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Sony Vaio VGN-B1VP

The B1-Series of VAIO notebooks is specially designed for professionals who understand the value of intelligent and practical design. While the case d...

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ProLooks cool, small, performs well.

ConsExpensive, somewhat lacking in creativity.

OVERVIEW I got this laptop about eight months ago after my previous one breathed it's last breath. I really needed something that was small, light and portable and yet could still give me enough power and performance for work (and games). A friend had recommended that i get a Sony Vaio, mainly, i...

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ProLightweight, quiet, powerfull, thin

ConsLow hard disk capacity, low bright view, no recove...

I bought this laptop in December, 2004. When I turned on it first time I waited about 1 hour for installation. When I bought that I thougt 40 Gb hard disk space is enough for me. But when I start to use the laptop I see the laptop is using 7 gb for recovery software and also windows installation...

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Product Information : Sony Vaio VGN-B1VP

Manufacturer's product description

The B1-Series of VAIO notebooks is specially designed for professionals who understand the value of intelligent and practical design. While the case design is stylish, it is also durable and robust, and it was engineered with portability always in mind. Despite compact overall dimensions, the B1-Series features a large, highly readable display. Sony VAIO B1VP is a super-slim and lightweight business notebook.

Product Details

Long Name: Vaio VGN-B1VP

Manufacturer: Sony

Product Description: Sony VAIO VGN-B1VP - 14.1" - Pentium M 725 - Win XP Pro - 512 MB RAM - 40 GB HDD

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

System Type: Notebook

Weight: 2.3 kg

Dimensions (WxDxH): 32.1 cm x 25.5 cm x 2.9 cm

Memory: 512 MB DDR

Processor: Intel Pentium M 725 / 1.6 GHz / 2 MB Cache

Operating System: Win XP Pro

Graphics: Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Display: 14.1" 1024 x 768 / XGA

Networking: 802.11b/g , 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Optical Drive: CD-RW / DVD

Storage: 40 GB HDD

Processor / Chipset

Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology

Chipset: Intel 855GME

Front Side Bus: 400 MHz

Cache: L2 - 2 MB

CPU: Intel Pentium M 725 / 1.6 GHz

Memory

Speed: 333 MHz / PC2700

Technology: DDR SDRAM

Max RAM Supported: 1 GB

RAM: 512 MB

Slots Qty: 2

Audio & Video

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 2.0

Graphics Processor: Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Sound: Stereo speakers

Input

Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Communications

Wireless: 802.11b/g

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet

Modem

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

Connections & Expansion

Interfaces: 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 PIN FireWire ¦ 1 x docking / port replicator ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 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)

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

Slots: 1 x CardBus ( 1 free ) ¦ 2 x memory

Software

Software Included: Adobe Premiere, Microsoft Works 7.0, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, Sony PictureGear Studio 2.0, Norton Internet Security 2004, Adobe Acrobat Elements 6.0, Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition, Adobe Acrobat Reader 6, Norton Password Manager 2004, Sony Click to DVD 2.1, Sony SonicStage 2.1, Sony DVgate Plus 1.3, VAIO Media 3.1, WinDVD for VAIO 5.0, Sonic RecordNow! 7.2, Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio 1.3, VAIO Zone 1.1

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 2.3 kg

Height: 2.9 cm

Depth: 25.5 cm

Width: 32.1 cm

General

System Type: Notebook

MPN: VGN-B1VP

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Storage

Main Storage: 40 GB HDD

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 24x

Write Speed: 24x

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

Optical Drive: CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - fixed

Display

Widescreen: No

Resolution: 1024 x 768 ( XGA )

Type: 14.1"

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

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