Sony VGN-TZ170N/B/N VAIO Notebook

Sony Updated: 2007-09-25
Sony VGN-TZ170N/B/N VAIO Notebook

Breeze through multiple programs with ease using the power of 2GB of RAM on the elegant black VAIO® TZ notebook-an ultra-portable powerhouse at 2.7 lbs with 4 to 7.5 hours of standard battery life and durable carbon-fiber casing. And with an Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, Bluetooth® technology and 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN technology, you'll be able to stay connected and productive when on the go. An 11.1” display with XBRITE-HiColor™ LCD technology delivers stunning clarity and true-to-life color, which is great for viewing movies on long flights. You can also create and record up to 8.5GB of data with the DVD+R Double Layer/DVD±RW drive.

Ultra-portable and durable
The luxuriously sleek and ultra-portable VAIO® TZ notebook boasts an incredibly small and lightweight form-factor that features an especially robust carbon-fiber casing for enhanced durability. This best-in-class PC weighs only 2.7 lbs, is less than 1” thin and features an incredible 4 to 7.5 hours of standard battery life.

Exceptional LCD
The VAIO® TZ notebook features an 11.1" WXGA widescreen display with Sony’s original XBRITE-HiColor™ LCD technology with white LED backlight. Sony’s innovative backlight technology offers lower power consumption for improved battery life and provides incredibly high brightness levels, amplifying colors and creating clear, crisp pictures that truly “pop” off the LCD. The result: an amazing 72% color saturation for deeper blacks, brighter whites, true-to-life color and razor-sharp detail. And, with the anti-reflective coating to minimize reflection while providing a wide viewing angle, you’ll enjoy a beautifully clear image from almost any angle. It’s the ideal way to present your work or watch a DVD when you’re on the go.

Innovative Keyboard Design
The VAIO® TZ notebook features a thoughtfully redesigned keyboard that showcases an extreme attention to detail. Designed for ease of use and a smart, sophisticated look, the individual keys are slightly raised above an attractive piano-black bezel layer producing a user-friendly touch and feel to the keyboard that creates an improved typing experience. In addition, an extra support layer has been added below the bezel to increase the structural integrity of the keyboard and add stability to the keys, giving them an unwavering up-down motion and making for quieter typing. Details like these not only enhance the look and feel of the TZ notebook, but also reveal the design intelligence and innovation that only Sony can offer.

Visual Communication
Backed by Sony’s engineering expertise in miniaturization, the VAIO® TZ notebook features a wafer-like MOTION EYE® camera and microphone built into its 4.7mm razor-thin LCD panel. Stay connected to colleagues, friends and family with real-time video conferencing whether you’re in the office, at home or on the go with the TZ, a true marvel of technology.

Long Battery Life
Sony’s innovative power-saving technology combined with Intel® Centrino® Duo processor technology efficiently manages power resources to deliver an amazing 4 to 7.5 hours of standard battery life. And for those times when you’ll be on the go all day, rely on the optional large capacity battery for 6 to 11.5 hours of power to get you through.

Security features
Fingerprint biometrics is a convenient and secure way to protect your computer and the information on it with a simple swipe of your finger. It also stores passwords to secure websites you visit, so authentication and access are quick and easy, you only need your fingerprint. An integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver.1.2 compliant chip enhances security by allowing you to control access on a specific client/user basis. TPM is a hardware-based solution that secures and protects data when it is most vulnerable.

Carbon-fiber casing
Weighing in at only 2.7lbs with standard battery, the stylish VAIO® TZ notebook features an improved lightweight and especially robust carbon-fiber casing. From the top of the LCD cover, which features an added thickness of 0.2mm, to the bottom of the unit, including the edges, the carbon-fiber casing provides superior protection against impact shocks and torqued movements. Carbon fiber, the same material used on jets and sports cars to keep them lightweight yet sturdy, is much stronger than the magnesium used on standard notebooks. Built with the rigors of the road in mind, the VAIO TZ notebook will keep you up and running trouble-free.

G-Sensor™ Shock Protection
G-Sensor™ Shock Protection makes your data even less vulnerable to loss or damage. When the built-in 3D acceleration sensor detects a risky movement, such as being dropped, the HDD-head will lock up to secure its position and reduce the risk of damage from scratching.

Entertainment features
Perfect for long flights where extended battery life is a necessity, the VAIO® TZ notebook’s ingenious Instant Mode allows you to go straight to watching a movie, playing music or viewing photos at the touch of a button, without having to boot-up the operating system. And with the convenient A/V control buttons located in the front of the unit for easy operation from a reclined viewing position, you can stop, play, fast forward, reverse and eject with one-touch simplicity. To complement these features, an 11.1" WXGA widescreen display with Sony’s original XBRITE-HiColor™ LCD technology lets you watch movies and DVDs with stunning clarity in the intended aspect ratio for theatrical presentation.

Wireless Wide Area Network
The VAIO® TZ notebook is more than just portable, it’s a truly mobile wireless companion. True mobility is about broad access just as much as it is about slim, lightweight design. And the VAIO TZ notebook takes that access farther than ever before with optional integrated wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) technology through Sprint® Mobile Broadband, the nation’s largest wireless broadband network. Take advantage of Sprint’s latest mobile network technology, EV-DO Revision A. With faster average download speeds and broadband upload speeds, Sprint’s EV-DO Revision A technology lets you utilize richer applications and services on the go, such as high-speed video telephony, video messaging and large file uploads. With Sprint, the VAIO TZ notebook gives you the freedom to go farther, do more and stay connected.