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.
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.
Johnny English using the PCG-SRX
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.
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
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 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.