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VGN-A170/  
Plenty of power. Won’t overpower your workspace.  
VGN-A170P BTO  
Portable Multimedia  
Center (w/AV Dock only)  
Powerful AV features for a  
wide range of business  
applications such as archiv-  
ing video, viewing financial  
reports, creating powerful  
presentations.  
CentrinoMobile  
Superior LCD  
Integrated Optical  
Drive  
Notebook  
Technology  
Technology  
®
®
CentrinoMobile technology  
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.  
XBRITELCD Technology  
delivers ultra crisp and  
bright, fast graphics. Smart  
Display Sensor automatically  
adjusts to any projector or  
display resolution.  
The Sony VAIO A Series  
Personal Notebook seamlessly  
unites desktop PC power and  
multimedia functionality with  
performance that will rival any  
desktop computer. Optional  
AV dock enables you to  
create powerful multimedia  
presentations, archive impor-  
tant video, and keep up with  
the financial news.  
Efficient media storage  
with DVD-ROM/CD-RW or  
DVD±RW/CD-RW  
(depending on model). Burn  
presentations and profes-  
sional quality multimedia  
disks.  
drive  
Modem  
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  
Intuit Quicken® 20041N1ew User  
Edition (VGN-A170)  
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-A170/A170P BTO  
Integrated V.90 Modem with RJ-11  
interface  
InterVideo® WinDVD®  
HARDWARE  
13  
Ethernet  
EasySystems Dragn' Drop CD+DVD  
Microsoft® Works 7.0  
Microsoft Office® 2003 60-Day Trial  
(Student/Teacher or Small Business  
1
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-  
TX Ethernet with RJ-45 interface  
Proce®ssor (Con®figurable)  
Intel Pentium M Processor 755  
®
Memory Stick Media Slot  
(
2.00GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)  
8
, 13  
® ®  
Supports optional Memory Stick,  
Memory Stick PRO™ and Memory  
Edition depending on OS)  
Intel Pentium M Processor 745  
1.®80GHz, 2M® B L2 Cache)  
Intel Pentium M Processor 735  
1.70AGHz, 2MB L2 Cache)  
(PCGA-WMS5/S)  
Anti-Virus Software  
(
5
Stick DUO™ media  
PC Card Slots  
5-in-1 Memory Card Adapter  
(VGP-MCA10)  
Norton® Internet Security™ 90-Day  
Subscription  
(
®
®
One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I card slot  
with CardBus support  
Optional Accessories  
Internet Services  
Intel Pentium M Processor 1.50GHz  
1MB L2 Cache)  
Front Side Bus Speed  
00MHz  
8
, 13  
Rechargeable Battery Pack (PCGA-BP2EA)  
Port Replicator (VGP-PRA1)  
AOL Online™ 90-day Trial  
Limited Warranty  
1 Year Battery  
(
Audio  
Windows® sound system compatible,  
AC Adapter (PCGA-AC19V3)  
AC Adapter (PCGA-AC19V7)  
802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN Router  
Access Point (PCWA-AR800)  
4
9
Built-in stereo speakers  
Audio Interface  
1 Year Hardware Parts and Labor  
Chipset  
®
Repair Service  
Intel 855PM  
2
Monaural mini microphone jack,  
Headphone jack  
Includes customer-replaceable part  
service and mail-in Sony depot serv-  
Hard Drive (Configurable)  
802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN3Ethernet  
4
8
0GB (4200rpm), 60GB (4200rpm),  
0GB (4200rpm), 80GB (5400rpm)  
10  
Graphics Interface  
Converter (PCWA-DE80)  
ice options  
VGA out w/ Smart Display Sensor™  
Video Interface  
Visual Communication Camera  
(PCGA-UVC11A)  
Telephone Support  
Integrated Wireless LAN  
®
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  
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network  
3
A/V mini jack (can be used as both  
Composite out and Line out), Giga  
Pocket™ Engine MPEG2 Realtime  
Other I®nterfaces  
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  
(VPG-MM512G)  
Connection (802.11b/g)  
(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,  
SonicStage, Giga Pocket, and VAIO are registered trade-  
marks of Sony. XBRITE, ErgoBright, Smart Display Sensor,  
Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, MagicGate,  
Click to DVD, S-Master, DVgate Plus, VAIO Media, Picture  
Gear Studio and Like No Other are trademarks of Sony.  
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks, and Centrino  
Bluetooth™  
12  
Integrated Bluetooth™ Technology  
LCD  
i.LINK connector(IEEE 1394), 3 U6SB  
1
7” WUXGA with XBRITE™  
2
.0 ports, port replicator connector  
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport  
Technology (1920x1200)  
Graphics  
Pointing Device  
60GB External Hard Drive (PCGA-HDM06)2  
External Floppy Disk Drive(PCGA-UFD)  
1. GHz denotes microprocessor internal clock speed;  
Electro-Static touch pad  
Keyboard  
ATI Mobility™ Radeon™ 9700  
Memory (Configurable)  
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.  
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 communi-  
cate with each other.  
is  
a trademark of Intel Corporation. Microsoft and  
SOFTWARE  
QWERTY, 86 keys with 3mm stroke  
and 19.05mm pitch  
Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft  
Corporation. All other trademarks are trademarks of their  
respective owners.  
2
(
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2
56MB (256 MB x DDR 333), 512MB  
256 MB x 2/DDR 333), 512MB  
256 MB x 1/DDR 333), 1GB (512 MB x  
/DDR 333), 1GB (1 GB x 1/DDR 333),  
GB (1 GB x 2/DDR 333)  
Memory Max  
GB  
Video RAM  
4MB  
Operating System (Configurable)  
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home  
Edition (VGN-A170)  
Action Buttons  
Printed in U.S.A. 5/04  
Power On, S1(programmable),  
Magnify Screen, Brightness,  
Volume(+), Volume(-), Mute  
Power Requirements  
2
Microsoft® Windows®  
XP Professional (VGN-A170P)  
VAIO® Creation Suite Software13  
2
1
68W±10%  
Sony Click to DVD™ software  
Sony DVGate Plus™ software  
Sony SonicStage® software  
Sony SonicStage® Mastering Studio  
software with MP3 encoder  
Battery  
6
Lithium-ion Battery (PCGA-BP2EA)  
Estimated Battery Life  
Optical Drive (Co4nfigurable)  
7
. Estimated battery life. Actual battery life may vary on usage  
and configuration options selected.  
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-  
DVD±RW/CD-RW  
7
Standard Battery: 1.5-5.0 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)  
DVD+RW Read (6x MAX)  
Optional Floppy Drive  
External 1.44 MB, 3.5” USB floppy  
drive (PCGA-UFD5)  
(w/ AV Dock)  
Sony Picture Gear™ Studio software  
Sony VAIO Media™ software  
VAIO® A Series Software Bundle  
Sony® Giga Pocket® Personal  
Video Recorder (w/AV Dock)  
Network Smart Capture  
4
76-6972 (888-4SONYPC), or write to Sony Electronics,  
12451 Gateway Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33913.  
10. Type of repair service provided is solely at Sony’s  
discretion. Not all types of repair service offered on all  
models.  
1. Previous Quicken users may require additional upgrade.  
12. Interoperability among Bluetooth devices varies.  
Please see website for compatibility details.  
13. Included on all XP Home Edition models. Included  
oonptiXoPn Pornolfye.ssional models with DVD±RW Drive  
Weight  
8
.6 lbs. with standard battery (weight  
is approximate and may vary)  
1
Size (W x H x D)  
1
6” x 1.7”-1.8” x 11”  
Sony BlueSpace™ software  
Sony recommends  
Microsoft Windows®  
XP Professional  
Supplied Accessories  
Sony VAIO Recovery Wizard software  
Sony VAIO Help and Support software  
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader  
®
Standard Lithium-ion battery (PCGA-  
BP2EA), Power cord & AC adapter  
(PCGA-AC19V7)  

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