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.
Processor: Intel Pentium III-M 750MHz / 850MHz / 1.13GHz / 1.20GHz (might be missing some)
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
Storage: 2.5" IDE HDD
Network: 10/100 Ethernet (Wired), 802.11b wireless (optional)
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)
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. It is recommended that one replaces the HDD with an SSD or a IDE to SD Card adapter.
We do not know if these discs are model locked. See Compatibility Problems section in the Recovery Discs page.
Follow our guides to download and install drivers.