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Sony Unveils New 3D All-in-One PC Called VAIO L

Sony has unveiled a new all-in-one computer at the IFA event in Germany called the VAIO L, a desktop whose unique selling point is a 24-inch multitouch display that is also 3D capable and has a touch-sensitive bezel.

As expected, the screen is a full HD model with LED backlight and offers the ability to convert 2D to 3D "at the touch of a button".

There's also an interesting feature that allows users to connect their PlayStation 3 gaming console and use the computer's display as their primary one.

The VAIO L comes with Intel Sandy Bridge-based Core processors, up to 8GB RAM, up to 1TB hard disk drive, a Blu-ray writer, Nvidia's Geforce GT540M graphics, an integrated HD webcam and Sony's own set of proprietary applications.

Other features include an HDMI port, S-Force front surround (which creates a virtual 5.1 channel surround effect), Firewire, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 3.0 and what looks like a wireless keyboard and mouse.

The computer also comes with a pair of active shutter 3D glasses and will be available in Europe from October 2011. Sony has yet to confirm the price of the computer and how much the additional glasses will cost.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.