updated 02:05 pm EDT, Thu July 26, 2007
Sony TP1 Ships
Having made its announcement early this year at CES, Sony has without fanfare begun shipping its TP1 home theater PC. The completed version of the cylindrical media hub runs on a 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo and carries 2GB of RAM, each of which give enough power to decode and display HD video through the HDMI output. The final version also relies on Vista Home Premium for its HDTV tuning and other media center tasks.
Remaining elements stick closely to the design previewed in January, with a 300GB hard disk and a DVD-RW drive providing storage and separate wireless transmitters providing 802.11g Wi-Fi for networking and RF for the cordless keyboard/trackpad combination and remote that control the PC in a living room. A stock model ships now for $1,600. [via Crave]