The Sony VAIO VGN-BX is a Business-Class notebook computer series released by Sony in 2005, and they were avaliable in 14.1", 15.4" 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 and are 16:9 (Widescreen) instead of 4:3.
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.
The model was revised and updated in 2006 and 2007, which upgraded the processor to Intel Core 2 Duo, as well as upgrading the chipset, graphics and wireless network while keeping the same overall design.
Processor: Intel Pentium M 740 up to 780; Intel Core 2 Duo for 2006/2007 models
Graphics: Intel GMA 900 with up to 128MB of shared memory; Intel GMA 950 or Intel GMA X3100 for 2006/2007 models
RAM: DDR2 SDRAM (533MHz), Not Soldered, runs at 667MHz for Core 2 models
Display: 14.1 XGA (1024x768) or SXGA+ (1400x1050) / 15.4" or 17.3" WXGA (1280x800), X-Black LCD, Glossy
Storage: 2.5" SATA HDD
Wireless: 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional; Microsoft Windows Vista Business for select Core 2 models
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).
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