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Sony Unveils 3D All-In-One VAIO L Desktop

Wednesday Sony announced that it has upgraded the all-in-one VAIO L Series with HD 3D technology by adding a full HD 3D 24-inch LED touchscreen display, a 3D-capable Blu-ray optical drive, PlayStation 3 connectivity, and a set of 3D shutter glasses, depending on the configuration. The new AIO desktop has an online starting price of $999.99.

According to Sony, consumers can choose up to Intel's 2.20 GHz Core i7-2720QM quad-core processor (up to 3.30 GHz with Turbo Boost), up to 1 TB (7200RPM) or 2 TB (5400RPM) of HDD space, up to 8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, an optional NTSC/ATSC TV tuner, and more. GPU options are the Nvidia GeForce GT 540M with 1 GB of VRAM or the GeForce 315M with 512 MB VRAM.

Given that this is a Sony product, the new AIO provides a special slot for Sony's proprietary Memory Stick PRO cards as well as the standard SD card slot. The desktop will also come packed with Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, 802.11 b/g/n, gigabit ethernet, a built-in HD camera, a built-in IR receiver for models with an included remote control, Intel High Definition with Dolby Home Theater Technology, HDMI input/output jacks, USB 3.0 and more.

"With so many integrated features, including a 3D display, the L Series delivers the ultimate one-stop shop for your every productivity and entertainment needs," the company said Wednesday. "The VAIO L Series All-in-One desktop is a contemporary high-definition PC/TV with a stunning 24-inch (diag.) LED backlit multi-touch display that offers intuitive touch access to Internet and TV(select models), Blu-ray Disc movies (select models), music, photos and more."

The L Series with 3D technology will be available July 13, 2011 for pre-sale at www.sonystyle.com/lseries and at select retailers around the country for about $1,420. The new L Series comes in black or a premium white Signature Collection model.

  • jhansonxi
    i was going to click on the link to their web site but then I realized it might be pwn3d by Lulz Security. :D
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  • dalauder
    This is really odd. They're selling a desktop that uses all laptop parts (CPU, GPU)? Why not allow it to run off of batteries and call it a portable desktop?--then it's something unique and kinda cool at least instead of just expensive, slow, and not portable. I know batteries can power an i7-2720QM, GT540M, and full HD screen. So why don't they do that?
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  • zzz_b
    Funny abreciations! "... AIO VAIO L ..."
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  • Chainzsaw
    dalauderThis is really odd. They're selling a desktop that uses all laptop parts (CPU, GPU)? Why not allow it to run off of batteries and call it a portable desktop?--then it's something unique and kinda cool at least instead of just expensive, slow, and not portable. I know batteries can power an i7-2720QM, GT540M, and full HD screen. So why don't they do that?
    Why not? Core i7 -mobile parts are almost as fast as their counterparts in the desktop. These aren't the old Pentium M processors from 10 years ago. I have the Mobile Core I7 1.6Ghz in my laptop...and i've never seen it slow down unless I play a demanding game. It's quad core with Hyperthreading.

    The GPU is a little weak, but that doesnt matter as this isn't a gaming computer (although it could easily handle a lot of games on medium settings).

    I believe this type of product is aimed at user's who require/want minimal desk space taken up by a computer. These aren't meant for power user's, or people who like to customize their computers.

    This type of computer would be great for a few people i know...who aren't computer literate.

    Also this looks like it's taking aim at the Apple IMac.
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  • fir_ser
    Interesting AIO from Sony.
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