The TX will suit you just fine if you'll be using it just for web surfing, word processing and watching movies. You'll have to decide though whether the screen size is ok.
I own a desktop PC as well so I didn't need a high or even mid-end / level laptop. All I needed was a very small and light laptop that could do basic things such as word processing, internet browsing, email, movies and music.
I think most people that get something as small and underpowered as a VAIO TX already have a desktop PC or more powerful PC as well.
So IsLNdbOi you say that TX27 is low level laptop??
Maybe the proccessor is not a Core Duo but has 100gb of HD and a 2GB of RAM. For me seems like a perfect balance of performance and portability. In my opinion TX is not only light with a good battery.Although i'm not an expert so i dont know...
Price-wise, wireless connectivty-wise, and screen lighting technology-wise the TX is high-end. It has almost all the different types of wireless connectivty options one would need. It uses LED backlighting on the screen. It's very small and for all of these features it commands a hefty premium. Performance-wise, it's low end. It uses Intel's GMA950, only has 2GB of RAM (3 to 4 GB of RAM is Vista's "sweetspot"), and the processor is a Core Solo.
When Intel's Santa Rosa is released the TXN series will probably be upgraded to handle 3+ GB of RAM, have a SSD or hybrid disk drive, and use an ultra low voltage core duo.
Oh I think it will use Santa Rosa. The same chipset in the TXN now is capable of running much higher power components. It's the same chipset used in many tablet PCs and other notebooks (945GM). Santa Rosa (the chipset itself) won't use more power it's each component (hard drive, processor, etc.) that keeps the power usage low or high. I didn't say anything about core 2 duo. I still think the next TXN will use Santa Rosa AND have an Ultra Low Voltage Core Duo processor, just like the one used in some other ultra portables (Gateway, Dell, etc.).
The TX27 is quite new no? So untill we going to see TX series with Santa Rosa ( if is going to happen ) is going to pass some time..
Is there a way to know for sure that they will going to do it or is only ipothesis? So one knows and wait..
IslBoy how you classify the SZ series??
The TX has two sticks of RAM. One is soldered to the motherboard and can't be removed. One is removable and can be replaced with a 2GB stick for a total of 3GB of RAM. You won't have dual channel mode with that configuration though since dual channel requires two sticks of the same capacity, speed, basically the same specs..
Yeah the TX27 is new. It came out around six months after the previous model so we should see a new TX around July. That's just a guess though. I classify a SZ notebook configured with the highest end components, a high-end notebook.