Sony VAIO TZ18GN uses flash memory

Posted on Sunday, Aug 05 2007 @ 03:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony unveiled the first VAIO notebook which uses a SSD, the TZ18GN. This is a low-weight 1.2kg 11.1" notebook with a battery life of 11.5 hours.
After playing with the TZ18HN for a few minutes I have to admit it's one sexy notebook. It's incredibly light and small (227 x 22.5 x 198mm) and is built around a carbon fibre frame. The only problem is the price - at $4299 you can easily find more powerful, higherspec'd computers on the market. But doing so won't get you bragging rights about having the first flash-based notebook on your block.

The TZ18HN, like the whole TZ Vaio range, sports a crisp little 11.1" display with a resolution of 1366 x 768, which is probably all you'd want on a screen so small. Unfortunately, the TZ18HN doesn't ship with a built in Blu-ray burner like its bigger cousin the VGNFZ18G but still has a built-in 8x DVD DL drive. It comes with a 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and ships with a standard 1GB of main memory (expandable to 2GB) and Windows Vista Business . It's also got all the standard ports, networking adaptors, and includes a fingerprint scanner and a Motion Eyeweb-cam.
Unfortunately the 32GB SSD costs $700 more than a 100GB HDD.

Source: APC Mag

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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