Sony Unveils First All-In-One High-Def PC/TV With Blu-Ray Disc Technology

    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusing powerful PC performance with
 a stylish LCD, Sony today introduced a striking new high-definition PC/TV
 model.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070827/LAM033)
     Featuring a floating glass design, the VAIO(R) LT HD PC/TV serves as a
 computer entertainment center, where you can watch and record analog,
 digital and cable television programming, including premium HD channels. A
 Cable CARD(TM) is required.
     Part of a series, the new LT PC/TV comes in multiple configurations,
 including a standard and an HD model. The high-definition version features
 a Blu-ray Disc(TM) optical drive so you can enjoy high-definition movies,
 as well as record, store and play back personal content on high-capacity BD
 media (up to 50 GB on a single disc).
     The unit features a 22-inch diagonal WSXGA+ widescreen display, with
 Sony's XBRITE-HiColor(TM) LCD technology. It displays images in razor-sharp
 detail, whether watching TV, enjoying family photos or simply surfing the
 web.
     The LT PC/TV is ideal for anywhere space is at a premium. A unique
 feature in a PC, the LT model has a mounting capability that allows users
 to attach a VESA-compatible mount (sold separately) to the unit and hang it
 on the wall of your bedroom, kitchen, office or attach to your desk.
     Since the LT PC/TV can be used for television viewing as well as
 computing functions, an A/V power button lets you shut down the TV
 function, while your PC continues to run in the background. This lets you
 quickly turn the TV off and on without waiting for the PC to shut down or
 boot up.
     The model features a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera and an
 echo-cancelling microphone for crystal-clear video messaging-great for
 staying in touch with family and friends. A broadband connection is
 required.
     "The LT model has everything you need- it's a PC and HDTV set in one
 breathtaking device," said Mike Abary, senior vice president of VAIO
 product marketing at Sony Electronics. "It's the ultimate showstopper for
 media lovers who appreciate high-def performance and cutting-edge
 technology in a saving space design."
     The unit packs a powerful punch. With an Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo
 processor, 2GB of RAM and a discrete graphics card, it can run demanding
 applications simultaneously such as graphics-intensive games and HDTV.
     It also ships with a roomy hard drive and allows for expandable hard
 drive capacity, providing plenty of space for HD recording. The unit comes
 pre-installed with Genuine Windows Vista(R) Ultimate.
     For a tidy interior design, the new model incorporates built-in
 wireless 802.11n LAN technology. You can position it virtually anywhere in
 your home without worrying about messy network cables, and then access the
 internet, your email and your home network with greater wireless speed and
 range than before.
     A wire organizing tab on the back of the chassis ensures that wires are
 discreetly routed, while ample ports are conveniently located on the sides.
 Wired connections are further minimized with the included fold-up wireless
 keyboard, mouse and remote control.
     The LT standard model will start at about $1,900, while the LT HD model
 with a Blu-ray Disc(TM) optical drive will go for around $2,900. The VAIO
 LT series will be available online at http://www.sony.com/pr/lt. They will
 also be sold at Sony Style(R) stores, as well as at military base exchanges
 and select retailers around the country starting in October.
 
 

SOURCE Sony

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