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Sony announces VAIO Premium HTPCs

Steven Kim

Sony is rolling out their new VAIO HTPC in two flavors -- standard (VGX-TP20E, in polar white) and premium (VGX-TP25E, in piano black). The specs on these is pretty similar: 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 processors, 802.11b/g, 500GB storage, HDMI, Blu-ray drive and Vista Home Premium, all wrapped up in the same cylindrical form factor. For the couch surfers, Sony's tossing in a wireless keyboard with integrated touch pad in with these for couch surfers. Rollout of multimedia functionality continue across the notebook and desktop VAIO lines as well. The addition of two external CableCARD tuners differentiates the premium from the standard models. Pricing comes in at $1600 and $3000 for the two, respectively -- seems like a steep premium for those two CableCARD tuners!

EDIT: added Blu-ray drive spec.

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