Sony has a new product in its VAIO lineup, the Type L computers. I'm not sure how they perform or how convenient they are but they do look awesome.
The systems are available in aqua, silver, white, green and pink.
>i> This is the 19-inch flavor iMac VAIO Type L, which comes with more or less the same design as previous incarnations but loaded with everything they could find laying around the warehouse, starting with the top-banana Core 2 Duo T7400 2.16GHz processor Blu-ray player wunderkind.
This $3,353 (400,000 Yen) VGC-LA83DB model also includes a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 driving the 1,680 × 1,050 pixels screen, 1 GByte RAM and a TV tuner, with one-click software to automatically burn any video into a DVD and direct support to H.264 recording in high definition.
Like all its siblings, it also comes with the obligatory webcam and Vista Home Premium edition, as well as your usual arrangement of ports and flash memory slots: 4 USB 2.0, one FireWire, Ethernet, V.92 modem, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Memory Stick Pro and Duo, Secure Digital and Multimedia Card. For expansion you can also use the included PC Card Type 2 and ExpressCard slots.
Going down in price and specs, the VGC-LA73DB (someone needs a hara-kiri at Sony's marketing department) has a Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz processor and the Intel 945GM Express chipset also in charge of graphic duties, but no TV tuner and no Blu-ray player for $1,928. The low-end VGC-LA53B takes thing down another notch, with Celeron M 440 1.86GHz and a expected price of $1,676.
The 15.4-inch 1,280 × 800 models all come with Celeron processors, different amounts of RAM from 1GB to 512MB and a copy of Vista Home Basic.