VGN-BX

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14.1" VGN-BX

Summary

The Sony VAIO VGN-BX is a Business-Class notebook computer series released by Sony in 2005, and they were avaliable in 14.1", 15.3" and 17" display size.

They came in a silver finish. Only the 14.1" version of the VGN-BX has a magnesium alloy case. The 15.4" and 17" models have a plastic build.

The Intel Pentium M series with Intel GMA 900 graphics was included with these laptops along with Windows XP. They also use DDR2 SDRAM which is user-replaceable.

Due to the fact that these laptops were made for businesses, they had multiple business related features: a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, HDD Password Protection, an optional Built-in Camera, a modular bay, and Gigabit Ethernet.

Detailed Specs

Processor: Intel Pentium M 740 up to 780

Graphics: Intel GMA 900 with up to 128MB of shared memory

RAM: DDR2 SDRAM (533MHz), Not Soldered

Display: 14.1 XGA (1024x768) X-Black LCD, Glossy

Storage: 2.5" SATA HDD

Wireless: 802.11b/g Wireless LAN

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Media: Dual Layer DVD±RW Drive (Swappable), Three USB 2.0 Ports, Four-Pin FireWire, PCMCIA Card Slot, VGA Out, Gigabit Ethernet, SD Card Reader, Memory Stick Pro Reader and a Modem

Additional: Bluetooth, Trackpad, TrackPoint, Fingerprint Reader, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), 0.3MP Camera and a Mute Button

Daily Usage Today

This laptop is still usable today, but to some extent... It is only useful for office uses and can be used as a Media PC. The Pentium M is not known for performance, and it is recommended that one replaces the HDD with a SSD. Retro games are playable on this device, but keep in mind that barely anything past the 2000's is playable (at a reasonable framerate).

Resources

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Downloads

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Sources

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