Sony releases Bravia-like PC for mounting on a wall

By Matthew Henry

SYDNEY: Sony Australia today introduced a new Vaio ‘panel PC’ design which looks much like a Bravia television and can be wall-mounted for use as an entertainment centerpiece in the home living area.

The Vaio LM (RRP $3,499) is a 19-inch LCD flat panel with an integrated TV tuner and a Windows Vista computer with a wireless keyboard, mouse and a remote control.

Featuring a transparent bezel similar to the company’s premium Bravia LCDs, the LM series builds on the flat panel PC concept first introduced by the company in the VGCLA38G, which featured a fold-down keyboard and 15.4-inch monitor with integrated PC components.

The new panel PC includes a 2.00GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (T7250), 250GB hard drive, 19-inch Clear Bright High Colour LCD and ships with Windows Vista Home Premium.

Sony also announced other updates to its Vaio range today including the introduction of a new premium gold-coloured CR series (RRP $1,899) model targeting fashion-conscious home PC users and an updated Vaio NR series model (RRP $1,599) with style and performance upgrades.

“Sony is proud to introduce these new notebooks to the popular Vaio line-up,” said Sony Australia senior product manager – Vaio, Hiro Ishikawa, in a press release today.

“The LM series carries the hallmarks of the innovation and style Sony is known for. The Vaio NR series is a functional and easy to use home notebook, and the Premium Gold notebook is sure to lead the next fashion trend.”

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