When it comes to all-in-one computer designs, Apple's iMac
gets the bulk of the attention. Apple recently introduced a revamped iMac lineup
with Intel Core 2 Duo power along with 20" and 24" displays.
Today, it's Sony's turn with its new VAIO LT and VAIO LT HD. Both versions
include a 22" WSXGA+ "floating glass" display with
XBRITE-HiColor LCD technology, 1.3 megapixel camera, Intel Core 2 Duo
processors, 2GB of RAM, a CableCard slot and an 802.11n wireless adapter.
"The LT model has everything you need- it's a PC and
HDTV set in one breathtaking device," said Sony VAIO senior VP of product
marketing Mike Abary. "It's the ultimate showstopper for media lovers who
appreciate high-def performance and cutting-edge technology in a saving space
Customers who step up to the VAIO LT HD are greeted with a
Blu-ray optical drive and Windows Vista Ultimate in place of Windows Vista Home
Sony says that both models will be available in October with
the standard LT model ringing up at $1,900. The VAIO LT HD will set you back a
whopping $2,900, although one would hope that the extra $1,000 will get you
more than a Blu-ray drive and Windows Vista Ultimate.
For comparison, Apple's 20" iMac starts at $1,199 while
the 24" model starts at $1,799. A top-of-the-line 24" iMac will cost you "only" $2,299.