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== Summary ==
== Overview ==
[[File:Sony VAIO PCG-R505.png|thumb|Sony VAIO PCG-R505]]
[[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.
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.
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'''Graphics:''' Intel 830MG Integrated Extreme Graphics
'''Graphics:''' Intel 830MG Integrated Extreme Graphics


'''RAM:''' 256MB SDRAM (1x128MG, 1x128MB (Soldered) (SODIMM 144-pin)), Max upgrade size: 512MB
'''RAM:''' SODIMM 144-pin SDRAM (one slot free, 1x128MB (soldered), max upgrade size: 512MB


'''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]]
[[File:Sony VAIO PCG-R505 without dock.jpg|thumb|Sony VAIO PCG-R505 without dock]]
'''Storage:''' 30GB IDE HDD
'''Storage:''' 2.5" IDE HDD


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


'''OS:''' Windows 2000
'''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.
'''Media:''' 1 x CardBus PC Card slot, 1x Memory Stick Reader, 2 x USB Ports and a Headphone Jack + Microphone Input.
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== 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 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.
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. 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.


== Recovery Discs ==
== Resources ==
 
[https://www.sony.jp/products/Consumer/PCOM/PCG-R505RGK/index.html Sony JP VAIO PCG-R505 Series Presentation Page]
 
[https://download.vaiolibrary.com/manuals/pcg-r505/pcg-r505_quickstart.pdf Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Series Quick Start Guide]
 
[https://download.vaiolibrary.com/manuals/pcg-r505/pcg-r505_usermanual.pdf Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Series User Manual]
 
[https://download.vaiolibrary.com/manuals/pcg-r505/pcg-r505_servicemanual.pdf Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Series Service Manual]
 
[https://download.vaiolibrary.com/manuals/pcg-r505/pcg-r505_operationguide.pdf Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Series Operation Guide]
 
[https://download.vaiolibrary.com/manuals/pcg-r505/pcg-r505_warranty.pdf Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Warranty Summary]
 
[https://download.vaiolibrary.com/manuals/pcg-r505/pcg-r505_safety.pdf Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Safety Information]
 
[https://download.vaiolibrary.com/manuals/pcg-r505/pcg-r505_cpsc.pdf Sony VAIO PCG-R505 Series CPSC Tips on Notebook Computer Use]
 
[https://download.vaiolibrary.com/manuals/pcg-r505/pcg-r505gl_specs.pdf Sony VAIO PCG-R505GL Specifications Sheet]
 
[https://download.vaiolibrary.com/manuals/pcg-r505/pcg-r505te_specs.pdf Sony VAIO PCG-R505TE Specifications Sheet]
 
[https://download.vaiolibrary.com/manuals/pcg-r505/pcg-r505ts_specs.pdf Sony VAIO PCG-R505TS Specifications Sheet]
 
== Downloads ==
[https://archive.org/details/sony-vaio-pcg-r505el-system-restore VAIO PCG-R505EL Recovery Disks]
[https://archive.org/details/sony-vaio-pcg-r505el-system-restore VAIO PCG-R505EL Recovery Disks]



Revision as of 07:14, 1 August 2022

Overview

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

Display: 12.1" XGA Display

Sony VAIO PCG-R505 without dock

Storage: 2.5" IDE HDD

Network: 10/100 Ethernet (Wired), no wireless device

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)

Specifications may vary between models.

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. 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.

Resources

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

Downloads

VAIO PCG-R505EL Recovery Disks

VAIO PCG-R505TF Recovery Disks

Sources

ManualsLib VAIO PCG-R505 Manual Specifications

SpecsPro VAIO PCG-R505 Specifications