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== Summaryeditedit source ==
== Summary ==
The Sony VAIO VGN-SRX is a mid-to-high-end subnotebook computer series released by Sony in 2001, intended for users that needed a small machine for advanced portability.
[[File:Sony VAIO PCG-R505.png|thumb|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. it's footprint is actually less than a sheet of A4 paper, and the build quality, as you would expect from a high-end Sony VAIO, is outstanding. More details about the build quality coming soon.
They came in a silver-purple finish. The build quality, as you would expect from a high-end Sony VAIO, is outstanding.


Johnny English using the PCG-SRX
A Intel Pentium III Mobile CPU with Intel 830MG Graphics Chipset was included with these laptops along with Windows XP Pro.
 
[[File:Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Dock.jpg|thumb|Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Dock]]
The laptop was featured in 2003's Johnny English, with which Johnny uses to plan an attack on Sauvage's HQ.
 
An Intel Pentium III Low Voltage CPU with Intel 815EM Chipset was included with these laptops along with Windows XP Pro.
 
They had the iconic VAIO scroll wheel under the trackpad, which was used as an app launcher of sorts, with Sony's proprietary software, of course.


== Detailed Specs ==
== Detailed Specs ==
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'''Display:''' 12.1" XGA Display
'''Display:''' 12.1" XGA Display
 
[[File:Sony VAIO PCG-R505 without dock.jpg|thumb|Sony VAIO PCG-R505 without dock]]
'''Storage:''' 30GB IDE HDD
'''Storage:''' 30GB IDE HDD


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


'''''Specifications may vary between models.'''''
'''''Specifications may vary between models.'''''


== Daily Usage Today ==
== Daily Usage Today ==
These laptops are still usable today for very light modern office tasks like text editing, however, they are perfectly suitable for retro tasks, with very limited but present retrogaming capabilities. The Pentium III is not very fast, clocking at 1.13GHz, and it is recommended that one replaces the HDD with a SSD or a IDE to SD Card adapter. Retro games are barely playable on this device.
These laptops are still usable today for very light modern office tasks like text editing, however, they are perfectly suitable for retro tasks, with very limited but present retro gaming capabilities. The Pentium III is not very fast, clocking at 1.13GHz, and it is recommended that one replaces the HDD with an SSD or a IDE to SD Card adapter. Retro games are barely playable on this device.


== Recovery Discs ==
== Recovery Discs ==
[https://archive.org/details/sony-vaio-pcg-r505el-system-restore VAIO PCG-R505EL Recovery Disks]


== Resources ==
[https://archive.org/details/sony-vaio-pcg-r-505-tf-recovery-cd VAIO PCG-R505TF Recovery Disks]


== Sources ==
== Sources ==
[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjVzYCRxdX3AhVdRkEAHfzzCqoQFnoECA0QAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.manualslib.com%2Fmanual%2F320165%2FSony-Vaio-Pcg-R505te.html&usg=AOvVaw3VXh6HVXGzo49N5FkyNjOi ManualsLib VAIO PCG-R505 Manual Specifications]
[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjVzYCRxdX3AhVdRkEAHfzzCqoQFnoECA4QAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fspecspro.net%2Flaptops%2F7923-vaio-r505-p3-1-13g-30gb-256mb-w2k-12-1-cdrw-dvd%2F&usg=AOvVaw2L1B-3Zxp8ax8CB6vbm-Fj SpecsPro VAIO PCG-R505 Specifications]

Revision as of 13:20, 10 May 2022

Summary

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 Dock

Detailed Specs

Processor: Intel Pentium III-M 1.13GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, 133MHz Data Bus Speed

Graphics: Intel 830MG Integrated Extreme Graphics

RAM: 256MB SDRAM (1x128MG, 1x128MB (Soldered) (SODIMM 144-pin)), Max upgrade size: 512MB

Display: 12.1" XGA Display

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 without dock

Storage: 30GB IDE HDD

Network: 10/100 Ethernet (Wired), No Wireless device

OS: Windows 2000

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)

Specifications may vary between models.

Daily Usage Today

These laptops are still usable today for very light modern office tasks like text editing, however, they are perfectly suitable for retro tasks, with very limited but present retro gaming capabilities. The Pentium III is not very fast, clocking at 1.13GHz, and it is recommended that one replaces the HDD with an SSD or a IDE to SD Card adapter. Retro games are barely playable on this device.

Recovery Discs

VAIO PCG-R505EL Recovery Disks

VAIO PCG-R505TF Recovery Disks

Sources

ManualsLib VAIO PCG-R505 Manual Specifications

SpecsPro VAIO PCG-R505 Specifications