VAIO® Computer Specifications

PCV-RX860

Hardware Specifications

The following table details the hardware specifications of your computer.

Model PCV-RX860
Processor 2.40B GHz1 Intel® Pentium® 4
Hard Disk Drive 80 GB2, ATA-100
C = 16 GB, D = 64 GB
Standard Memory (RAM) 512 MB PC2100 DDR-SDRAM, expandable to 1.5 GB
Graphics SiS 651 Integrated Graphics
Video Memory (VRAM) 32 MB (Shared with system memory)
MPEG “Sony Tuned” MPEG Digital Video supports full-screen video playback
Sound Capabilities Yamaha YMF-753
Floppy Disk Drive 3.5" 1.44 MB
DVD-RW Drive 2X max. DVD-RW/DVD-R reading3
6X max. DVD-ROM reading
24X max. CD-R/CD-ROM reading
20X max. CD-RW reading
8X max. CD-R writing
4X max. CD-RW writing
2X max. DVD-R writing
1X max. DVD-RW writing
CD-ROM Drive 40X max. CD-R/CD-ROM reading4
24X max. CD-RW reading
Modem V.90 data/fax modem5 (REN 0.8B)
Expansion Capabilities Hard disk drive bay
PCI slots (2)
AGP slot
Connection Capabilities – Front Memory Stick® media slot
i.LINK (4-pin) port
USB 2.0 ports (2)
Connection Capabilities - Rear USB 2.0 ports (4)
PS/2® keyboard port
PS/2 mouse port
VGA monitor port
Parallel (printer) port
S/P DIF Optical out port
Headphones jack
Line In jack
Microphone jack
i.LINK (6-pin) port
Modem line jack
Telephone jack
DC Out jack
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet-LAN port (RJ-45)
Supplied Accessories VAIO® Smart keyboard
PS/2® wheel mouse
Stereo speakers with AC adapter (PCVA-SP3)
Power cord
Modem cable
Service 90-day limited service. See Limited Warranty Card.6
Limited Warranty 90-day parts/labor standard. See Limited Warranty Card.6
Power Requirement 300 watts maximum
Voltage 100 - 120 V ~2.0A
Dimensions 8.0" (w) x 14.2" (h) x 14.6" (d)
(203 mm x 360 mm x 371 mm)
Weight 28.7 lbs. (13 kg)
Operating Temperature 50°F to 95°F (+10°C to 35°C)

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

 


Included Software

The following list describes some of the software included with your computer.

Operating System Software

 

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition

Support: Sony Electronics Inc.

 

Preinstalled Applications and Utilities


Getting Help

Sony provides you with several support resources to answer questions about your VAIO® computer and the preinstalled software. Refer to these resources in the order they are listed.

1. VAIO® Computer User Guide
The online VAIO® Computer User Guide and the printed VAIO® Computer Quick Start provide you with information on how to maximize your computer's capabilities and solve common problems. The Quick Start is supplied with your computer.
2. Software Manuals and Online Help Files
  The software preinstalled on your computer may come with an online manual. These manuals are stored on the hard disk drive as online Help files. You can find the Help files from the Help menu under the specific software application. Some software applications may come with a printed manual.
3. Operating System Online Support
  Your computer comes preinstalled with the Microsoft® Windows® operating system. For operating system support, contact Sony Customer Support by calling 1-888-4-SONY-PC (1-888-476-6972).
4. VAIO® Support Agent
 

(Windows® 2000) You can find VAIO Support Agent from the Windows desktop. (Windows XP) You can find VAIO Support Agent by clicking Start and then Help and Support.

Using advanced diagnostic technology, Sony’s VAIO Support Agent runs scheduled protections of your applications, network settings, and other important software settings. When your software is protected, you can use VAIO Support Agent to repair software problems by restoring your software to any of the previously protected states.

5. Sony Computing Support
  This service provides instant access to information on commonly encountered problems. Type a description of your problem, and the Knowledge Database searches for the corresponding solutions online.
You can access Sony Computing Support at:
http://www.sony.com/pcsupport.
6. Sony Fax-on-Demand
  This service, which requires a fax machine or your fax software, provides answers to commonly asked questions. You can use this automated service to request a list of available topics, and then select the topics that you want to receive. To contact the Sony fax-on-demand service, call: 1-888-4-SONY-PC (1-888-476-6972).
7. Sony Customer Support
  Software support is available free of charge for 90 days after the original date of purchase. You can call and speak with a Sony Customer Support Representative without using your computer by calling: 1-888-4-SONY-PC (1-888-476-6972).


Sony Support  
Web site: http://www.sony.com/pcsupport
Phone: 888-4-SONY-PC (888-476-6972)
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

 


Notes
1GHz denotes microprocessor internal clock speed; other factors may affect application performance.
2GB means one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary.
3The DVD-RW/DVD-R/DVD-ROM data tranfer standard 1X rate is 1350 Kilobytes per second (KBps).
Data on a DVD-RW/DVD-R is written at a constant transfer rate of 1X (max for DVD-RW) or 2X, depending on the speed selected.
Data on a CD-RW/CD-R is written at a constant tranfer rate of 4X (max. for CD-RW) or 8X, depending on the speed selected. The highest writing speed to a CD-RW disc is not supported.
Data on a DVD-RW/DVD-R is read at a maximum rate of 2X.
Data on a DVD-ROM is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 2.5X at the innermost track to 6X at the outermost track. The average data transfer rate is 4.25X (5738 KBps).
Data on a CD-RW/CD-R is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 10.3X at the innermost track to 24X at the outermost track. The average data transfer rate is 17.2X (2580 KBps).
Data on a CD-ROM is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 8.6X at the innermost track to 20X at the outermost track. The average data transfer rate is 14.3X (2145 KBps).
4The CD-RW/CD-R/CD-ROM data transfer standard 1X rate is 150 KBps.
Data on a CD-R/CD-ROM is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 16X at the innermost track to 40X at the outermost track. The average data transfer rate is 28X (4200 KBps).
Data on a CD-RW is read at a variable transfer rate, ranging from 10X at the innermost track to 24X at the outermost track. The average data transfer rate is 17X (2550 KBps).
5Maximum speed for faxing is 14.4 Kilobits per second (Kbps). Your modem is capable of downloading at 53 Kbps using 56K/V.90. Your online service or Internet Service Provider may not support this technology or operate at this speed.
6Certain restrictions apply.

 

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