Sony PC doubles as TV. Sony is merging the television and the personal computer in its latest Vaio desktop.
Published: January 6, 2005, 12:43 PM PST By John G. Spooner Staff Writer, CNET News.com At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Thursday, the electronics giant unveiled the Vaio V TV PC, an all-in-one desktop that combines the attributes of past PC models such as the Vaio W--a desktop based around a flat-panel display--with the company's WEGA LCD-screen television line. The resulting PC-plus-television Vaio V will allow people to watch television or view DVD movies on a 20-inch widescreen TV--as well as record a TV program or burn a DVD--before switching to more traditional PC tasks such as writing e-mail. The sleek Vaio V--which has a black bezel and hides its drive and wires--continues Sony's practice of attempting to wow consumers with product design. The Vaio V TV PC will go on sale at retail in February, Sony said in a statement. The company is already offering the machines on its SonyStyle Web site.
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