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Product name:
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Product code :
The brand's unique identifier for a product. Multiple product codes can be mapped to one mother product data-sheet if the specifications are identical. We map away wrong codes or sometimes logistic variants.
Category :
A notebook, also known as laptop, is a portable computer. When you are looking for the right notebook, it is important to know where you are going to work with it. Do you want to use it on the road? Choose a model with a special energy-saving \'mobile\' processor, a good battery and a reasonably small display. This will allow you to work longer with the same battery and saves you the trouble of carrying around a large display that consumes a lot of precious battery power. Or will you be using you notebook mainly in places where you will have access to a power outlet? Then choose a desktop processor (more processing power for less money) and an ordinary battery. This will save you a lot of money, which you could then spend on a bigger screen. You\'ll work faster because you can view more information at once and it\'s great for multimedia!
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Included since: 15 Jul 2005
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 07 Mar 2016 10:09:57
The date of the most recent change of this product data-sheet in Icecat.
Product views: 10264
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Warranty: 12 Months
Long product name Sony VGN-A217M notebook:
The short editorial description of Sony VGN-A217M notebook
VAIO Notebook VGN-A217M - Intel®Pentium® M 725, 1.6GHz, RAM 512MB, HDD 80GB, Double layer DVD±RW, LCD WXGA+ 17", LAN / WLAN.

Marketing text Sony VGN-A217M notebook

The official marketing text of Sony VGN-A217M notebook as supplied by the manufacturer
Impressive notebook with full mobile performance from the Centrino platform and ATI 9700 graphics, plus an Auto Luminance Sensor.


Microprocessor Full Name - Intel® Pentium® M Processor 725, 1.6GHz

Operating System:

Operating System - Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition


Diagonal Size (in)- 17

Display Type X-black LCD

Resolution Format - 1440 x 900


Memory Size (MB) - 512


Hard Drive Capacity (GB) - 80

Optical Drive Type - Double layer DVD±RW Drive


Graphic Card Full Name - ATI MOBILITY RADEON™ 9700 with 3D performance and 64 MB VRAM


Wireless LAN Type - 802.11b/g

Short summary description Sony VGN-A217M notebook:
This short summary of the Sony VGN-A217M notebook data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony VGN-A217M, Ethernet 10 BASE-T/100 BASE-TX. Integrated Wireless LAN, DDR-SDRAM, 1440 x 900 pixels, Built-in Stereo Speakers, Windows Sound System Compatible, AMD Radeon 9700, 405.5 x 280.1 x 42.2 mm
Long summary description Sony VGN-A217M notebook:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony VGN-A217M notebook based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony VGN-A217M. Processor frequency: 1.6 GHz, Processor front side bus: 400 MHz. Internal memory: 0.5 GB, Internal memory type: DDR-SDRAM, Maximum internal memory: 1 GB. Total storage capacity: 80 GB. Display diagonal: 43.2 cm (17"), Display resolution: 1440 x 900 pixels, Contrast ratio (typical): 750:1. Discrete graphics adapter model: AMD Radeon 9700, Maximum graphics adapter memory: 0.064 GB
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Processor frequency*
The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.
1.6 GHz
Processor front side bus
A computer communications interface used to connect the processor to the rest of the computer, except the cache (and possibly other processors).
400 MHz
Internal memory*
A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.
0.5 GB
Internal memory type*
The type of internal memory such as RAM, GDDR5.
Maximum internal memory*
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
1 GB
Memory upgrade
Memory upgrades for the product (capacity).
Total storage capacity*
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
80 GB
Display diagonal*
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
43.2 cm (17")
Display resolution*
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
1440 x 900 pixels
Contrast ratio (typical)
The difference in light intensity between the brightest white and the darkest black.
Discrete graphics adapter*
Discrete graphics adapter model*
A graphics adapter (often known as a video card) generates images for a display. A discrete graphics adapter plugs into the motherboard, and usually produces much better graphics than an integrated graphics adapter. There are various models of discrete graphics adapters.
AMD Radeon 9700
Maximum graphics adapter memory
0.064 GB
Optical drive
CD read speed
CD write speed
CD rewrite speed
DVD read speed
DVD write speed
DVD rewrite speed
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Built-in Stereo Speakers, Windows Sound System Compatible
Networking features
Ethernet 10 BASE-T/100 BASE-TX. Integrated Wireless LAN
Ports & interfaces
Wireless communication version
Wired communication type
Ports & interfaces
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
4 Pin i.LINK (IEEE1394), 400 Mbps - 1
DC in - 1
Docking Station Interface - 1
Headphone Jack - 1
Memory Stick Slot - 1
Memory Stick Slot Type - Standard/Duo Size Compatible Slot, Memory Stick Pro compatible, High-speed data transfer compatible
Microphone Jack - 1
RJ-11 Direct Port (Modem) - 1
RJ-45 Direct Port (Network) - 1
USB Speed - High/Full/Low
USB Port (quantity) - 3
USB Version - 2.0
USB Connector Type - A
VGA Connector for Monitor - 1
PCMCIA Card Type I or II - 1
AV Out (for Video Out and Line Out) - 1
Keyboard number of keys
Keyboard type
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
Sony Software:
Click to DVD 2.1
DVgatePlus 1.3
PictureGearStudio 2.0
Power Panel - Power Management 1.3
SonicStage 2.1
VAIO Media 3.1
Recovery System DVD
Sonic Stage Mastering Studio 1.3
Vaio Zone 1.1
Third Party Software
Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0
Adobe Premiere Standard
WinDVD for VAIO 5.0
Microsoft Works 7.0
Norton Internet Security 2004
Adobe Acrobat Elements 6.0
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 2.0 SE
Norton Password Manager 2004
Record Now! 7.2
Battery life (max)
Maximum battery life. Mobile Mark™ (2002) is the standard often used to benchmark battery life time.
2.25 h
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
3.9 kg
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
405.5 x 280.1 x 42.2 mm
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
Lithium-Ion battery
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
Video in
Internal modem
Device inside a computer, cash register etc. that enables it to communicate over a network.
Manageability features
Manageability, DMI, TopTools characteristics of the product, by manufactuer and/or coined name and version.
Auto Luminance Control - Built-in
Auto Resolution
Bundled hardware
AC Adaptor, Battery, Power Cord
Wireless mouse supplied