Sony VAIO VGN TX770P

Sony VAIO VGN-TX770P
MFR’s Description:The sleek VAIO® TX Notebook is ultra-portable and packed with enhanced storage and multimedia capabilities. This pint-sized powerhouse delivers convenience and connectivity wrapped in style.

This is the replacement for the Sony VAIO VGN-TX670P, with a faster CPU, larger harddrive, and Secure Digital Flash Media capabilities.

Colors/Models
VGN-TX770P/T (VGN-TX770PTK1) = Sienna
VGN-TX770P/W (VGN-TX770PWK1) = Platinum
VGN-TX770P/B (VGN-TX770PBK1) = Charcoal

Note: The TX770P comes with a VAIO® Bluetooth® Wireless Mouse


Reviews located at the bottom of the page.

This laptop has a Slate Blue-colored exterior.

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company: Sony Electronics, Inc.
Company Website: SonyStyle.com (USA)
Model Name: VGN-T770P
Product Page:
Type: Notebook/Laptop
Introduced: Jan or Feb 2006
Cost (MSRP/Street): @ $2599.99
CPU/Processor & Chipset
Processor Company: Intel
Processor Model: Pentium M 753 (Ultra Low Voltage)
Processor Speed: 1.30GHz
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
Widescreen: Yes
Resolution: 1366×768
Video Memory: 128MB dynamically allocated
Video Out: VGA w/Smart Display Sensor
Touchscreen: No
Memory
Memory Capacity: 1GB (expand to 1.5GB)
Memory Slots: 1?
Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Speed: PC3200 400MHz
Shared With Video: Up to 128Mb (dynamic)
Storage
Hard Drive Interface: Ultra ATA
Hard Drive Capacity: 80GB (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
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″
Width: 10.7″
Depth: 7.7″
Networking
Wireless: Integrated, Cingular Wireless EDGE (Has Cingular SIM card), “SmartWi”, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Wireless Type: EDGE, 80211b/g
Ethernet: 10/100BASE-TX
Modem: 56k V.90 modem
Input
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:
Infrared:
PC Card Slots: 1 Type I/Type II PCMCIA w/CardBus support
Flash Memory Card: Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital
Bluetooth: Yes
Port Replicator: Optional, Available w/additional ports
Other I/O:
Audio
Audio Chipset: Windows (WSS) compatible, Dolby Headphone/Virtual Speaker
Audio I/O: Built-in stereo speakers, Monaural mini-jack (microphone), stereo mini-jack headphone)
Software
Installed OS: Microsoft Windows XP Pro w/SP2
Drivers: esupport.sony.com
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:
Other:
Warranty, Misc
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty (See Site), 1 year toll-free technical telephone support,
online/email support – www.esupport.sony.com

Review Excerpts – Click on publication links below to read full reviews

Note: The reviews listed below are for the Sony VAIO VGN-TX670P which is almost identical to the TX770P (the TX770P is the successor to the TX670P, and offers a faster CPU, larger HDD, and a Secure Digital Media reader.

HardwareCentral.com – December 2005 – 4 out of 5 stars – As you can tell, we like the Vaio TX670P a lot; it’s a terrific productivity solution for swank, jet-setting execs. That said, it gets another four- instead of HardwareCentral’s rare five-star review score mainly because of the swank factor: The notebook plus your first year’s Cingular data subscription equals $3,480, which is painfully pricey in this age of affordable laptops. But that’s not the heroic Sony engineers’ fault.

PC Magazine – September, 2005 – 4/5 Stars – The Sony VAIO VGN-TX670P is an excellent laptop in terms of performance, design, and innovation.

CNET Reviews – September, 2005 – 8.1/10 – Editor’s Choice – Though we don’t recommend it for heavy-duty computing or gaming, the VAIO VGN-TX670P can easily handle the standard productivity tasks of the typical business traveler, including in-flight DVD viewings.