The 5200mAh battery of the tested notebook is almost half the size of its rear panel and perfectly matches the dimensions of the case. Like in the VAIO VGN-SZ1 series models discussed in our article called Two Sony VAIO SZ Notebooks with Intel Core Duo Inside, the battery locks are located on the battery itself rather than on the notebook case.
There are memory and hard disk drive compartments at the bottom of the notebook. The rest of the components are hidden under a common cover you have to unfasten two dozen of screws to remove. There are also some stickers here with information about the model and the OS.
Also at the bottom panel, there is a docking station connector for those users who want more interfaces than are available on the notebook itself. This connector is covered with a plastic shutter:
There are two slots in the memory compartment, both occupied with 512MB modules. You can replace them with larger-capacity ones, but keep it in mind that the maximum amount of memory this notebook supports is 2048MB.