Sony VAIO VGN-FZ180E/B 15.4"Core 2 Duo Processor2GB 200GB Vista Premium Blue ray burner
 
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Mobile entertainment and power to spare. The VAIO® VGN-FZ180E/B notebook features Intel® Centrino® Duo processor technology and the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor for lightning-fast speed and embedded A/V controls for one-touch access to your music, movies and pictures. An included CD/DVD burner and the streamlined instant search and automated security features of the Windows Vista™ Home Premium operating system make burning discs and navigating through programs fast and easy. And viewing your friends and family while video chatting on the gorgeous 15.4" widescreen LCD with XBRITE-ECO™ technology is so lifelike, it's almost like being there. Item has been fully tested by an A+ certified tech and has passed all test and is in perfect working order. Item does not come in orginal box. It comes with our full 6 month no hassle warranty on top of the sony warranty. Grab this item while it lasts.
 

Manufacturer : Sony
Model Number : VGN-FZ180E/B
Condition : New In Box

 
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With subtle sophistication and undeniable elegance, the lightweight Sony VAIO VGN-FZ180E/B notebook PC is crafted with an aesthetic touch and careful attention to detail. Offering a brilliantly colorful 15.4-inch XBRITE-ECO display, this 5.75-pound laptop maximizes LCD space with advanced space-saving engineering techniques, including a reconfigured battery and motherboard design. It's packed with entertainment features, including embedded A/V controls for one-touch access to your music, movies and pictures. A built-in camera and microphone is seamlessly integrated into the durable silver magnesium chassis so you can video chat with friends, family and co-workers. It also offers high-definition Blu-ray Disc capability, which supports full 1080p HD video playback as well as up to 5.1 discrete channels of uncompressed digital audio. For burning discs, it has up t a 2x write speed. The Blu-ray system is backwards-compatible with standard DVDs and CDs, enabling you to enjoy your digital library for years to come, and the drive will also burn the full gamut of DVD and CD discs.

This notebook is powered by the 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor, which offers a 20 percent performance boost over its predecessor while using 28 percent less power--so you get the benefit of a powerful dual-core PC plus all the benefits of mobility. It provides an optimized, multithreaded architecture for improved gaming and multitasking performance. It includes Intel's 4965 AGN wireless LAN, which will connect to draft 802.11n routers and offers compatibility with 802.11a/b/g networks as well. Other features include a 200 GB hard drive, 2 GB of installed RAM (4 GB maximum capacity), multi-format/dual-layer DVD+/-RW drive (which also burns CDs), ExpressCard slot, and Intel GMA X3100 graphics card.

This laptop also comes pre-installed with Microsoft Windows Vista Business, which has a new user interface, named Windows Aero, that makes it easy to navigate through the operating system and from application to application. For instance, Windows Aero helps you juggle multiple tasks at once by providing a three-dimensional, real-time, animated view of all your open applications and documents. Vista also integrates new search tools throughout the operating system, includes new parental control features, and offers new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures.

Entertainment Features
Imagine having the ability to enjoy your entertainment on your notebook without ever booting up. The VAIO FZ notebook with A/V Instant Mode lets you kick off your entertainment with a single push of a button. Go straight to watching a movie, playing music, or viewing photos without ever booting-up the operating system, thereby conserving a significant amount of battery life. The VAIO FZ notebook also includes a full set of dedicated multimedia controls just above the keyboard. A round A/V interface jumps out of the clean design of the VAIO FZ, adding a unique and practical touch to its sophisticated appearance. These intuitive music and video controls are user-friendly, so you can easily control your CDs, DVDs, pictures and home movies with the push of a button.

The Basics

* Processor: The Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor has a 2.0 GHz processor speed, super-fast 800 MHz front-side bus (FSB), and an enormous 4 MB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

The Intel Core 2 Duo processor has two computational execution cores in a single processor, providing greater system response when running multi-threaded applications simultaneously with no significant increase in power consumption. It's optimized for multitasking and is ready to support the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. It can simultaneously run multiple demanding applications--such as graphics-intensive games or serious number-crunching business productivity applications--while downloading music or running virus-scanning security programs in the background. Some of the advanced Intel innovations of the Core 2 Duo processor include:
o Smart Memory Access: Improves system performance by hiding memory latency, thus optimizing the use of available computer data bandwidth to provide data to the processor when and where it is needed.
o Advanced Digital Media Boost: Effectively doubles the execution speed for instructions used widely in multimedia and graphics applications.
o Dynamic Power Coordination: Coordinates Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and idle power-management state (C-states) transitions independently per core to help save power.
o Deeper Sleep with Dynamic Cache Sizing: Saves power by flushing cache data to system memory during periods of inactivity to lower CPU voltage.

* Hard Drive: The 200 GB Serial ATA hard drive is about double the average size for notebook PCs, however its 4200 RPM speed is a bit slower than current standard hard drives. It provides more than enough capacity for storing documents, digital media files, and video editing software. This SATA hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to FireWire and USB 2.0.

* Memory: The 2 GB of installed RAM (2 x 1 GB DDR2, PC5300) is an excellent start, but you'll want to add more RAM to handle today's demanding multimedia and productivity suites. It provides two DIMM slots and has a large 4 GB maximum RAM capacity. It also offers a top-of-class 667 MHz speed. To receive the faster data transfer benefits of the dual-channel DDR2 RAM, any RAM additions require memory modules of same capacity and clockspeed.

* DVD/CD Drive: This Sony notebook is capable of playing back Blu-ray Disc movies in stunning clarity, as well as playing your current library of purchased and burned disc content. It's also capable of burning HD Camcorder content in its original 1080p high-definition resolution and can store a massive amount of data on a single disc (25 GB single layer disc to 50 GB on a double layer disc). This desktop also comes with a secondary standard DVD-ROM drive. The BD drive offers 2x speed for reading and writing BD-R/RE discs and 1x BD-R/RE DL (dual layer) write speed. It also offers the following write speeds for standard DVD and CD discs: 4x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD-R DL, 8x for single-layer DVD+R and DVD-R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 24x CD-R, 16x CD-RW, and 5x for DVD-RAM.

* Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a standard 82-key keyboard (2.0mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch) and electro-static two-button touchpad.

Screen, Video & Audio
The 15.4-inch WXGA LCD display has a widescreen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. And thanks to Sony's XBRITE-HiColor panel technology, the flat-panel screen will deliver dazzling colors and sharp images whether displaying a DVD movie, television show, or web content. It delivers deep blacks and bright whites, true-to-life color, and razor-sharp detail. And with a glare filter and anti-reflective coating to minimize reflection, you'll experience a beautifully clear image.

Video is powered by the Nvidia GeForce 8400M graphics card, which provides up to 1 GB (1023 MB) of available RAM/video memory for unmatched HD video performance on a notebook PC. With support for Microsoft DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0 and High Dynamic-Range Lighting (HDR), the 8400M lets you rip through all of today's most advanced and cutting-edge games and applications. Experience real-time photo editing, or immerse yourself in the most complex, true-to-life gaming environments.

The audio card includes Sony Sound Reality technology with DSD (Direct Stream Digital) support. It also includes a high-definition digital cable tuner with NTSC (standard) and ATSC (HD) support.

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
Be ready for the next platform in wireless connectivity with the integrated Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965 AGN LAN chip. Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, it offers up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range as existing 802.11g wireless. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found in home routers and Wi-Fi hotspots) as well as 802.11a networks (which has a higher throughput, but more limited range--great for closed office environments).

This notebook also includes a next-generation ExpressCard 34 card slot (replacing the PCMCIA slot), which lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features. Here's the full list of connectivity options:

* 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
* 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
* 1 VGA monitor port
* 1 S-Video out
* 1 ExpressCard 34
* 1 headphone jack, 1 microphone jack
* Memory Stick slot (supports optional Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, and Memory Stick DUO media)
* Secure Digital memory card slot (also compatible with MMC cards)

It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.92) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Fast Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Preloaded Software
Includes Sony Click to DVD (for easy DVD creation), Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office 2007 Student and Teacher Edition (60-day trial), Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007 (with 60 days of Live Update).

Dimensions & Weight
This notebook measures 14 x 10.02 x 1.4 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 5.75 pounds.

Power
It's powered by the VGP-BPS8 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which has a battery life of between 2 and 4 hours (depending on usage).

What's in the Box
This package contains the VGN-FZ180E/B notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty, and Sony offers 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance.

Product Description
The thin-and-light VAIO FZ notebooks are ideal for professionals who spend their time both in and out of the office. With its slight and sturdy casing, robust processor and advanced wireless technology, this notebook has the performance and mobility features you need to stay productive.The thin-and-light VAIO FZ notebooks pack big power into a small, portable and durable magnesium alloy chassis. The VAIO FZ series is designed to maximize LCD space with advanced space-saving engineering techniques implemented throughout the chassis, including a reconfigured battery and motherboard design. The result is a brilliant 15.4" widescreen display in the body of a portable, thin-and-light notebook.

Manufacturer Sony
Manufacturer Part # VGNBX740P2
System Type Notebook
Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2 GHz, Centrino Duo Technology
Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
Data Bus Speed 800 MHz
Chipset Type Mobile Intel GM965 Express
Cache Memory Type L2 cache
Installed Size 4 MB
RAM Installed Size 1 GB (1 GB x 1) / 4 GB (max)
Technology DDR II SDRAM - 667 MHz
Memory Specification Compliance PC2-5300
Storage Controller Type Serial ATA
Serial ATA Interface Serial ATA-150
Storage Hard Drive 100 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Optical Storage Type DVD±RW (±R DL)
Card Reader Type Card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo
Display Display Type

14.1" TFT active matrix
Max Resolution 1024 x 768 ( XGA )
Widescreen Display Yes
Features X BRITE-ECO
Video Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
Video Memory 128 MB
Audio Audio Output Sound Card
Compliant Standards Microsoft WSS 1.0/2.0
Input Device(s) Keyboard, touchpad, pointing stick
Telecom Modem Fax / modem
Max Transfer Rate 56 Kbps
Protocols & Specifications ITU V.90, ITU V.92
Networking Networking Network Adapter
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Wireless NIC Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Bluetooth
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Expansion Expansion Slots Total Memory
1 ( 1 ) x CardBus - type I/II
Interfaces 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm
1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 pin FireWire
2 x modem - phone line - RJ-11
1 x docking / port replicator
3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A
1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
Miscellaneous Features Stereo speakers, wireless LAN antenna, Bluetooth antenna
Embedded Security Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip , fingerprint reader
Power Power Device External
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Battery Technology Lithium ion
Installed Qty 1
Capacity 5100 mAh
Run Time (Up To) 3 hour(s)
Operating System / Software OS Provided Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Software Microsoft Works 8.5, Microsoft Office 2007 (Trial), Norton Internet Security 2007 (60 days subscription)
Dimensions
(W x D x H) Unit 12.5" x 10.4" x 1.4"
Weight Unit 5.7 lbs
Warranty Limited warranty - 1 year - on-site
Product info support - phone consulting - 1 year

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