Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27N
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1800 euro
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Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27N
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%
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.
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.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
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.