User manual Sony VGN-A240

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VGN-A240/A240P CTO  
More than a PC. It’s a full-featured notebook.  
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Sony VAIO  
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Portable Multimedia  
Entertainment  
AV Entertainment  
Dock (optional)  
Superior LCD  
Intel Centrino Mobile  
Technology  
Digit®al Stu®dio™ PC  
The Sony VAIO A Series  
Personal Notebook seamlessly  
unites desktop PC power and  
functionality with a fully loaded  
entertainment center, and per-  
formance that will rival any note-  
book computer. Optional AV  
entertainment dock plugs you  
into a powerful TV tuner, per-  
sonal video recorder, high-end  
digital audio amplifier and pre-  
mium Sony speakers.  
Technology  
Intel Centrino Mobile tech-  
nology runs cool and quiet,  
while keeping the profile slim  
and light, with enhanced  
performance and battery  
®
Feature-packed desktop  
replacement that performs  
more like an entertainment  
center. Plenty of power to  
serve all your computing  
needs.  
Plug in and access Sony’s  
impressive Giga Pocket TV  
Powerful combination of Sony  
technologies is optimized for  
high-impact multimedia pre-  
sentations or viewing multiple  
documents. XBRITE LCD  
technology delivers ultra crisp  
graphics. ErgoBright™ auto-  
matically adjusts resolution to  
any lighting environment.  
Smart Display Sensor auto-  
matically adjusts to any pro-  
jector or display resolution.  
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tuner/MPEG2  
Encoder,  
personal video recorder,  
high-end S-Master™ digital  
audio amplifier and premium  
Sony speakers. Your note-  
book just turned into a digital  
studio.  
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life . A remarkable blend of  
full-size power and portability.  
Wireless capabilities let you  
connect wire free around  
your home or on the road .  
(Excludes some models)  
Choice of Integrated  
Optical Drive  
Enjoy professional quality  
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DVDs and CDs.  
Model  
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12. For certain third party software applications, Sony pro-  
vides first level Phone Support. Additional telephone sup-  
port may be available from the applicable 3rd party vendor.  
Availability and schedule for any such support is deter-  
mined by the applicable software vendor.  
DVD-R Write (8x MAX), DVD-RW Write (4x MAX)  
DVD+R Write (8x MAX), DVD+RW Write (4x MAX)  
DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive  
Configurable 1A0 ccessories  
Subscription - Norton AntiVirus , Norton  
VGN-A240/A240P CTO  
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AV Entertainment Dock w/Giga Pocket  
Personal Firewall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton  
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Engine MPEG2 Realtime, 4 USB 2.0 ports,  
Monitor (VGA) port, VHF/UHF TV port, Printer  
port, DC in, S-Video in/out, DVI-D, RJ-45  
Ethernet, Optical out, Line in (RCAPin),Lineout  
(RCAPin)  
Speakers (2) & Remote Control  
Wireless optical mouse  
(PCGA-WMS5/S)  
Optional Accessories  
Additional Battery (PCGA-BP2EA)  
Port Replicator (VGP-PRA1)  
AC Adapter for notebook depending on  
configuration (PCGA-AC19V3)  
AC Adapter for AV Dock depending on  
configuration (PCGA-AC19V7)  
802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN Router  
Access Point (PCWA-AR800)  
AntiSpam , Norton Parental Control  
HARDWARE  
±
RW  
Sony VAIO Recovery Wizard software  
Sony VAIO Help and Support software  
Sony VAIO Update software  
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Proce®ssor (C®onfigurable)  
DVD-R Write (8x MAX), DVD-RW Write (4x MAX)  
Intel Pentium M Processor 765  
Computer Interface: The computer industry lacks stan-  
dards, and therefore, there are a multitude of varying soft-  
ware packages and add-on hardware options. This person-  
al computer is not manufactured to operate any specific  
software, and Sony does not and cannot make any warran-  
ty 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 in  
this document. Sony hereby disclaims any representations  
or warranty that this product is compatible with any combi-  
nation of 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 compati-  
bility of the hardware and software in each and every partic-  
ular instance. Software titles pre-installed on the Sony  
Notebook Computer are subject to change without notice.  
Simulated graphic shown on display. Preinstalled software  
may not be identical to retail versions or have all documen-  
tation. 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 measurements are approximate.  
DVD+R Write (8x MAX), DVD+RW Write (4x MAX)  
(
2.®1GHz, 2MB®L2 Cache)  
-RW  
Internet Services  
AOL Online™ 90-day Trial  
Optional Softw® are  
Intel Pentium M Processor 755  
CD-R Write (24x MAX), CD-4RW Write (24x MAX)  
DVD-ROM/CD-RW Drive  
DVD Read (8x MAX), CD-R Write (24x MAX),  
CD-RW Write (24x MAX)  
(2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)  
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®
Intel Pentium M Processor 745  
Microsoft Office 2003 60-Day Trial  
(Student/Teacher or Small Business  
Edition depending on OS)  
Microsoft Office 2003 (Basic, Small  
Business, or Professional Edition)  
(
1.®80GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)  
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Intel Pentium M Processor 735  
1.®70GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)  
Modem  
(
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Integrated V.90 Modem with RJ-11 interface  
Ethernet  
Intel Pentium M Processor 725  
1.®60GHz, 2M®B L2 Cache)  
Intel Celeron M Processor 330  
1.®40GHz, 51®2KB L2 Cache)  
Intel Celeron M Processor 350  
1.30GHz, 1MB L2 Cache)  
Front Side Bus Speed  
00MHz  
(
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10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet with  
RJ-45 interface  
Adobe  
Photoshop  
Elements  
®
(
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition  
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Adobe Premiere (Standard or Professional  
11  
AWudinidoows® sound system compatible,  
(
Edition )  
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Built-in stereo speakers  
Audio Interface  
Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio  
software with MP3 encoder  
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802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN Ethernet  
Chip®set  
Monaural mini microphone jack,  
Headphone jack  
Converter (PCWA-DE80)3  
Intel 855PM  
Visual Communication Camera  
(PCGA-UVC11A)  
SERVICE AND WARRANTY  
INFORMATION  
Integrated Wireless LAN  
Memory Stick  
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Media Slot  
(
Configurable)  
Supports optional Memory Stick, Memory  
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(VGP-MM512G)  
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Intel PRO/Wireless 22030BG Network  
Stick PRO™ and Memory Stick DUO™  
Limited Warranty  
Connection (802.11b/g) or none  
media5  
Year Limited Warranty8  
1
LCD  
PC Card Slots  
One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I card slot with  
CardBus support  
Telephone Support  
©
2004 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.  
15.4” WXGA (1280x800) with XBRITE™  
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On-line and Email Support  
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission  
is prohibited. Sony, i.LINK, Memory Stick, SonicStage,  
Giga Pocket, XBRITE, ErgoBright, Memory Stick PRO,  
Memory Stick PRO Duo, MagicGate, Click to DVD, S-  
Master, DVgate Plus, VAIO Media, PictureGear Studio, Like  
No Other and VAIO 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.  
technology and ErgoBright™ tech2nology  
Hard Drive (Configurable)  
Other ®Interfaces  
60GB External Hard Drive (PCGA-HDM06)  
External Floppy Disk Drive(PCGA-UFD)  
2
40GB (4200rpm), 60GB (4200rpm),  
80GB (4200rpm), 80GB (5400rpm),  
100GB (4200rpm)  
i.LINK connector(IEEE 1394)6, 3 USB 2.0  
ports, port replicator connector  
Pointing Device  
Support available from  
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport  
SOFTWARE  
Memory (Configurable)  
Electro-Static touch pad  
Operating System (Configurable)  
Microsoft® Windows®  
XP Home Edition(VGN-A270) or  
XP Professional (VGN-A270P)  
Sony Original Software  
Click to DVD™ - DVD Creation  
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 compatible wireless LAN access point, sold  
separately. Internet connection may require fees.  
4. DVD Media/Formats are not universally compatible.  
256MB PC-2700 333MHz DDR (256MBx1),  
512MB PC-2700 333MHz DDR (256MBx2),  
512MB PC-2700 333MHz DDR (512MBx1),  
1GB PC-2700 333MHz DDR (512MBx2),  
1GB PC-2700 333MHz DDR (1GBx1),  
2GB PC-2700 333MHz DDR (1GB x 2)  
Keyboard  
QWERTY, 86 keys with 3mm stroke  
and 19.05mm pitch  
Action Buttons  
Printed in U.S.A. 8/04  
Power On, S1(programmable), Magnify  
Screen, Brightness, Volume(+), Volume(-),  
Mute, Wireless LAN on/off  
Power Requirements  
90W+10%  
(
Giga Pocket Personal Video  
Recorder (w/AV Dock)  
w/DVD±RW drive option)  
(Expandable to 2GB Maximum)  
®
5
. Supports Memory Stick PRO™ high-capacity media test-  
Graphics  
ATI Mobility™ Radeon™ 9200  
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 communi-  
cate with each other.  
7. Estimated battery life. Actual battery life may vary on usage  
and configuration options selected.  
8. See actual Limited warranty for details. For a copy of  
Sony’s warranty, please visit www.sony.com/pcsupport,  
call toll-free 888-476-6972 (888-4SONYPC), or write to  
Sony Electronics, 12451 Gateway Boulevard, Fort  
Myers, FL 33913.  
9.Previous Quicken users may require additional  
upgrade.  
DVGate Plus™ - Digital Video  
PictureGear Studio™ - Digital Photo  
64MB Video RAM  
Battery  
Graphics Interface  
VGA out w/ Smart Display Sensor  
Video Interface  
A/V mini jack ( Composite out/ Line out)  
Optical Drive (Configurable)  
DVD+R Double Layer/DVD±RW Drive  
DVD+R Double Layer  
Lithium-ion Battery (PCGA-BP2EA)  
EsSttainmdaartdeBdattBerayt:t2e.0r-y4.L0ihfoeurs7  
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SonicStage 2.1 - Digital Music  
VAIO Media™ - Network File Sharing  
Stand®ard Add®itional Software  
Intuit Quicken 2005 New User Edition  
(
available only on models w/ XP Home)9  
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Weight  
7.3 lbs. with standard battery (weight is  
approximate and may vary by components)  
Size (W x H x D)  
InterVideo WinDVD  
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Microsoft Works 8.0  
+R  
14” x 1.5”-1.8” x 10.9”  
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Sony® recommends  
Microsoft Windows®  
XP Professional  
Sonic RecordNow!  
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DVD+R Write (2.4x MAX)  
DVD±RW  
±RW  
Supplied Accessories  
Standard Lithium-ion battery (PCGA-  
BP2EA), Power cord & AC adapter  
(w/DVD±RW drive option only)  
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10. AV Entertainment Dock Option only available at  
time of purchase.  
Anti-Virus Software  
Norton Internet Security™ 90-Day  
11. Not all features supported.  

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