Built with the features and performance you need every day to stay connected and be entertained, the Sony VAIO EG3 series laptop (model VPCEG3PFX/W) in white sports a travel-friendly 14-inch display with a native 720p HD resolution that provides deeper blacks, brighter whites, and true-to-life color. The isolated keyboard gives you the experience of using a larger computer in a much smaller footprint. And with a pleasant feeling textured touch pad that is integrated into the palmrest, your hands and fingers will be happy to compute.
The 14-inch VAIO EG3 series laptop in white
At a Glance:
- 14-inch LED backlit display (native HD 720p)
- 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium B960 dual-core processor
- 640 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
- 4 GB installed RAM
- Intel HD graphics
- CD/DVD player/burner
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi
- HDMI output
- Up to 7.5 hours of use
- See full specs below
It's powered by an Intel Pentium processor--the classic and reliable choice for basic computing tasks. You can connect this VAIO to a compatible HDTV via the HDMI port to display your creations to a larger audience via a single cable. It also includes Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11n), which offers ultra-fast speeds, wider range, and compatibility with 802.11b/g networks as well. And the integrated camera with face-tracking technology and microphone makes it easy to video chat with family, friends, and co-workers.
It comes pre-installed with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and it includes Microsoft Office Starter 2010 with limited-functionality versions of Word and Excel (learn more below).
Leave No Fingerprint
Whether open or closed, you will find yourself wanting to feel this VAIO EG3 Series laptop. With a textured, diamond-shaped pattern embossed on the lid and palm rest, this PC is artfully crafted to be pleasing to the eyes and to the touch without leaving any fingerprint smudges.
Bold and Bright
Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, this laptop features exceptional picture quality. The 14-inch (1366 x 768) widescreen display includes an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life.
Take It to the Big Screen
Whether you're watching stunning high definition content or enjoying video captured from your compatible camcorder, you can play back HD content on your compatible big screen HDTV with a high level of resolution. An HDMI output delivers both your video and audio via a single HDMI cable (sold separately), providing the optimal digital connection to your HDMI-enabled HDTV so you can enjoy HD entertainment on the big screen without a myriad of extra cables and wires.
A built-in web camera offers you the opportunity to be seen clearly in video chats with your friends. This web camera also offers a includes face tracking technology that allows the camera to automatically adjust and keep you in focus as you move about.
Special hardware buttons.
One Button Bliss
Discover special hardware buttons: VAIO, ASSIST and WEB that get you where you want to go with a touch of a button.
- One touch access to the web without full boot up into Windows with WEB button.
- Press the VAIO button to launch either PMB (Picture Motion Browser) or Media Gallery software and create movies, and enjoy photos and music in a whole new way.
- ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care software that helps maintain and troubleshoot PC issues for optimal performance.
Life at Your Fingertips
Find a new appreciation for your music and photos with Media Gallery software. Not only can it automatically create unique song playlists on beat, tone and rhythm, it can also help you rediscover forgotten favorites with recommendations based on your specific taste. Playback can be controlled by hand gestures using the built-in web camera, simply wave your hand and Media Gallery software will advance to the next track or photo. Media Gallery software also makes it easy to create slideshows with high-quality transitions and soundtracks from your personal music library.
Picture Motion Browser (PMB).
PMB VAIO Edition
The Picture Motion Browser (PMB) makes managing your photos and home videos as easy as taking them. Conditions aren't always ideal for capturing the perfect video or snapshot but with one-click effects, like video stabilization and red-eye removal, PMB VAIO Edition makes it easy to transform so-so shots into memorable masterpieces. Using the magic of Sony's intelligent analysis technologies, PMB eliminates the clutter and automatically organizes content by person, place and date. Intuitive navigation features like face detection make it simple to do just that.
- Fully integrated onto your desktop for quick access with large icons
- Simple and easy to use--click on an icon to go straight to a program
- Personalize VAIO Gate by moving icons within the browser or adding and removing them completely by simple drag and drop
- RSS feed enables web recommendations and links
PC Tune-Ups and Maintenance Made Easy
Sony's designed an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC with just a few clicks. With just a few clicks, VAIO Care software lets you:
- Tune-up your VAIO PC to help keep it running its best for the long haul
- Check for and install recent updates from Sony and Microsoft to keep your VAIO PC up to date
- Identify and troubleshoot issues on your own
- Create recovery discs (media sold separately) to back up your system software and settings
- Connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert
A Better Computer Deserves Better Support
Sony backs its computers with industry-leading support that is distinguished by such features as:
- In-home service--that's right, when possible we'll come out to your house to resolve your issue
- International service available in over 40 countries
- 24/7 phone and chat support
- Parts and labor are covered as part of the standard limited warranty on covered repairs
- Online support website with access to drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums and more
- Optional Sony extended service plans that keep you covered up to 4 years from the date of your PC purchase
14-inch LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing
2.2 GHz Intel Pentium B960 dual-core processor (2 MB cache)
640 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 8 GB maximum)
Intel HD Graphics integrated solution for everyday computing with support for Microsoft DirectX 10 games
8x multi-format CD/DVD drive
Built-in stereo speakers
Up to 7.5 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard 5300 mAh battery (5.5 hours of DVD playback)
Dimensions and Weight: 13.62 x 9.4 x 1.36 inches (WxDxH); 3.65 pounds
Wireless & Networking
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
- Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Connectivity & Expansion
- 4 standard USB 2.0 ports
- HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
- VGA video output (analog, RGB)
- Memory Stick Duo slot
- Secure Digital memory card slot (compatible with MMC cards)
- Microphone and headphone jacks
See larger image of all ports.
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What's in the Box
Sony VAIO EG3 laptop (model VPCEG3PFX/W); standard lithium-ion battery (4400 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions
Microsoft Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel; VAIO Care; Media Gallery; PMB VAIO Edition; Norton Internet Security 2012 (30-day trial offer)
1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (onsite/in-home service and international service availability).
- Energy Star 5.0
- Gold EPEAT for reducing environmental impact.
- RoHS compliant restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.
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Windows 7 Home Premium
The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC
Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.
Windows 7: Your PC Simplified
- Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
- Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
- Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
- Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*
Get a Faster, Safer Web with a New PC and Internet Explorer 9
- Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
- Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.
Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live
Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.
- Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
- Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
- Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
- Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.
You can download Windows Live for FREE at download.live.com.
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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010
- Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
- Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.
* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.