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Sony Vaio VGN-TX5XN/MN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sony Vaio VGN-TX5XN/MN. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The size and screen are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the sound and durability.

portability, screen, size, design, battery

performance, keyboard, price, durability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio VGN-TX5XN/MN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Sony Vaio VGN-TX5XN Notebook


Mobile Cinema. If you are willing to spend a little more on a sub ...

Nice design, Low weight, compact dimensions, Integrated DVD drive, Bright LED display with good illumination and contrast, Display ready for outdoor usage, Low noise and temperature emissions, Very good battery runtime

Small weaknesses regarding stability of the case, Tersely equipped with ports, Moderate performance

Still, it is note-worthy that their sound is rather dull, and that the basses are as usual poor. Also the maximum volume could be better

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : staff (

Sony Vaio VGN-TX5XN/B review


Sony's ultraportable offers everything the commuter needs

Compact and lightweight ; Excellent components for its size ; Great keyboard

Limited graphics ; Slightly fragile screen

It's a little understated but Sony has crammed a commendable amount of high technology into a highly compact package

May, 2007

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio TX5XN/B


It's small......It's neat and tidy and the design is good.......but that's all that's good to say about it

Despite all measures to increase the speed of this laptop, it remains painfully slow. I owned a similar model Sony Vaio before and it was brilliant. This model is apalling and I want my old one back - it was twice the speed despite its age. Very...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio TX5XN/B


Size, style and performance and comfort of Sony brand

Slightly expensive

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

Sony Vaio TX5XN/B


Looks very nice and is very light weight

Very expensive, slow and has a small keyboard

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

The sleek VAIO TX series Notebook is ultra-lightweight, ultra-portable, and impressively equipped. The VAIO TX Notebook is incredibly convenient for life on-the-road. The VAIO TX Notebook is well suited to meet your mobile multimedia entertainment demands. The Notebook allows you to create dynamic presentations, view movies with stunning clarity, and create and manage your multimedia files with ease.


Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):7.5
Run Time (Up To):7.7hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.1
Display Resolution:1366 x 768

Display (Projector)

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


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.224


Country Kits:Germany/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:0.5 / 1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory layout:1 x 0.5 / 2 x 0.5
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 0.5 / 2 x 0.5


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:100 BASE-TX/10 BASE-T
Networking Type:100 BASE-TX/10 BASE-T / 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:12
CD-RW write speed:16
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:4
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business

Other Features

Battery Type:VGP-BPS5
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.7 x 7.68 x 0.827
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Type:V92/V.90
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g / 802.11a/b/g

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type I / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Chipset:Intel 945GMS Express
Clock Speed:1.2GHz/1.33GHz
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GMS Express
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:Intel® Core™ Solo
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.33
Processor front side bus:533
Processor Number:U1400/U1500
Type:Core Solo


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:1.5GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty


Bundled software:SonicStageCP 4.2\nDVgate Plus 2.3, WinDVD 8.0 \nAdobe Photoshop Elements 5.0\nCD-DVD Burning Easy Media Creator 9, Click to DVD 2.6\nAdobe Acrobat Standard 8.0, Adobe Reader 8.0, Microsoft Works 8.5, Microsoft Office 2003 SBE
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100 / Ultra-ATA/133
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100 / Ultra-ATA/133
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 80

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions