The Bottom Line
- Large Hard Drive
- Dedicated Graphics Processor
- Wide Area Network Wireless
- Fairly Large Design
- WWAN Only Works With Sprint Network and Subsciption
- Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 Dual Core Mobile Processor
- 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory
- 250GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
- 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer DVD Burner
- 13.3" WXGA (1280x800) Wide LED Backlit Display with 1.3MP Webcam
- NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS Graphics with 64MB Memory
- v.92 56Kbps Modem, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 2.0, Sprint WWAN Modem
- Two USB 2.0, FireWire, ExpressCard/34, Fingerprint Scanner, 5-in-1 Card Reader
- 12.5" x 9.3" x 1.5" @ 4 lb.s
- Vista Business, MS Works 9, Norton 360
Guide Review - Sony VAIO VGN-SZ750N/C Ultraportable Laptop PC
3/5/08 – The Sony VAIO VGN-SZ750N/C is one of the least expensive of the SZ models available, but it doesn't sacrifice features. It uses the new Peryn based Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 processor. While not as fast as other models, it does provide lower battery consumption and heat production. It is matched up with 2GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory to let it function smoothly even with the Vista operating system.
Most ultraportable notebooks look to save on physical space and battery life by using smaller or lower capacity hard drives. Sony has put a very large 250GB notebook drive in the SZ750N/C. This provides it with some of the largest data storage ability in the ultraportable market, a key factor if someone uses the notebook for all their computing. A DVD burner is built into the unit and handles all the CD and DVD tasks.
Graphics are a bit of a surprise with the SZ750N/C. The 13.3” wide LCD screen features an LED backlight. This provides it with good overall color and contrast while using less power. The big item though is the NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS processor. Not many ultraportable units come with a dedicated graphics processor. This provides it with basic 3D functions beyond what an integrated unit does. The processor only features 64MB of memory so it can't really be used for any serious 3D applications, even fairly basic PC gaming.
Another thing to note is the Sprint based wireless wide area networking built into the unit. This allows those to connect to the internet when wired or WiFi access may not be present but a cellular network is. The one drawback to this is that it is limited to the Sprint network and does require a cellular subscription to use.