【Sony】 VAIO PCG-505

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.
General specifications of the PCG-505
Item Description
Processor 133 MHz Pentium with MMX Technology
Secondary cache 256KB
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

Sony PCG-505