Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Nicely designed

Cons

  • On the slow side

At A Glance

This inexpensive, stylish notebook has modest processing power but lacks a user-upgradable hard drive.

Manufacturer’s Description

The VAIO N170GT Notebook lets you enjoy the freedom and flexibility to live, work, and play on-the-go thanks to the Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology inside.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VGN-N170GT
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.40 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 128 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 120 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
UPC Code 027242704855
Manufacturer Part Number VGN-N170GT
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO N170GT Notebook
Marketing Information

The VAIO N170GT Notebook lets you enjoy the freedom and flexibility to live, work, and play on-the-go thanks to the Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology inside.

Product Model N170GT
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line VAIO
Product Series N
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Memory Stick
Standard Memory 1 GB
Maximum Memory 2 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-533/PC2-4200
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO N170GT Notebook
  • Lithium-ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Additional Information

    Notebook Height:

  • 1.2 - 1.6 inch
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Model PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Physical Characteristics
    Width 14.4"
    Depth 10.5"
    Weight (Approximate) 108.8 oz
    Color Wenge Brown
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core Duo
    Processor Model T2050
    Processor Speed 1.60 GHz
    Cache 2 MB
    Bus Speed 533 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model 945GM
    Software
    Operating System Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

    Performance

    Battery
    Battery Life (Office Applications) 3:48   (hh:mm)
    Gaming
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 8.91   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 5.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 571.0
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Rating Good
    World Bench 5 Score 85.0
    ACD Systems ACDSee 708.0
    Musicmatch Jukebox 624.0
    Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 400.0
    Ahead Nero 646.0
    Windows Media Encoder 366.0
    Roxio VideoWave 317.0
    Adobe Photoshop 397.0
    Microsoft Office XP 580.0
    WinZip 461.0
    Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 688.0
    Adobe Premiere 493.0
    Mozilla 471.0