MFR’s Description: Amazingly light and thin, the TX series notebook features a case made from a combination of carbon fiber and carbon composite materials, increasing rigidity and durability while greatly reducing weight. We kept the power, speed, battery life, durability, and stunning looks, but we dropped the bulk.

The Sony VAIO VGN-TX790P replaces the Sony VAIO VGN-TX690P

Note: The TX790P comes with a cleaning kit.

VGN-TX790PK1 = Slate color

Reviews located at the bottom of the page.

This laptop has a Slate Blue-colored exterior.

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company:Sony Electronics, Inc.
Company (USA)
Model Name:VGN-T790P
Product Page:Sony Style
Introduced:Feb 2006
Cost (MSRP/Street):$2999.99
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
Video Memory:128MB dynamically allocated
Video Out:VGA w/Smart Display Sensor
Memory Capacity:1.5GB
Memory Slots:1?
Memory Type:DDR2
Memory Speed:PC3200 400MHz
Shared With Video:Up to 128Mb (dynamic)
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 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″
Wireless:Integrated, Cingular Wireless EDGE (Has Cingular SIM card), “SmartWi”, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Wireless Type:EDGE, 80211b/g
Modem:56k V.90 modem
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:
PC Card Slots:1 Type I/Type II PCMCIA w/CardBus support
Flash Memory Card:Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital Media
Port Replicator:Optional, Available w/additional ports
Other I/O:
Audio Chipset:Windows (WSS) compatible, Dolby Headphone/Virtual Speaker
Audio I/O:Built-in stereo speakers, Monaural mini-jack (microphone), stereo mini-jack headphone)
Installed OS:Microsoft Windows XP Pro w/SP2
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:
Warranty, Misc
Warranty:1 Year Limited Warranty (See Site), 1 year toll-free technical telephone support,
online/email support –

Reviews – These are excerpts – Click on publication links for full reviews

Note: These reviews apply to the Sony VAIO VGN-TX690P – the TX790P is the successor to the TX690P with only minor differences.

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.

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