Sony may have unveiled a series of all-in-one systems back in January, but those machines have yet to start shipping, something that seems poised to change soon, at least as far as the European market goes.Sony is one of those companies that operate on multiple sides of the worldwide IT market at once, what with it dealing in both PC products and game consoles, among other things.
One type of PC systems it seems to have a soft spot for are all-in-one systems, some of which should finally reach their prospective buyers soon.
The series in question is known as VAIO L and, though it was detailed as far back as February (2011), it will only really start selling around the middle of the ongoing month (April).
The members of the line are not so much differentiated by size as they are by their hardware, the CPU being the prime distinctive element.
Described in detail on their respective official product pages, the systems have either a 2.3 GHz Core i5-2410M or a 2.0 Core i7-2630QM at their hearts.
Whichever CPU is chosen can be complemented by up to 8 GB of RAM (random access memory) and a GeForce GT 540M discrete graphics adapter from NVIDIA.
There is also mention of a 1 TB hard disk drive (HDD) and of a DVD or Blu-ray ODD (optical disk drive).
These, along with a pair of 5.5W speakers, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI connector, Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi are packed inside 24-inch frames.
Finally, the displays have a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (Full HD), LED backlighting and touch support. In fact, the touchscreen has extra controls for window closing, on-screen keyboard activation, zooming and other such things.
1,299 Euro is the base price expected in Europe and, as one would expect, Microsoft's Windows 7 (Home Premium or Professional) is the OS of choice.