Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP
Source: PC Pro
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%
Source: Bios Magazine
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
Source: Trusted Reviews
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%
Source: mobile Zeit DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% mobility: 80%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% display: 100% mobility: 90%
Source: WCM DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2006
Rating: price: 40% features: 80%
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2006
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 62% features: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100%
CommentIntel 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).
U1400: » 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.
From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.
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.