Sony Vaio C1 series
The Vaio C1 PictureBook series is a series of subnotebooks from Sony's Vaio brand, branded 'Picturebook' for its webcam and video capture capabilities. It was first released on September 19, 1998, in Japan only.
The first model, the PCG-C1, featured a Mobile Pentium MMX 233MHz CPU, integrated modem, 3.2GB hard disk, 64MB of RAM, an ultra-wide 8.9" 1024x480 TFT display, and a 0.27MP webcam. Windows 98 was installed. Subsequent revisions improved the resolution, CPU, RAM and hard drive. PictureBooks were lightweight computers, weighing 1kg.
The successor model, the PCG-C1X, came with an upgraded 266MHz CPU and 8.1GB hard drive. This model was the first one available in the U.S.
Further models were:
- PCG-C1XS - 12GB hard drive, 64MB RAM, 400MHz Pentium 2, Windows 98 (January 2000).
- PCG-C1VN - first machine with Transmeta Crusoe CPU - TM5600 600MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, 12GB hard drive, ATI Rage Mobility 8MB, Windows ME (September 2000)
- PCG-C1VP - same as C1VN, except Crusoe TM5600 667MHz CPU, 15GB hard drive, Windows 2000 Professional option (March 2001)
- PCG-C1MV - Crusoe TM5800 733MHz CPU, 256MB RAM, 20GB hard drive, ATI Mobility Radeon M 8MB, updated 1280x600 resolution, Windows XP Home or Professional (September 2001) -
- PCG-C1MW - same as C1MV, but with Crusoe 867MHz and 30GB hard drive (August 2002)