Sony launches VAIO J entry-level all-in-one seriesBy Matthew DeCarlo
Shopping for a touch-enabled all-in-one PC on a budget? Sony wants you to know about its just-launched "entry-level" VAIO J AIO, which packs a 21.5-inch 1080p multi-touch display and is geared toward home entertainment. Both pre-order models come with a Blu-ray player as well as touch-friendly media software, but vary slightly in horsepower.
The VPCJ115FX/B is priced at $1,100 and gets you an Intel Core i3-350M and HD graphics, 4GB of RAM (supports up to 8GB), and a 500GB 7200RPM HDD. Meanwhile, the $1,550 VPCJ118FX/B upgrades to a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7-620M, an Nvidia GeForce 310M GPU with 512MB of VRAM, and 6GB of DDR3 system memory with the same 8GB cap.
Connectivity includes gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n, four USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port, and a multi-card reader, and the systems run Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Models ordered online today will ship later this month and retail outfits will stock the VAIO J by next month, at which point a $900 variant should be available.