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Sony VAIO RT-series All-in-One HD Studio

Sony VAIO RT-series All-in-One HD Studio

Sony have high aspirations for their final VAIO All-in-One of the day, the RT-series.  They're calling it a HD Studio, "a super-powerful video authoring PC tucked behind a stunning 25.5-inch HDTV".  The RT is based on an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 processor running at up to 2.5GHz (6MB L2 cache), 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage in dual-SATA user-accessible RAID array; the display itself is 1920 x 1200 driven by an NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 512MB of dedicated VRAM.

Sony VAIO LV-series High-Definition PC/TV

Sony VAIO LV-series High-Definition PC/TV

Sony are describing their VAIO LV-series as a High-Definition PC/TV.  Not only is the LV a full desktop media PC, with a 24-inch WUXGA 1920 x 1200 FullHD LCD, up to a 3.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 processor, 4GB of RAM and up to 1TB of 7,200rpm SATA storage, it has an HDMI input so that it can be used as a 1080p display.

Sony VAIO JS-series All-in-One Desktop PCs

Sony VAIO JS-series All-in-One Desktop PCs

Sony has announced its latest series of All-in-One VAIO desktop PCs, the JS-series, which the company envisages being used in kitchens and dens.  Based on a 3.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor with 4GB of RAM, a 500GB 7,200rpm hard-drive and a 20.1-inch LCD display, the JS-series will have optional Blu-ray.

Sony VAIO VGF-CP1U WiFi Digital Photo Frame

Sony VAIO VGF-CP1U WiFi Digital Photo Frame

Sony have announced a new digital photo frame with built-in WiFi b/g networking, the VAIO VGF-CP1U.  Centered around a 7-inch 800 x 480 display, the CP1U has 128MB of internal memory as well as a memory card reader compatible with Memory Stick, SD and CF and a USB port.  While obviously useful for showing digital photos, the CP1U can also display RSS feeds and play MP3s or SHOUTcast streaming radio through its built-in speakers.

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

The budget ultraportable trend showed no signs of slowing this week, as Acer's Aspire One hit US shelves priced from $379.  Meanwhile, sources close to Dell's suppliers tipped the company's upcoming 'E' netbook as carrying a mere $299 price tag, and perhaps even landing as early as next month.

As for grown-up notebooks, Intel finally made the Centrino 2 platform official, and with it the promise of not only faster processors but native draft-N WiFi support and longer battery life.  In fact this week the company had plenty to be pleased about, as they soundly thrashed arch-rival AMD with their Q2 2008 financial performance.

Hands on with Sony’s new VAIO range

Hands on with Sony’s new VAIO range

Sony invited us down to the Hilton in midtown Manhattan earlier on today to spend some hands-on time with their new 2008 VAIO lineup.  While the company could never be accused of pushing out exactly unstylish notebooks, the latest Z, FW, SR and BZ machines are particularly successful when it comes to a cohesive and stylish design language.  After the cut you can see hands-on photos and video of all four of the new models, including our personal favourite, the super-slick multimedia ultraportable VAIO Z.

 

Sony VAIO faces 2008 with new Z, FW, SR & BZ notebooks

Sony VAIO faces 2008 with new Z, FW, SR & BZ notebooks

Sony has pulled the wraps off of its 2008 VAIO lineup, and there are fresh Z, FW, SR and BZ machines serving everything from the sober-suited business-person to the Blu-ray media junkie.  All running Intel Centrino 2 processors, the smallest of the new range is the Z, with a 13.1-inch display, NVIDIA 9300M graphics, Blu-ray and a full-sized hard-drive bay with space for a dual-SSD RAID array.  All that in just a 1-inch thick, 3.4 pound slab, with a HDMI port to play nicely with your big-screen TV.

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