Sony VAIO VGN-SZ2

Sony VAIO VGN-Sz2

MFR’s Description: “The SZ2-Series isn’t just an ultra-lightweight notebook for business, it’s a statement.

This impressive fusion of style and substance is also secure. Trusted™ Platform Module (TPM) hardware and fingerprint recognition combine to make the VP/C and XP/C as tough to crack digitally as they are physically. To protect your data from accident, G-Sensor hard disk technology on all models auto parks the disk’s read/write heads at lightning speed if there’s an impact.

The innovative Stamina mode feature lets you switch between the integrated Intel GPU for everyday use and the NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7400 for maximum video or 3D performance. This means the battery doesn’t have to power the NVIDIA engine except when needed, pushing battery life to over six hours depending on model and usage.”

Note/Highlights:
* This has a dual video setup.
* Case built out of Carbon Fiber to radically reduce weight.
* TBD = To Be Determined

Availability: Europe (models for other regions will be linked from here as they become available).

Articles, Miscellaneous Information:
Sony Europe’s Press Release – May 2006

Reviews at the bottom of the page.

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company: Sony Computers/Sony Europe
Company Website: Sony-Europe.com
Model Name: VGN-SZ2VP/C and VGN-SZ2XP/C
Product Page: VAIOPro.Sony-Europe.com (Not Updated Yet)
Type: Dual-Core Ultraportable Notebook
Introduced: May a2006
Cost (MSRP/Street): TBD
CPU and Memory
Processor Company: Intel
Processor Model: Core Duo T2000 series – T2600
Processor Speed: 2.16Ghz
Bus Speed: 667MHz
Cache Size: 2MB
Cache Type: L2
Memory Capacity: 1GB Standard (More TBD)
Memory Type: DDR2-533 SDRAM
Memory Speed: 667MHz
Shared Video: 128MB
Systemboard Chipset: Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset
Storage
Hard Drive Interface: TBD
Hard Drive Size: TBD
Optical Drive: TBD (Probably Dual-Layer DVD Writer available)
Display and Graphics
Graphics Chipset: Embedded Intel® 945GM VGA or NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7400
Screen Size: 13.3″
Screen Type: “X-black LCD”
Resolution: Probably 1280×768 (WXGA)
Widescreen (Ratio): Yes
Video Out: Probably – TBD
Touchscreen: No
Video Memory: 128MB Shared
Battery, Dimensions, and Weight
Battery Type: Smart Lithium-Ion
Battery Size: TBD
Mfr Estimated Runtime: Over six hours depending on model and useage
Weight: 1.6kg
Height: TBD
Width: TBD
Depth: TBD
Protection and Security
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Harddrive Shock Protection: Yes – “G-Sensor”
Hardware Passwords: Yes
Other: Trustedâ„¢ Platform Module (TPM)
Networking and I/O Ports
Wireless: Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Ethernet: Probably 10/100/1000 BaseT (Gigabit)
Modem: Probably 56K Modem
Input: Keyboard, Touchpad
USB Ports: Yes, # TBD
Firewire (IEEE 1394): Probably
PS/2, Serial, Parallel:
Infrared:
Audio: TBD
PC Card Slots: TBD
Flash Memory Card: Probably at least the capability to handle Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro
Bluetooth: TBD
Port Replicator: TBD
Other I/O:
Software and Warranty
Installed OS: TBD
Drivers: TBD
Included Software: TBD
Warranty: TBD
Models
VGN-SZ2VP/C TBD
VGN-SZ2XP/C TBD

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