Sony VAIO TZ150N review: Sony VAIO TZ150N

Sony's standard one-year warranty can be extended a number of ways. Adding a two-year on-site service plan costs $149, while moving up to four years, plus accidental damage protection is $399. The tech support toll-free number is manned 24-7, while the support Web site offers a reasonably comprehensive selection of drivers and software, plus generic FAQs and tutorials.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio TZ150N/B
2142 
Averatec 1579
2301 

Adobe Photoshop CS2 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio TZ150N/B
1189 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio TZ150N/B
415 

DVD battery-drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Sony Vaio TZ150N/B
247 

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Sony VAIO TZ150N/B
Windows Vista Business Edition; 1.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage U7500; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 64MB Mobile Intel 945GM Express; 100GB Toshiba 4,200rpm

Lenovo ThinkPad X61s
Windows Vista Business Edition; 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Low Voltage L7500; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 358MB Intel Mobile Express 965GM; 100GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Dell XPS m1330
Windows Vista Home Edition; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Nvidia 8400M GS; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Samsung Q1 Ultra
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 800MHz Intel Stealy; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 945GM/GU Express; 60GB Toshiba 4,200rpm

Averatec 1579
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 1.06GHz Intel Core Duo Ultra Low Voltage U2400; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Intel Mobile Express 945GM; 120GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm

Sony Vaio TXN17P/B
Windows Vista Business Edition; 1.2GHz Intel Core Solo U1400; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 400MHz; 224MB Mobile Intel 945GM Express; 80GB Toshiba 4,200rpm

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Where to Buy

Sony VAIO TZ150N (beige)

Part Number: VGN-TZ150N/N

MSRP: $2,099.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Installed Size 1 GB
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo U7500 / 1.06 GHz
  • Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
  • Color black
  • Weight 2.6 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
  • Graphics Processor Intel GMA 950