E Series 17.3" -

Sony recommends Windows 8.


Operating System 
Operating SystemWindows 8 64 bit (English Version)
Language Pack / Language Interface PackLanguage Pack: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Thai
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-3632QM Processor 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.20 GHz*1
ChipsetIntel® HM76 Express Chipset
Memory Bus1600 MT/s
Cache Memory6 MB (L3 Cache)
Main Memory 
Pre-installed4 GB (4 GB (SO-DIMM) x 1) DDR3 SDRAM*2 (upgradeable up to 8 GB*3)
SO-DIMM SlotsDDR3 SO-DIMM slots (Unused Memory slot:1)
Hard Disk750 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
Optical Disc Drive 
Optical Disc DriveBlu-ray Disc™ ROM Drive with DVD SuperMulti
Maximum Reading SpeedBD-ROM: 6x / BD-R: 6x(SL), BD-R: 4x(DL) / BD-RE: 4x(SL), BD-RE: 4x(DL) / DVD+R: 8x(SL), DVD+R: 6x(DL) / DVD-R: 8x(SL), DVD-R: 6x(DL) / DVD+RW: 8x / DVD-RW: 8x / DVD-ROM: 8x / DVD-RAM: 5x / CD-ROM: 24x / CD-R: 24x / CD-RW: 24x
Maximum Writing SpeedDVD+R: 8x(SL), DVD+R: 6x(DL) / DVD-R: 8x(SL), DVD-R: 6x(DL) / DVD+RW: 8x / DVD-RW: 6x / DVD-RAM: 5x / CD-R: 24x / CD-RW: 10x
Graphics AcceleratorAMD Radeon™ HD 7650M
Dedicated Video Memory2 GB DDR3
Display17.3 inch wide (Full HD: 1920 x 1080) TFT colour display (VAIO™ Display Plus, LED backlight)
USBSuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) port Type A Connector with charging function x 1,*5
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) port Type A Connector x 3
Network (RJ-45) Connector1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T x 1
Display Output ConnectorAnalogue RGB, Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1
HeadphoneStereo, Mini Jack x 1
MicrophoneStereo, Mini Jack x 1
HDMI In/Out ConnectorHDMI Out x 1
Memory Stick™ Duo"Memory Stick Duo"("Memory Stick PRO" compatible, Not support for copyright protection)*6
SD Memory Card SlotSD memory card (SDHC, SDXC compatible, Not support for copyright protection)*7
DC INx 1
Wireless Connection 
Wireless LANIEEE 802.11b/g/n*8
Wireless LAN Data RateMaximum transmission speed: 150 Mbps*9, Maximum receipt speed: 150 Mbps*9
Bluetooth®Bluetooth® standard Ver. 4.0 + HS
Front Side CameraHD web camera powered by "Exmor for PC" (Resolution: 1280 x 1024, Effective Pixels: 1.31 Mega pixels)
AudioIntel® High Definition Audio / Internal Stereo Speakers / Internal, Monaural Microphone / "Clear Phase", "xLOUD"
Keyboard/Input Device19.05 mm key pitch, 1.7 mm keystroke, 103 keys, Backlit Keyboard / Touchpad (Gesture supported)
Battery Life 
Bundled BatteryVGP-BPS26 Lithium-ion battery: up to 3.0 hours of use*10
Optional Long BatteryVGP-BPL26 Lithium-ion battery: up to 6.5 hours of use*10
Sleep Mode 
Rapid WakeRapid Wake + Eco
Dimensions (W x H x D) mm408.7 x 27.1 (maximum 37.8) x 278.0 mm
Weight (With Supplied Battery)3.2 kg (including the supplied battery)
Bundled Software 
Media PlayerMedia Go
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft® Office Trial*11
MusicMusic app, Imagination Studio VAIO Edition (ACID™ Music Studio 9, Sound Forge™ Audio Studio 10)
Video & PhotoPowerDVD BD, Imagination Studio VAIO Edition (DVD Architect™ Studio 5.0, Movie Studio Platinum 12), Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 11, PlayMemories Home, Album app
SecurityTrend Micro™ Titanium Maximum Security 60days*12
UtilitiesVAIO™ Message Center, VAIO™ Control Center, VAIO™ Gesture Control, Xperia Link, Adobe® Reader® X, Norton™ Online Backup, VAIO™ Gate, Power2Go
SupportVAIO™ Care, VAIO™ Transfer Support, VAIO™ Update
Supplied Accessories 
Supplied AccessoriesAC Adaptor : VGP-AC19V33/ Battery: VGP-BPS26*13
Local Warranty and VAIO™ International Repair ServiceOne Year

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.  

*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions.
*2 If memory modules of the same capacity are installed to both of the two memory module slots, the supported dual channel mode provides better performance.
*3 Sony does not guarantee compatibility with memories of other brands.
*4 GB means one billion bytes when referring to storage capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of storage space is reserved as a recovery partition.
*5 Charging function via USB port may fasten battery consumption. Change the default setting when using this function.
*6 Compatible with any Sony branded "Memory Stick" of up to 32 GB, available as of January 2012. However, "Memory Stick" compatibility is not guaranteed in all cases.
*7 Compatible with SD memory cards (up to 2 GB), SDHC memory cards (up to 32 GB) and SDXC memory cards (up to 64 GB) available as of January 2012. However, it is not guaranteed that all SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards or SDXC memory cards will be compatible.
*8 The maximum communication distance can vary depending on the obstacles or the distance between the communication devices, the radio waves, the operating system or the software being used.
*9 The communication speed varies depending on the distance between communication devices, existence of obstacles between such devices, the device configuration, the radio conditions, and the software in use. In addition, communication may be cut off depending on the radio conditions.
*10 Estimated battery life (under JEITA Battery Run Time Measurement Method ver.1.0,measurement method (a)). Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit
*11 1 month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers.
*12 Free use of 60 days. Further update will be charged.
*13 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model.
[Blu-ray Disc Playback]
- Requires compatible high-definition display for high definition playback. Playback of AACS protected media may require an HDCP compliant output and HDCP compliant display.
- You may need to connect to the Internet when playing copyright protected Blu-ray discs.
- Region settings are required for Movies and BD-ROM contents. If the region setting and the region of the disc do not match, playback is not possible.
<Important notice when playing back HD contents>
[AVC HD Playback]
- Depending on system environment, you may find sound interruptions and/or dropped frames during AVC HD play back.
- The trademarks, including but not limited to "Sony", "VAIO", "Memory Stick", "xLOUD" and "Clear Phase" are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.
- Xperia is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB.
- Adobe, the Adobe logo, Adobe Reader and Adobe Premiere are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S. and/or other countries.
- Intel, Core, the Intel logo, the Intel Inside logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
- Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
- AMD, the AMD logo, and combinations thereof, are registered trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc
- All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.
- Some applications may require installation via download.
- Internet connection may be required in order to install some applications.
- Whilst information given is true at time of printing, small production changes in the course of our company's policy of improvement through research and design might not necessarily be included in the specifications. E&OE. Actual models may differ slightly in appearance to illustrations provided.