Sony VAIO TZ180N – VGN-TZ180N/RC

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Series: Sony VAIO TZ – TZ180 – VGN-TZ180N
Product Name: VGN-TZ180N/RC
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Manufacturer: Sony
Announced: July 18, 2007
Available: On or after August 7, 2007
Price: Starting at $3099.00 USD
Markets: US, Possibly North America

Related Laptops:
Guide to Sony VAIO TZ
– Replaces Sony VAIO TX Series
Sony VAIO TZ150N Black or Champagne, 1GB Memory, U7500
Sony VAIO TZ170N Black, 2GB Memory, U7500
Sony VAIO TZ190N Black, 2GB Memory, U7600, Solid State Drive
Sony VAIO TZ191N Premium Black, 2GB Memory, U7600, Solid State Drive

– Limited Edition Bordeaux Red finish
– 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)
– Includes leather case

Manufacturer’s Description:
Impress your colleagues with the understated sophistication of the hand-crafted Bordeaux Red finish on your lightweight VAIO® VGN-TZ180N/R notebook PC.

Show off at the next meeting with your limited-supply Bordeaux Red VAIO® TZ series notebook. The included leather case will protect the ultra-portable notebook-weighing in at 2.7 lbs with 4 to 7.5 hours of standard battery life and durable carbon-fiber casing. And with an Intel® Core 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.
Bordeaux (Red)

Available in limited supply, the VAIO® TZ180N notebook features a deep, rich Bordeaux finish applied by hand to the LCD panel. This unique color adds a sense of understated sophistication to the TZ notebook as well as accentuates the crafted detail of its thoughtful design.


CPU: Intel­® Core 2 Duo Processor U7600 (1.2GHz, 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)