Technology Tuesdays on Empty Streets: Sony Vaio TXN

Posted 6:52 AM by Mezhal Ulao in Labels: ,

I have featured environmentally friendly mobile phones at the start of this year and now I have discovered that there are also environmentally friendly laptops as well. One in particular is from Sony with their Sony Vaio TXN models.

Generally though green laptops tend to be a bit slower and less graphic intensive than most regular laptops but this model from Sony has a lot of things that can still be considered competitive in the market. One thing I liked about it is the fact that it can run for 10 hours on its battery power as compared to many laptop power standards of 2 to 4 hours average. It is because of that and a more power efficient processor that makes this laptop a Green Laptop.

here are more of the specifications of this laptop

Processor

Processor: Intel Core Solo U1500 / 1.33 GHz, Intel Core Solo U1400 / 1.2 GHz

Power Efficiency: Ultra Low Voltage (ULV)

Data Bus Speed: 533 MHz

Chipset Type: Mobile Intel 945GMS Express

Cache memory

Type: L2 cache

Installed Size: 2 MB

Ram

Installed Size: 1 GB / 1.5 GB (max)

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM - 533 MHz, DDR2 SDRAM

Memory Specification Compliance: PC2-4200

Configuration Features: 2 x 512 MB

Storage controller

Type: IDE

Storage

Hard Drive: 80 GB - 4200 rpm, 100 GB

Optical storage

Type: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)

Rewrite Speed: 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM), 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD±RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)

Card reader

Type: Card reader

Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO

Video

Graphics Processor / Vendor: Intel GMA 950

Video Memory: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0

Max Allocated RAM Size: 224 MB

Total Available Graphics Memory: 224 MB

Audio

Audio Output: Sound card

Compliant Standards: Microsoft WSS 1.0/2.0

Input device(s)

Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Keyboard - Localization and Layout: QWERTY

Telecom

Modem: Fax / modem / cellular modem, Fax / modem

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps

Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.90, ITU V.92

Service Provider: Sprint Nextel

Networking

Networking: Network adapter

Wireless LAN Supported: Yes

Wireless NIC: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g

Manufacturer's product description

Extend your power, extend your efficiency and extend your coverage beyond hotpots with the lightweight and compact VAIO VGN-TXN25N/B notebook computer. Power fuses with portability, an Intel processor and integrated wireless technologies to make one incredible notebook.

Expansion / connectivity

Expansion Slots Total (Free):

  • 2 ( 0 ) x memory
  • 1 ( 1 ) x CardBus - type I/II, Memory
  • 1 ( 1 ) x CardBus - type I/II

Interfaces:

  • 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
  • 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
  • 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
  • 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11
  • 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm
  • 1 x docking / port replicator
  • 2 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A
  • 1 x video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15), 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
  • 3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A
  • 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
  • 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11
  • 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
  • 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 pin FireWire
  • 1 x docking / port replicator, 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
  • 2 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A
  • 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm
  • 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
  • 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11
  • 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
  • 1 x docking / port replicator
  • 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 pin FireWire

Power

Power Device: External

Battery

Technology: Lithium ion

Installed Qty: 1

Run Time (Up To): 10 hour(s)

Operating system / software

OS Provided: Microsoft Windows Vista Business

Software: Sony Click to DVD, Microsoft Works 8.5, Microsoft Office 2007 (Trial), Norton Internet Security 2007 (60 days subscription), InterVideo WinDVD, Sony SonicStage, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Sony Click to DVD, VAIO Media, Sony DVgate Plus, Sony SonicStage Mastering Studio, VAIO Help and Support, VAIO Update, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Reader, VAIO Recovery Utility, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Infineon TPM Professional Package, InterVideo Instant On, Norton Internet Security (60 days subscription), Microsoft Works 8.5, UPEK Protector Suite QL


Overall based on the reviews that we have read and based on what it has to offer those the purchase it we have rated this gadget a 7.5. Going green is good but I do hope that sooner than later companies can develop a greener but yet powerful solution to our daily technological needs.

Here is a video of a review made too for the Sony Vaio TXN:

BuyTV Product Feature - Sony Vaio TXN Notebook - The most popular videos are here
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