Sony recommends Windows Vista® Business.
Processor Technology
Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology
• Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor U7700 (1.33GHz)*1*2 • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN • Mobile Intel® 945GMS Express Chipset
Genuine Windows
Mobile Intel® 945GMS Express Chipset
Processor System Bus
Memory Bus
Cache Memory
SO-DIMM slots
1 SO-DIMM slot (The pre-installed memory module uses one)
48GB*4 (Ultra ATA/66)
Reading Speed
DVD+R: 8x (Single Layer), 4x (Double Layer) / DVD-R: 8x (Single Layer), 4x (Dual Layer) / DVD+RW: 8x / DVD-RW: 6x / DVD-ROM: 8x /
DVD-RAM: 5x / CD-ROM: 24x / CD-R: 24x / CD-RW: 24x
Writing Speed
DVD+R: 8x (Single Layer), 4x (Double Layer) / DVD-R: 8x (Single Layer), 4x (Dual Layer) / DVD+RW: 8x / DVD-RW: 6x /
DVD-RAM: 5x / CD-R: 24x / CD-RW: 16x
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
11.1" (WXGA: 1366 x 768) TFT Colour display (Clear Bright High Colour LCD: White LED)
Graphics Accelerator
Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology
High Speed USB 2.0 x 2
i.LINK (IEEE 1394)
4pin (S400) x 1
Network (RJ-45) Connector
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T x 1
Display Output Connector
Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15pin x 1
Stereo mini jack x 1
Stereo mini jack x 1
V.92 and V.90 Compliant x 1
Memory Stick Slot
Memory Stick (Standard/Duo Size compatible, MagicGate compatible, Memory Stick PRO compatible, High-speed data transfer compatible)*5
SD Memory Card*6 (SDHC compatible, MMC compatible)
Docking Station Connector x 1
Wireless LAN
• Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft n*7 • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN • Maximum data rate: 11Mbps (802.11b) /
54Mbps (802.11a/g) / 300Mbps (Draft 802.11n)*8 • Frequency: 5GHz (802.11a/Draft n), 2.4GHz (802.11b/g/Draft n)
Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.0+EDR
Compatible Memory Cards
• Memory Stick (Standard/Duo Size compatible, MagicGate compatible, Memory Stick PRO compatible, High-speed data transfer
compatible) • SD Memory Card (SDHC compatible) • Multi Media Card
PC Card Slot
ExpressCard™/34 x 1
Fingerprint Sensor
Security Chip
TCG Ver. 1.2 compliant Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Effective Pixels: 640 x 480
• Intel® High Definition Audio compatible • 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support) • Built-in stereo speakers • Built-in monaural microphone
16 18
10 11 12
19 20
5 6
21 22 23 24 25 26
• Approx. 17mm key pitch • 1.7mm keystroke • 82 keys • Intelligent Touchpad
Bundled Battery
VGP-BPL11 Lithium-ion battery: up to 12 hours of use
Optional Long Battery
VGP-BPX11 Lithium-ion battery: up to 18 hours of use
Dimensions (W x H x D)
277 x 22.5 - 29.8 x 198.2mm
1170g (including the supplied battery)
Included Software
• AV Entertainment: Instant Mode, Image Converter 3 • Video Edit/Playback: VAIO Movie Story 1.1, VAIO Content Exporter 1.2,
Adobe® Premiere® Elements 4.0, VAIO Edit Components 6.4*10, WinDVD for VAIO 8.0 • DVD Creation: Click to Disc 1.0*11, Click to
Disc Editor 1.0 • Music: VAIO MusicBox 1.1, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.4, SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter 2.3
• Still Image/Photo: Windows® Photo Gallery, Picasa™, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6.0 (Installer) • Home Network: VAIO
Media 6.0 • Word Processor/Spreadsheet: 60-Days Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007*12 • Tool: Roxio Easy
Media Creator 9.1, Adobe® Reader® 8, Norton Internet Security™ 2008 (Installer)*13 • Utilities: VAIO Control Center 2.1,
VAIO Camera Capture Utility 2.7, Setting Utility Series 3.1, Infineon TPM Professional Package 3.0 (Installer), VAIO Launcher 1.1,
ArcSoft Magic-i™ Visual Effects 1.0, Protector Suite QL 5.6 • Support: VAIO Recovery Center, VAIO Update 3.0, VAIO Data Restore
Tool 1.0
Supplied Accessories
• AC Adaptor (VGP-AC16V14) • Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPL11)*14 • Cleaning cloth • Windows® XP Professional Install Disc
One year*15
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 CPU speed will be reduced under certain operating conditions. *2 Intel® Virtualization Technology is not supported on VAIO. *3 The maximum operating frequency of the memory bus is 533MHz due to
the capacity limitation of the processor system bus. *4 GB means one billion bytes when referring to flash memory capacity. Accessible capacity may vary. A portion of flash memory space is reserved as a
recovery partition. *5 Compatibility confirmed with Sony branded “Memory Stick” media only. *6 The copyright protection of the SD memory card is not supported. *7 The maximum communication
distance can vary depending on the obstacles or the distance between the communication devices, the radio waves, the operating system or the software being used. *8 The communication speed varies
depending on the distance between communication devices, existence of obstacles between such devices, the device configuration, the radio conditions, and the software in use. In addition,
communication may be cut off depending on the radio conditions. *9 Estimated battery life (under JEITA Battery Run Time Measurement Method ver. 1.0). Actual battery life may vary with different
operating conditions and settings. For further details, please visit *10 Though the software is not pre-installed, the official license is registered. It can be downloaded free of charge.
*11 There are some cases in which Click to Disc and other DVD burning applications do not operate properly due to lack of local disc capacity. *12 This software is intended for evaluation purposes only. It
must be activated before actual use, and the activation procedures will be detailed during initial launch. Activation requires Internet access, which enables certain functions included. This software has an
expiration date of 60 days from date of first use, at which time the software will operate under reduced-functionality mode, limiting options and operations. *13 Free use of 90 days. Further update will be
charged. *14 This product may only function with a genuine Sony battery designed for this model. *15 Warranty conditions may vary by region.
The trademarks, including but not limited to “SONY”, “VAIO”, “Memory Stick” and “SonicStage” are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. Adobe, Adobe
Photoshop, Adobe Reader and Adobe Premiere are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Centrino, Centrino Inside, Centrino Logo, Core Inside, Intel, Intel
Logo, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Pentium and Pentium Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Windows, Windows Vista, the Windows logo and Microsoft
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective owners. Whilst information given is true at time of printing, small production changes in the course of our company’s policy of improvement through research and design might not necessarily be
included in the specifications. E&OE. Actual models may differ slightly in appearance to illustrations provided.
<OS Downgrade to Windows® XP>
Note that you cannot use the following features and software that you could use on Windows Vista® after downgrading to Windows® XP: Plug and Display feature, Instant Mode (on models with Instant
Mode only), VAIO HDD Protection (on models with a hard disk drive only), Sony original audio and visual software, Non-Sony software (e.g. Norton Internet Security, InterVideo WinDVD, etc.), VAIO
Recovery Tool. Refer to the Windows® Professional Install Disc User Guide for further details.
Optional Accessories for VGN-TZ38GN/X
Flash speed for your upwardly mobile lifestyle
SD Memory Card Slot
Keyboard / Input Device
Business (English Version) with Traditional Chinese Language Pack
Pre-installed / Max
Flash Memory
(availability depends on region)
Docking Station
Black (B), Gold (N), White (W)
Carrying Case
● Monitor connector
(Analogue RGB, mini D-SUB 15pin)
● Network connector (Gigabit Ethernet)
● Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) connector (x3)
● Perfectly sized for VAIO TZ
● Genuine leather material
● Magnet-type flap for easy opening/closing
Carrying Pouch
● Embossed VAIO logo
● Handy mini-pouch
● Opens smoothly and quietly
Lithium-ion Battery (LL)
Carrying Case
● Large capacity rechargeable battery
● Up to 18 hours*9 of battery time
● Perfectly sized for VAIO TZ
● Light material: polyurethane and nylon
● New VAIO Smart Protection™
● Magnet-type flap for easy opening/closing
Black (B), Gold (N), Silver (S), White (W)
Bluetooth® Laser Mouse
1. Built-in MOTION EYE camera
2. Built-in speakers (stereo)
3. Fingerprint sensor
4. Optical disc drive
5. Manual eject hole
6. Substitute drive eject button
7. Monitor connector (Analogue RGB, mini D-SUB 15pin)
8. Power button
9. DC IN connector
10. Modem connector
11. Network (Ethernet) connector
12. i.LINKTM (IEEE 1394) S400 connector
13. ExpressCardTM/34 slot
14. Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) connector
15. Security slot
16. Headphones jack
17. Built-in microphone (monaural)
18. Microphone jack
19. Memory StickTM PRO/Duo media slot
20. SD Memory Card slot
21. AV MODE button
22. Play/Pause button
23. Stop button
24. Previous track button
25. Next track button
26. Disc drive eject button
27. WIRELESS switch
● Smart wireless mouse for mobile use
● Highly accurate laser sensor
● Innovative PTFE sole for precise operation
● Sensor resolution: 800 dots per inch
Sony recommends Windows Vista® Business.
Powerful Software for creative minds.
Designed for elite mobility
Travel light with VAIO TZ38GN/X in a style suited for business or personal use. Integral to the
core design is a hinge-mounted battery, complete with luminous power button. Then there’s
the advanced carbon fibre technology that gives VAIO TZ38GN/X its robust, super light body.
A compact AC Adaptor lets you plug in and power up with ease. And for a distinctive touch
of class, Premium Carbon black dresses this laptop PC in tuxedo-like formality. Move ahead
with sophisticated, graceful VAIO TZ38GN/X at your side, and feel right at home in office,
airport lounge, or chic café.
Click to Disc / Click to Disc Editor
Create video/photo DVDs with menus in
one click. Use photos and footage you've
edited with Click to Disc Editor.
VAIO Movie Story
Automatically produce high-quality
home movies with a professional feel
in three simple steps.
Adobe® Premiere® Elements
Refined performance with power to go
The ultimate solution in mobility and performance, the VAIO TZ38GN/X has a strong built-in
48GB Flash Memory drive in lieu of an HDD to reduce weight and noise, increase power
saving, and make access incredibly fast. As for standard battery use, 12 hours* of solid
power give you plenty of time for work or AV enjoyment on the go. Renowned Intel®
Centrino® Processor Technology delivers smooth, quick response for high-powered multitasking and Windows Vista® Business offers many versatile applications that enhance
productivity. Windows® XP Professional Installer is also provided for those who prefer this
operating system. When you find time to relax in a café, wireless LAN IEEE
802.11a/b/g/Draft n gives you even more freedom to roam where you like. Security
features for assured privacy include a Fingerprint Sensor to protect data anytime
your VAIO TZ38GN/X happens to be out of sight.
Brilliant mobility with power and grace
*Estimated battery life (under JEITA Battery Run Time Measurement Method ver. 1.0).
Actual battery life may vary with different operating conditions and settings.
For further details, please visit
Enjoy advanced editing of videos,
photos, and music with this
renowned software.
Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
Add a personal touch to your prized
still images and present them
effectively to your friends.
VAIO Content Exporter
Simply and smoothly export a wide
range of AV files, including video
footage and photos you’ve enjoyed
creating yourself.
Roxio Easy Media Creator / Win DVD for VAIO /
VAIO MusicBox
Intelligent software that automatically
plays music from your collection that
fits your mood, activity or time of day.
The VAIO TZ38GN/X gives you the luxury of free and easy mobility with full capability in a simply chic design.
SonicStage Mastering Studio
Integrated with 48GB Flash Memory drive instead of an HDD, it’s the ultimate all-in-one mobile PC offering
Convert analogue music to digitally
enhanced audio* with high-quality
effector modules.
ultra-light portability in a sleek, compact body built rugged with superior carbon fibre construction.
Versatility for business or entertainment comes in an array of features from Intel® Centrino® Processor
SonicStage Mastering Studio
Audio Filter
Technology’s advanced architecture and new Windows Vista® Operating System to built-in wireless
Enhance any audio content played on
VAIO laptop PCs and enjoy it with
excellent headphone presets.
communication. Attired in “Premium Carbon Black”, this laptop has a sophisticated look in
boardroom or airport lounge. Whether for power performance serving executive demands
or making a fashion statement in chic, contemporary terms, the VAIO TZ38GN/X assures
you a life of luxury with upward mobility.
VAIO Update
Alerting you to important changes via
Internet that appear as reminder
balloons on your desktop.**
Norton Internet Security™ 2008
Highly effective monitoring for viruses and
spyware helps keep computing secure.***
VAIO Recovery Center / VAIO Data Restore Tool
Hinge-mounted cylindric battery
with glowing power button
All-in-one AV package
Built-in MOTION EYE camera
Satiny black keyboard panel
✚ Main features
4.7mm slim display:
Clear Bright High Colour LCD
(white LED)
Super light weight:
Visual communication:
Built-in camera
Network freedom:
Wireless LAN
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft n
Superior material:
Carbon body
Instant ID recognition:
Fingerprint Sensor
Assured security:
TPM Security Chip
Quick boot & access:
Flash Memory
Content sharing:
Memory Stick Slot /
SD Memory Card Slot
Simple entertainment
AV Control Buttons
Portable ease:
AC Adaptor
Windows Vista®
11.1" WXGA display
1366 x 768
RAM Drive
Memory 2GB
Flash Memory
✚ Basic specifications
Intel® Core™2
Duo Processor U7700
Battery stamina:
Up to 12 hours
VAIO TZ38GN/X gives you luxurious entertainment quickly, easily. Instant Mode kicks off
entertainment at one push of the AV Control Buttons (front right) to enjoy DVDs or CDs
without booting up. Creating a personal entertainment archive is a click away with Click to
Disc for photo, movie + photo, or video DVD plus editing them via VAIO Movie Story.
Watching videos or video chatting via MOTION EYE camera and microphone is a dazzling
experience on the 11.1" WXGA Display and Clear Bright High Colour LCD with White LED.
Free your hands, talk your head off, in video chats with optional Bluetooth® headsets. And
for your audio pleasure, the new VAIO MusicBox classifies your music files by genre,
allowing you to effortlessly select a playlist to match your mood of the moment. Highly
entertaining, VAIO TZ38GN/X inspires creative choices to fully enjoy your upwardly
mobile lifestyle.
Note: Actual product colours may differ from those shown herein.
* Roland EDIROL AUDIO capture
UA-25**** or UA-101**** USB audio
interface device required.
** Internet connection required for use.
*** Free use of 90 days. Further update will
be charged.
**** Availability depends on region.
Note: Any copying or reproduction of
copyrighted material may amount to
copyright infringement.
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