Pros

  • Excellent LED-backlit screen
  • Integrated wireless WAN (Sprint)

Cons

  • Tiny keys meant for tiny hands
  • Much more expensive than competitors

At A Glance

The TZ295N's screen is awesome, but the notebook as a whole is evidence that beauty does, in fact, have a (steep) price.

Manufacturer’s Description

The ultra portable VAIO TZ295N/XC Notebook delivers the power of a larger PC in an elegant 11.1" form factor.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VGNTZ295N/XC
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 8.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
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 256 MB
Storage
Storage Size No
Solid State Drive Capacity 64 GB
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number VGNTZ295N/XC
UPC Code 27242244733
Brand Name Sony
Product Name VAIO TZ295N/XC Notebook
Marketing Information

The ultra portable VAIO TZ295N/XC Notebook delivers the power of a larger PC in an elegant 11.1" form factor.

Product Model TZ295N/XC
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.sony.com
Product Line VAIO
Product Series TZ
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick PRO, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Memory Stick
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 2 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots 1
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • VAIO TZ295N/XC Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Black Leather Carrying Case
Additional Information

Built in Devices:

  • Motion Eye Camera
  • Microphone

Notebook Height:

  • 0.8" - 1.17"

Hard Disk Feature:

  • Solid State Drive
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Cellular Data Connectivity Technology CDMA2000 (1xEV-DO)
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Physical Characteristics
Width 10.9"
Depth 7.8"
Weight (Approximate) 42.4 oz
Color Premium Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Model U7700
Processor Speed 1.33 GHz
Cache 2 MB
Bus Speed 533 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model 945GMS
Software
Operating System Windows Vista Business
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 58.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
Battery
Battery Life 6:23:00 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 434.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 480.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 548.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 884.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 768.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1245.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 447.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 547.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 339.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 7.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 5.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 622.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0