Sony has introduced its Vaio LT HD PC/TV, an all-in-one computer designed to appeal to users who want their computer to do double-duty as a TV. It will be available in October starting at $1,900.
The all-in-one design and widescreen 22-inch display is evocative of Apple's iMac, but the Vaio LT sports some distinct differences. It can support a CableCard, for example, which allows the unit to work in conjunction with premium digital cable television service. An "HD" model is also available for $2,900 that adds Blu-ray Disc playback and burning capabilities.
Because it's designed to work as <A HREF="http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136423-pg,1/article.html">both a computer and a TV,</A> the Vaio LT sports an A/V power switch that lets you shut down the TV circuitry while still operating it as a computer. The system keeps wires to a minimum by including a wireless keyboard and mouse.