It’s Official: Sony VAIO TZ Series is the HOTTEST Laptop On The Market
Just THIS WEEK, I ordered a brand new laptop to replace my Sony PCG-TR2A 10.3″ laptop. I have loved the small form factor and have consistently gotten comments about how small and portable it really it. It’s small enough that I literally take it with me all the time.
Looking at Sony’s latest line-up of Vaio notebooks caused some decision headaches for me since I was swiveling back and forth between the Sony VAIO TZ series and the SZ series laptops. And to make matters worse, Sony introduced a Z series and SR series this month without clarifying exactly how/why they are using these two new lines to replace some of the SZ models available.
In the end, I made the choice to try the Vaio VGN- SZ760N/C which I negotiated down from $1649 to $1484 with free shipping, no tax. Not a bad price for a Intel Core 2 Duo / 2GB / 250GB HD / DVD+-R / Wifi-N / 13″ laptop. Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow!
In the meantime, it looks like someone was watching over me from above because today, a recall was announced for 73,000 Sony VAIO TZ Series laptops!
This recall was made because the Sony TZ laptops are TOO HOT to handle — literally, causing burns in one case and probably has the potential to start fires. Had I ordered one of the TZ Vaio notebooks, I’d have to deal with this recall as soon as I get it!
If you do have a TZ series VAIO notebook, you can contact Sony about your specific model at 888-526-6219.
Makes me wonder if I should get a notebook cooler chillpads just in case (they got for as low as $17).
If you recall (no pun intended!) Sony laptop batteries were recalled recently by the hundreds for each of several other manufacturer’s because of overheating issues as well.
This is all just a reminder NOT to leave your laptop on and on top of your bed, pillow or any other surface that traps the heat and hot air coming from the tiny vent slots on any laptop. Even if you’re working on some big project or presentation, don’t leave that laptop unattended for long!