Pros

  • Weighs 3 pounds with DVD drive
  • Outstanding battery life

Cons

  • Crawling performance
  • Optical-drive eject button is too small

At A Glance

The broadband-ready VGN-TXN15P/B is travel-ready and a battery champ, but it performed poorly and has a cramped keyboard.

Manufacturer’s Description

The sleek VAIO TXN15P/B Notebook is truly ultra-portable at 2.84 lbs with 5-11 hours of standard battery life, a built-in DVD burner and durable carbon-fiber casing. And, with integrated wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) technology, you can access Sprint Mobile Broadband services to extend your wireless coverage beyond LAN access networks and hotspots.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VGN-TXN15P/B
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 11 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 11.10 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
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 80 GB
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA
Hard Drive RPM 4200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
UPC Code 027242704558
Manufacturer Part Number VGN-TXN15P/B
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO TXN15P/B Notebook
Marketing Information

The sleek VAIO TXN15P/B Notebook is truly ultra-portable at 2.84 lbs with 5-11 hours of standard battery life, a built-in DVD burner and durable carbon-fiber casing. And, with integrated wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) technology, you can access Sprint Mobile Broadband services to extend your wireless coverage beyond LAN access networks and hotspots.

Product Model TXN15P/B
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line VAIO
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick PRO, Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 1 GB
Maximum Memory 1.50 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-533/PC2-4200
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO TXN15P/B Notebook
  • Lithium-ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
Additional Information

Notebook Height:

  • 0.83 - 1.23 inch
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model PRO/Wireless 3945BG
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Physical Characteristics
Width 10.7"
Depth 7.7"
Weight (Approximate) 45.44 oz
Color Charcoal
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core Solo
Processor Model U1400
Processor Speed 1.20 GHz
Cache 2 MB
Bus Speed 533 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model 945GMS
Software
Operating System Windows XP Professional with SP2
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type CardBus Type II

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 32.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Poor
Battery
Battery Life 6:35:06 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 692.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 670.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 866.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 2063.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 1105.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 824.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 2086.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 551.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 4.36   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 1366.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0