The Sony VAIO PCV-M was a Japan only PC component system released by Sony in 1998. It was intended to be a sort of "multimedia" PC, because some models had an inbuilt TV tuner, a DVD player (in later models) and a MiniDisc control option that was supposed to be used with the MDS-PC1 MiniDisc deck.
Processor: Pentium MMX 233MHz, AMD K6 400MHz on later models
Graphics: ATI RAGE 128VR 8MB
Chipset: ALI Aladdin V
Memory: 64MB (Standard) 256MB (Maximum) PC100 SDRAM, 2x DIMM slots
Display: 17/15" Trinitron CRT Monitor, 14.1" TFT LCD
Storage: 4.3GB or 8.4GB IDE HDD
Weight: 7.5 kg
Daily usage today
The PCV-M is a novelty item. It will be okay for some old games (depends on graphics card) and word processing.
They can be found every once in a while on Yahoo! Auctions Japan or Mercari Japan. You will need a Japanese proxy service such as Buyee for this though.
Recovery Disks unknown.
Disassembly guide unknown.