Sony announces three all-in-one desktops

Summary:At a home theater show this week Sony announced three new all-in-one desktops along with a slew A/V receivers, LCD TVs and projectors, and Blu-ray players. All three AIOs offer Blu-ray drives, and the higher-end models offer rewritable BD drives.

Sony VAIO LV
At a home theater show this week Sony announced three new all-in-one desktops along with a slew A/V receivers, LCD TVs and projectors, and Blu-ray players. All three AIOs offer Blu-ray drives, and the higher-end models offer rewritable BD drives.

The entry-level VAIO JS series has a 20.1-inch display, optional Blu-ray player, comes in three different colors, and will start at around $1,000. Sony hasn't announced detailed specs for this model yet.

The VAIO LV series has a 24-inch WUXGA (1920x1200) display, optional rewritable BD drives, and up to a terabyte of hard disk storage, which Sony claims is enough to store 100 hours of HD video. It has a TV tuner and HDMI input, and can record video from a set-top box or PlayStation 3 game console. It starts at around $1,600 with a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E7200, 2GB of memory, Intel GMA X4500HD integrated graphics, and a 320GB hard drive. High-end configurations include faster dual-core chips (up to the 3.16GHz Core 2 Duo E8500), 4GB of memory, Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS graphics, and larger hard drives.

The top-of-the-line VAIO RT series is designed for video editing. The basic specs include a 25.5-inch display (1920x1200), Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics with 512MB, a terabyte hard drive, and rewritable BD drive. It starts at $3,300 with the 2.33GHz Core 2 Quad Q8200 and 4GB of memory. The step-up configuration includes the 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad Q9400 and 8GB of memory.

Both the LV and RT series have integrated power supplies so that they can be cleanly mounted on the wall, and come with a wireless keyboard and mouse. All three models will be available in mid-October at www.sony.com/pr/aio and in Sony Style stores.

[Read the Sony VAIO desktops press release.]

Topics: Processors, Hardware

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