Sony | VGN-TZ290NCR | Datasheet | Sony VAIO VGN-TZ290NCR notebook

Computer Type: Notebook
Type of Use: Ultra Portable
Action Buttons: AV Mode (DVD/CD Instant On without
booting up the operating system) Play/Pause, Stop,
Rewind, Fast Forword, Eject, Wireless On/Off
Pointing Device: Electro-Static touch pad
Security: Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver.1.2 compliant
Keyboard: QWERTY (82 keys with 1.7mm stroke and
17mm pitch)
Camera: Built-in MOTION EYE® camera and microphone
Type: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor U7700
Speed: 1.33GHz
Front Side Bus Speed: 533MHz
L2 Cache: 2MB
Technology: Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology
Type: DDR2
Installed: 2GB (2GBx1)
Maximum: 2GB
Speed: 533MHz
VAIO® TZ Notebook PC
Wireless LAN: Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network
Connection (802.11a/b/g/n)
Wireless WAN: Optional Sprint® Mobile Broadband
Bluetooth® Technology: Integrated Bluetooth®
Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery
Estimated Battery Life: 4.5-9.0 hours8 (Standard Capacity
7.0-13.5 hours8 (Large Capacity Battery)
Power Requirements: 68W+10%
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business
Internet Services: AOL® 90-Day Risk Free Trial - New Users
Anti-Virus and Recovery Software: Norton 360™ All-In-One
Security 60-day Trial
Supplied Software: Microsoft® Works SE 9.0 w/ 60-Day
Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Small Business 200711
Sony® Original Software: Click to Disc™ - DVD Creation
SmartWi™ Technology
LocationFree® Player Software
*Please access VAIO® Help and Support from your
PC for a complete list of software and trial
Service and Warranty Information
Speed: 5400rpm
Interface: Serial ATA
Limited Warranty: 1 Year9
Telephone Support: 1 year (toll-free assistance, available
24-hours, 7-days-a-week) 10
Online and Email Support: Support available from
Expansion Slots
Multimedia Card Reader: Memory Stick PRO™ /Memory
Stick Duo™ (with MagicGate® functionality)
One Secure Digital (SD™ media card) Slot
One ExpressCard® /34 Slot
Weight: 2.65 lbs15 with Standard Battery
Solid State Drive
Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPL11)
AC Adapter (VGP-AC16V13)
Power Cord
Cleaning cloth
External DVD±R DL/DVD±RW Optical Drive (VGP-UDRW1)
Hard Drive
Capacity: 250GB2
Capacity: 64GB
Interface: Ultra ATA
Sound System: Windows® sound system compatible
Dolby® Headphone
Dolby® Virtual Speaker
Built-in stereo speakers
Screen or Display Technology: WXGA LCD
Screen Size: 11.1" Razor-Thin Panel
LED backlight for brilliant colors and clarity
Resolution: 1366x768
XBRITE-HiColor™ Technology: Yes
Processor: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with
Total Available Graphics Memory 256MB (max.)
Chipset: Intel® 945GMS
Interface: VGA out w/ Smart Display Sensor
Inputs and Outputs
Ethernet Port: 1
Headphone Jack: 1
i.LINK® Interface: 1 (4-pin) interface7 (IEEE 1394)
Memory Stick® Media Slot: 1
Modem Jack: 1
Secure Digital Slot: 1
Microphone Input: 1
Port Replicator Connector(s): 1 (Bottom)
USB Port(s): 2 (2.0 compliant)
VGA Output(s): 1
DC-In: 1
Ethernet Protocol: Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
Ethernet Speed: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Modem Type: Integrated V.92/V.90 modem (RJ-11)
Measurements: 10.9"(W) 0.8" - 1.17"(H) 7.8"(D)
Supplied Accessories
Optional Accessories
Port Replicator (VGP-PRTZ1)
Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPX11)
Leather Carrying Case (VGP-CKTZ2/B)
Stick AC Adapter (VGP-AC16V10)
Additional AC adapter(VGP-AC16V13)
Bluetooth® 5 Presentation Controller (VGP-BRMP10)
Privacy Filter (VGP-FL13)
Bluetooth® Laser Mouse (VGP-BMS33/B)
USB Portable Speaker (VGP-USP1)
100GB Portable Hard Drive with Wireless Security (VGPUHDM10/B)
Bluetooth® GPS Receiver (VGP-BGU1)
10. For certain third party software applications, Sony provides first level
Phone Support. Additional telephone support may be available from
the applicable 3rd party vendor. Availability and schedule for any
such support is determined by the applicable software vendor.
11. 60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft® Office 2007 - This trial software will
work only for 60 days after you first use it. You will not be able to use
the software if you do not activate it as described the first time you use
the software. You can activate the software by Internet: Internet
service charges may apply. If you want to keep using the software
after the 60-day trial period, you must convert to the perpetual
version. You can convert online by following the conversion
instructions presented during setup and paying the required fees.
12. Viewable area measured diagonally.
13. Total Available Graphics Memory refers to the new Windows Vista
classification of graphics memory, which is the Dedicated Video
Memory, System Video Memory and Shared System Memory.
Shared System Memory varies depending on the operating condition
and system memory size.
14. VAIO TZ uses Mobile Intel® 945GMS Express Chipsets
15. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate and may vary.
16. Internet connection required. Some features may rely on Internet
service which may require a fee.
17. Subscription with Sprint® Mobile Broadband required. See for complete offer details, price plans, service
terms and conditions, and coverage map. Click the Sprint icon on
your TZ Series desktop or call 1-877-275-VAIO (8246) for service
activation. Sprint Mobile Broadband network reaches over 160
million people. Coverage not available everywhere — see coverage
map for details. Requires new activation and one- or two-year
subscriber agreement. Credit approval and $200 early termination
fee applies. Service defaults to Nationwide Sprint PCS Network, where
available, if Sprint Mobile Broadband network is unavailable. Not
available while roaming. Terms & Conditions and additional
restrictions apply. May not be combined with other offers. Device
model subject to availability.
Computer Interface: The computer industry lacks standards, and
therefore, there are a multitude of varying software packages and add-on
hardware options. This personal computer is not manufactured to
operate any specific software, and Sony does not and cannot make any
warranty or representation with respect to the performance of this
product with any particular software packages and/or non-Sony add-on
hardware options except those mentioned in this document. Sony
hereby disclaims any representations or warranty that this product is
compatible with any combination of products you may choose to
connect. While Sony representatives or Sony authorized dealers may be
able to assist you and may make recommendations, they are NOT
authorized to vary or waive this disclaimer. Purchasers must determine
for themselves the suitability and compatibility of the hardware and
software in each and every particular instance. Software titles preinstalled on the Sony Notebook Computer are subject to change without
notice. Preinstalled software may not be identical to retail versions or
have all documentation. This product meets the standards of the
International Energy Star Program for energy efficiency. Features and
specifications are subject to change without notice. Screen image
©2008 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or
in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, i.LINK, Memory
Stick PRO, XBRITE-HiColor, SmartWi, LocationFree Player, MOTION EYE, GSensor, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, MagicGate, Click to
Disc, Sony logo, VAIO logo, XBRITE-HiColor logo, and VAIO are
trademarks of Sony. Intel and Centrino are registered trademarks and
Core is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Sprint and the
“Moving Forward” logo are trademarks of Sprint Nextel. Bluetooth is a
trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby
Laboratories. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective
Printed in U.S.A. 02/08.
Color: Red
UPC Code: 027242737891
1. GHz denotes microprocessor internal clock speed; other factors may
affect application performance. CPU speed will be reduced under
certain operating conditions.
2. GB means one billion bytes when referring to storage capacity.
Accessible capacity may vary.
3. Measured at its narrowest point.
4. Requires a compatible 802.11a or 802.11b or 802.11g or 802.11n
access point. Some functionality may require Internet services, which
may require a fee.
5. Ability to use this Bluetooth® enabled product with other devices may
vary as not all Bluetooth devices are compatible.
6. DVD media/formats are not universally compatible.
7. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate products
containing an IEEE 1394 connector. All products with i.LINK connector
may not communicate with each other.
8. Actual battery life may vary upon usage patterns, product settings,
battery and environmental conditions. Upper battery range tested
using device for music playback. Battery life will be shorter when using
the Instant Mode features.
9. See actual Limited Warranty for details. For a copy of Sony's warranty,
please visit, call toll-free 888-476-6972 (8884SONYPC), or write to Sony Electronics, 12451 Gateway Boulevard,
Fort Myers, FL 33913.
Sony Electronics Inc. •16530 Via Esprillo •San Diego, CA 92127 •1.800.222.7669 •
Last Updated: 02/29/2008
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