|Screen Size||11.1 inches|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Intel Core Solo|
|Hard Drive||80 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel Integrated Graphics|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||7.5 hours|
Sony VAIO VGN-TXN15P/B 11.1-inch Laptop (Intel Core Solo Processor U1400, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, DVD+R Dbl Layer Drive)
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- Ultra-lightweight laptop for road warriors in charcoal--includes Sprint Mobile Broadband WWAN connectivity
- 11.1-inch screen, 80 GB hard drive, 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB maximum), 1.2 GHz Ultra Low Voltage Intel Core Solo U1400 processor
- Two USB 2.0, one Fire wire, one Memory Stick/SD slot; dual-layer DVD+/-RW drive
- Built-in 10/100 Ethernet; 56K (V.90) modem, 54-Mbps wireless LAN (802.11b/g), Bluetooth
- Windows XP Professional Edition--Windows Vista capable and Windows Vista Premium ready
Sony Vaio TX Series opens a new level of portability within a notebook PC. Weighing in at around 2.5 pounds, this lightweight PC is for the mobile user who doesn't want to be bogged down with size and weight while travelling here, there, and everywhere. Part of this is due to a razor thin LCD screen that is 4.5 mm thin, approximately the depth of 4 stacked credit cards, yet still boasts an incredible surface pressure, making it 230% less likely to crack. With a great image that's worth boasting about. While size and weight are major considerations, battery operation is so efficient that you can operate it for up to 7.5 hours - nearly thrice the battery operating time of ordinary notebooks.
The core behind this is the Intel Core Solo processor Ultra Low Voltage U1400 packing 1.2GHz speed and power with extremely low power consumption. That makes the VAIO(R) VGN-TXN15P a powerhouse for your mobile needs. The Intel Core Solo processor delivers enhanced performance for today's demanding applications such as CAD tools, 3D and 2D modeling, video editing, digital music, digital photography and gaming.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 128MB dynamically allocated shared RAM video memory Sony's original SmartWi technology seamlessly integrates wireless Wide Area Network (WAN), 802.11 b/g wireless LAN, and Bluetooth technologies. Now you can quickly and easily toggle among your wireless connectivity options - wireless LAN for home, office, and hotspots; Bluetooth for peripherals; and wireless WAN Unit Dimensions - Size (W x H x D) - 10.7 x 0.83 - 1.12 x 7.7 ; Approximate Weight - 2.76 lbs
Top Customer Reviews
The Sony is really a little gem. People look at it and say "wow".
But, why would anybody pay more than $2,000. for this computer when a machine (even a laptop) with larger capacity, bigger screen, more USB ports, more memory, larger hard drive, better warranty and less expensive parts can bought for much less?
The answer is: a footprint smaller than a letter sized sheet a paper; full networking; a built in CD/DVD drive; built in fingerprint reader; bright, high resolution screen; a seven hour battery life even when networked; more than adequate memory and hard drive suitable for all but heavy graphics; the ability to play DVD's without starting up Windows and a total weight of less than 3 pounds.
My first concerns were: Can someone with "older" vision and reflexes actually read the screen and use the keyboard?
I found that, although bright and clear, the screen is definitely small. The saving grace is the Fn F10 key that immediately expands the central part of the screen by temporarily reducing the resolution to make viewing easier. The magnification feature on IE7 is also a big help.
(Note that the Fn F10 and resolution settings did not work when the computer arrived. The Sony customer service knee jerk reaction was to ask me to reformat the hard drive and reload the operating system. However, some digging on my part showed an undocumented advanced graphic media setting some six menus down in desktop - properties that needed to be changed.Read more ›
The keyboard is a little on the small side for me, but perfect for my wife, who is the main user. With laptops, and especially ultra-portables, it's very important to try the keyboard before you buy (if possible). My wife tried it out at the Sony store, but they couldn't match the Amazon price.
I didn't notice any issues with the DVD software, I was able to watch a movie in full screen.
Also, as another reviewer noted, this computer ships with a lot of garbage on the drive - applications you'll never use, links to free offers, movie trailers, etc., etc. Many of these start up at boot and really slow things down. I spent a considerable amount of time uninstalling all that stuff, which speeded up the boot time considerably and also freed up a lot of HD space. Very annoying. However, all that is behind us and I have nothing bad to say about this PC, other than the sticker shock. It is expensive, especially in these days of falling laptop prices. But if portability is your goal, you owe it to yourself to at least consider this one.
Sony did not offer an accidental extension to the warranty when I registered the purchase online. (CompUSA, for example, offers one for an additional $350)
The cost of repair is about $750, even if it occurs in the first couple of months.
I do NOT recommend this product.
THis is the lightest laptop I have ever used (2.8 lbs.), except for the Sony UX series, but, being near 50, I cant read the screen on that, so there was not much sense in buying it.
But a laptop obviously needs to be more than light to make it worth this kind of money. And here is where this Sony lives up to what you would expect to get for your $2000. It has an incredibly bright screen, easy to use built in VAIO software, reasonable (though a bit crowded) keyboard, built in wireless, bluetooth, WWAN and a CD/DVD double layer drive. The processor is not as fast and the hard drive not as large as a heavier laptop, but how many of us actually use that speed and room?
THe only drawback is that Sony preloads the computer with all sorts of promotional software that slows down boot time and takes up a lot of space. It took me a couple of weeks to finally get that all off. Once I did boot time vastly improved and there is plenty of room on the laptop.
If you are tired of lugging heavy laptops around airports you owe it to yourself to look at this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've personally owned over 60 laptops over the decades since the '80s and dealt with over 10,000 laptops at my last corporate position. This is the best one I've had yet! Read morePublished on October 10, 2013 by RacerX
This product was shipped in great shape with original materials. I found it easy to convert it to the use I intended, installing Windows 7 to replace Window's XP. Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by Paul Nolan
This is my second Sony 11.1" screen laptop - I replaced my old TX650 that had been rained on, dropped, kicked, and generally abused for almost 2 years when the HD started getting... Read morePublished on December 26, 2007 by Marc Salvisberg
The product arrived almost a week late although I paid for 2nd day shipping. The box with the laptop had large lettering on the outside indicating that computer equiptment was... Read morePublished on August 31, 2007 by R. Roberts
I was a little concerned with the size until it arrived! The sreen clarity is brilliant, it's so light and compact is literally fits in my purse. Read morePublished on August 31, 2007 by JL
Smaller than my average textbook, this little sweetheart is a beaut. Without the battery, the laptop is light as a feather, and the screen is crystal clear. Read morePublished on August 4, 2007 by J. Smith
As I was satisfied with a Sony T150, I bought a similar but advanced newer model TXN15P. Like the T150 I am satisfied with my TXN15P in overall, but its fan noise is really... Read morePublished on March 10, 2007 by S. Oh
This thing is tiny, REALLY tiny, and weighs in about the same as the first handheld calculator I ever owned. Read morePublished on February 13, 2007 by C. Tutzauer
Everything is excellent about this laptop, but the SPACE ON HARDDRIVE IS NOT 80 GB!!! It is 68 GB, and arrives with so much stuff on it, there is only 57 GB left. Read morePublished on February 13, 2007 by Isabel
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