Sony VAIO VGN-TX3XP - Ultra-Portable Notebook - Performance Restuls

By Riyad Emeran



  • Recommended by TR
Sony VAIO VGN-TX3XP - Ultra-Portable Notebook


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  • Performance 9
  • Value 7
  • Features 9


January 8, 2011, 6:24 am

I have owned a Vaio TX for a few years now and ownership has been great.........

Until is started crashing when I moved it around, particularly when picked up by the front left hand edge. This got so bad I effectively couldn't use it. I was just about to put it in the bin when a well know high street retailer with it own "tech" dept offered to fix it on a no win no fee basis. They gave it back to me saying the mother board was cracked and they couldn't get the part. After a drop of wine a thought I would open her up with nothing to lose. Fortunately for me it proved nothing nore than a lose wire and it became apparent the "tech" dept hadn't even opened it. It appears no one will touch these things to repair because, as I found out for myself, EVERYTHING inside is microscopic!

The one desturbing thing about the whole event was that despite Sony claiming a Carbon fibre construction, frankly necessary for something so "lightweight" there wasn't a scrap of it inside mine. The flex crash problem reoccurs and the screen flexs down on the keyboard leaving marks. It's just under-engineered.

Saying that, battery life is excellent and if you are travelling alot, as I was when I bought it, it really is up there in portability. Its is also very smart looking.

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