Sony Vaio VGN-TZ
SpecificationsNotebook: Sony Vaio VGN-TZ (Vaio VGN-TZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo U7500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:10, 1366x768 pixels
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TZ
I certainly don’t consider myself a road worrier by any stretch of the imagination and have always disliked ultra portables due to their under performing components and a tiny screen. So why would I opt for one of the smallest and thinnest ultraportables around? Read on to find out! My last laptop was a ThinkPad T60p 15” screen which was the lightest laptop I have had, but after a while, the weight just started to get to me. I was almost ready to buy the Sony TX when someone on this forum announced that Sony is going to come out with its successor, the TZ series. Pictures were scarce, but when one did pop up, I was sold, and that was when I didn’t even know its specifications yet. I selected the standard size that sits flush with the back of the machine but has a little small bump on the bottom that tilts the laptop about 10 degrees in the rear. Its actually a good thing as it gives the laptop some breathing room and it barely adds any bulk to it while doubling its power. Another important note is the battery does not wobble when placed into the laptop.
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Preis/Leistung schlecht, Leistung schlecht, Mobilität ausgezeichnet, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/27/2007
Rating: price: 40% performance: 40% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
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Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/21/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 50%
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 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
U7500: » 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.