Pooling its talents from its numerous consumer divisions, Sony continually pushes the boundaries of modern computer design and redefines how home users work and play with Windows. The Vaio LA Series is exceptionally easy to use and looks stunning from every angle, but does it have the beef to back up its beauty?
Created using a special polycarbonate acrylic, the transparent bezel that surrounds the 19-inch widescreen display gives the impression that the Vaio LA Series is actually floating above your desk. Quiet bizarre, really.
Tying to ensure that its performance is as distinctive as its looks, the Vaio LA Series unfortunately falls short. Processing power, storage space and networking standards are all lacking.
Capable of receiving analogue and digital free-to-air programming, the hybrid TV tuner lets you watch and record all of your favourite shows. Simply select the programmes that you don’t want to miss and the Vaio VGC-LA2 will take care of everything else, recording straight to the hard disk.
But the key selling points of the system are its unique design and luxurious 19-inch (1680x1050) widescreen display which produces colours that are brighter and sharper, tones that are richer and text and graphics that appear crisper and clearer than most screens.
- Digital audio
- Digital TV card
- Graphics card
- NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
- Hard drive storage
- Internet networking capability
- Operating system
- Windows Vista
- Intel Core Duo T5600
- Screen resolution
- 1680 x `050
- Screen size
- USB 2.0