updated 07:40 pm EDT, Wed October 7, 2009
Sony VAIO L brings touchscreen, Blu-ray
Sony at an event tonight launched a trio of new systems, starting with its first touchscreen PC. The VAIO L supports Windows 7's own multi-touch elements for scrolling and zooming through content without needing special software. Like Gateway and HP, Sony has its own custom touch portal, here called Media Gallery, that lets users rely on touch to edit photos and videos.
The L begins at $1,300 with a 24-inch 1080p display, a 2.7GHz Pentium dual-core and 4GB of RAM, with a 320GB hard drive and a DVD writer for storage. It relies on a GeForce G210M integrated chipset for 3D and HD video decoding tasks. Higher-end models scale up to a 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad, 6GB of RAM, 1TB of disk space, a Blu-ray drive and a GeForce GT 240M to better decode HD video.
Pre-orders start today and will ship sometime in November.