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Sony Vaio TXN17 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sony Vaio TXN17 Series. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and size. The battery and design also get good feedback. Many are negative about the price and keyboard.

portability, design, battery, size, screen

performance, reliability, keyboard, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio TXN17 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: CNET (



Sony adds Windows Vista to its ultraportable VAIO TXN17, which doesn't change much otherwise from its XP-based precursor. With a gorgeous design, excellent battery life, and wireless broadband, it remains one of the best ultraportables on the market...

Great battery life; built-in mobile broadband antenna; typically impressive Sony industrial design; LED-backlit display provides bright screen and aids battery life; compact and light; still includes optical drive

Slow Core Solo processor; small and slow hard drive; expensive warranty extensions

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: marcsca (



The Tech support agent recently told me to re... 

The design of the laptop is what caught my eye. A smarter look and feeel was well needed. Screen size and layout is impressive. Although the cons deffinately outway the pretty frame

The computor contantly locks up. The originally OS installed Vista Home Premium which is not enough for the thirst of the 64 bit applications. This computor freezes 3 to 4 times a day which is quite frustrating

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: s2kreno (

"worst buy i ever made"


I have intermittent problems with it in hiber... 

small, cute, ez to carry

windows vista, Best Buy service, unreliable machine

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: texasjr (

"Overall nice machine"


I bought this machine and specifically looked... 

Lightweight, long battery-life and full of features

Wished for a dual-core processor, and larger hard drive

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: jon! (

"Great design, poor performance"


Sony has the the physical aspects down pat, w... 

Ultraportability, fingerprint reader, SD card reader

Only 1 USB port, Abysmally slow with Vista, Non-functional CD drive

May, 2007

Consumer review by: tblankenship (

"Great for travel"


Overall the VAIO TX is a great travel machine... 

Battery Life, Weight & Size

A little slow, hard to read keyboard in low light

May, 2007

Product Specifications

Experience mobility and durability beyond your expectations with the razor-thin VAIO VGN-TXN17P/B. This notebook computer weighs a mere 2.84 pounds and offers 5-11 hours of standard battery life. Enjoy the freedom to go farther and stay connected with integrated 802.11b/g wireless LAN and wireless WAN technologies. With wireless WAN, you can access the Sprint Mobile Broadband service to extend your wireless coverage beyond LAN access networks and hotspots. The carbon-fiber casing provides durability while the built-in CD/DVD burner and stunning 11.1" widescreen display are ideal for watching movies and playing games. The VAIO TX Notebook is a Windows Vista Premium Ready PC.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):11hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:11.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):28.2cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz




Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem / cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 2.4x (DVD+RW)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 4x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Processor Number:U1400
Type:Core Solo


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /90 days warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive



Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950