We're confused by Sony's press release announcing its new J Series all-in-one PCs. It mentions that pricing starts around $900, but of the two models available for preorder, the most affordable comes in at $1,099.
That higher price encompasses all the benefits of the new models, which include a 21.5-inch, 1080p touch-screen display, a Blu-ray drive, and a Core i3 CPU (Core i7 in the $1,549 model). Perhaps a lower-cost model will emerge without the Blu-ray drive closer to next month's launch.
That $1,549, 21.5-inch model will be tough for consumers to stomach with the
Sony's announcement is one of the first for the back-to-school season, and the company has taken a fairly conservative approach. We'll be interested to see if other vendors take more risks when their new announcements hit over the next few weeks.