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CNET First Look
Sony's latest Vaio L Series all-in-oneSony promises some cutting edge media features on its new Vaio L-Series, but its tough to recommend when not all of them deliver.
I am rich brown senior editor for CNET and they're gonna take a look at Sony's 2012 edition of this Vaio L series on one. -- tries to understand things of this PC but overall some of the highlights fall flat which makes it hard to justify paying more for those parts. Particularly when you don't have as much computing powers might get from a similar on one no matter. This is a 24 to on with a touch screen a gesture control system and a built in TV chip. He comes and -- Intel -- -- third generation core I five mobile CPU. As those of Blu-ray drive if you like input and output and a whole bunch of other features that make it kind of -- system. -- start with the good are some things we like about the system. Click a lot of all ones there's different ways you can send a single two's display you can -- -- the PC off HDMI input off the team -- -- -- the composite video attacks. Now what's actually -- -- -- system is that Sony has a nice menu feature lets you control the display and audio setup for each of those different -- So that is if you have a certain preference for how you want your PC to look you can change that when you get the teeny mode. Make -- look entirely different. The -- try to push Syria using this is home entertainment system even further by including a chip from a variety of TV line inside the display that powers the video. The problem those that that typically doesn't benefit windows video more than you would get from -- standard graphics card but it doesn't do 3-D acceleration. In a chip is also schools that impact me connect a cable box the HMI input or connected TV tuner. But the problem is the video signal really doesn't look that much better compared to another on one with just -- standard video processor. And infinitely gaining much from -- teacher but you are losing three processing power so if you when he uses as a gaming system as well the home video player is really not the best option. Another feature that's disappointing is the gesture control system it simply doesn't work. You can open up the software settings and play around the sensitivity gives you -- basic tutorial of -- supposed to happen. But then when you actually try to use -- gesture control applications it really is not that responsive if it works at all. You know it was anything with -- PC because it has gesture control runs to the webcam so there's no extra hardware you need to purchase. And it's kind of a nice AD we appreciate -- and is experimenting but it's definitely frustrated they'll work. You see the right -- -- -- got an SD card reader. Three USB three inputs that's a great feature firewire -- a couple of audio jacks. -- in the back you can see the various video inputs -- you're HDMI in and out over here -- composite video closer TV tuner. Over here this is actually a nice feature there's three USB ports that work on the system -- -- plugged in. Finally of the geek into the hard -- -- what you -- on the menu and here's a slot loading Blu-ray. Overall Sony is transmitters and things of this system the problem is -- because TV chip doesn't provide a lot of value in the gesture control falls flat. It doesn't really deliver on its promises between that it's slow performance from -- mobile chip and no dedicated graphics card it's really hard to like the systems for the purchase price. Farmer -- this -- the 2012 -- Sony's Vaio L series.