February 11, 2008

Vaio TZ Hybrid SSD HDD Laptop

Engadget covered an interesting article on the Sony TZ laptop (the 2.6lb ultraportable thats been around for a while). In its latest iteration, the top of the line VGN-TZ298 offers a very cool storage solution featuring a 64GB SSD as the primary boot-drive storing OS and applications while a 250GB HDD is used for storage media. The benefit of the 64GB SSD is quicker boot time, more durability and less power consumption. Typical SSD solution's shortcoming is not a problem for this laptop as the 250GB HDD is available to let you keep all of your media files to go.

Not to mention this is one of the lightest laptops out there, with a full 1280x800 resolution and having a fully function internal optical drive while still pushing out 5 hours of computing off of one charge. Its practically perfect! I would have wished if Sony would give you the option to get 1.6/1.8/2.0GHz processors to keep up with Windows Vista, but then it could also mean the reduction of battery life since Sony is using a ULV 1.3GHz process for that reason. This ultra-light laptop in the hybrid drive configuration will set you back a cool $3,699 from Sony Style. Of course, you can always buy it from Amazon.com and skip sales tax in certain states.


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