Ultra Mobile Notebooks

The Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31 is a stunning ultraportable notebook designed for life on the go

Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31

  • Stunning good looks.
  • Up to 7 hours battery life.
  • Durable carbon fibre construction.
  • Fantastic quality screen.
  • Powerful and portable.

An ultraportable notebook that oozes class

The stunning Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31 has to be the most desirable business notebook around. It just oozes class, quality, and style. This slim, lightweight, beautifully designed notebook sets the standard for what an ultraportable should be.

Available in three striking carbon fibre finishes — Natural Black, Premium Black, and exclusive Platinum Sand — the VGN-TZ31 will create a great first impression wherever you go.

Power that belies its size and stunning good looks

With a 1.2GHz or 1.33GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM and 100-120GB HDD, this powerful little machine is paired with Windows® Vista™ Business to keep you productive all day.

If you’re looking for a great business ultra mobile notebook, the TZ31 series is definitely up to the task.

Lightweight and strong enough to take everywhere

The first thing you’ll notice when you get this beauty in your hands is just how compact and lightweight it is. Weighing just 1.19–1.24kg and as slim as 22.5mm, this notebook is designed to travel. You can easily take your TZ with you, wherever you go.

The tough carbon fibre and magnesium alloy construction ensures excellent durability and is designed to withstand the rigours of life on the road. And the HDD shock protection ensures your precious files are always safe.

Unlike many ultraportable notebooks, the TZ series includes an optical drive, so you can relax with your favourite DVD at the end of a long day. And on the subject of watching films, the TZ series has a screen that has to be seen to be believed…

A simply stunning widescreen display

Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31 open

The Vaio TZ’s 11.1" WXGA widescreen LCD display is simply stunning. It is also regarded as one of the best screens available on any laptop.

The 1366 x 768 native resolution provides lots of screen real estate. Whether you’re working on a client presentation, editing spreadsheets, or replying to e-mail, it’ll be a breeze.

The X-Black coating and LED backlight produce natural-looking images that are crisp, bright and incredibly vivid. The high contrast glossy coating produces superb black levels. It brings videos and photos to life with a staggering amount of detail.

The screen’s 16:9 aspect ratio is the same as most HDTVs, so watching films is a joy. The wide viewing angles mean you can share what you’re watching with friends, family, and colleagues.

A battery that keeps on going

Thanks to the ultra-low voltage Intel® Centrino® Duo processor and various power saving features — like the LED backlit display — you can get up to 7 hours battery life under normal use.

This is an ideal notebook if you need to work away from a power socket all day and don’t want to carry an extra battery.

So, no matter what you’re doing, the battery won’t let you down when you need it most.

Stay connected with wireless networking and Bluetooth

Sony Vaio TZ31 platinum sand back

All Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31 models come equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g and Draft n wireless networking for cable-free connection at airports, cafeterias and other hotspots. With the super fast Wi-Fi 802.11n you can watch streaming video, or use the built-in 0.3-megapixel webcam for video conferencing or video chatting via Skype.

Additionally, the VGN-TZ31WN/B and VGN-TZ31VN/X models include HSDPA for 3.6Mbps broadband connection.

The two 3G antennae in the Vaio’s lid guarantee the best reception available.

Bluetooth is also integrated for connecting to your mobile phone, PDA and printer. You can even use a 3G mobile phone as a modem.

Security features that keep your data safe

To prevent unauthorised access to your data, the VGN-TZ31WN/B and VGN-TZ31VN/X notebooks come with integrated biometric fingerprint sensor and Infineon® Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

These advanced security features mean no one can access your data, even if your Vaio is stolen.

Plus, there’s no need to remember you login password; just slide your fingertip over the fingerprint sensor and away you go.

Key features

  • Up to 7 hours battery life means you can get more done between charges.
  • Shockproof hard disk drive means your precious files are safe.
  • Biometric fingerprint sensor and recognition software.
  • Simply stunning 11.1" widescreen LCD display.
  • Tough and lightweight carbon fibre chassis.

Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31 series specification
Operating System Genuine Windows® Vista™ Business
Display 11.1" 1366 x 768 WXGA, X-Black LCD with LED technology
Processor & Chipset 1.2GHz or 1.33GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo
Mobile Intel® 945GMS Express Chipset
Wireless Data Network WLAN 802.11a/b/g and Draft n
HSDPA 3.6Mbps (VGN-TZ31WN/B and VGN-TZ31VN/X)
Memory 2GB (DDR2)
Hard Drive Capacity 100–120GB with G-Sensor shock protection
Optical Drive DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM
Security Features TCG Ver.1.2 compliant Trusted Platform Module, Finger Print Recognition (VGN-TZ31WN/B and VGN-TZ31VN/X)
Webcam 0.3 Mega Pixels
Battery Lithium-Ion, 3–7 hours*
Dimensions (WxDxH) 277 x 198 x 29mm (10.9 x 7.8 x 1.1")
Weight 1.19–1.24kg (2.6–2.7 lbs)
Colours Natural Black, Premium Black, Platinum Sand

* Actual battery life is subject to normal usage, configuration, and model type.