Sony VAIO TZ (TZ90)

Sony VAIO TZ90
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Product Name: Sony VAIO TZ TZ90
Official Page: Sony Japan (Japanese)
Manufacturer: Sony
Announced: Announced/leaked May 2007
Available: Now
– Confirmed: Japan
– Uncomfirmed: USA towards the end of July, 2007
– Maybe available through Dynamism

– VGN-TZ90NS (Windows Vista Business, Intel Core 2 Duo U7600)
– VGN-TZ90S (Windows Vista Home Premium, Intel Core 2 Duo U7500)
– VGN-TZ90HS (Windows Home Basic, Intel Celeron 443)

Related Laptops:
– US model maybe called the Sony VAIO TZ100
– Replaces Sony TX Series
– See also Sony VAIO TZ11
– “10th Anniversary Edition” – Celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Sony VAIO 505

– Weighs around 2.4 pounds (depending on options)
– Can have 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD) in addition to 160GB regular hard drive.
– Can install Operating System on 32GB SSD, to help with battery life and speed.
– Carbon fiber body
– Four Colors: Premium Carbon Fiber, Black, Bordeaux, or Champagne Gold
– LED Backlit LCD display
– There is an “AV Mode” that allows you to play music and movies without booting into Windows.
– Built-in Webcam
– Hinge glows depending on state of laptop (green = on, etc.)

– 1st Row: PremiumCarbon Fiber, Champagne Gold
– 2nd Row: Black, Bordeaux
Sony VAIO TZ90

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) U7600 (1.2GHz, 2MB L2), Core 2 Duo U7500 (1.06GHz), Intel Celeron M Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) 443 (1.20GHz, 1MB L2)
Chipset: Intel 945GMS Express
Front-side Bus: 553MHz
Memory: DDR2 SDRAM – 533MHz (400MHz in some instances)
Memory Capacity: 1GB – 2GB (1 slot)

Display: 11.1 inches LED Backlit
Resolution: 1366×768
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (GMA 950)
Graphics Memory: Up to 256MB Shared
Other: VGA Out (1600×1200)

Hard Drive: 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD) or 1.8-inch 60GB, 80GB, 100Gb (Ultra ATA, 4200rpm) or 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) 160GB Hard Drive
Optical: Internal Dual-Layer DVD Writer (DVD+/-R DL), can be replaced with 32GB Solid State Drive

Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g or 802.11a/b/g/n
Modem: 56K v.90/v.92
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Mobile Broadband:

Audio Chipset: Intel High Definition Audio
Speakers: Stereo Speakers, mono microphone
Audio I/O: Headphone out, Microphone input
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x i.LINK (S400)
PC Card: ExpressCard/34
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Memory Stick and Secure Digital (supports High Density Secure Digital)
Other: Built-in Webcam, Docking Connection, Touchpad

Biometric/Fingerprint: Available
Other: TPM

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Premium, Home Basic
Other Software:

Options: Lightweight (VGP-BPS11), Standard (VGP-BPL11), and Enhanced (VGP-BPX11)
Battery Life: Claimed 6 hours – 18 hours, Tested at 3 – 9 hours “real world” (wireless, etc.)

Width: 10.9 inches (277mm)
Depth: 7.8 inches (198mm)
Height: 0.88 inches (22.5mm) – 1.67 inches (42.5mm) – depends on battery
Weight: Starts at 2.26 pounds (1315kg) – 2.90 pounds (depends on battery)

NotebookReview – July 2007 – Reporting that it will come to the US as the TZ100
Review at – June 27, 2007
Video review at – June 7, 2007