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Introduced in early September 2008 at CEDIA, the VAIO JS Series is made up of 2 all-in-one computer systems from Sony.

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Pros

saves space and looks neater than a regular PC

10 agree

not skimpy on RAM or drivespace

7 agree

good PC alternative to a Mac at a similar price

6 agree

an up-to-date platform for fast RAM, most advanced Intel video and wireless N capabilities

4 agree

Irritates Mac people

3 agree

Simply beautiful! Amazing peformance!

1 agrees
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Cons

no video out for a second monitor

7 agree

can't display full 1080p (the main reason for buying the enhanced Blu-ray model)

7 agree

still comes with Windows

7 agree

Not modular: screen and computer components are integrated into one box, making it impossible to upgrade either independently

6 agree

features older processors and poor video acceleration compared to their Apple equivalents (which are only $100 more)

6 agree

doesn't feature the same quality Apple design

4 agree
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Introduced in early September 2008 at CEDIA, the VAIO JS Series is made up of 2 all-in-one computer systems from Sony. Aimed at regular consumers, the JS series includes all the required features for basic computing and watching high definition media. Featuring an all-in-screen design much like the iMac, both models feature 20.1" screens with 1680 x 1050 resolution, 4GB of DDR2 800MHz ram, and 500GB 7200rpm drives. The basic model utilizes the older Intel E5200 processor and a basic DVD writer, coming in black, pink and silver for $1099.99, while the more advanced model comes with the newer E8400 and a Blu-ray drive, comes in black or silver and costs $1449.99. Both models feature the recent Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD, which can decode high definition content just fine - but don't expect to be playing any games on it.

Models (only differences are highlighted)
  • VGC-JS130: DVD-writer, Intel E5200 processor
  • VGC-JS190: Blu-ray drive, Intel E8400 processor
Features
  • CPU/RAM: Intel Core 2 Duo E5200 or E8400, 4GB DDR2 800MHz
  • Display: 20.1" widescreen LCD (1680 x 1050 ) powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD
  • Storage/Optical: 500GB 7200RPM HDD, DVD writer or Blu-ray drive
  • Networking: Atheros Wireless Network Connection (802.11b/g/n), Ethernet, Bluetooth (on advanced model only)
  • Audio: Built-in Intel High Definition Audio with Dolby Digital Live, 2 x 5W speakers (stereo)
  • Expansion: 5 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE 1394, Ethernet, S/PDIF connection, Headphone output
  • Dimensions & weight: 19.2"(W) x 16.1"(H) x 6.18"(D) (CPU and Display only), 18.7 pounds
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