Sony F-180 VAIO Notebook


The 3MAX+(tm) Notebook System gives you capacity, power, and portability…

MAX Screen
The 14.1" MAX Screen gives you an extra large, full-color XGA active matrix LCD display. Plus, compared to the average SVGA display, Sony XGA displays show up to 62% more data per page at a very legible resolution (1024 x 768).

MAX Battery
With MAX Battery you can use two Lithium-Ion batteries at once when you insert the second optional battery in the versatile drive bay. Go 2X as long before you need an AC outlet and be 2X as productive on business trips. MAX Battery also lets you relax and watch your own favorite full-length DVD movie on your next flight.

MAX Mobility
Why carry a heavy, bulky “portable” computer? At less than 7 lbs and 1.6" thin, the MAX Mobility lightens your load and helps you breeze through crowded situations.

Plus all three drives and i.LINK — all in one notebook.

DVgate(tm) Software Using i.LINK (IEEE-1394) Technology
In the converging digital world, standards are being established and the universal digital language is quickly being adopted. The Sony PCG-F180 notebook sets the standard, being equipped with the i.LINK(tm) interface, your conduit to the emerging digital world. The i.LINK interface gives you the ability to connect to a Sony Digital Handycam® camcorder. Once connected, the included Sony DVgate(tm) Still software lets you store, manipulate and present captured digital images. It's the next step in computing. And it's only available from Sony.

All-in-One Design
The convenience of having everything in one integrated package with an integrated V.90 modem and simultaneous access to the hard drive, floppy drive and DVD-ROM drive. There is no need to sacrifice anything or externally attach another device.


  • All-in-one design with floppy drive, hard drive and DVD-ROM drive
  • 2X max. DVD-ROM drive with DVD movie playback capability
  • V.90 modem
  • Three Programmable Power Keys (PPK) for easy access to key applications such as the Internet and email
  • High-capacity Lithium-Ion battery, dual battery capability
  • Intel® Pentium® II processor 333 MHz
  • 64 MB SDRAM (expandable to 192 MB max.)
  • 4.3 GB fixed hard drive
  • 128-bit graphics acceleration
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Digital touch pad

Optional Accessories

  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Network Port Replicator
  • USB Mouse



Cache Memory

  • 256 KB Integrated On-Die Level 2

Bus Architecture

  • PCI


  • 14.1" XGA Active Matrix LCD (1024 x 768)


  • NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV with 2.5 MB Video RAM and 128 bit Accelerator
  • Direct 3D and MPEG Acceleration

Digital Audio

  • 3D Stereo
  • 16 bit playback and record
  • Software Wavetable MIDI Synthesizer


  • MPEG1 and MPEG2 Digital Video
  • Supports Full Screen Playback

Standard RAM

  • 64 MB SDRAM, expandable to 192 MB

Hard Drive

  • 4.3 GB


  • 2x max. fixed DVD-ROM drive with DVD movie playback capability

Floppy Disk Drive

  • Removable 1.44 MB, 3.5" Internal Operation
  • Floppy disk drive bay also supports second rechargeable battery when floppy drive is removed


  • V.90 Modem

Pointing Device

  • Digital Touch Pad


  • Built-in Stereo Speakers


  • Built-in


  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Supports Dual Battery Operation

Maximum Battery Life

  • 3.5 hours (with one battery)¹
  • 7 hours (with optional second battery)¹

PC card slots

  • Supports Two PCMCIA Type 2 Cards or one Type 3 Card
  • Card Bus Support


  • Supports 4 Mbps , 1.1 Mbps and 115 kbps IrDA Standard

Other Interface

  • Serial Port
  • Printer Port
  • VGA Monitor
  • PS/2® Keyboard/Mouse
  • USB (x1)
  • RJ-11 Phone Jack
  • i.LINK(tm) (IEEE-1394) S200 Interface
  • Mic-In
  • Headphone

Power Requirements

  • 65 Watts Maximum (19.5V DC / AC100-240V)

Power Management

  • Energy Star Compliant
  • ACPI Compatible

Size (W X H X D)

  • 12.8" X 1.6" X 10.5"


  • 6.8 lbs. (with weight saver in floppy drive bay)
  • 7.3 lbs. (with floppy drive in floppy drive bay)

Supplied Accessories

  • Rechargeable Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Weight Saver


  • One Year Limited Express Service*

Limited Warranty

  • One Year Parts and Labor (90 days without registration)²

Telephone Support

  • Hardware: One Year²
  • Software and Operating System: 90 Days²

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows® 98

Software Applications

  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader
  • Adobe PhotoDeluxe® Business Edition
  • Intuit® Quicken® Basic 99
  • Mediamatic DVD Express
  • Microsoft® Money 99
  • Microsoft® Outlook® 98
  • Microsoft® Works
  • Sony DVgate(tm) Still
  • Sony Digital Media Park(tm)
  • Symantec WinFax® Basic Edition
  • Sony PictureGear(tm)

Online Center

  • America Online®**
  • CompuServe®**
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer for Windows® 98
  • Netscape® Communicator®
  • Progressive Networks® RealPlayer
  • Prodigy® Internet**
  • EarthLink Sprint TotalAccess(tm)**
  • AT&T WorldNet® Service**

Tool Center

  • Sony BatteryScope
  • Dr. Solomon’s® Anti-Virus
  • Sony PowerPanel
  • Sony Notebook Setup
  • Sony PPK Setup
  • Sony Application Recovery CD
  • System Recovery CD