Sony VAIO TXN17P/B 11.1" XBRITE Notebook - Intel Core Solo U1400 1.20 GHz - Charcoal

2 GB DDR2 SDRAM RAM - 80 GB HDD - DVD-Writer - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 - Windows XP Professional - 1366 x 768 16:9 Display - Bluetooth - Wireless LAN - 2 x - MPN: VGNTXN17PB
Product Details
Description
The sleek VAIO TXN17P/B Notebook is truly ultra-portable at 2.84 lbs with 5-11 hours of standard battery life, a built-in DVD burner and durable carbon-fiber casing. And, with integrated wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) technology, you can access Sprint Mobile Broadband services to extend your wireless coverage beyond LAN access networks and hotspots.
Quick Glance
Laptop Type Notebook
Operating System Windows XP Professional with SP2
Included Network Card IEEE 802.11b/g, Fast Ethernet
Display Type XBRITE
Included Drives DVD-RAM/R/RW
Interface Connection 2 x USB 2.0, Firewire Yes, Modem RJ-11 Yes
Video Chipset Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Processor Class Intel Core Solo
normalized-Display Size 11.1
normalized-Installed Memory 2000
normalized-Processor Speed 1200
normalized-Weight 45.44
normalized-Hard Drive Capacity 80000
Expert Reviews
Sony VAIO TXN17P/B
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Feb 2, 2007

THE GOOD: Great battery life; built-in mobile broadband antenna; typically impressive Sony industrial design; LED-backlit display provides bright screen and aids battery life; compact and light; still includes optical drive. THE BAD: Slow Core Solo processor; small and slow hard drive; expensive warranty extensions. THE BOTTOM LINE: Sony adds Windows Vista to its ultraportable VAIO TXN17, which doesnt change much otherwise from its XP-based precursor. With a gorgeous design, excellent battery life, and wireless broadband, it remains one of the best ultraportables on the market for business travelers.

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sony vaio txn17p/b (vgntxn17p/b) pc notebook
2 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Sony Vaio Txn17p/b (vgntxn17p/b) Pc Notebook receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.68 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #55 gaming laptop computer of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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User Reviews
light, perfect for traveling
5 Star Review   By member trainaholic - May 9, 2007   

Strengths: LIGHT, long battery life, nice screen, built in sprint wireless, and many more

Weakness: solo processor, annoying fan, and loading with unneeded crap.

I upgraded to this one from an older vaio that weighed 5+ lbs. Oh, what a difference, the screen in really thin, big enough for enjoying DVDs, mine came with a 60 day office trial which came handy before my trip. I got it for $1699 + tax, which is the lowest I found online. The battery life on this baby is amazing, it gave me a good 7 hours! I know it can do more. Highly recommended.

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VAIO TXN17P/B
5 Star Review   By member nidhiamit2001 - May 8, 2007   

great notebook,best part is that is extremely portable,light to use one of the best Sony if you can afford at the price..screen size perfect..would hve been better if windows vista was operating system but still can install one,

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Vaio TXN17P/B Superportable Notebook
4 Star Review   By member whatwallet - May 7, 2007   

Strengths: Portability Weight Battery Life Sexy Run the wireless gamut

Weakness: Fragile Sony bloatware Lack of built-in microphone

I have been waiting for this laptop to come down in price for a long time. Since I lost my TR3AP about 2 years ago I've been wanting to get a TX series but have been on the fence because of the lack of a built-in webcam. When I saw it for less than 1700 I jumped on it and put my Asus G1 on ebay almost instantly. The battery life is killer on this machine. This is not for the power user, but rather for the mobile worker. That is pretty obvious. I do all my image editing and music making on my desktop. This obviously wasn't made for that. I really wanted the HP TX1100's to have a better battery life. That would have been another contender to my TXN. The Asus U1F also looked good but battery life also wasn't too hot. I love this little machine. It does everything I need it to do perfectly in one of the sexiest little packages available.

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Great tiny laptop!
4 Star Review   By member davevt98 - May 6, 2007   

Strengths: Weight - only 2.8 lbs Screen - beautiful Battery life - used it all day long without plugging it in!

Weakness: Speed - fine for everyday tasks but slow processor

This laptop is for those who need/want ultra portability. It has fantastic battery life and is great for the mobile professional. The laptop lacks the newest processor but is still able to handle Vista when it is ready. There are still some kinks with it so I would not recommend vista for this plus it will likely decrease the battery life. Overall - if you can afford it and need a small laptop, look no further. If you need a fast computer, look elsewhere.

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Great Ultra Portable Laptop
5 Star Review   By member kenshintr - May 3, 2007   

Strengths: Ultra portable, great battery life.

Weakness: Not for multitasking.

I have the vaio TX-850p which has very similar specs for around 4-5 months now. I paid $1600 for it. Its a great little notebook with a carbon fibre lid. I have always been partial to thinkpads but there is no other notebook under 3 lbs with a built in optical drive and 7 hr battery life. Dunno why ppl keep harping on the core solo.Its plenty fast for normal everyday stuff. I triple boot, mandriva, winxp and vista and even vista seems to run fine on it (ok a little sluggish with the speed step and power saving mode ) This is an ultra-portable and not supposed to be running quake 4 or maya 3d. BTW the core solo is the ULV version which is great for battery life. I normally get between 6-7 hrs on a single charge with wireless and without any power savings mode. If you are a mobile professional this is the perfect laptop. THe screen is amazing (one of the best I have seen. However, IMO the resolution (1366x768) is too high for the small screen and requires using higer dpi for normal reading. One of the drawbacks of the X series is lack of optical drive and also low resolution (only 1024x768) on a 12" screen at least when I got it. I believe they have a 1440x1050 version now. You need an extra long life battery which sticks out and increases the travel weight to get anywhere close to 7 hrs of battery life. This laptop is obviously not for everyone. In my case, I am coming from a T-23 and a Z-60t and I rarely use the other laptops anymore.

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Product Details
Description
The sleek VAIO TXN17P/B Notebook is truly ultra-portable at 2.84 lbs with 5-11 hours of standard battery life, a built-in DVD burner and durable carbon-fiber casing. And, with integrated wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) technology, you can access Sprint Mobile Broadband services to extend your wireless coverage beyond LAN access networks and hotspots.
Quick Glance
Laptop Type Notebook
Operating System Windows XP Professional with SP2
Included Network Card IEEE 802.11b/g, Fast Ethernet
Display Type XBRITE
Included Drives DVD-RAM/R/RW
Interface Connection 2 x USB 2.0, Firewire Yes, Modem RJ-11 Yes
Video Chipset Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Processor Class Intel Core Solo
normalized-Display Size 11.1
normalized-Installed Memory 2000
normalized-Processor Speed 1200
normalized-Weight 45.44
normalized-Hard Drive Capacity 80000
Summary
Product Title Sony VAIO TXN17P/B 11.1" XBRITE Notebook - Intel Core Solo U1400 1.20 GHz - Charcoal
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 3.9 | 7 Reviews
Processor
Cache Size: 2 MB
Processor Speed: 1.20 GHz
Memory
Installed Memory: 2 GB
Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
Maximum Memory: 2 GB
System
Input Devices: TouchPad
Slots: CardBus Type II, Memory Stick PRO, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Display
Display Size: 11.1 in
Max Resolution: 1366 x 768
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Widescreen)
Storage
Hard Drive Capacity: 80 GB
Number of Hard Drives Included: 1
Features
Battery Life: 11 Hour
Included Devices: Modem
General
Color: Charcoal
Dimensions
Height: 0.83 in
Weight: 2.84 lbs
Width: 10.7 in
Depth: 7.7 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
CD-ROM Read Speed: 24 X (CD,CD-R)
DVD+R DL Speed: 2.4 X (DVD, DVD-R)
DVD-ROM Read Speed: 8 X (DVD, DVD-R)
Video Bus: PCI Express x16
DVD Rewrite Speed: 2.4 X (DVD, DVD-R)
Dimensions: 10.70" Width x 7.70" Depth
Intel Model: U1400
Video Memory: 128 MB Shared
System Chipset: Intel 945GMS Express
CD Write Speed: 24 X (CD,CD-R)
Drive Controllers: IDE (ATA/EIDE/ATAPI)
Bus Speed: 533 MHz
Video Integration: Motherboard
CD Rewrite Speed: 10 X (CD,CD-R)
DVD Write Speed: 4 X (DVD, DVD-R)
DVD-RAM Speed: 2 X (DVD, DVD-R)
Max Shared Video Memory: 128 MB
Expert Reviews
Sony VAIO TXN17P/B
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Feb 2, 2007

THE GOOD: Great battery life; built-in mobile broadband antenna; typically impressive Sony industrial design; LED-backlit display provides bright screen and aids battery life; compact and light; still includes optical drive. THE BAD: Slow Core Solo processor; small and slow hard drive; expensive warranty extensions. THE BOTTOM LINE: Sony adds Windows Vista to its ultraportable VAIO TXN17, which doesnt change much otherwise from its XP-based precursor. With a gorgeous design, excellent battery life, and wireless broadband, it remains one of the best ultraportables on the market for business travelers.

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sony vaio txn17p/b (vgntxn17p/b) pc notebook
2 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Sony Vaio Txn17p/b (vgntxn17p/b) Pc Notebook receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.68 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #55 gaming laptop computer of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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User Reviews
light, perfect for traveling
5 Star Review   By member trainaholic - May 9, 2007   

Strengths: LIGHT, long battery life, nice screen, built in sprint wireless, and many more

Weakness: solo processor, annoying fan, and loading with unneeded crap.

I upgraded to this one from an older vaio that weighed 5+ lbs. Oh, what a difference, the screen in really thin, big enough for enjoying DVDs, mine came with a 60 day office trial which came handy before my trip. I got it for $1699 + tax, which is the lowest I found online. The battery life on this baby is amazing, it gave me a good 7 hours! I know it can do more. Highly recommended.

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VAIO TXN17P/B
5 Star Review   By member nidhiamit2001 - May 8, 2007   

great notebook,best part is that is extremely portable,light to use one of the best Sony if you can afford at the price..screen size perfect..would hve been better if windows vista was operating system but still can install one,

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Vaio TXN17P/B Superportable Notebook
4 Star Review   By member whatwallet - May 7, 2007   

Strengths: Portability Weight Battery Life Sexy Run the wireless gamut

Weakness: Fragile Sony bloatware Lack of built-in microphone

I have been waiting for this laptop to come down in price for a long time. Since I lost my TR3AP about 2 years ago I've been wanting to get a TX series but have been on the fence because of the lack of a built-in webcam. When I saw it for less than 1700 I jumped on it and put my Asus G1 on ebay almost instantly. The battery life is killer on this machine. This is not for the power user, but rather for the mobile worker. That is pretty obvious. I do all my image editing and music making on my desktop. This obviously wasn't made for that. I really wanted the HP TX1100's to have a better battery life. That would have been another contender to my TXN. The Asus U1F also looked good but battery life also wasn't too hot. I love this little machine. It does everything I need it to do perfectly in one of the sexiest little packages available.

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Great tiny laptop!
4 Star Review   By member davevt98 - May 6, 2007   

Strengths: Weight - only 2.8 lbs Screen - beautiful Battery life - used it all day long without plugging it in!

Weakness: Speed - fine for everyday tasks but slow processor

This laptop is for those who need/want ultra portability. It has fantastic battery life and is great for the mobile professional. The laptop lacks the newest processor but is still able to handle Vista when it is ready. There are still some kinks with it so I would not recommend vista for this plus it will likely decrease the battery life. Overall - if you can afford it and need a small laptop, look no further. If you need a fast computer, look elsewhere.

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Great Ultra Portable Laptop
5 Star Review   By member kenshintr - May 3, 2007   

Strengths: Ultra portable, great battery life.

Weakness: Not for multitasking.

I have the vaio TX-850p which has very similar specs for around 4-5 months now. I paid $1600 for it. Its a great little notebook with a carbon fibre lid. I have always been partial to thinkpads but there is no other notebook under 3 lbs with a built in optical drive and 7 hr battery life. Dunno why ppl keep harping on the core solo.Its plenty fast for normal everyday stuff. I triple boot, mandriva, winxp and vista and even vista seems to run fine on it (ok a little sluggish with the speed step and power saving mode ) This is an ultra-portable and not supposed to be running quake 4 or maya 3d. BTW the core solo is the ULV version which is great for battery life. I normally get between 6-7 hrs on a single charge with wireless and without any power savings mode. If you are a mobile professional this is the perfect laptop. THe screen is amazing (one of the best I have seen. However, IMO the resolution (1366x768) is too high for the small screen and requires using higer dpi for normal reading. One of the drawbacks of the X series is lack of optical drive and also low resolution (only 1024x768) on a 12" screen at least when I got it. I believe they have a 1440x1050 version now. You need an extra long life battery which sticks out and increases the travel weight to get anywhere close to 7 hrs of battery life. This laptop is obviously not for everyone. In my case, I am coming from a T-23 and a Z-60t and I rarely use the other laptops anymore.

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