Language Pack
Hong Kong Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai
Operating System
Windows 8 Pro 64 bit (English Version)
Cache Memory
4 MB (L3 Cache)
Processor Name
Intel® Core™ i7-3517U Processor 1.90 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3 GHz*1
Intel® HM76 Express Chipset
Memory Speed
1600 MT/s
Custom Slot (Unexchangeable)
8 GB (4 GB (On Board) x 1 + 4 GB (Custom Module) x 1) DDR3L SDRAM*2 (Max)
Flash Memory
256 GB*3 (256 GB x 1, Serial ATA)
Graphics Accelerator
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
11.6 inch wide (Full HD: 1920 x 1080) TFT colour display (VAIO Display Plus, LED backlight, Touch screen(Capacitive), OptiContrast™ Panel)
Ambient light sensor
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1
SD Memory Card Slot
SD memory card(SDHC, SDXC compatible, UHS (SDR50) supported, Copyright protection function (CPRM))*5
x 1
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) port Type A Connector with charging function x 1*4, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) port Type A Connector x 1
HDMI In/Out Connector
HDMI Out x 1
Extend Battery Connector
x 1
Network (RJ-45)Connector
1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T x 1
Memory Stick Slot
"Memory Stick Duo"("Memory Stick PRO-HG" compatible, "MagicGate" function ("MagicGate" is not supported for 256 MB or less capacity media. ))*5
Stereo, Mini Jack x 1
Bluetooth® standard Ver. 4.0 + HS
Wireless LAN Data Rate
Maximum transmission speed: 300 Mbps*7, Maximum receipt speed: 300 Mbps*7
Wireless LAN Type
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n*6
NFC function
Accelerometer, Gyro, Digital Compass
Security Chip
TCG ver.1.2 compliant
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology
Rear Side Camera
Full HD web camera powered by "Exmor R for PC" (Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Effective Pixels: 2.07 Mega pixels)
Front Side Camera
Full HD web camera powered by "Exmor R for PC" (Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Effective Pixels: 2.07 Mega pixels)
Internal, Monaural microphone
Internal, Stereo speakers
Audio Technology
Dolby® Home Theater® v4, S-Master(Headphone Amplifier), Digital Noise Canceling, "Clear Phase", "xLOUD"
Sound Chip
Intel® High Definition Audio
18 mm key pitch/1.2 mm keystroke, 83 keys, Backlit Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Optical Trackpad
Bundled Battery
VGP-BPS31 Lithium-ion battery: up to 4.0 hours of use*8
Optional Battery 1
VGP-BPS31 + VGP-BPSC31 Lithium-ion battery: up to 8.0 hours of use*8
Rapid Wake
Rapid Wake + Eco
Dimensions (WxHxD)
319.9 x 17.85 x 199 mm
1.305 kg (including the supplied battery)
VAIO Care, VAIO Transfer Support, VAIO Update
Fresh Paint
Intel Anti-Theft Service signup (IATS) wizard*10, Trend Micro™ Titanium Maximum Security 60days*9
Video & Photo
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 10, PlayMemories Home
VAIO Message Center, VAIO Control Center, VAIO Gesture Control, Xperia Link, Active Clip™, Adobe® Reader® X, Norton™ Online Backup
Microsoft Office
Microsoft® Office Trial*9
AC Adaptor
Noise Cancelling Headphones (MDR-NC033L2/BM(SET)), Digitizer stylus(VGP-STD1), AAAA batteries, alkaline x 1, Pen tip x 2 (Hard tip x 1, Soft tip x 1), Pen cap

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions.
*2 If memory modules of the same capacity are installed to both of the two memory module slots, the supported dual channel mode provides better performance. And this memory is unexchangable.
*3 GB means one billion bytes when referring to storage capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of storage space is reserved as a recovery partition. Some area of SSD is not available for data storage area because it is used for lower power consumption sleep by OS.
*4 Charging function via USB port may fasten battery consumption. Change the default setting when using this function.
*5 Memory Stick Duo slot and SD Memory Card slot share one slot. Compatible with any Sony branded "Memory Stick" of up to 32 GB, SD memory cards (up to 2 GB), SDHC memory cards (up to 32 GB) and SDXC memory cards (up to 64 GB) available as of January 2012. However, it is not guaranteed that all memory cards will be compatible.
*6 The maximum communication distance can vary depending on the obstacles or the distance between the communication devices, the radio waves, the operating system or the software being used.
*7 The communication speed varies depending on the distance between communication devices, existence of obstacles between such devices, the device configuration, the radio conditions, and the software in use. In addition, communication may be cut off depending on the radio conditions.
*8 Estimated battery life (under JEITA Battery Run Time Measurement Method ver.1.0,measurement method (a)).
Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit‑
*9 Free use of 60 days. Further update will be charged.
*10 Intel® Anti‑Theft Service
The Intel Anti‑Theft Service is a function incorporated at the hardware level to protect the PC data in the case of loss/theft through remote access.
If the service is active, it lowers the risk of leakage of your PC data in a situation of loss/theft
*You can download 90 days trial version through the Installer Wizard.
If you want to know more about the service:
Traditional Chinese‑prod/anti‑theft‑service
Simplified Chinese‑prod/anti‑theft‑service
*11 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.

<Important notice when playing back HD contents>
[AVC HD Playback]
‑ Depending on system environment, you may find sound interruptions and/or dropped frames during AVC HD playback.

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Xperia is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB.
Adobe, the Adobe logo, Adobe Reader and Adobe Premiere are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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Whilst information given is true at time of printing, small production changes in the course of our company's policy of improvement through research and design might not necessarily be included in the specifications. E&OE. Actual models may differ slightly in appearance to illustrations provided.