Doesn’t Sony know that Blu-ray will be dead within five years? Heh. Sony just let loose three new VAIO all-in-one (HDTV, Blu-ray player, PC) desktop PCs at CEDIA – JS, LV and RT.
The JS is outfitted with a 20.1-inch LCD and comes in black, silver, and pink and starts at $1,000.
The LV has a 24-inch WUXGA widescreen HD (1920×1200) display and comes with a built-in Blu-ray drive unlike the JS where it’s just an option. This one has an HDMI input, integrated power supply and WLAN. It also comes with a wireless keyboard that has a built-in touchpad, mouse and remote control. This series starts at $1,600.
The RT is the real deal holyfield with a full 1080p resolution 25.5-inch LCD. It comes with a built-in digital TV tuner, HDMI input/output and writeable Blu-ray drive. It includes all the other shenanigans as the LV series (re: keyboard, power supply, etc.) and starts out at $3,300. Intel Core 2 Quad procs power this HD editing beast.
All three will be available next month.
DENVER (CEDIA Booth #600), Sept. 3, 2008 – Merging powerful PC performance with slim stylish LCD panels, Sony today introduced three new all-in-ones— the VAIO® JS, LV and RT desktop models.
Designed as space-savers, these new models are ideal for everything from everyday computing to editing high-definition video content.
“These new all-in-ones address all your entertainment and computing needs— they’re an HDTV, Blu-ray Disc™ player and PC in a fashion-forward, clutter-free design,” said Xavier Lauwaert, product manager for VAIO product marketing at Sony Electronics.
Casual Computing/ Affordably Priced
The VAIO JS All-in-One desktop chassis sits directly on your desk complete with a storage space for your keyboard.
Equipped with a 20.1-inch (diagonal) LCD display, the JS model features Sony’s own XBRITE-ECO™ LCD technology so you will experience razor-sharp images in crisp, vivid detail.
An optional Blu-ray Disc ROM optical drive is available for the JS model. Watch pristine HD content or check out exclusive movie previews and downloads utilizing BD-Live™, a Blu-ray feature that enables you to access additional content via your Internet-connected PC.
The unit incorporates an integrated microphone and web cam, with face-tracking technology, so it can follow your movements while video-chatting with friends and co-workers.
The JS model boasts powerful desktop computing while curbing energy consumption and noise. It comes pre-installed with Windows Vista® Home Premium operating system.
The VAIO JS All-in-One model comes in black, silver and pink and starts at around $1,000.
Power-Packed HD Entertainment
Featuring a floating mirror design, the VAIO LV High-Definition PC/TV serves as your entire entertainment hub.
It is equipped with a 24-inch (diagonal) WUXGA (1920×1200) widescreen high-definition display, with Sony’s original XBRITE-FullHD™ LCD technology, for crystal-clear images.
Most LV models feature a slot-in Blu-ray Disc optical drive so you can enjoy high-definition movies. A rewritable BD drive for recording, storing and playing back personal content on high-capacity BD media is available.
And with built-in DVR capabilities and an up to a terabyte of storage, you can create a personal entertainment library with up to 100 hours of HD television.
An industry-unique-feature in an all-in-one PC, the LV model features a 1080p capable HDMI™ input so you can connect your compatible HD cable box, satellite receiver or PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system (all sold separately) via a single cable and enjoy HD entertainment without powering on the PC.
Packing powerful components, the LV model can multi-task through demanding PC applications while editing HD content. The LV model comes with your choice of Windows Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate operating systems.
The LV model is equipped with wireless LAN and an integrated power supply allowing the unit to be cleanly mounted on a wall. A wireless keyboard with a built-in touchpad, mouse and remote control are included.
The VAIO RT High Definition Studio is a one-stop-shop handling all your high-definition video-editing needs on a single machine.
Its 25.5-inch (diagonal) LCD display, featuring XBRITE-FullHD LCD technology, and Blu-ray optical drive enables you to play, record and edit HD video in 1080p resolution.
In addition to the built-in digital TV tuners, an HDMI In port lets you connect compatible HD cable and satellite boxes to enrich your HDTV viewing experience. An HDMI output has also been included, letting you connect to an external LCD display or HDTV to expand your workspace (HDMI cable, LCD, and HDTV sold separately).
The RT series incorporates Intel® Core™2 Quad processors, up to 8GB of RAM and a terabyte hard drive. It is equipped with a high-speed eSATA port, for extra storage, and a CompactFlash® slot.
The unit comes pre-installed with Windows Vista Ultimate operating system. A wireless keyboard with integrated touchpad and mouse are included. It is also equipped with a built-in power supply enabling you to cleanly mount it to the wall.
The VAIO LV High-Definition PC/TV will start at around $1,600 while the VAIO RT High-Definition Studio PC will go for about $3,300. All three series will be available online at www.sony.com/pr/aio. They will also be sold at Sony Style® stores and select retailers around the country starting in mid-October.