A few days ago, TrustedReviews published their review of the Sony VAIO VGN-TZ12VN. Being that it’s Sony, and they have different model numbers for different parts of the world, the equivalent in North America/US is the Sony VAIO VGN-TZ191N (albeit with different options), which recently became available for pre-order.
If you are curios about the UK and North America models, see our Sony VAIO TZ guide (we are working on adding other models from other parts of the world into it).
The VGN-TZ12VN is Sony’s flagship in their ultraportable laptop TZ series, with an 11-inch widescreen display and powered by Intel’s Core 2 Duo U7600 (1.2GHz – other TZ models may have a U7500 1.06GHz – both are Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) CPUs). With their LED-backlit displays, they weigh just over 2.6 pounds (around 1.19kg). They have a carbon fiber casing for durability (and some models, including the TZ12VN showcase the carbon fiber with their finish) which also helps keep the weight down. Even at such a small size, they still managed to include a dual-layer DVD writer. This particular model has a 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD) which also helps with battery life (4 – 7 hours) and weight.
Because these are their flagship models and their build, they are pricey – up to Â£2,099.00 (Inc VAT) (around $3300 USD), and Trusted Reviews tries to answer the question of whether or not they are worth it, as well as saying that youâ€™re going to have to seriously want that solid state drive to pay a Â£700 premium over the excellent TZ11MN.