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Sony VAIO Desktop User Guide
The amount of RAM that is available on your computer when you purchase it.
A recovery process that enables you to recover the hard disk image initially available on the
computer. Performing a system recovery is useful in the event of a serious system crash or if
you want to modify the size of your partitions.
System recovery CD-ROM
CD-ROM that is supplied with your computer and that enables a VAIO computer user to
recover the hard disk image that was available when the computer was purchased.
A UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) is a device including a battery that protects your
computer from data loss in the event of a power failure. The battery takes over as soon as a
power interruption is detected. If you are using the computer when the power failure
occurs, you have time to save all unsaved data and to shut down your computer.
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a hardware interface for attaching devices (such as a keyboard,
mouse, joystick, scanner or printer). You can connect up to 127 devices to a USB port. The
USB standard is Hot Plug and Play.
Short for Video Audio Integrated Operation. Brand name covering Sony's PC products,
peripherals, accessories and software. VAIO-branded items are all designed to make the best
use of Sony's Audio-Video (AV) and Information Technology (IT) skills.
WAN (Wide Area Network) is a computer network connected together and covering a
relatively large geographical area. This is in contrast to LAN, where the network is usually
set up within one building or small geographical area. The largest existing WAN is the
Short for Extended Graphic Array, a graphics standard. An XGA board can provide up to
1,024 x 768 pixels and supports up to 65 thousand colours.