Crafted from a special light-catching material, the distinctively styled Sony VAIO C Series laptop is ideal for a fully immersive on-the-go entertainment experience. Its 15.5-inch display delivers a superb viewing experience in Full HD 1080p and it's equipped with a read-only Blu-ray Disc drive--offering the convenience of high-definition movie playback with the utility of DVD and CD read/write functionalities.
The 15.5-inch VAIO C Series laptop in blue
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At a Glance:
- 15.5-inch LED backlit display (Full HD 1080p)
- 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor
- 640 GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
- 4 GB installed RAM
- Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000
- Blu-ray Disc (read-only) + CD/DVD player/burner
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
- HDMI output
- Up to 7 hours of use
- See full specs below
This C series laptop (model VPCCB25FX/L) in blue is powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor with updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing. Additionally, this VAIO laptop includes award-winning Intel Wireless Display functionality.
It comes pre-installed with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and it includes Microsoft Office Starter 2010 with limited-functionality versions of Word and Excel (learn more below).
Amazing Full HD 1080p Display
Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTV, this VAIO PC features exceptional picture quality. Measuring 15.5-inches and sporting a cinema-inspired 16:9 aspect ratio, the 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution widescreen display lets you view your games and movies in impeccable detail with amazing color, and the LED backlight helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life.
Take It to the Big Screen
Now enjoy all of your personal and online content on your big screen-by wirelessly connecting your laptop to your TV. Stop crowding around a laptop screen, with Intel Wireless Display, you can sit back and experience your favorite videos, photos, movies, online TV shows, and more, all with great image clarity up to 1080p.
Simply connect an optional adapter for Intel Wireless Display (such as the Netgear Push2TV PTV2000 and Belkin ScreenCast adapters) to your TV, follow a few simple steps, and you're off and running. Set it up once, and sharing your screen is as easy as pushing a button.
This VAIO PC also comes with an HDMI output, delivering both your video and audio via a single HDMI cable (sold separately) and providing the optimal digital connection to your HDMI-enabled HDTV.
The Fastest Port Around
This VAIO PC features a super-speedy USB 3.0 port--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices.
HD Video Chatting
A built-in HD web camera offers superb video conferencing quality. Powered by an Exmor sensor, this HD web camera offers amazing low-light performance and includes face tracking technology that allows the camera to automatically adjust and keep you in focus as you move about.
Experience full-impact surround sound anywhere with Dolby Home Theater technology on your PC . All the power and nuance of the cinema, all the immediacy of live performance--now from a laptop. Whether you listen through headphones, the speakers in your laptop, or a connected home theater, a more captivating entertainment experience can be yours anytime. Dolby Home Theater technology also offers total control over audio settings, so you can customize the sound for the maximum impact. It makes audio levels more consistent: set the volume once, and that's where it stays.
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One Button Bliss
Discover special hardware buttons: VAIO, ASSIST and WEB that get you where you want to go with a touch of a button.
- One touch access to the web without full boot up into Windows with WEB button.
- Press the VAIO button to launch either PMB (Picture Motion Browser) or Media Gallery software and create movies, and enjoy photos and music in a whole new way.
- ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care software that helps maintain and troubleshoot PC issues for optimal performance.
Picture Motion Browser (PMB).
PMB VAIO Edition
The Picture Motion Browser (PMB) makes managing your photos and home videos as easy as taking them. Conditions aren't always ideal for capturing the perfect video or snapshot but with one-click effects, like video stabilization and red-eye removal, PMB VAIO Edition makes it easy to transform so-so shots into memorable masterpieces. Using the magic of Sony's intelligent analysis technologies, PMB eliminates the clutter and automatically organizes content by person, place and date. Intuitive navigation features like face detection make it simple to do just that.
Life at Your Fingertips
Find a new appreciation for your music and photos with Media Gallery software. Not only can it automatically create unique song playlists on beat, tone and rhythm, it can also help you rediscover forgotten favorites with recommendations based on your specific taste. Playback can be controlled by hand gestures using the built-in web camera, simply wave your hand and Media Gallery software will advance to the next track or photo. Media Gallery software also makes it easy to create slideshows with high-quality transitions and soundtracks from your personal music library.
PC Tune-Ups and Maintenance Made Easy
Sony's designed an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC with just a few clicks. With just a few clicks, VAIO Care software lets you:
- Tune-up your VAIO PC to help keep it running its best for the long haul
- Check for and install recent updates from Sony and Microsoft to keep your VAIO PC up to date
- Identify and troubleshoot issues on your own
- Create recovery discs (media sold separately) to back up your system software and settings
- Connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert
A Better Computer Deserves Better Support
Sony backs its computers with industry-leading support that is distinguished by such features as:
- In-home service--that's right, when possible we'll come out to your house to resolve your issue
- International service available in over 40 countries
- 24/7 phone and chat support
- Parts and labor are covered as part of the standard limited warranty on covered repairs
- Online support website with access to drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums and more
- Optional Sony extended service plans that keep you covered up to 4 years from the date of your PC purchase
15.5-inch LED-backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution for Full HD 1080p viewing
2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor (2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache)
640 GB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum)
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 for casual and mainstream gaming (supports Microsoft DirectX 10)
Blu-ray Disc (BD) combo drive (reads BD and writes to DVD/CD)
Built-in stereo speakers
Up to 7 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard 5300 mAh battery (5.5 hours of DVD playback)
Dimensions and Weight: 14.77 x 9.88 x 1.56 inches (WxDxH); 6.3 pounds
Wireless & Networking
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
- Intel Wireless Display capabilities enables you to wirelessly stream videos, photos and music from your hard drive, home network, or the internet straight to your HDTV.
- Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity with wireless stereo music streaming (embedded A2DP profile).
- Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Connectivity & Expansion
- 1 ultra-fast USB 3.0 port with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals).
- 3 standard USB 2.0 ports
- HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
- VGA video output (analog, RGB)
- Memory Stick Duo slot
- Secure Digital memory card slot (compatible with MMC cards)
- Microphone and headphone jacks
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What's in the Box
Sony VAIO SA4 laptop (model VPCCB25FX/L); standard lithium-ion battery (5300 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions
Microsoft Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel; VAIO Care; Media Gallery; PMB VAIO Edition; Norton Internet Security 2012 (30-day trial offer)
1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (onsite/in-home service and international service availability).
- Energy Star 5.0
- Gold EPEAT for reducing environmental impact.
- RoHS compliant restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.
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Windows 7 Home Premium
The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC
Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.
Windows 7: Your PC Simplified
- Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
- Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
- Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
- Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*
Get a Faster, Safer Web with a New PC and Internet Explorer 9
- Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
- Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.
Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live
Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.
- Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
- Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
- Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
- Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.
You can download Windows Live for FREE at download.live.com.
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