Sony is now using Sprint’s EV-DO modem in their new VAIO VGN-TXN15P laptop, replacing the previously used Cingular EDGE modem for more speedy downloads sans wire or hotspot.
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The new Sony lappy sports a carbon fiber chassis and weighs only 2.8 pounds. The display is smallish at 11" and sports a 1366 x 768 screen resolution. Then, it would not be an ultraportable if the screen was larger and heavier. This laptop is a tool for the serious road warrior.Review excerpt: "Sony has addressed our only major beef with its TX series by ditching the sluggish Cingular EDGE modem in favor of Sprint's EV-DO network, offering true mobile broadband speeds for road warriors. The result is a first-class ultraportable that not only quickly downloads everything you need, but also lasts more than eight hours on a charge and boasts a built-in DVD drive—perfect for in-flight double features." Buy your own Sony VAIO VGN-TXN15P here.