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Sony VAIO PCG-R505


The Sony VAIO PCG-R505 is a mid-to-high-end subnotebook computer series released by Sony in 2001, intended for users that needed a machine for work, as it came with Windows 2000.

They came in a silver-purple finish. The build quality, as you would expect from a high-end Sony VAIO, is outstanding.

A Intel Pentium III Mobile CPU with Intel 830MG Graphics Chipset was included with these laptops along with Windows XP Pro.

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 without dock

Detailed Specs

Processor: Intel Pentium III-M 750MHz / 850MHz / 1.13GHz / 1.20GHz (might be missing some)

Graphics: Intel 830MG Integrated Extreme Graphics

RAM: SODIMM 144-pin SDRAM, one slot free, 1x128MB (soldered), max upgrade size: 512MB

Display: 12.1" XGA Display

Storage: 2.5" IDE HDD

Network: 10/100 Ethernet (Wired), 802.11b wireless (optional)

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Dock

OS: Windows 2000 Professional

Media: 1 x CardBus PC Card slot, 1x Memory Stick Reader, 2 x USB Ports and a Headphone Jack + Microphone Input.

Additional: i.LINK, Security Lock, Docking Station with DVD Drive and a 3.0-4.5h Battery Life (Standard supplied battery), 6-8h Battery Life (Double capacity battery)

Daily Usage Today

These laptops are still usable today for very light modern office tasks like text editing, and they are perfectly suitable for retro tasks, with very limited but present retro gaming capabilities. It is recommended that one replaces the HDD with an SSD or a IDE to SD Card adapter.


Sony JP VAIO PCG-R505 Series Presentation Page

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Series Quick Start Guide

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Series User Manual

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Series Service Manual

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Series Operation Guide

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Warranty Summary

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Safety Information

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Series CPSC Tips on Notebook Computer Use

Sony VAIO PCG-R505GL Specifications Sheet

Sony VAIO PCG-R505TE Specifications Sheet

Sony VAIO PCG-R505TS Specifications Sheet

Disassembly Guide

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Disassembly Guide

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Sony VAIO PCG-R505EL Recovery Discs

Sony VAIO PCG-R505TF Recovery Discs

We do not know if these discs are model locked. See Compatibility Problems section in the Recovery Discs page.

It is unknown if these discs are compatible with SVRP.

Follow our guides to download and install drivers.


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