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VGN-A230/A230P CTO  
More than a PC. It’s a full-featured notebook.  
Sony VAIO  
Portable Multimedia  
AV Entertainment  
Dock (optional)  
Superior LCD  
Intel Centrino Mobile  
Dig®ital Stu® dio PC  
Technology runs cool and  
quiet, while keeping the pro-  
file slim and light, with  
enhanced performance and  
The Sony VAIO  
A Series  
Feature-packed desktop  
replacement that performs  
more like an entertainment  
center. Plenty of power to  
serve all your computing  
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.  
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.  
personal video recorder,  
high-end S-Master™ digital  
audio amplifier and premium  
Sony speakers. Your note-  
book just turned into a digital  
battery life . A remarkable  
blend of full-size power and  
portability. Wireless capabili-  
ties let you connect wire free  
around your home or on the  
Choice of Integrated  
Optical Drive  
Enjoy professional quality  
DVDs and CDs.  
road . (Not available on all models.)  
provides first level Phone Support. Additional telephone  
support may be available from the applicable 3rd party ven-  
dor. Availability and schedule for any such support is deter-  
mined by the applicable software vendor.  
Standard Lithium-ion battery (PCGA-  
BP2EA), Power cord & AC adapter  
Configurable Accessories  
AV Entertainment Dock w/Giga Pocket  
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  
Subscription - Norton AntiVirus , Norton  
VGN-A230/A230P CTO  
Personal Firewall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton  
DVD-R Write (8x MAX), DVD-RW Write (4x MAX)  
AntiSpam , Norton Parental Control  
DVD+R Write (8x MAX), DVD+RW Write (4x MAX)  
DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive  
Sony VAIO Recovery Wizard software  
Sony VAIO Help and Support software  
Sony VAIO Update software  
Proce®ssor (C®onfigurable)  
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.  
Intel Pentium M Processor 755  
2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)  
DVD-R Write (8x MAX), DVD-RW Write (4x MAX)  
DVD+R Write (8x MAX), DVD+RW Write (4x MAX)  
Internet Services  
AOL Online™ 90-day Trial  
® ®  
Intel Pentium M Processor 745  
1.®80GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)  
Intel Pentium M Processor 735  
CD-R Write (24x MAX), CD-4RW Write (24x MAX)  
Speakers (2) & Remote Control  
Microsoft Office 2003 60-Day Trial  
(Student/Teacher or Small Business  
Edition depending on OS)  
Microsoft Office 2003 (Basic, Small  
Business, or Professional Edition)  
Intel Pentium M Processor 725  
1.®60GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)  
1.®70GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)  
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)  
DVD Read (8x MAX), CD-R Write (24x MAX),  
CD-RW Write (24x MAX)  
Intel Pentium M Processor 715  
1.®50GHz, 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  
Integrated V.90 Modem with RJ-11 interface  
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet with  
RJ-45 interface  
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition  
® ®  
Adobe Premiere (Standard or  
Professional Edition )  
Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio  
software with MP3 encoder  
Windows® sound system compatible,  
802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN Ethernet  
Converter (PCWA-DE80)3  
Built-in stereo speakers  
Audio Interface  
Monaural mini microphone jack,  
Headphone jack  
Memory Stick Media Slot  
Supports optional Memory Stick, Memory  
Intel 855PM  
Visual Communication Camera  
Integrated Wireless LAN  
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)  
Limited Warranty  
1 Year Limited Warranty8  
Telephone Support  
Intel PRO/Wireless 22030BG Network  
Connection (802.11b/g) or none  
©2004 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.  
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.  
Printed in U.S.A. 8/04  
LCD (Configurable)  
5” XGA (1024x768) with ErgoBright™  
Technology or  
Stick PRO™ and Memory Stick DUO™  
year toll-free technical telephone assis-12  
tance, available 24-hours, 7-days-a-week  
On-line and Email Support  
Support available from  
PC Card Slots  
One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I card slot with  
CardBus support  
512MB memory expansion(VGP-MM512G)  
5” SXGA+ (1400x1050) with XBRITE™  
Technology and ErgoBright™ Tec2hnology  
Hard Drive (Configurable)  
60GB External Hard Drive (PCGA-HDM06)2  
External Floppy Disk Drive (PCGA-UFD)  
Other ®Interfaces  
i.LINK connector(IEEE 1394)6, 3 USB 2.0  
ports, port replicator connector  
Pointing Device  
1. GHz denotes microprocessor internal clock speed;  
other factors may affect application performance. CPU  
speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions.  
. 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.  
. 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.  
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,  
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  
10. AV Entertainment Dock Option only available at  
time of purchase.  
40GB (4200rpm), 60GB (4200rpm),  
80GB (4200rpm), 80GB (5400rpm),  
100GB (4200rpm)  
Operatin®g System® (Configurable)  
Microsoft Windows  
Memory (Configurable)  
Electro-Static touch pad  
XP Home Edition(VGN-A230) or  
XP Professional (VGN-A230P)  
Sony Original Software  
Sony Click to DVD™ - DVD Creation  
(w/DVD±RW drive option only)  
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)  
QWERTY, 86 keys with 3mm stroke  
and 19.05mm pitch  
Action Buttons  
Power On, S1(programmable), Magnify  
Screen, Brightness, Volume(+), Volume(-),  
Mute, Wireless LAN on/off  
Power Requirements  
Giga Pocket Personal Video Recorder  
(w/AV Dock option only)  
(Expandable to 2GB Maximum)  
DVGate Plus™ - Digital Video  
PictureGear Studio™ - Digital Photo  
ATI Mobility™ Radeon™ 9200  
SonicStage 2.1 - Digital Music  
64MB Video RAM  
VAIO Media™ - Network File Sharing  
Stand®ard Add®itional Software  
Intuit Quicken 2005 New User Edition  
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)  
Estimated Battery Life  
Standard Battery: 2.0-4.5 hours7  
.1 lbs. with standard battery (weight is  
approximate and may vary by components)  
(w/ XP Home option only)  
InterVideo WinDVD  
Microsoft Works 8.0  
Sony® recommends  
Microsoft Windows®  
XP Professional  
Sonic RecordNow!  
Size (W x H x D)  
(w/DVD±RW drive option only)  
Anti-Virus & Recovery Software  
Norton Internet Security™ 90-Day  
11. Not all features supported.  
3.5” x 1.5”-1.7” x 10.9”  
DVD+R Write (2.4x MAX)  
12. For certain third party software applications, Sony  
Supplied Accessories  

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