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Sony Releases its First Flash-Based Vaio

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

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    As flash-based solid-storage continues to gain in popularity, Sony has now unveiled its first flash-based Vaio known as the TZ18GN. The notebook, which features a 32GB flash hard drive, boasts faster boot times, reduced weight, increase battery life and better durability due to less moving parts when compared to models using standard drives (although the weight as battery life are quite negligible). The TZ18GN comes with a 11.1” 1366 x 768 display, a built in DVD burner, a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, an Intel GMA 950 graphics card, 1GB of memory (expandable to 2GB) and Windows Vista Business, as well as all the other Sony perks like a Motion Eyeweb-cam. However, with a price tag of roughly $2,500 US, there is better performance to be found for less cash - unless you have your heart set on a flash-based laptop.
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    Source: APC Magazine
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    talk about super over prised.
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    Yet you know people will buy it just for the hard drive. :rolleyes:
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    It's an amazing laptop. Until you see it in real life and pick it up... you can't imagine how thin and how light the thing is.

    SONY at work again... perfecting minaturization. Good job, IMO.

    P.S. Why inbuild DVD burner? Surely a removeable flash drive is what is wanted to complement the flash HDD. :)
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    3 words..... IT'S A SONY'


    Course they are going to over price it. if they didnt their directors & chairmans wouldnt get their bonuses this christmas & god knows we dont want to ruin their fatcat fun
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    FreedomEclipse Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!

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    Inbuilt ODD is a nice thing, but I hope there is an option to go with an external one. Would further reduce the weight, and even if the display is 720p ready, you're not going to use it for movies :)
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    Sweet deal. Only a matter of time before Sony released something like this.

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