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 Post subject: Sony VAIO R Series VGC-R
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 12:34 pm 

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Call it a bikini minitower: Sony Electronics' new Vaio desktop PC chassis has a gap or air intake in the middle instead of the front. Combined with a liquid-cooled heat exchanger and smaller, efficient fans, Sony says, the black case's airflow design drastically reduces ambient noise to increase enjoyment of AV applications -- like Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004, newly integrated with Sony's own Giga Pocket TV tuner and MPEG-2 encoder, Click To DVD authoring software, and a DVD±RW drive with DVD+R Double Layer capability.

Shipping in June, the Vaio VCG-RA710G (about $1,600) offers a Pentium 4/3.2E Hyper-Threading CPU, 512MB of DDR400 memory, a 250GB hard disk, and 128MB Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 AGP graphics. The flagship VCG-RA810G (about $2,400) will come with a 3.6GHz Pentium 4, 1GB of DDR400, Gigabit Ethernet, and a 128MB PCI Express ATI Radeon X600 Pro card. Custom configuration options will include up to 1.6 terabytes of Serial ATA storage (SharkyExtreme).

The Sony VAIO "Filing Cabinet" :shock:

Link to Sony webpage

I don't think that I'll ever buy a Sony PC, but this new VAIO "R" Series sounds interesting -- it would be great if SPCR could review this!

IBM Thinkpad T42p | 15inch 1600x1200 LCD | 2.0GHz Pentium M Dothan | 1GB DDR | 128MB ATI FireGL T2 | 60GB Hitachi HD 7,200RPM w/ 8MB Cache | DVD-RW | IBM Wireless 802.11a/b/g | 6.0 lbs + 4.5 Hour Battery Life

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