The PCG-505 was a B5-file-sized notebook computer that Sony announced in October 1997 as part of its VAIO series. Just 23.9 millimeters thick and weighing only 1.35 kilograms, the PCG-505 featured a magnesium alloy chassis along with a beautiful, high-grade design.
The PCG-505 came with the following user-friendly features and software.
- 1．A timer activation function that could be set to automatically check for new email messages at specific times.
- 2．A handwritten memo function that allowed users to write with the included stylus pen to enter simple messages and maps on the touchpad. A voice memo function could record voice messages.
- 3．PictureGear (Lite) Ver. 1.1 was a still-image management program that featured a keyword image search. Navin’ You (Lite) was an easy-to-read map viewer program.
|Processor||133 MHz Pentium with MMX Technology|
|Main memory||32 MB (standard) (EDO), expandable to 64 MB|
|Graphics accelerator||NeoMagic, MagicGraph 128ZV+|
|LCD screen||10.4-inch SVGA TFT LCD|
|Display modes||800×600 pixels (-65,000 colors)
640×480 pixels (-260,000 colors)
1024×768 pixels (256 colors)
|Floppy disk drive||One 3.5-inch drive (1.44 MB / 1.2 MB / 720 KB)|
|Hard disk drive||1.0GB|
|External interfaces||One infrared communications port (IrDA Ver. 1.1, 4 Mbps max.)
One USB port
One port replicator
One headphone output jack
One floppy disk drive connector
One audio input jack
Two stereo speaker jacks
One modular modem jack
|PC card slot||One Type II, ZV port compatible, CardBus compatible|
|Audio function||SoundBlaster PRO compatible, mono speaker, internal mono microphone|
|Internal fax modem||33.6 Kbps (V.34) / 14.4 Kbps (fax)|
|Pointing device||Touchpad with stylus pen input function|