VAIO L Touch HD PC_TV

Sony Canada todayunveiled its new touch-enabled, multi-media machine— the VAIO® L Touch HD PC/TV. With the VAIO L Series’ multi-touch screen, easy access to your PC, HDTV, and DVR— your entire entertainment hub— is readily at your fingertips.

Equipped with a 24-inch (diagonal) WUXGA (1920×1080) widescreen panel, the unit displays high-definition content in Full HD resolution.

The VPC-L114 model featuresa Blu-ray Disc™ optical drive so you can enjoy high-definition movies. A rewritable BD drive for recording, storing and playing back personal content on high-capacity BD media is also available.

The L Series is the ultimate multi-media hub— it’s your PC, HDTV, Blu-ray player and DVR in one compact, stylish device,” said Puneet Jain, director of marketing with the VAIO business group at Sony of Canada Ltd. “And with cutting-edge features such as multi-touch, its ideal for media lovers who appreciate HD performance and cutting-edge technology.”

An optional HDMI™ input is available, so in addition to the unit’s built-in HD features you can connect a compatible HD cable box, satellite receiver or PLAYSTATION®3 (all sold separately) via a single cable and enjoy HD entertainment without powering on the PC.

And with built-in DVR capabilities and up to 500GB of storage on the VPC-L114, you can create a personal entertainment library with up to 50 hours of HD television.

It comes pre-loadedwith Windows® 7 Home Premium. Leveraging these new operating systems, the L Series is able to offer new functionalities such as a touch screen display enabling you to do anything you could do with a mouse with the touch of a finger.

Launch directly into Sony’s own Media Gallery software by pushing the designated VAIO button on the keyboard and create high-quality home movies and slideshows in three simple steps. Import your photos and video, choose a theme and soundtrack, click finish and the software does the rest, generating a professional-looking movie complete with special effects— all by touching the screen.

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The unit packs an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor, loads of RAM, and a dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce ® series graphics for graphic-intense gaming and movies.

By utilizing built-in wireless 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi technology and your wireless router (required, sold separately), you can position the model virtually anywhere in your home and access the Internet, email or home network.

The model is ideal for anywhere space is at a premium. It has a mounting capability that allows users to attach a VESA-compatible mount (sold separately) to it and hang it on the wall of your bedroom, kitchen, office or attach to your desk.

When not mounted to the wall, the L Series features an adjustable stand to help you adjust the unit to meet your desired viewing or touch angle or simply to decrease the slant for space-saving. A wireless keyboard, mouse and remote control are included.

The VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV will retail for $1,699. It will be available at http://www.sonystyle.ca/, Sony Style® retail locations, and select retailers around the country starting next month.