Sony's VAIO PC lineup has been growing larger over the years, and while
the standout products are almost always within the notebook category,
the newest is an all-in-one PC. A stylish all-in-one PC, might we add.
The VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV is obviously designed to be multifaceted. On
one hand, it's a standard touch-screen PC; on the other, it's an HDTV.
Granted, it's probably only suited for bedroom use at 24", but with a
1080p native resolution, even Blu-ray Discs can be played back as the
The 1920x1080 panel comes standard, but the BD optical drive is an
upgrade. Users hoping to use their new rig as a full-on HTPC can also
snag a built-in TV tuner, which captures ATSC (digital) signals from
your local stations and logs them on the 500GB - 1TB hard drive.
There's also an optional HDMI input, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit),
an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU, lots and lots of RAM, a dedicated NVIDIA
GeForce GPU and integrated 802.11b/g/b Wi-Fi.
It seems to us that Sony
intends for this to be used in kitchens and on
tight desktops, though support for VESA mounting is included if you're
into that. The VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV will start at about $1,300, and it's available to pre-order right now.