Sony VAIO A specs

Model Sony VAIO VGN-A690

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Platform Technology
    Intel Centrino
  • Notebook type
    Desktop replacement (7.5 + lbs.)
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Processor / Chipset

  • CPU
    Intel Pentium M 750 / 1.86 GHz
  • Cache
    L2 - 2 MB
  • Data Bus Speed
    533 MHz
  • Chipset Type
    Mobile Intel 915PM Express
  • Features
    Enhanced SpeedStep technology, Execute Disable Bit capability, power-optimized processor system bus

Cache Memory

  • Type
    L2 cache
  • Installed Size
    2 MB

RAM

  • Memory Speed
    533 MHz
  • Memory Specification Compliance
    PC2-4200
  • Configuration Features
    2 x 512 MB
  • Technology
    DDR2 SDRAM
  • Installed Size
    1 GB
  • Rated Memory Speed
    533 MHz

Storage

  • Optical Drive
    DVD±RW (+R DL)
  • Type
    none
  • Read Speed
    24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
  • Write Speed
    24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)
  • Rewrite Speed
    24x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW)
  • Type
    portable

Memory

  • Max Supported Size
    2 GB
  • Technology
    DDR2 SDRAM
  • Speed
    533 MHz / PC2-4200
  • Slots Qty
    2
  • Empty Slots
    0

Display

  • Resolution
    1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
  • Widescreen Display
    Yes
  • Monitor Features
    ErgoBright, X BRITE
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    43.2 cm
  • Display Resolution Abbreviation
    WUXGA

Audio & Video

  • Graphics Processor
    PCI Express x16 - ATI Mobility Radeon X600
  • Sound
    Stereo speakers

Hard Drive

  • Spindle Speed
    5400 rpm
  • Type
    HDD
  • Installed Qty
    1
  • Capacity
    100 GB

Input

  • Type
    keyboard, touchpad

Communications

  • Wireless Protocol
    802.11a/b/g
  • Wireless Controller
    Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG
  • Wired Protocol
    Gigabit Ethernet

Optical Storage

  • Drive Type
    DVD-Writer DL
  • Type
    DVD±RW (+R DL)

Processor

  • CPU Type
    Pentium M
  • Processor Number
    750
  • Manufacturer
    Intel
  • Clock Speed
    1.86 GHz

Floppy Drive

  • Type
    none

Card Reader

  • Type
    card reader
  • Supported Flash Memory
    Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO

Battery

  • Capacity
    4000 mAh
  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Run Time (Up To)
    2.5 hour(s)

AC Adapter

  • Input
    AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)

Connections & Expansion

  • Slots
    2 x memory (0 free)
    1 x CardBus (1 free)
  • Interfaces
    1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
    1 x microphone - input - mini-phone mono 3.5 mm
    1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11
    1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
    1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
    1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
    3 x USB 2.0 4 pin USB Type A
    1 x docking / port replicator
    4 x USB 2.0 4 pin USB Type A (on expansion base)
    1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) (on expansion base)
    1 x TV antenna (on expansion base)
    1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) (on expansion base)
    1 x display / video - S-video input (on expansion base)
    1 x display / video - S-video output (on expansion base)
    1 x display / video - DVI-Digital - 24+1 pin digital DVI (on expansion base)
    1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 (on expansion base)
    1 x audio - SPDIF output - TOSLINK (on expansion base)
    2 x audio - line-in - RCA (on expansion base)
    2 x audio - line-out - RCA (on expansion base)
  • Memory Card Reader
    Yes (Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo)

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony VAIO
  • Model
    VGN-A690
  • Bundled with
    docking station
  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Compatibility
    PC

Networking

  • Max Transfer Rate
    56 Kbps
  • Data Link Protocol
    Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
  • Wireless LAN Supported
    Yes
  • Wireless NIC
    Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG

Miscellaneous

  • Features
    Intel PRO/Wireless
  • Included Laptop Accessories
    external speakers, remote control

Monitor

  • Diagonal Size
    17 in

System

  • Platform Technology
    Intel Centrino
  • Notebook Type
    notebook
  • Platform
    Windows
  • Hard Drive Capacity
    100 GB

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    16 in
  • Depth
    11 in
  • Height
    1.8 in

Graphics Controller

  • Interface Type
    PCI Express x16

Audio Output

  • Compliant Standards
    AC '97

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Mainboard

  • Data Bus Speed
    533 MHz
  • Chipset Type
    Mobile Intel 915PM Express

Physical Characteristics

  • Weight
    8.82 lbs

Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided: Type
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Type
    AOL Online (90 days trial), Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition, Adobe Photoshop Elements, InterMute SpySubtract (30 days subscription), InterVideo WinDVD, Microsoft Office 2003 Student and Teacher Edition (Trial), Microsoft Works 8.0, Norton Internet Security (90 days subscription), Quicken 2005 New User Edition, Sonic RecordNow! 7, Sony Click to DVD, Sony DVgate Plus, Sony PictureGear Studio, Sony SonicStage 2.1, Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio, VAIO Help and Support, VAIO Media, VAIO Recovery Wizard, VAIO Update, VAIO Zone

Video Output

  • Graphics Processor
    ATI Mobility Radeon X600
  • Graphics Processor Series
    ATI Mobility Radeon

Video Memory

  • Technology
    DDR SDRAM
  • Installed Size
    128 MB

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty, technical support
  • Service Included
    parts and labor, phone consulting
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony