Being undoubtedly glamorous, the CR11SR/P is also functional. Its left panel carries the following components (from left to right):
- Kensington security slot
- 15-pin D-Sub for an external monitor
- TV output (S-Video)
- Two USB 2.0 ports
- 4-pin IEEE1394 port (FireWire)
- Microphone input
- Headphones output
- Slider to enable/disable the wireless interfaces
The following can be found on the notebook’s right panel:
- Memory Stick Pro/Duo slot
- 26-pin ExpressCard/34 slot
- Secure Digital slot
- Optical drive with an activity indicator, eject button and emergency ejection hole
- USB 2.0 port
- LAN port (RJ-45)
The back panel contains few connectors because most of it is occupied by the battery (from left to right):
- Power connector
- Battery module
- Modem port (RJ-11)
The bottom panel has only two compartments: HDD and memory. The latter compartment offers access to almost all the internals of the notebook, though. Both memory slots are occupied by 1-gigabyte modules, providing the maximum amount of memory the notebook can support. Stickers with the model info and the OS serial number are glued to the memory compartment cover. The bottom panel is all drilled for ventilation – some of the vent holes are going to be blocked if you put the notebook down on your laps. This shouldn’t be a problem, though, because the CR11SR/P configuration doesn’t seem to be hot.
Also in the notebook’s bottom there is a special highlighting lamp that lights up when you turn the CR11SR/P on.
The silvery battery is painted the color of the notebook’s bottom. It has a capacity of 4800mAh (6 cells) and matches the notebook’s outline perfectly.
The manual and spring-loaded locks are located on the battery’s body to prevent it from slipping out of the notebook.