Sony introduces VAIO LA-Series

Posted on Saturday, September 16 2006 @ 10:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Experience the latest evolution of home entertainment technology with today’s launch of the VAIO LA-Series. This unique all-in-one media center is not simply a physical convergence of PC and TV but literally the combination of Sony’s commitment to technological innovation, cutting-edge design and consumer insight. The LA-Series strongly reflects Sony's expertise in entertainment and attention to consumers' voice.

The slim, sleek and user friendly LA-Series is the result of pursuing what it is that excites and generates satisfaction in customers. Forget the word ‘desktop’, get rid of the bulky tower from the living space, tuck all components neatly behind the LCD, and you have a practical, beautiful and entertaining VAIO all-in-one system. The specially developed motherboard allows for the ultra-slim profile yet remains highly functional. Even the normally annoying rear cable connections are grouped together and concealed beneath the back cover.

The LA-Series is easy to place anywhere in the home not only because it saves space but also because it has a stylish and tidy look from all angles. Most notably, the screen is framed with a transparent border giving it a floating effect, a reflection of Sony’s TV heritage. The wireless mouse and keyboard offer cable-free convenience and both are as carefully designed and painstakingly engineered as the system itself. The sheer quality of the compact keyboard, with its brushed aluminium finish and neatly practical folding cover is evident at the first touch. You might even be tempted to leave it lying around for visitors to pick up and admire.

While this new VAIO device becomes a compliment to your personal space, whether you decide to put it in your study, bedroom or living room, it is ready to fit in your lifestyle. On top of your day-to-day emailing and personal work at home, maybe it’s time to organize and store your vacation photos and films. Try photo editing with the bundled copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0. The large 19-inch screen gives you a genuinely roomy workspace. For example, if you are doing research, you can have your web browser and document open side by side. When you need to take a break, surf the Internet, watch or record TV all the while relaxing on your couch or bed thanks to the wireless keyboard and remote control. VAIO’s carefully selected components, including Intel’s latest Core 2 Duo processor, a full gigabyte of memory and built-in high-speed wireless networking for cable-free Internet access make your life easy.

You forget it’s a PC because of its TV function and the smooth slot-load-in DVD feature found in DVD players. TV is provided by a hybrid tuner that delivers both analogue and digital terrestrial (DVB-T) channels. The LCD is a super-high 1680 x 1050 resolution. When you record, the exceptionally large 300GB hard disk provides storage that just goes on and on. Anything you want to share can be burned onto DVD in moments. Control is as easy as it gets, with a fully featured remote and Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (Vista Capable and Premium Ready) working together to put everything you need right at your fingertips.

The LA-Series even has a discretely integrated Motion Eye Webcam, speakers and microphone featuring echo-cancelling technology, so it’s perfect for Skype communications and video conferencing. They are cable-free and ready-to-use, so staying in touch with family and friends is just a click away.

“Wherever it is that you decide to place your VAIO, it becomes part of your surrounding and part of your life,” comments Jun Koyama, Marketing Director of VAIO Of Europe (VOE). “VAIO values usability and aesthetics that enhances users’ experience.” In the growing media center PC market, the VAIO LA-Series stands out as an elegant and easy-to-use all-in-one home entertainment system.

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