Yesterday I spoke about how I am thinking about replacing my main laptop with an All In One PC, a new type of computer which many companies are developing. I am going to have a quick look at the current range of of All In One PC's which are on the market and see what sort of value they offer.
Sony All in One PCs
Sony have a wide range of All in One pcs, ranging from about £850 way up to £2,500.
Ebuyer, my favourite place to purchase computer equipment, currently have one of the lower models (the JS2E/S) for around £852. That will get you a 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 3MB L2 Cache, 3GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS Graphics Card, webcam, 500GB Serial ATA, 7200rpm hard drive and a DVD rewriter. All of which is displayed on a 21″ screen with the obligitary keyboard and mouse combo thrown in.
I've had a chance to play around with this basic model and it seems like a good little computer. SonyStyle UK are also selling a top of the range All in One for £2,439.00.
2 and a half grand obviously gets you a lot more power. The VGC-RT2SY boasts :
- A 25.5″ X-black LCD
- Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9400 (2.66 GHz and 1333 MHz FSB)
- 1 TB (Serial ATA / 7200rpm) hard disk drive
- 4 GB DDR2-800 SDRAM (2 x 2 GB) (you can upgrade to 12G with 2x6GB modules but I don't expect that would be cheap!)
- NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics card
- Blu-ray ReWriter Disc Drive
- 5 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports
- Wireless LAN N
Clearly the superior screen and Core 2 Quad Processor is pushing the price of this model way up as you can get a model with a 24″ screen, 500 GB hard drive and 3 GHz Core 2 Duo processor for around £1,350.
Heres a review video from Computer TV which shows the VGC-JS155J/P in action (they reviewed a nice pink one!) :
The top range of Sonys All in One PC range seems very expensive. The bottom range seems quite affordable and seems like a good option if you are not looking for a top of the range graphics card. Though I'm baffled why they never included an HDMI port in the setup, something which would have been great for gamers as they could have hooked up their PS3 or Xbox 360 and use that 20″ screen.
Link : Sony Style