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REFURBISHED Sony VAIO S Series 13.3" Laptop Notebook Intel Core i3 - VPCS131FM/S
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Manufacturer refurbished
Apr 03, 2012
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REFURBISHED Sony VAIO S Series 13.3" Laptop Notebook Intel Core i3 - VPCS131FM/S

Intel® Core™ i3-370M (2.40GHz)
Windows® 7 Home Premium 64–bit
Features: 13.3" LED backlit display, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD (5400rpm), CD/DVD player/burner, HDMI™ out

Any orders addressed to P.O. boxes, APO/FPO addresses, freight-forwarding addresses or reseller addresses will be canceled and refunded upon receipt.


Rediscover Your Favorites
Rediscover your favorite music, photos and more with Media Gallery™. Developed with design in mind, Media Gallery 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.

Instantly get the scoop on your favorite artist with built-in GraceNote™ support while an integrated YouTube™ search engine automatically seeks out and suggests music videos, interviews and other content related to the song being played.

Gesture Control introduces a whole new way to control content playing within Media Gallery. Using advanced technology, Media Gallery includes the ability to utilize your integrated webcam to detect specific hand movements that command the player to play, pause, skip forward or back through a song, video or slideshow.
Powerful Performace
Enjoy the powerful performance of an Intel® Core™ i5 - 460M (2.53GHz) with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology22 up to (2.80GHz) and 4GB of system memory.

The VAIO® S Series notebook comes pre-installed with Genuine Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium.

Store your favorite multimedia, important documents, and cherished family photos on the massive 640GB2 Serial ATA hard drive.

A 13.3"(1366x768) widescreen, LED backlit display4 uses power-efficient LCD technology and delivers dazzling colors and stunning picture clarity.
Smarter Technology
The VAIO® S Series includes VAIO Care™ software, a simple do-it yourself PC maintenance tool for tune-ups, troubleshooting and more.

New built - in Intel® Wireless Display technology lets you wirelessly connect to projectors and HDTVs for simple streaming of content from your PC (display attachment sold separately).

Enjoying your media has never been more fun with the uniquely smart and easy-to-use Sony® Creativity Suite. Get instantly organized with smart sorting features, create personal masterpieces with easy-to-use creative tools and rediscover forgotten music and memories with breakthrough technology that recommends content based on your unique listening and viewing habits.
Enjoy Wireless Freedom with WiMAX
Discover 4G WiMAX (where available)24 — a hotspot that travels with you. It gives you superfast 4G Internet that works as fast on the go as it does at home. With average mobile download speeds that are 4 times faster than the Internet on a 3G network23, WiMAX Network (where available)24 gives you the freedom to stay connected to your email and social network sites all the time.
Endless Features
A backlit keyboard frames the keys with a soft glow and illuminates the lettering for convenient typing day or night.

Stay connected to friends and family while on the road with real-time video conferencing16 using the MOTION EYE® camera and microphone with face-tracking technology.

Take advantage of the convenience and utility of DVD and CD read/write functionalities.

G-Sensor™ Shock Protection21 technology locks up your hard disk drive when it senses a sudden movement to secure its position and help protect the disk from scratching.
An HDMI™ output delivers video and audio to external sources via a single cable so you can enjoy HD entertainment on your compatible big screen TV without a myriad of extra cables (HDMI™ cable sold separately).
Foot Notes
1. GHz denotes microprocessor internal clock speed and may vary.
11. Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth® devices vary.
12. Total Available Graphics Memory refers to the new Windows® 7 classification of graphics memory, which varies depending on the operating condition, version of device driver and system memory size.
13. Compatibility and performance in a 64-bit environment may vary.
14. Norton Internet Security™ 2010 30-day subscription is pre-installed on your Sony VAIO PC. You need to activate the software for the product to work. After your 30-days are finished, buy Norton Internet Security to continue to be protected from viruses, hackers and identify theft.
15. Requires high definition-capable display with HDMI™ connector. Image quality will vary.
16. Broadband Internet service required along with third party services which may require a subscription or other service fee.
17. When available, Sony will provide Onsite/In-Home Service in fulfillment of its limited warranty obligations. Any such services are subject to the terms and conditions of the limited warranty. See actual Limited Warranty for details. Onsite/In-Home Service will be provided via third-party technician to be dispatched as needed following phone-based troubleshooting. Some repairs may be accomplished with self repair kits. Onsite/In-Home Service may not be available in all locations.
18.Based on original factory image and will vary with product configuration changes and additional software added to the hard drive.
19. Excluding end user interaction.
2. GB means one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of hard disk space is reserved as a recovery partition.
20. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost Technology. For more information, see http://www.intel.com/technology/turboboost
21. Windows 7® is required for functionality of G-Sensor™ Shock Protection.
22. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost Technology. For more information, see http://www.intel.com/technology/turboboost
23. Average mobile download speeds of 3 Mbps to 6 Mbps, with bursts over 10 Mbps. Actual performance may vary and is not guaranteed. Other carrier performance claims based on their advertised claims.
24. WiMAX service availability is limited. Check with CLEAR LLC for more details on availability and network limitations.
25. Intel® Wireless Display requires the NETGEAR® PTV1000 Push2TV Wireless TV Adapter (sold separately) and TV with HDMI™ or Composite AV input. Content requiring output protection (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD movie playback) is not supported. 720p (max.) output. Image quality may vary.
3. Requires 802.11n compatible access point. Some functionality may require Internet services.
4. Viewable area measured diagonally.
5. Measured at the narrowest point.
6. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. All products with an i.LINK connector may not communicate with each other.
Legal Item
Computer Interface: For this product, there are a multitude of varying software packages and add-on hardware options. This product is not manufactured to work with any specific software, and Sony does not and cannot make any warranty or representation with respect to the performance of this product with any particular software packages and/or non-Sony add-on hardware options except those mentioned here. Sony hereby disclaims any representations or warranties that this product is compatible with any combination of non-Sony products you may choose to connect to it. While Sony representatives or Sony authorized dealers may be able to assist you and may make recommendations, they are NOT authorized to vary or waive this disclaimer. Purchasers must determine for themselves the suitability and compatibility of the hardware and software in each and every particular instance. Software titles pre-installed on the Sony computer are subject to change without notice. Preinstalled software may not be identical to retail versions or have all documentation. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
©2010 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, VAIO and the VAIO logo, VAIO Care, Memory Stick Duo, i.LINK, MagicGate, G-Sensor and MOTION EYE are trademarks of Sony in the U.S. and in other countries. Microsoft, Excel and Windows are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and in other countries. Intel, Core and Centrino are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries. Bluetooth and the Bluetooth logo are trademarks of SIG, Inc. Symantec, the Symantec Logo, and Norton Internet Security are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. ENERGY STAR is a registered U.S. trademark. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.


Accessories Supplied
Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery (5000mAh)
AC Adapter
Power Cable


Weights and Measurements
  • Dimensions (Approx.):12.95"(W) x 1.08-1.24"(H) x 9.00"(D)5
  • Weight (Approx.):4.4 lbs (with standard capacity battery)
  • Hardware
  • Backlit Keyboard:Yes
  • Camera:Built-in MOTION EYE® camera and microphone with face-tracking technology
  • Keyboard:QWERTY, 86 keys with 1.7mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
  • General
  • Action Buttons:VAIO, Wireless Display, Wireless on / off
  • Computer Type:Notebook
  • Pointing Device:Electro-static touchpad
  • Type of Use:Portable
  • Power
  • Battery Type:Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery
  • DVD Playback:Up to 4 hours7 Standard Capacity Battery
  • Default Brightness:Up to 5.5 hours7 Standard Capacity Battery
  • Power Requirements:88W + 10%
  • Wireless/Networking
  • Bluetooth® Technology:Integrated Stereo A2DP (2.1 + EDR) 11
  • Ethernet Protocol:10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
  • Ethernet Speed:Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Mobile Broadband:WiMAX Ready (where available)24
  • Wi-Fi:Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 (802.11a/b/g/n)3
  • Wireless Display:Intel® Wireless Display25
  • Expansion Slots
  • Multimedia Card Reader:One Memory Stick PRO™ media slot (Standard/Duo) with MagicGate® functionality One ExpressCard® /34 media slot One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot
  • Audio
  • Sound System:Intel® High Definition Audio
  • Service and Warranty Information
  • Toll-Free Phone Support:90 Day Limited Warranty
  • Onsite/In-Home Service:90 Day Limited Warranty
  • International Service:90 Day Limited Warranty
  • Limited Warranty Term:90 Day Limited Warranty
  • Limited Warranty Term:90 Day Limited Warranty
  • Online and Email Support:90 Day Limited Warranty
  • Start-up Times
  • Average Boot Time:60 sec18
  • Average Resume Time from Suspend:2 sec18
  • First Boot Time:5 min19
  • Graphics
  • Chipset:Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
  • Graphics Processor:Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD12
  • Max. External Display Resolution via HDMI™:1920x108015
  • Max. External Resolution via VGA:2048x1536
  • Processor
  • Processor Cache:3MB
  • Processor Speed:2.53GHz1 with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.80GHz
  • Processor Technology:Intel® Turbo Boost Technology22
  • Processor Type:Intel® Core™ i5 - 460M
  • Software
  • Anti-Virus Software:Norton Internet Security™ 2010 30-Day Trial Offer14
  • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit13
  • Sony® Creativity Suite:PMB – VAIO® Edition - Import, organize, edit and publish in one easy-to-use program VAIO® Media Gallery™ Software- Bring forgotten favorites to life *Please access VAIO® Help and Support from your PC for a complete list of software applications and trials.
  • Supplied Software:Microsoft® Works SE 9.0 w/ 60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Home and Student 200710
  • System Maintenance and Support:VAIO Care™ - System diagnostics and maintenance
  • Display
  • Backlight Technology:LED
  • Resolution:1366 x 768
  • Screen Size:13.3"4
  • Inputs and Outputs
  • DC-In:1
  • Ethernet Connection(s):1
  • HDMI® Output(s):1
  • Headphone Output:1
  • Internal Microphone:1
  • Microphone Input:1
  • USB Port(s):3 (2.0 compliant)
  • VGA Output(s):1
  • i.LINK® Connection:1 (4pin) i.LINK® connector (IEEE 1394)6
  • Memory
  • Installed Memory:4GB (2GBx2)
  • Memory Type/Speed:DDR3/1066MHz
  • Max. Memory:8GB
  • Environmental Information
  • ENERGY STAR®:5.0
  • EPEAT™:Gold
  • ROHS®:Compliant
  • Optical Drive
  • CD Support:Read / Write (CD/-R/-RW)
  • DVD Support:Read / Write (DVD�R/�RW/�R DL/-RAM)
  • Storage
  • Impact Protection:G-Sensor™ Shock Protection - Hard Disk Drive Protection21
  • Speed:5400rpm
  • Storage Capacity:640GB2
  • Storage Type:Serial ATA
  • Shipping

    We ship throughout the United States. We ship all orders within two business days of cleared payment. Remote parts of the United States may not be eligible for all delivery options. Alaska and Hawaii can occasionally have issues with standard shipping methods; if there is a problem using a standard shipping method, the next best option will be selected for you.

    We do not ship to P.O. boxes, APO/FPO addresses, freight-forwarding addresses or reseller addresses. All orders addressed to P.O. boxes, APO/FPO addresses, freight-forwarding addresses or reseller addresses will be canceled and refunded upon receipt.


    Order Cancelations and Changes:
    Sony works hard to ship orders as quickly as possible. As a result, once an order has been placed, it cannot be canceled or changed in any way. This includes changes to the payment method, shipping information or items in the order. In the unlikely event that Sony is unable to fulfill your order, you will receive an email notice and your original form of payment will be refunded as soon as possible.

    Sony's return policy allows for products purchased directly from Sony and shipped to locations in the United States to be returned by you after obtaining a Sony return authorization number (RMA) during the 30 day period following date of shipment by Sony for a refund of purchase price actually paid. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. Games, game hardware, Gift Cards, and Engraved Products are non-returnable items. We will not issue a refund on any CD, DVD, or software that has been opened (taken out of its plastic wrap) or downloaded. If you have received damaged, defective or incorrectly shipped merchandise, please notify Customer Service within 30 days. The RMA number may be obtained by contacting Sony's Customer Support via the eBay Message Center, and must be noted on the outside of the returned product's container. RMAs are valid for only 14 days from issuance. Products must be returned in the original packaging. You are responsible for and must prepay all shipping charges, and you shall assume all risk of loss or damage to Product while in transit to Sony. Damage and missing-part restocking fees may apply. If you return a Product to Sony (i) without a RMA from Sony or (ii) beyond the 14 day RMA issuance period, or (iii) without proper packaging, Sony retains the right to either refuse delivery of such return or charge you a restocking fee. Please allow up to eight weeks for Sony to credit your account.


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