Sony Notebook PCG-5J2l Specs

By Steve Lander

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Sony's VGN-CR220E/L VAIO CR series notebook is also known as the PCG-5J2I. This thin and light notebook is designed to allow users to take a powerful dual core processor computer with them on the road. It comes with a full complement of connections as well as the advanced multimedia functions for which VAIO notebooks are known.

Processor and Memory

Intel's Core 2 Duo T7250 chip serves as the PCG-5J2l's central processing unit. It runs at 2 GHz with an 800 MHz front side bus speed and has 2MB of on-board level two cache memory. While the computer can support up to 4GB of random access memory, it ships with a total of 2GB of PC2-5300 double data rate type 2 (DDR2) RAM running at 667 MHz.

Audio and Video

The computer has a 14.1 inch widescreen display with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels. It gets driven by an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator chip, which can also output video to an external monitor over the computer's Video Graphics Adapter and S-Video outputs. Sony also includes an enhanced audio system with stereo speakers and both microphone and headphone jacks.


The system features a 200GB serial ATA hard drive with platters spinning at a power-saving speed of 4200 RPM. Sony also includes a multi-format CD and DVD burner that can read, write and rewrite a whole variety of optical discs, including high-capacity double layer DVDs in both DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL formats.


With Intel's Centrino chipset, the PCG-5J2l features both Wireless A/B/G/N networking and 100 megabit-per-second wired networking. Sony also includes a 56k V92/V.90 modem for dial-up connections. In addition to its audio and video outputs, the computer also has three USB 2.0 ports, an Express Card slot and a four-pin i.LINK connector, also known as a FireWire port.

Physical Specifications

Classed as a "thin and light" notebook by Sony, the PCG-5J2l weighs approximately 5.49 pounds. It measures 13.2 inches wide and 9.8 inches deep, while its thickness varies from 1.25 inches at its thinnest point to 1.67 inches at its thickest point, including its regular capacity Lithium battery that can power the computer for up to 4.5 hours.