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First Look: Sony Vaio JS190J

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First Look: Sony Vaio JS190J

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By virtue of its price, its desktop processor, and its Blu-ray drive, the Sony Vaio JS190J makes a case for itself as the new king of the all-in-ones. Its screen might be a bit smaller than some, but no other all-in-one, including Apple's iMac, can do as much, as fast, for the same price.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Hi, I'm Rich Brown, Senior Editor for CNET.com. Today we're going to take a look at the Sony Vaio JS190J. This is Sony's brand new all-in-one PC and it's actually an Editors' Choice winner. We liked it because it's got a fast desktop CPU, it comes with a Blue-ray player and it's priced that makes it more competitive than any other Windows-based all-in-one out there. It actually gives the iMac a run for its money too. The screen is a 20-inch LCD that's actually a little bit on the smaller scale. Generally you see 22-inch Windows-based all-in-ones in this price range. You can see like all other all-in-ones that it has a webcam built under the top edge and the wired mouse and keyboard are included as well. The keyboard will actually look a little bit familiar if you know Apple's new keyboard design. It's got the whole minimalist thing going on -- brushed aluminum facing with rubberized keys. As is typical of all-in-ones, you got an adjustable foot on the back that gives you a pretty broad range of motion. Down the side here you can see a typical array of ports. You get two USB ports and array of audio ports, as well as two media card inputs. On the back here the ports continue. You get a Gigabit Ethernet, three more USBs, a S/PDIF digital audio out as well as one FireWire 400 input and right here if you take this little door off you can get into the internal memory. You can make a few upgrades if you want to, although this comes with 4-gigs, so you actually probably have plenty for the time being anyway. And on this side of the system you can see the Blu-ray drive and this is a standard Blu-ray player, although it does do DVD burning. And the system overall is a fairly decent home theatre PC. We'd use it in a den or a dorm or other small room where you can sit close on to the screen to actually see what's going on. Now the speakers on this model are okay, but if you really wanna get the audio going, you can send it out through a digital audio receiver. Now as with most all-in-one PCs you get 802.11 b, g, and n Wi-Fi, as well as Bluetooth capability. And on top of everything else, the system outperformed every other all-in-one we've tested on almost all of our Benchmark Tests. So, for its features, its price and its performance, the system is an Editors' Choice winner. So I'm Rich Brown, and this is the Sony Vaio JS190J. ^M00:01:59 [ Music ]

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