Sporting a spherical form factor measuring 10.63″ in diameter and 3.58″ high, the Sony VAIO TP1 Living Room PC is a bold new approach to home PC design. Promoted as a “Living Room PC”, the TP1 was made to blend with your home decor and allow you to surf the web and watch live and pre-recorded TV shows from the comfort of your sofa.
The TP1 comes equipped with a matching wireless keyboard and remote control. The lightweight keyboard was designed to fit on your lap and has a built-in touchpad with hot buttons that launch your frequently used applications.
Frequently accessed features such as the optical drive, USB ports and multi-card reader are located on the front of the PC, hidden behind a curved slide-away panel, while constantly-connected terminals are hidden from sight on the back of the unit.
The TP1 features Windows Vista Home Premium edition, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 300GB hard drive, and IEEE 802.11bg support. The graphics card is the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 224MB Video RAM, HDMI Interface, DVI-D, and VGA out.
Inputs and Outputs
1 Composite Audio/Video, Ethernet Port, HDMI Connection, Headphone Jack, Memory Stick Media Slot, Secure Digital Slot, Microphone Input, 4 USB Ports, VGA, VHF/UHF, DC-In, IR Output, S/PDIF Output, i.LINK Connection, WLAN antenna, TV Tuner.
With the rising popularity of free video sharing web sites, a Living Room PC is a great way to watch your favorite videos on your TV. The Sony VAIO TP1 Living Room PC is available for pre-order from Sony Style for $1,599.99.