Sony Vaio TX850: a compelling mobile notebook

Tx850_size_compareWith all of the UMPC talk, we often overlook those sub-notebook devices like the Sony Vaio TX850. MobileTechReview keeps us in line by reminding us that these small notebooks can still pack a powerful computing punch in a portable package. Lisa Gade has an in-depth review of the TX850 and gave it 4.5 five stars out of 5. In typical Lisa-fashion, she focuses on all of the important aspects of the device as a true mobile user, so if you’ve got a tad over $2k and aren’t seduced by the latest Apple MacBook Pros, you’ll want to read this.

Just to peak your interest, here are some specs that grabbed my attention:

  • 11.1-inch XBRITE screen with WXGA resolution
  • 6-hours of battery life with the 7800 mAh battery
  • 80 GB 1.8-inch hard drive spinning at 4200 RPM
  • Intel Core Solo U1400 running at 1.2 GHz
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 2.76 pounds <– Wow!
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