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Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XPNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP
Processor: Intel Core Solo U1400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:10, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Average Score: 86.5% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 76%, features: 87%, display: 100% mobility: 90%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP

83% Sony VAIO VGN-TX3XP
Source: PC Pro English
Beautifully crafted with stunning features and battery life. Only the warranty disappoints. While Sony's new VGN-TX3XP is "merely" an evolution of the TX2 series, it still has the power to wow all who set eyes on it. Few ultraportables can match the TX3 for sheer size and weight. It weighs in at only 1.2kg and measures just 272 x 195 x 29mm - the same as the TX2. Admittedly, it does sacrifice screen size for this: it has an 11.1in TFT, while most ultraportables opt for a 12.1in, 1,280 x 800 display. But despite the size, the TX3's screen boasts a 1,366 x 768 resolution. This is a 16:9 ratio rather than the typical 16:10 offered by laptops, making it a better candidate for watching the odd movie. And if this appeals, the Sony's X-black screen will happily oblige with an impressive level of brightness and vibrancy (although it is glossy and thus susceptible to reflections).
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5 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2006
Rating: Total score: 83%
Sony VAIO VGN-TX3XP
Source: Bios Magazine English
If you’re after the ultimate ultra-portable laptop PC, you may not need to look any further than Sony’s astonishing VAIO TX-Series (from £1498 ex. VAT) - it redefines the meaning of world class in mobile computing. Built from carbon fibre that’s twice as strong, a third lighter and four times more rigid than normal plastics, it contains some of the most advanced technology ever to feature in the VAIO range. Sony’s new TX3-Series laptops offer an impressive mix of cutting-edge technology, eye-catching design and hardware-based security. One of the most technically advanced and adventurously styled laptops Sony has ever created, the TX3 sports Intel’s Core Solo Ultra-Low Voltage (ULV) processor so you can work on the move for an impressive 9 hours on battery power. Sleek design is just one cool element of this super-sexy ultra-portable
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2006
90% Sony VAIO VGN-TX3XP - Ultra-Portable Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The diametric opposite of a desktop replacement both in terms of size and power, the Sony Vaio VGN-TX3HP has a lot in its favour, but £1,500 is a lot of money for not a lot of computer. Good things come in small packages, or so we’re told. Sony would certainly seem to think so, if its latest stylish notebook is anything to go by. Looks are always a matter of taste, but it’s hard not to appreciate the Sony Vaio VGN-TX3HP’s slim design.
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(von 10): 9, Preis/Leistung 7, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 9
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/25/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90%

Foreign Reviews

90% Rettungsanker
Source: mobile Zeit German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% mobility: 80%
80% Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP/B
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% display: 100% mobility: 90%
Schicker Notebook-Zwerg mit Ausdauer
Source: WCM German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2006
Rating: price: 40% features: 80%
88% Prestige-Objekt
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2006
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 62% features: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100%
88% Notebooks mit Neidfaktor
Source: PC Praxis German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/15/2006
Rating: Total score: 88%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core Solo: Single core version of the Core Duo and successor of the Intel Pentium M; Because of the 65nm reduced structure width also smaller current consumption than Pentium M (maximally 27 Watts); the performance is comparable with the equivalent clocked Pentium M (somewhat faster because of a few improvements).


U1400: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.1": This is a quite small display format for subnotebooks. However, most netbooks have an even tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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86.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N
Core 2 Duo U7700, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21WN
Core 2 Duo T7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31VN
Core 2 Duo U7700, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ295N
Core 2 Duo U7700, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ250N
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31MN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11WN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Asus S6FM
Core 2 Duo T7200, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21VN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ10MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ18GN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ150N/B
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ12VN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ12MN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27N
Core Solo U1500, 1.3 kg
» Asus S6F
Core Duo L2300, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX850p
Core Solo U1400, 1.2 kg
» Asus U1
Core Duo U2400, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX5XN/B
Core Solo U1500, 1.3 kg
» Asus U1F
Core Duo U2400, 1 kg
» Asus S6
Core Duo L2300, 1.4 kg
» Twinhead Stylebook F11Y
Core Solo U1300, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX3HP
Core Solo U1300, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)