Sony all-in-one PCs get even more iMac-alike
Say hello to the Vaio JS1
As laptop prices fall, it’s easy to forget that not everyone wants to lug a laptop around – no matter how light it is. Sony has realised this and launched its latest all-in-one slimline desktop.
The Vaio JS1 looks like Apple's iMac, meaning the Sony PC's 20.1in screen has everything needed on a computer, such as storage and the CPU, integrated behind the screen.
iMac Vaio JS1
It’s based on Intel’s 2.53GHz E7200 Core 2 Duo processor, which sits on a 1066MHz frontside bus. There’s 3GB of memory in the machine and Intel’s integrated GMA X4500 HD drives the display.
There’s 500GB of HDD capacity available to users, and a side-loading DVD rewriter drive. Some models come with a Blu-ray Disc reader, others with a Blu-ray burner.
According to Sony, the JS1’s display is perfect for watching movies because not only does it sport a 1680 x 1050 resolution, but it’s also paired with Dolby Home Theatre technology and a Sony Reality signal processor chip that combine to create what it claims is “impressive virtual surround sound”.
Integrated webcams are becoming increasingly common features on Sony Vaio machines, and the JS1 is no exception. The PC can also connect over 802.11n Wi-Fi.
Sony hasn’t given a UK launch date for price for the Vaio JS1 just yet.
Sony Vaio JS1 Photo Gallery
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A windoze machine that looks (sort of) like an iMac for all those anti-Apple guys out there. Price? probably in the region of £900 I'd guess. Sony are never cheap. Like Apple.
That's enough - I'll get my coat... it's the one with the apple in the pocket...
wow, look alike?
The fact that they both have everything behind a screen does not mean it's a look alike ... the keyboard is a look alike, all they did is paint the keys gray!
The casing lacks the design ... I mean, what the heck is that for a stand??? Why are they constantly trying to "hide" the rear of it in their pictures? Maybe because of that awful stand you can see on the first pic (center); so they too think it's awful? However, they are trying to ship it with that? Somebody has done something terribly wrong ...
I agree with bluesxman, no slot loading optical drive kills it!
And I have not even got started on the software ... ;-), no need this time.
That keyboard looks like it has slightly less travel than the buttons on my desktop calculator*
And why is there drawer style disc loader? Surely a slot loader would have been more in keeping with the æsthetic?
* OK I don't actually have a desktop calculator; I'm embellishing for effect :o)