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The general trademark of a manufacturer by which the consumer knows its products. A manufacturer can have multiple brand names. Some manufacturers license their brand names to other producers.
Product family:
The product family is a generic trademark of a brand to indicate a very wide range of products, that can encompass multiple categories. We include product family in the Icecat product title.
Product name:
Product name is a brand's identification of a product, often a model name, but not totally unique as it can include some product variants. Product name is a key part of the Icecat product title on a product data-sheet.
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 11:50:22
The date of the most recent change of this product data-sheet in Icecat.
Product views: 13246
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Warranty: 1 year (extendable to 3 years with optional Warranty Pack).
Long product name Sony A VGN-A317S notebook:
The short editorial description of Sony A VGN-A317S notebook

Marketing text Sony A VGN-A317S notebook

The official marketing text of Sony A VGN-A317S notebook as supplied by the manufacturer
While you’re using the new A Series with its new screen technology, everyone else will be staring at the beautiful design of this innovative new notebook. It’s the perfect companion when you’re on the move with its Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology, giving you all the power you need to get the job done. Of course, all work and no play is not the way to go, so you can enjoy your favourite movies on the dual-format DVD drive and the latest games with the powerful ATI graphics card. The VAIO A Series – the notebook that won’t tie you.
Short summary description Sony A VGN-A317S notebook:
This short summary of the Sony A VGN-A317S notebook data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony A VGN-A317S, Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth, 1440 x 900 pixels, Stereo, AMD Mobility Radeon X600, L2, 406 x 280 x 42 mm
Long summary description Sony A VGN-A317S notebook:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony A VGN-A317S notebook based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony A VGN-A317S. Processor frequency: 1.86 GHz, Processor cache: 2 MB, Processor cache type: L2. Internal memory: 0.5 GB. Total storage capacity: 100 GB. Display diagonal: 43.2 cm (17"), Display resolution: 1440 x 900 pixels, Contrast ratio (typical): 750:1. Discrete graphics adapter model: AMD Mobility Radeon X600, Maximum graphics adapter memory: 0.128 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.
1.86 GHz
Processor cache
2 MB
Processor cache type
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).
533 MHz
Internal memory*
A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.
0.5 GB
Total storage capacity*
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
100 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 Mobility Radeon X600
Maximum graphics adapter memory
0.128 GB
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Networking features
Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth
Ports & interfaces
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
Audio Out;3 x USB 2.0 (High/Full/Low-speed);Microphone Jack;Docking Station port;DC-In;VGA connector for monitor;AV Out;i.LINK (IEEE1394), 400 Mbps;Headphone Jack;Memory Stick(TM) Slot (MS Pro compatible)
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.
Adobe PhotoShop Elements (Image editing software);Adobe PhotoShop Album SE;PictureGear(TM) Studio (Digital image application); Click to DVD(TM);Adobe Premiere Standard;WinDVD(TM) for VAIO;VAIO Edit Components; VAIO Zone;DVGatePlus (video/still capture); MoodLogic;SonicStage Mastering Studio;SonicStage; My Info Centre;Google Toolbar;Memory Stick Formatter;VAIO Power Management;HotKey Utility;VAIO update;Sony Notebook Set-up (notebook configuration); Microsoft Works;Acrobat Reader;Norton Internet Security;Adobe Acrobat Elements;VAIO Media;Yahoo! Messenger and Yahoo! Personals;Norton Password Manager
Battery life (max)
Maximum battery life. Mobile Mark™ (2002) is the standard often used to benchmark battery life time.
1.9 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).
406 x 280 x 42 mm
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Internal modem
Device inside a computer, cash register etc. that enables it to communicate over a network.
Modem speed
The speed at which data is transferred by a modem.
56 Kbit/s