The Sony VAIO JS, LV and RT models were unveiled at CEDIA Wednesday, featuring Blu-ray drives and fashionable all-in-one desktop designs.
The Sony VAIO JS is first up, featuring a 20.1-inch LCD display that uses Sony’s XBRITE-ECO technology and a chassis design that features a storage space for the keyboard. A read-only side-mounted Blu-ray drive is optional, which should turn this desktop PC into also a stylish personal home-theater. Also included is an integrated microphone, a web cam with face-tracking abilities, and Windows Vista Home Premium. The system starts at about $1099, which comes with 4GB of RAM, integrated graphics, a 500GB HDD, Bluetooth, and an Intel 2.5 GHz E5200 processor. Sony has the E5200 processor listed as a Core 2 Duo processor, while Intel’s site has it listed as a Pentium Dual-Core processor. The system is also available in faster configurations and in the colors pink, silver, and black.
The next up is the Sony VAIO LV, which features a 24-inch WUXGA LCD display with Sony’s XBRITE-FullHD technology and a slot-in Blu-ray drive on most models. Looking and acting much like a modern LCD TV, it has built-in DVR capabilities with plenty of storage space, TV-tuners, HDMI input, a remote control, wireless keyboard with integrated touch-pad, and an integrated power supply that allows the system to be hung cleanly on a wall. Pricing and system specifications vary model to model, but it looks as if the pricing starts at $1699, which snags you an Intel E7200 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 320 GB HDD.
Last, but not least, is the powerful Sony VAIO RT. It features a 25.5-inch LCD display with XBRITE-FullHD technology, a Blu-ray drive, up to 8 GB of RAM, a 1 TB HDD, and an Intel Core 2 Quad processor. The system also includes Nvidia Graphics with 512MB of VRAM, HDMI input and output, TV tuners, a keyboard with an integrated touch-pad, and Windows Vista Ultimate. Not surprisingly, the pricing for the VAIO RT starts at about $3,299. Sony is accepting pre-orders for this system now at sonystyle.com.