Sony this week unveiled its new touch-enabled, multi-media machine the VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV. Equipped with a 24-inch (diagonal) WUXGA (1920×1080) widescreen panel, the unit displays high-definition content in Full HD resolution, the L series is termed as the ultimate multi-media hub. VAIO L Touch will be an ideal match for those who appreciate High-definition (HD) performance and cutting-edge technology.
Select models of VAIO L series feature a 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 also available. Select models feature a built-in tuner so you can connect to your digital cable TV service and Over-The-Air (ATSC) HD TV signals (antenna required) and watch television on your PC.
An optional HDMI input is also available, so in addition to the unit’s built-in HD features you can connect a compatible HD cable box, satellite receiver or PLAYSTATION 3 (all sold separately) via a single cable and enjoy HD entertainment without powering on the PC. And with built-in DVR capabilities and up to a terabyte of storage, you can create a personal entertainment library with up to 100 hours of HD television.
VAIO L series comes with Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional 64-bit operating system. Leveraging these new operating systems, the L Series is able to offer new functionality such as a touch screen display enabling you to do anything you could do with a mouse with the touch of a finger.
Launch directly into Sony’s own Media Gallery software by pushing the designated VAIO button on the keyboard and create high-quality home movies and slideshows in three simple steps. Import your photos and video, choose a theme and soundtrack, click finish and the software does the rest, generating a professional-looking movie complete with special effects, all by touching the screen. The unit packs a powerful Intel Core 2 Quad processor (select models), loads of RAM, and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce series graphics for graphic-intense gaming and movies.
The model is ideal for anywhere space is at a premium. It has a mounting capability that allows users to attach a VESA-compatible mount (sold separately) to it and hang it on the wall of your bedroom, kitchen, office or attach to your desk. When not mounted to the wall, the L Series features an adjustable stand to help you adjust the unit to meet your desired viewing or touch angle or simply to decrease the slant for space-saving. A wireless keyboard, mouse and remote control (select models) are included.
The VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV will start at about $1,300. It is available for pre-orders today online at www.sonystyle.com/pr/l. It will also be sold at Sony Style stores and select retailers around the country starting next month.