Sony debuts Vaio L touchscreen desktop; starts at $1,300

Following HP's lead with its TouchSmart line of touch-enabled desktop PCs comes the Sony Vaio L, the company's first venture in the segment.

Following HP's lead with its TouchSmart line of touch-enabled, all-in-one desktop PCs comes the Sony Vaio L, the company's first venture in the segment.

Sony is rightly marketing the device as something to replace your desktop computer and your small TV. To achieve that, the company has included an up to 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Windows 7 Home Premium, a 24-inch full touchscreen HD 1080p display, Nvidia graphics, up to 1TB of storage and 6GB of RAM, a Blu-ray player, HDMI port, face-tracking webcam and optional TV tuner.

[Image Gallery: Sony Vaio L touch all-in-one]

It can be wall mounted and comes with a wireless keyboard, mouse and remote control. It's "luggable" at 27.6 lbs., and also sports an SD card slot, Memory Stick Pro slot, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and A2DP Bluetooth.

That's a whole lot of multimedia power going on in the system, which starts at a not-insignificant $1,299.