Sony has just launched the new ultra-portable VAIO TX-series notebooks which includes four notebooks that incorporate power saving features to deliver up to 7.5 hours of battery life. The TX-series is available in three colors and the notebooks are made from durable materials. Sony says the casing is formed from carbon fibre laminate, a material lighter and stronger than magnesium alloy.
The notebooks feature a Sony X-black LCD display and are powered by an ultra-low voltage (ULV) Intel Pentium M processor to deliver a battery life of up to seven and half hours. Three of the four models use the ULV Pentium M 753 (1.2GHz) and one uses the Pentium M 733 (1.1GHz). The VGN-TX1P uses 512MB memory but the other three are quipped with 1GB 400MHz DDR2 memory. All models feature a 60GB 4200RPM HDD and use the Intel 915GMS chipset.
To achieve the miniaturisation that makes the TX-Series possible, Sony developed an astonishingly small ten-layer motherboard no bigger than a postcard. This is how the TX became the smallest, lightest ultra-portable in its class, yet still has room for a fully integrated DVD±RW drive, complete with the huge capacity advantage of Double Layer technology.
The core strength of the overall design is its balance of style and technology. Form follows function, which is why the 4.5mm razor-thin 11.1-inch widescreen display features a true 16:9 aspect ratio. This is perfectly adapted to displaying DVD movies and HD video with the absolute minimum of dead space around the edges of the picture. A full set of controls positioned conveniently above the keyboard turns the TX-Series into a portable AV player. At a touch of a button you can activate, control and eject your CDs or DVDs in an instant.