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Sony VAIO TZ298N/XC

Sony VAIO TZ298N/XC
alaAverage 2.5

2 reviews

Feb, 2018

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Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N

 

Sony's lavishly priced VAIO VGN-TZ298N ultraportable has both SSD and spinning hard drives but is dragged down by the high cost of the SSD, a feeble processor, and a heavy load of bloatware.

Dazzling looks. Ultra slim and light. Huge storage capacity. Phenomenal battery life.

Insanely expensive. Eliminating the optical drive was not a good idea. Severely underpowered. Massive software load. Only a 91 percent keyboard.

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Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N/XC Laptop Review and Ratings

 

For business travelers who value portability over creature comforts, the Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N/XC might be worth the tradeoffs—and the steep price—that come with its small size.

Very portable ; Bright, sharp screen ; Long list of standard features

Cramped keyboard, screen ; External optical drive ; Merely passable performance ; Pricey

May, 2008

Product Specifications

Be the envy of your next business meeting. The sleek and incredibly portable VAIO TZ298N/X notebook is a real attention-grabber. The razor-thin 11.1" LCD panel displays DVDs in beautiful color. And when you're on the go, the integrated WWAN will keep you connected via the lightning-quick Sprint Mobile Broadband Service.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):8.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.8in
Height:1.2in
Weight:2.6lbs
Width:10.9in

Display (Projector)

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGN-TZ298N/X/VGN-TZ298N/XC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO / Sony VAIO TZ Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Premium carbon black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.33GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:U7700
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Hybrid Hard Drive/Solid State Drive
Type:Solid state

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:314GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950