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Series: Sony VAIO TZ – TZ170 – VGN-TZ170N
Product Name: VGN-TZ170N/B / VGN-TZ11XN / VGN-TZ10XN
Official Page:
– See United Kingdom Models section below for UK information
Manufacturer: Sony
Announced: July 18, 2007
Available: On or after July 31, 2007
Price: Starting at $2699.00 USD
Markets: Worldwide

United Kingdom Models:
SonyStyle/ TZ Website
VGN-TZ11XN/B.CEK – Natural Black 100GB Vista 2GB Bus U7500 (Fingerprint sensor)
VGN-TZ10XN/B.CEK – Natural Black 100GB Vista 2GB Bus U7500 (No fingerprint)

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Guide to Sony VAIO TZ
– Replaces Sony VAIO TX Series
Sony VAIO TZ150N Black or Champagne, 1GB Memory, U7500
Sony VAIO TZ180N Bordeaux Red, 2GB Memory, U7600
Sony VAIO TZ190N Black, 2GB Memory, U7600, Solid State Drive
Sony VAIO TZ191N Premium Black, 2GB Memory, U7600, Solid State Drive

– LED Backlit display
– Built-in MOTION EYE® camera and microphone
– Carbon Fiber casing
– Weight: 2.7 pounds
– AV Mode (DVD/CD Instant On) Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind, Fast Forword, Eject (you don’t have to boot into Windows to play DVDs/CDs)
– Wireless On/Off Switch
– Cleaning cloth supplied
– G-Sensor Shock Protection (for hard drive)

Manufacturer’s Description:
Stay productive while having fun with the truly ultra-portable 11.1″ VAIO TZ Series notebook featuring carbon-fiber casing and wireless technologies.

Breeze through multiple programs with ease using the power of 2GB of RAM on the elegant black VAIO® TZ notebook-an ultra-portable powerhouse at 2.7 lbs with 4 to 7.5 hours of standard battery life and durable carbon-fiber casing. And with an Intel® Coreâ„¢2 Duo processor, Bluetooth® technology and 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN technology, you’ll be able to stay connected and productive when on the go. An 11.1” display with XBRITE-HiColorâ„¢ LCD technology delivers stunning clarity and true-to-life color, which is great for viewing movies on long flights. You can also create and record up to 8.5GB of data with the DVD+R Double Layer/DVD±RW drive.


CPU: Intel­® Core 2 Duo Processor U7500 (1.06GHz, 533MHz)
Chipset: Intel® 945GMS
Front-side Bus: 533MHz
Memory: DDR2 533MHz
Memory Capacity: 2GB (Maximum 2GB)

Display: 11.1″ Razor-Thin LED Backlight – “XBRITE-HiColor Technology”
Resolution: 1366×768 WXGA
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Graphics Memory: Up to 224MB Shared
Other: VGA out with Smart Display Sensor

Hard Drive: 100GB 4200rpm Ultra ATA
Optical: CDRW/DVD Writer – Dual-Layer
Other: G-Sensor Shock Protection – When the built-in 3D acceleration sensor detects a risky movement, the HDD-head will lock up to secure its position and reduce the risk of damage from scratching.

Wireless: Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection (802.11a/b/g/n)
Modem: Integrated V.92/V.90 modem (RJ-11)
Ethernet: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Fast Ethernet (Gigabit)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0
Mobile Broadband: Sprint® Mobile Broadband service

Audio Chipset: Windows® sound system compatible, Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Virtual Speaker
Speakers: 2x Stereo speakers
Audio I/O: Headphone jack, Microphone input
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x i.LINK – IEEE 1394
PC Card: 1x ExpressCard/34
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO) w/MagicGate, Secure Digital (SD)
Other: Built-in MOTION EYE® camera and microphone, Touchpad, optional port replicator

Biometric/Fingerprint: Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
Other: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver.1.2 compliant

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business
Other Software: Microsoft® Works 8.5, Click to DVD® – DVD Creation, SmartWi Technology, LocationFree® Player.
Warranty: 1 year limited warranty – see

Options: Lithium Ion VGP-BPL11
Battery Life: 4.0 – 7.5 hours

Width: 10.9 inches
Depth: 7.8 inches
Height: 0.8 – 1.17 inches
Weight: 2.7 pounds w/ standard battery

LAPTOP Magazine – July 18, 2007 – Review (TZ150N)