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Sony Vaio VGN-C1Z/B

With slick lines, and a chic design, the VAIO C Series notebook line is a functional fashion statement merging portability, power and style. Backed by...

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published 19/11/2008

ive got one ov these and to be honest ive never had a problem with it and has always served me well no matter what you throw at it,it delivers all the time.and the wireless technology this beast has is just brilliant,no matter where you take it your always connected and it comes with an array of software pre installed and is vista capable and the screen is just quality.but what would you expect from sony eh,you wouldnt expect anything less than real quality,i wouldnt trade in my sony vaio for any other laptop.

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Product Information : Sony Vaio VGN-C1Z/B

Manufacturer's product description

With slick lines, and a chic design, the VAIO C Series notebook line is a functional fashion statement merging portability, power and style. Backed by an Intel processor, the VAIO C model also has plenty of power for high-speed computing and an energy-efficient battery life so you can enjoy games, music and movies longer - while away from home. Weighting in at about five pounds, the VAIO C notebook's lightweight design makes it portable enough to take anywhere. And the model's integrated wireless capabilities will be sure to keep you connected at hotspots and wireless networks - send e-mail from the sofa, share photos while lounging by the pool, or chat with friends from a Starbucks, campus or airport. The model also serves as a well-equipped home theater away from home. It features a 13.3-inch widescreen display with Sony's original energy-saving technology, so you can enjoy your favorite DVDs in brilliant colors and stunning clarity.

Product Details

Product Description: Sony VAIO VGN-C1Z/B - 13.3" - Core 2 Duo T5500 - Win XP MCE 2005 - 1 GB RAM - 120 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Win XP MCE 2005

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 / 1.66 GHz / 2 MB Cache

Memory: 1 GB DDR2

Storage: 120 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti DL

Display: 13.3" 1280 x 800 / WXGA

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400

Networking: 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR , 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Battery: Up to 2.7 hours

Colour: Black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 33 cm x 23.6 cm x 3.7 cm

Weight: 2.3 kg

Localisation: English / United Kingdom

Windows Vista Certification: Windows Vista Premium Ready

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty



Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 / 1.66 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 2 MB

Front Side Bus: 667 MHz

Chipset: Mobile Intel 945PM Express

Platform Technology: Intel Centrino Duo

Features: Execute Disable Bit capability, Enhanced Intel Deeper Sleep with Dynamic Cache Sizing, Intel 64 Technology, Intel Advanced Digital Media Boost, Intel Advanced Smart Cache, Intel Dynamic Bus Parking, Intel Dynamic Power Coordination, Intel Intelligent Power Capability, Intel Smart Memory Access, Intel Wide Dynamic Execution


RAM: 1 GB ( 2 x 512 MB )

Max RAM Supported: 2 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 533 MHz

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:


Main Storage: 120 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Optical Drive: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)


Type: 13.3"

Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: X-black

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400

Memory Allocation Technology: TurboCache supporting 256MB

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

Compliant Standards: Microsoft WSS 1.0/2.0

Audio Features: High Definition Audio


Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Keyboard Layout: QWERTY


Wireless: 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Wireless Controller: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.90, k56Flex, ITU V.92

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: Lithium Ion

Run Time: Up to 2.7 hours

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ( 0 free ) ¦ 1 x ExpressCard/34 ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 PIN FireWire ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 2 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output - 4 PIN mini-DIN

Memory Card Reader: Yes ( Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo )


Software Included: Microsoft Office 2003 Student and Teacher Edition (Trial), WinDVD for VAIO 5.0, Adobe Reader 7.0, Roxio DigitalMedia SE 7, Sony Click to DVD 2.5, Sony DVgate Plus 2.2, Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0, VAIO Recovery Utility 2.6, Norton Ghost 10 (Trial), Norton Internet Security 2006 (90 days subscription), Microsoft Works 8.5, Skype 2.0, Google Software Pack, Sony SonicStage CP 4.0


Colour: Black

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Included Accessories: Memory card reader (PC card)

Windows Vista Certification: Windows Vista Premium Ready

Localization: English / United Kingdom

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 33 cm

Depth: 23.6 cm

Height: 3.7 cm

Weight: 2.3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year


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