The rear panels of the notebooks are identical, too, except for the color of the case. They carry the following:
- Power connector
- Battery connector
The battery the described notebooks are equipped with has a capacity of 5200mAh and precisely matches the dimensions of the case. This is not typical of Sony, but the notebooks do look better as the result.
Sony’s engineers have tweaked the battery, too. Instead of traditional locks on the case they put both the locks (a spring-loaded and a manual one) on the battery itself. This is indeed a very convenient solution.
At the notebook’s bottom there are memory and CPU compartments, a port replicator connector, vent holes, and stickers with information about the model.
There are two slots in the memory compartment – they are covered with special shutters to safeguard the memory modules from damage and dust. The notebooks come with one memory module installed: a 512MB one in the VAIO VGN-SZ1HRP/B and a 1GB one in the Sony VAIO VGN-SZ1XRP/C. The maximum amount of system memory the notebooks support is 2048 megabytes, so you can easily add more RAM to them. Just open the compartment and insert another module.