Sony VAIO Living Room Computer

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Sony launched a new VAIO for the living room dubbed the Type X. The VGX-XL70S was revealed at CEATEC 2005 in Japan, and it's a computer that easily blends in with any super-fancy home entertainment system. This thing is packed with a Pentium D 820 processor with 2.8 Ghz, up to 1GB of RAM, an Intel 845G Express chipset, an NVidia GeForce 6200 graphics card, and up to a whopping 1 Terabyte of hard drive space. That's reportedly enough to fit 87.5 hours of digital video and 250 hours of analog video.


It also comes with a DVD R/RW drive with DVD+R DL, analog and digital TV tuners, USB 2.0, Firewire, WiFi 802.11b/g, Gigabit Ethernet, and a 6-in-1 card reader. The box runs on Windows XP Home—why not Windows Media Center?—and will sell for approximately $1,500. No word on availability outside of Japan.

VAIO Type X Living (in Japanese) [Sony Japan via New Launches]