Sony VAIO – VGN-TX650P/B 11.1″

MFR’s Description:Compact and durable, every inch of the TX was designed with the mobile user in mind. The VGN-TX650P/B offers an integrated DVD+R Double Layer/DVD+-RW25 drive, SmartWiâ„¢ technology, 512MB RAM and an XBRITEâ„¢ display.

The Sony VAIO VGN TX750P is replacing this laptop. The TX750P has a larger harddrive, but is otherwise identical.

This laptop has a Charcoal-colored exterior.

Reviews located at the bottom of the page.

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company:Sony Electronics, Inc.
Company (USA)
Model Name:VGN-T650P/B
Introduced:Fall 2005
Cost (MSRP/Street):@ $2299.99
CPU/Processor & Chipset
Processor Company:Intel
Processor Model:Pentium M 753 (Ultra Low Voltage)
Processor Speed:1.20GHz
Bus Speed:400MHz
Cache Size:2Mb
Cache Type:L2
Systemboard Chipset:Intel 915 GMS
Display and Graphics
Graphics Chipset:Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Screen Type:LCD/WXGA w/XBRITE technology
Screen Size:11.1 Inches
Video Memory:128MB dynamically allocated
Video Out:VGA w/Smart Display Sensor
Memory Capacity:512MB (expand to 1GB)
Memory Slots:1?
Memory Type:DDR2
Memory Speed:PC3200 400MHz
Shared With Video:Up to 128Mb (dynamic)
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra ATA
Hard Drive Capacity:60GB (4200rpm)
Hard Drive Size:
Optical Drive:DVD+R Double Layer/DVD±RW, DVD+R DL Write, DVD+R Write, DVD+RW Write, DVD-R Write, DVD-RW Write, CD-R Write, CD-RW Write, DVD Read, CD Read,
Battery Type:Lithion Ion
Default Battery Size:
Mfr Estimated Runtime:4 – 7.5 Hours
Dimensions, and Weight
Weight:2.76 lbs w/standard battery
Height:0.83″ – 1.12″
Wireless:Integrated, Cingular Wireless EDGE (Has Cingular SIM card), “SmartWi”, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Wireless Type:EDGE, 80211b/g
Modem:56k V.90 modem
Keyboard:82-key QWERTY, w/DVD/CD/Volume & WANT Buttons
Mouse:Touch Pad
I/O Ports
USB Ports:2x USB 2.0
Firewire (1394):1x 4pin i.LINK (IEEE 1394)
PS/2, Serial, Parallel:
PC Card Slots:1 Type I/Type II PCMCIA w/CardBus support
Flash Memory Card:Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro
Port Replicator:Optional, Available w/additional ports
Other I/O:
Audio Chipset:Windows (WSS) compatible, Dolby Headphone/Virtual Speaker
Audio I/O:Built-in stereo speakers, Monaural mini-jack (microphone), stereo mini-jack headphone)
Installed OS:Microsoft Windows XP Pro w/SP2
Included Software:SmartWiâ„¢ Connection Manager, Click to DVDâ„¢ – DVD Creation, DVgate Plusâ„¢ – Digital Video, SonicStage® – Digital Music, SonicStage® Mastering Studio software with MP3 encoder, VAIO Mediaâ„¢ – Network File Sharing, Image Converter – PSP Transfer
Adobe® Photoshop® Album Starter Edition, Intuit® Quicken® 2005 New User Edition, InterVideo® WinDVD®, InterVideo® Instant On, Microsoft® Works 8.0, Microsoft® Office® 2003 60-Day Trial171 Small Business Edition

Norton Internet Securityâ„¢ 90-Day Subscription – Norton AntiVirus®, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton AntiSpam®, Norton Parental Control, Intermuteâ„¢ SpySubtractâ„¢ 30-Day Subscription, Sony® VAIO® Update, Sony® VAIO® Recovery Wizard, Sony® VAIO® Support Central
Protection and Security
Fingerprint Reader:
Harddrive Shock Protection:
Hardware Passwords:
Warranty, Misc
Warranty:1 Year Limited Warranty (See Site), 1 year toll-free technical telephone support,
online/email support –

Reviews – December 2005 – 4 out of 5 – The Sony VAIO TX represents the ultimate portable computer without sacrificing on functionality. At almost half the size and weight of most laptops, this computer includes a nice array of ports, communication options, and built-in multimedia functionality…..This is one of the most battery efficient laptops we’ve ever tested and perhaps the best in the market.

LAPTOP Magazine – December 2005 – 4.5 out of 5 stars At $2,299, the Sony VAIO TX650P/B costs considerably more than slightly larger 12.1-inch and 13-inch widescreen ultraportables, but this micro machine rewards your investment with long battery life and a featherweight design. It’s the new executive status symbol. – November 2005 – Mentioned in their 2005 Holiday Gift Guide.

LAPTOP Magazine – October 2005 – 4.5 out of 5 stars – “LAPTOP BEST BUY” – this micro machine rewards your investment with long battery life and a featherweight design.