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Sony VAIO EB Series: Affordable and Stylish On-the-Go Computing Power
A perfect mix of performance and style, the slim, lightweight Sony VAIO EB laptop in black (model EB42FX/BJ) combines a contemporary design with excellent mobile computing power in one affordable package. You'll also be able to enjoy your PC's content on the big screen thanks to this EB's compatibility with Intel Wireless Display technology. And with the smart performance of the Intel Core i3 processor and Microsoft Office Starter 2010, you have everything you need within reach to power through daily tasks and enjoy your media wherever you are.
The extra-wide, theater inspired 15.5-inch display with a native 720p HD resolution provides deeper blacks, brighter whites, true-to-life color and razor-sharp detail from almost any angle. It's great for watching movies as well as making your own using the dual-layer DVD±RW drive (with CD burning capabilities), and with the HDMI audio/video output you can connect the VAIO EB to a compatible HDTV to display your creations to a larger audience via a single cable.
Easily and quickly transfer and store data to peripheral devices utilizing the notebook's eSATA/USB combo port and three convenient USB ports. A built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam (with integrated microphone) lets you join in on video conferences as well as make long-distance VoIP calls. It also includes Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, which will connect to draft 802.11n routers and offers compatibility with 802.11b/g networks as well.
This VAIO comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version).
The Wireless Way To Enjoy PC Content On A Big Screen
Now it's easy to wirelessly stream content to your HDTV with this Intel Wireless Display enabled EB Series laptop. Sit back and experience your favorite online TV shows and movies from the comfort of your couch. Access music and photos from your hard drive or home network and immediately send it wirelessly to the biggest screen in your home. With integrated Intel Wireless Display technology, searching for cables and stringing them across your living room is a thing of the past.
Stand-Out Style, One-Touch Ease
Designed with personalization in mind, the VAIO EB Series provides subtle patterns and inviting finishes let you choose a style that's all your own. Even the interior is striking, with clear-coat palm rests that match the lid.
The edge-to-edge isolated keyboard has a numeric keypad built in, giving you the experience of using a larger computer in a much smaller footprint. A pleasing dimpled touch pad is seamlessly integrated into the palm rest.
The EB Series notebook also comes with three unique hardware buttons--WEB, VAIO and ASSIST--that help get you to where you want to go with a touch of a button. Quickly access the Internet, without full boot up into Windows, by simply pressing the WEB button. Troubleshoot any issues or facilitate simple do-it-yourself PC maintenance procedures by pressing the ASSIST button and launching the included VAIO Care software program. Finally, launch directly into Sony's Media Gallery software by pushing the designated VAIO button to create high-quality home movies and enjoy your music in a whole new way.
Rediscover your favorite music, photos and more with Media Gallery, which includes a stunning UI with easy-to-use features that take the work out of enjoying your media. In one-step, integrated SensMe Technology simplifies your massive music library into playlists based on the elements of your music as well as your unique listening habits. An integrated YouTube search engine automatically seeks out and suggests music videos, interviews and other content related to the song being played.
- 15.5-inch LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native 720p HD viewing
- 2.53 GHz Intel Core i3-380M dual-core processor for a fast, responsive PC experience (3 MB L3 cache). Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking.
- 500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
- 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; 8 GB maximum)
- Intel HD Graphics for an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and excellent 3D capabilities with support for Microsoft DirectX 10 games--an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.
- 8x multi-format DVD drive supports reading/writing of CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM.
- MOTION EYE webcam and microphone lets you quickly snap photos and video chat with friends and family.
- Comfortable, isolated keyboard with built-in numeric key pad.
- Built-in stereo speakers with third-generation Dolby Home Theater audio enhancement technologies. Includes Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Natural Bass, and Dolby Sound Space enhancer technologies.
- Intel Wireless Display capabilities, enables you to easily stream videos, photos and music from your hard drive, home network, or the internet straight to your HDTV--easily and wirelessly (read more details below).
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
- Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
- Up to 3.5 hours of battery life at default brightness with included standard capacity battery (3 hours at maximum brightness, 2.5 hours of DVD playback)
- Dimensions: 14.56 x 9.77 x 1.22 inches (WxDxH)
- Weight: 5.9 pounds
- Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (a 1-year international service plan is also available).
Connectivity & Expansion
- 4 total USB 2.0 ports with 1 eSATA/USB combo port that enables you to connect to compatible external hard drives for lightning fast transfers of large multimedia files--up to 5 times faster than via a standard USB port.
- Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO slot (Standard/Duo, with MagicGate functionality)
- Secure Digital memory card slot (compatible with MMC cards)
- ExpressCard card slot lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features.
- HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable. This laptop also includes a standard analog VGA video output.
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What's in the BoxThis package contains the Sony VAIO VPC-EB42FX/BJ laptop, standard capacity rechargeable battery, AC adapter, power cord, printed user manual
Additionally, VAIO Care software enables you to tune-up, maintain, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC through a single easy-to-use program. With just a couple of clicks, VAIO Care software enables you to:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
With integrated Intel Wireless Display technology, you'll be able to cut down on the cluttered mass of wires surrounding your work station and stop crowding around your laptop screen to enjoy vivid pictures, video and other content. You'll enjoy great image clarity and sound without sacrificing quality and without wires. Simply connect an optional adapter for Intel Wireless Display (such as the Netgear PTV1000 Push2TV adapter) to your TV, follow a few simple steps, and you're off and running. Set it up once, and sharing your screen is as easy as pushing a button.
Stream videos, photos and music from your hard drive, home network or the Internet straight to your HDTV--easily and wirelessly. You don't need to scramble for special cabling, or litter your living room, to connect your laptop to a home entertainment center and reap all the benefits.