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Product Profile: Sony VAIO XL3 Digital Living System Media Center PC.

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Are you looking for a way to replace just about every electronic component in your Home Theater (except TV and Speakers), and consolidate down to one do-it-all box? Then you might just want to take a look at Sony's latest Digital Living System, the VAIO VGX-XL3. This new powerhouse Media Center PC from Sony can do it all. The Sony VAIO VGX-XL3 Digital Living System incorporates the latest in PC and Home Theater technology for the ultimate Media Center PC.

Major Features

The VAIO XL3 includes Blu-ray Disc playback, along with DVR functionality. The XL3 also includes built-in NTSC and ATSC TV tuners and CableCARD. No need for a Cable box or HD Receiver, the VAIO XL3 can receive analog and digital cable, as well as over-the-air HDTV broadcasts. Windows Vista Home Premium provides the Media Center software necessary to turn the XL3 into a Digital Video Recorder. Pause, Rewind and Record just like a TiVo. Watch new Blu-ray movies in all their full HD 1080 resolution with the Sony VAIO XL3.

The Run Down

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6400, 2.13GHz, 1066MHz FSB; 2GB DDR2 Memory; 500GB Hard Drive; BD-R/BD-RE/DVD±R/DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/DVD-RAM/CD±R/CD±RW Optical Drive; Multimedia Card Reader: Memory Stick media, Memory Stick PRO media, Memory Stick Duo media, Compact Flash (Type I and Type II), Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard , SmartMedia and xD Picture Card; PCI Slot: 2; x16 PCI Express: 1; High-Definition digital cable tuner with CableCARD , ATSC and NTSC support; Sony Sound Reality technology with DSD (Direct Stream Digital) Audio; NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GTL GPU 527MB; Inputs and Outputs: Composite Audio/Video Input(s): 1 (front); Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s): 1; HDMI Connection Output(s): 1; Headphone Jack: 1; Memory Stick Media Slot: 1 (Supports Memory Stick PRO media and Memory Stick Duo media); Microphone Input: 1; RF Connection Input(s): 1; S-Video Input(s): 1 (Front); USB Port(s): 4 (2 Front/2 Rear); Composite Audio Output(s): 1; Composite Audio Input(s): 1; IR Output(s): 2; S/PDIF Output(s): 1; S/PDIF Input(s): 1; Coaxial Digital Output(s): 1 (Audio); i.LINK Connection: 3 i.LINK interface (1x4-pin Front/ 2x6-pin Rear); WLAN antenna: 1; Windows Vista Home Premium, Adobe Premiere Elements, InterVideo WinDVD BD, Ulead BD DiscRecorder

Available Mid-April, MSRP: 3,299 U.S.
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