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VAIO VGN-TZ from front

The Sony VAIO VGN-TZ was a high end notebook released by Sony in 2007. At the time it was praised by reviewers as the best notebook of the year. It was praised in every way possible, such as luxury design, screen, size and weight, battery life and features, except for performance, which was not the best due to the included ultra-low voltage Core 2 Duo processor and its price which ranged roughly from €1500 to €2700 and the included Sony "bloatware". It was named by CNET as "a stunning example of what an ultra-portable laptop should be."

There was a revision to this laptop specifically the VGN-TZ91. It was for the 10th anniversary of VAIO and was supposed to look like the first PCG-505 that came with a specially designed mouse and case. Good luck getting one as only 505 were made in Japan, so they are very rare and almost impossible to find. More information can be found in the Resources tab.

Detailed Specs

VAIO VGN-TZ from behind

Processor: Intel Celeron M ULV, Intel Core 2 Duo ULV

Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Chipset: Intel 945GMS Express (533MHz)

Memory: 1 slot DDR2 SDRAM PC2-4200 SO-DIMM Standard: 2GB, Maximum: 2GB (According to Sony, probably upgradeable)

Display: 11.1" wide TFT color LCD (Anti reflective coating) WXGA 1366 x 768 pixels

Storage: 80GB, 100GB, 120GB SATA HDD (4200RPM), 64GB SSD

Anniversary VGN-TZ
Anniversary VGN-TZ

Weight: 1.22kg

MSRP: €1500 to €2700

Original OS: Windows Vista (Home Premium, Business or Ultimate)

Daily Usage Today

Front of the Anniversary edition
Front of the Anniversary edition

The Sony VAIO VGN-TZ is still useable today, to some extent. It can do office tasks, such as text editing, presentations and spreadsheets on its beautiful display and excellent keyboard and can browse the web fine. It cannot play any modern games and struggles with games of its era too, due to the small size not allowing for any dedicated graphics. Modern operating systems should run fine on this laptops, including a patched Windows 11 install, if you change the performance settings.

Be prepared to spend a pretty penny on this laptop though, as it isnt very common due to its high launch price.


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