other I®nterfaces  
Telephone Support  
i.LINK connector(IEEE 1394) , 2 USB  
1 year of 24-hour, 7-day-a-week,  
free support for hardware issues.  
90 days of free support for soft-  
ware and operating system issues.  
On-line and Email Support  
Free support available from  
3.3” WXGA or 13.3” WXGA with  
.0 ports, port replicator connector  
XBRITE™ Technology (1280x800)  
Graphics (Configurable)  
Operating System (Configurable)  
Microsoft® Windows®  
Pointing Device  
Electro-Static touch pad  
ATI Mobility™ Radeon™ 9700  
ATI Mobility™ Radeon™ 9200  
Video RAM (Configurable)  
XP Home Edition  
QWERTY, 82 keys with 2mm stroke  
and 18.05mm pitch  
Microsoft® Windows®  
Memory (Configurable)  
4MB (w/ 9700)  
2MB (w/ 9200)  
XP Professional  
Power Requirements  
VAIO® Creation Suite Software  
Sony Click to DVD™ software  
(w/DVD-RW drive option)  
Sony DVGate Plus™ software  
Sony SonicStage® software  
Sony Picture Gear™ Studio software  
Sony VAIO Media™ software  
VAIO® S Series Software Bundle  
Network Smart Capture  
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.  
Battery (Configurable)  
GB (512MBx2/Micro DIMM DDR333),  
Standard:Lithium-ion Battery  
12MB (512MBx1/Micro DIMM DDR333),  
12MB (256MBx2/Micro DIMM DDR333),  
56MB (256MBx1/Micro DIMM DDR333)  
Large-capacity Lithium-ion Battery  
3. Requires compatible wireless LAN access point, sold  
separately. Internet connection may require fees.  
Memory Max  
Estimated Battery Life  
Standard Battery: 1.5-5.5 hours  
Optional Floppy Drive  
4. DVD Media/Formats are not universally compatible.  
5. Supports Memory Stick PRO™ high-capacity media test-  
ed up to 1GB. Does not support MagicGate™ functionality.  
6. 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.  
7. Estimated battery life. Actual battery life may vary on usage  
and configuration options selected.  
Optical Drive (Configu4 rable)  
DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive  
(w/ Bluetooth™ option)  
External 1.44 MB, 3.5” USB floppy  
drive (PCGA-UFD5)  
CD Read (24x MAX), CD-R Write (16x MAX)  
CD-RW Read (12x MAX), CD-RW Write (8x MAX)  
DVD Read (8x MAX), DVD-R Read (4x MAX)  
DVD-RW Read (4x MAX), DVD+R Read (4x MAX)  
Sony BlueSpace™ software  
(w/ Bluetooth™ option)  
Sony recommends  
Microsoft Windows®  
XP Professional  
Sony VAIO Recovery Wizard software  
Sony VAIO Help and Support software  
.2 lbs. with standard battery  
weights are approximate and may  

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