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The Sony VAIO VGN-TZ398 is part of the customizable Sony VAIO series laptops.

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fast operation, no noticeable lag with applications or browsers

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SSD protects data against loss from shock, always know the data is safe

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keyboard is well laid out and comfortable to type on

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runs stable for years with no problems

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microphone is sensitive enough to make your voice clear on the other end during VOIP calls

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

ships with Windows Vista, which isn't as widely supported as it used to be

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has since been replaced by faster, lighter and less expensive models

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camera is very low-resolution, renders pixelated video

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Sony VAIO VGN-TZ398 is part of the customizable Sony VAIO series laptops. All of the basic features are the same, the only difference is in RAM(2GB is standard in this instance), processor speed(standard for this model is 1.33GHz), hard drive size(in this case 320GB 5400rpm is standard), and choice of accompanying software and operating system. With this model a 64GB solid state drive is included for maximum protection of your most valuable files. With the software you have the option of choosing either Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate, all including service pack 1. Also optional are Fresh Start, photo, video, finance and other software. For more information, please see the Sony VAIO TZ series report.

  • 11.1'' X-black LCD screen with LED backlight, WXGA (1366 x 768)
  • DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM optical drive
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 graphics card
  • 4.5-8.5 hours with Standard Capacity Battery or 7.0-13.0 hours with Large Capacity Battery
  • Ethernet (1000Base-T / 100 BASE-TX / 10 BASE-T)
  • Modem: V.92/V.90
  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR support
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • Windows Vista OS (different versions available)
  • Dimensions: 7.8-in x .89-in - 1.17in x 10.9-in (198 ,2 mm x 22.5-29.8 mm x 277 mm)
  • "Motion Eye" Camera ( 20 Images per second), 0.3 Mega Pixels, max video resolution VGA (640x480)
  • Integrated microphone
  • 1 i.LINK (IEEE1394, 4 Pin), 400 Mbps port
  • 1 DC in
  • 1 Audio out
  • 1 RJ-11 Modem
  • 1 RJ-45 Direct Port (Network)
  • 2 USB 2.0 Port
  • 1 VGA port connection
  • 1 SD card Slot
  • 1 Express Card 34mm
  • Memory Stick Reader (Duo, Memory Stick PRO duo, MagicGate)
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