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VGN-A170B CTO  
Plenty of power. Won’t overpower your workspace.  
Notebook  
The Sony® VAIO® A Series  
Professional Notebook seam-  
lessly unites desktop PC power  
andmultimediafunctionalitywith  
performance that will rival any  
desktop computer. Add on an  
optional port replicator to easily  
connect your notebook to a  
printer or external monitor. Just  
pluginandyou’rereadytowork.  
This portable notebook gives  
you plenty of power that won’t  
overpoweryourworkspace.  
Portable Multitasking  
Center  
CentrinoMobile  
Superior LCD  
Integrated Optical  
Drive  
Technology  
Technology  
Do business presentations  
without a projector on your  
Centrino™ Mobile technolo-  
gy runs cool and quiet, while  
keeping the profile slim and  
light, with enhanced per-  
formance and battery life. A  
remarkable blend of full-size  
power and portability.  
Wireless capabilities let you  
connect wire free around  
your home or on the road.  
Powerful combination of  
exclusive Sony technologies  
is optimized for high-impact  
multimedia presentations or  
viewing multiple documents.  
XBRITE™ LCD Technology  
delivers ultra crisp and  
bright, fast graphics. Smart  
Display Sensor automatically  
adjusts to any projector or  
display resolution.  
Efficient media storage  
with choice of DVD-ROM/CD-  
RW or DVD±RW/CD-RW  
drive. Burn presentations  
and professional quality mul-  
timedia disks.  
1
7” widescreen display.  
Side-by-side layout view.  
Powerful desktop replace-  
ment solution, yet still  
mobile.  
DVD+RW Read (6x MAX)  
Modem  
(PCGA-AC19V7)  
Sony SonicStage™ Mastering Studio  
software with MP3 encoder  
Computer Interface: The computer industry lacks stan-  
dards, 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 software, and Sony does not and cannot make  
any warranty or representation with respect to the per-  
formance 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 prod-  
uct 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 recommendations, they are NOT authorized to  
vary or waive this disclaimer. Purchasers must deter-  
mine 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 display.  
Preinstalled software may not be identical to retail ver-  
sions or have all documentation. This product meets the  
standards of the International Energy Star Program for  
energy efficiency. Features and specifications are sub-  
ject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and  
measurements are approximate.  
Model  
VGN-A170B CTO  
Configurable Accessories  
AV Entertainment Dock w/Speakers (2)  
& Remote Control including: DC in,  
Four USB 2.0 ports, Monitor (VGA) port,  
VHF/UHF TV port, S-Video in/out, DVI-D,  
RJ-45 Ethernet, Printer port,Optical out, Line in  
(RCAPin),Lineout(RCAPin),DockConnector  
Wireless optical mouse  
Integrated V.90 Modem with RJ-11  
interface  
Sony PictureGear™ Studio software  
Sony VAIO Media™ software  
HARDWARE  
1
Ethernet  
Microsoft Office® 2003 60-Day Trial  
(Student/Teacher or Small Business  
Processor (Configurable)  
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 745  
1
0BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-  
8
TX Ethernet with RJ-45 interface  
Edition depending on OS)  
®
(
1.®80GHz, 2M® B L2 Cache)  
Intel Pentium M Processor 735  
1.70AGHz, 2MB L2 Cache)  
Memory Stick Media Slot  
Microsoft® Office 2003  
(Standard, Small Business, or  
Professional Edition)  
Supports optional Memory Stick,  
Memory Stick PRO™ and Memory  
(
(PCGA-WMS5/S)  
®
®
5
Intel Pentium M Processor 1.50GHz  
1MB L2 Cache)  
Stick DUO™ media  
PC Card Slots  
5-in-1 Memory Card Adapter  
(VGP-MCA10)  
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements  
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter  
Edition  
Adobe Premiere® (Standard or  
Professional Edition)  
(
Intel Celeron® M Processor 1.40GHz  
1MB L2 Cache)  
Front Side Bus Speed  
®
One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I card slot  
with CardBus support  
Optional Accessories  
(
Rechargeable Battery Pack (PCGA-BP2EA)  
Port Replicator (VGP-PRA1)  
Audio  
Windows® sound system compatible,  
8
4
00MHz  
AC Adapter (PCGA-AC19V3)  
AC Adapter (PCGA-AC19V7)  
802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN Router  
Access Point (PCWA-AR800)  
AOL Online™ 90-day Trial  
Chipset  
Built-in stereo speakers  
Audio Interface  
Limited Warranty  
®
Intel 855PM  
1 Year Battery  
2
9
Hard Drive (Configurable)  
Monaural mini microphone jack,  
Headphone jack  
1 Year Hardware Parts and Labor  
4
8
0GB (4200rpm), 60GB (4200rpm),  
0GB (4200rpm), 80GB (5400rpm)  
802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN Ethernet  
Repair Service  
Converter (PCWA-DE80)3  
Graphics Interface  
Includes customer-replaceable part  
service and mail-in Sony depot serv-  
Integrated Wireless LAN  
VGA out w/ Smart Display Sensor  
Video Interface  
Visual Communication Camera  
(PCGA-UVC11A)  
®
10  
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network  
ice options  
3
(c)2004 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.  
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permis-  
sion is prohibited. Sony, i.LINK, Memory Stick, Giga  
Pocket, and VAIO are registered trademarks of Sony.  
XBRITE, ErgoBright, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick  
PRO Duo, MagicGate, Click to DVD, S-Master, DVgate  
Plus, VAIO Media, SonicStage, and PictureGear Studio  
are trademarks of Sony. Intel and Pentium are registered  
Connection (802.11b/g)  
A/V mini jack ( Composite out/ Line out),  
Giga Pocket™ Engine MPEG2 Realtime  
Other I®nterfaces  
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  
Telephone Support  
Bluetooth™  
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  
12  
Integrated Bluetooth™ Technology  
LCD  
i.LINK connector(IEEE 1394), 3 U6SB  
2.0 ports, port replicator connector  
Pointing Device  
1
7” WUXGA with XBRITE™  
Technology (1920x1200)  
Graphics  
Electro-Static touch pad  
Keyboard  
(VPG-MM512G)  
trademarks, and Centrino is  
a trademark of Intel  
ATI Mobility™ Radeon™ 9700  
Memory (Configurable)  
60GB External Hard Drive (PCGA-HDM06)2  
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport  
Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered  
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trade-  
marks are trademarks of their respective owners.  
Printed in U.S.A. 5/04  
QWERTY, 86 keys with 3mm stroke  
and 19.05mm pitch  
External Floppy Disk Drive(PCGA-UFD)  
1
. GHz denotes microprocessor internal clock speed; other  
2
56MB (256 MB x DDR 333), 512MB  
SOFTWARE  
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.  
. Requires compatible wireless LAN access point, sold sepa-  
rately. Sony cannot guarantee the security of wire  
less communications. Internet connection may require fees.  
4. DVD Media/Formats are not universally compatible.  
.Supports Memory Stick PRO™, high-capacity media  
(
256 MB x 2/DDR 333), 512MB (512 MB x  
/DDR 333), 1GB (512 MB x 2/DDR 333),  
GB (1 GB x 1/DDR 333), 2GB (1 GB x  
/DDR 333)  
Memory Max  
GB  
Video RAM  
4MB  
Action Buttons  
1
1
2
Power On, S1(programmable),  
Magnify Screen, Brightness,  
Volume(+), Volume(-), Mute  
Power Requirements  
168W±10%  
Operating System  
Microsoft® Windows®  
XP Professional  
3
VAIO® Professional Software  
Bundle  
2
Battery  
Network Smart Capture  
Sony BlueSpace™ software  
Sony VAIO Recovery Wizard software  
Sony VAIO Help and Support software  
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader  
InterVideo® WinDVD®  
5
(
6
Lithium-ion Battery (PCGA-BP2EA)  
Estimated Battery Life  
tested up to 1GB), and supports Memory Stick DUO™  
Optical Drive (Co4nfigurable)  
media. 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.  
. Estimated battery life. Actual battery life may vary on usage.  
8. New users only. Terms and conditions apply.  
9. Certain restrictions apply. For a copy of Sony’s warranty,  
please visit www.sony.com/pcsupport, call toll-free 888-  
76-6972 (888-4SONYPC), or write to Sony Electronics,  
2451 Gateway Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33913.  
7
DVD±RW/CD-RW  
Standard Battery: 1.5-3.5 hours  
CD Read (24x MAX), CD-R Write (16x MAX)  
CD-RW Read (10x MAX), CD-RW Write (8x MAX)  
DVD Read (8x MAX), DVD-R Write (4x MAX)  
DVD-RW Read (2x MAX), DVD-RW Write (2x MAX)  
DVD+R Read (4x MAX), DVD+R Write (2.4x MAX)  
DVD+RW Read (2x MAX), DVD+RW Write (2xMAX)  
DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive  
CD Read (24x MAX), CD-R Write (24x MAX)  
CD-RW Read (8x MAX), CD-RW Write (10x MAX)  
DVD Read (8x MAX), DVD-R Read (6x MAX)  
DVD-RW Read (6x MAX), DVD+R Read (6x MAX)  
Optional Floppy Drive  
External 1.44 MB, 3.5” USB floppy  
drive (PCGA-UFD5)  
7
11  
EasySystems Dragn’ Drop CD+DVD  
Weight  
Microsoft® Works 7.0  
Anti-Virus Software  
Norton® Internet Security™ 90-Day  
Subscription  
8.6 lbs. with standard battery (weight  
is approximate and may vary)  
Size (W x H x D)  
4
1
10. Type of repair service provided is solely at Sony’s dis-  
cretion. Not all types of repair service offered on all models.  
11. With DVD±RW Drive option only.  
16 x 1.7-1.8 x 11 (inches)  
Supplied Accessories  
Standard Lithium-ion battery (PCGA-  
BP2EA), Power cord & AC adapter  
Optional Software  
Sony recommends  
Microsoft Windows®  
XP Professional  
11  
Sony Click to DVD™ software  
®
1
2. Interoperability among Bluetooth devices varies.  
Sony DVGate Plus™ software  
Sony SonicStage™ software  
Please see website for compatibility details.  

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