Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27N

Specifications

Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27NNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27N
Processor: Intel Core Solo U1500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:10, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 50%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 100%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27N

80% Sony Vaio TXN27N 11.1" Ultraportable Laptop Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
This review is a fun one to write because I have personally been using the Sony Vaio TXN27N for months as one of my main computers. It’s always great to be able to report back after using a system for some time rather than a standard testing period because I think it makes for a more complete review.
The market for ultraportables (sub 4-pound notebooks) is so hot right now and it won't be slowing down any time soon. Technology is advancing rapidly, and more and more power is getting put inside smaller and smaller packages. In fact, a June 12 report from IDC that found that shipments of mobile and ultraportable notebooks grew 28 percent in the second quarter of 2007, compared with the second quarter of 2006. That’s huge.
While this tiny laptop isn’t perfect, and there is certainly room for improvement, if you are in the market for a very portable laptop with the potential for a ton of battery life, the Sony TX (and new TZ series) is a great choice.
(von 10): 8, Leistung 5, Display 8, Mobilität 10, Verarbeitung 8
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%

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).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» 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).


U1500: » 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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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
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Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
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Core 2 Duo T7200, 1.4 kg
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Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
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Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
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Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
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Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
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Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
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Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ12MN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Asus S6F
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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-TX3XP
Core Solo U1400, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX3HP
Core Solo U1300, 1.3 kg

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» 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: 2012-05-26)