Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27N
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Reviews for the Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27N
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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 is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.