The tray of the DVD-burner opens on the right side. There are also RJ-45 (LAN) and RJ-11 (V.92 modem) connectors there.
The connectors are hidden under small shutters which is another sign of the notebook’s positioning as of a mobile device.
The battery and the power adapter connector are located on the rear panel. The polarity and voltage are marked near the connector meaning that you are permitted to use third-party power adapters provided they have the necessary characteristics. The battery is not firmly attached to the case, but this brings no discomfort to the user.
The notebook’s left side offers you the following:
- Analog output for an external monitor (D-Sub)
- Two USB 2.0 ports
- 4-pin FireWire connector
- Vent opening
- MS, MS Pro card reader
- PCMCIA slot
The card-reader is covered with a spring-loaded shutter. This design is more convenient than dummy cards which can be lost or misplaced, but the flash card may stick inside, especially if it is mechanically damaged.
The USB port, the integrated card-reader and the expansion slot are placed very close to each other, and it’s not convenient to work with all of them at once. At least, when a PC card is inserted, you will hardly be able to work with the card-reader.
The VAIO VGN-T150 is not free from the common design mistake: the input vents may get blocked when the notebook is placed on the laps, with overheat as the consequence.