The VAIO TZ-Series offers a potent fusion of portability and performance with exceptional design.
Design plays a central part in defining the VAIO TZ-Series' appeal. The visually arresting 'Full Flat' design is a masterpiece of stylish minimalism which ensures that the VAIO TZ always gets noticed. Every detail is carefully considered, right down to the aesthetic of the keyboard, inspired by the submerged stones of a Japanese water garden.
VAIO TZ-series are powered by Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra-Low Voltage CPU backed by 2GB DDR2 SDRAM and hard disk options go all the way up to 100GB - the largest available size for the tiny 1.8-inch drives required by the super-compact form factor. Also, they comes with an integrated DVD±R/RW RAM optical drive featuring Double Layer (DL) technology for massive capacity.
Unlike standard Wide XGA panels, the TZ-Series' 11.1-inch WXGA (1366 x 768) screen has a true 16:9 aspect ratio which makes it ideal for watching films. The display offers the boosted contrast and vibrant colours that are the hallmarks of Sony X-black LCD technology, plus power-saving LED illumination that helps extend battery life.
The Motion Eye webcam is artfully concealed in the screen surround. When you consider that the lid is a mere 4mm thick - itself a remarkable feat of engineering - the miniaturisation of the camera is all the more impressive.
The TZ-Series employs an ironclad combination of fingerprint recognition and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) hardware encryption. Should you accidentally drop the machine, Sony G-Sensor Hard Disk Shock Protection automatically parks the drive heads to prevent damage to the disk.
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 or U7500
- RAM: 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
- HDD: 100GB or 80GB
- Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
- Optical: DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM
- Screen: 11.1-inch X-black LCD featuring 72% colour accuracy and LED illumination
- Security: Fingerprint recognition; TPM
- Special controls: Instant On; AV buttons
- Wireless: Intel wireless LAN 802.11 a b g, Bluetooth
- Weight: 1.19kg
- Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Premiere Elements, Click to DVD, WinDVD 8.0 for VAIO
- Case construction: Carbon fibre lid and base
- Operating system: Windows Vista Business