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Included since: 27 Jun 2005
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Info modified on: 16 Feb 2016 21:52:20
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Long product name Sony A VAIO VGN-A417M:
The short editorial description of Sony A VAIO VGN-A417M

Marketing text Sony A VAIO VGN-A417M

The official marketing text of Sony A VAIO VGN-A417M as supplied by the manufacturer
The A417M offers the home user all the capabilities of the desktop with the added advantage of mobility. The widescreen display uses Sony X-black technology offering increased colour vibrancy, sharper contrast and less reflection that, when combined with its powerful graphics card, make it ideal for viewing DVDs or for giving presentations. Its dual format double layer DVD drive allows you to record up to 4 hours of DVD-quality video on a single DVD. With Bluetooth® technology, wireless LAN and built-in modem the A417M is also your ideal home office tool.

Intel® Pentium® M processor 750 1.86 GHz, 533 MHz frontside bus
Supports Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® technology
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
80 GB (Serial ATA 5400 rpm) hard disk drive
Memory: 2*256 MB DDR SDRAM; maximum 2 GB DDR SDRAM
Widescreen 17" WXGA+ (1440 x 900) X-black LCD screen
Graphics: ATI MOBILITY(TM) RADEON(TM) X600 with 256 MB VRAM
16-bit CD-quality stereo sound
Double layer DVD±RW drive
Short summary description Sony A VAIO VGN-A417M:
This short summary of the Sony A VAIO VGN-A417M data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony A VGN-A417M, Ethernet LAN, Wireless LAN, DDR-SDRAM, 1440 x 900 pixels, 16-bit CD-quality stereo sound, AMD Mobility Radeon X600, L2
Long summary description Sony A VAIO VGN-A417M:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony A VAIO VGN-A417M based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Sony A VGN-A417M. Processor frequency: 1.86 GHz, Processor cache: 2 MB, Processor cache type: L2. Internal memory: 0.5 GB, Internal memory type: DDR-SDRAM, Maximum internal memory: 1 GB. Total storage capacity: 80 GB, Hard drive interface: SATA, Hard drive speed: 5400 RPM. 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: 0.256 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
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
Total storage capacity*
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
80 GB
Hard drive interface
The way that a hard disk drive (HDD) is connected to the rest of the computer through a 'bus' such as ATA or SCSI.
Serial ATA
Hard drive speed
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
5400 RPM
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
0.256 GB
Optical drive
Double Layer DVD write speed
Double Layer DVD read speed
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
16-bit CD-quality stereo sound
Number of built-in speakers
Networking features
Ethernet LAN, Wireless LAN
Wireless compliancy
IEEE 802.11g
Networking speed
Network connectivity can be via Ethernet LAN (typically 10/100/1000 Mbps), Wireless LAN, or a traditional dial-up model (with separate fax and data speeds).
10/100 Mbps Base-TX
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity *
Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
DVI port *
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports
Number of IEEE 1394/FireWire ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The IEEE 1394 interface is a serial bus interface standard for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple, who called it FireWire. The 1394 interface is comparable to USB though USB has more market share. Apple first included FireWire in some of its 1999 models, and most Apple computers since the year 2000 have included FireWire ports, though, as of 2013, only the 800 version (IEEE-1394b).
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
DC-in jack
The socket/plug where the DC electricity supply connects to the device.
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity
The number of slots for CardBus PCMCIA.
CardBus PCMCIA slot type
The type of slots for CardBus PCMCIA.
Type II
SmartCard slot
A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card (ICC) is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. Smart cards can provide identification, authentication, data storage and application processing. Smart card slots can be found in various electronic devices e.g. thin clients.
Modem (RJ-11) ports
TV out port
Description of TV Out port
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 Album SE
PictureGear Studio
Adobe PhotoShop Elements
VAIO Edit Components
DVGatePlus (video/still capture)
VAIO Zone, tvtv Electronic Program Guide
Adobe Premiere Standard
Click to DVD
SonicStage Mastering Studio
VAIO Recovery Utility
Memory Stick Formatter
Google Toolbar
Memory Stick Pro Formatter
VAIO update
Utimaco Safeguard Privatedisk easy
Battery life (max)
Maximum battery life. Mobile Mark™ (2002) is the standard often used to benchmark battery life time.
2.5 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
Infrared data port
A data port that uses infra-red data association (irDA) as the standard for wireless communications between computer and mobile phone devices. For example, to update the phone list on your irDA-enabled PC, you would line up the infra-red ports on each device and then transfer the phone information to your PC. This is a wireless transfer, so you don't need a cable or extra software.
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
Modem type
Fax/data V.92
Bundled hardware
Lithium-ion battery
Power Cord
AC adaptor