Sony builds towering Blu-Ray desktop

The fight-back has started – only two days ago Sony announced the world’s first Blu-Ray laptop, and now it’s landed a second jab in the face of the HD

The fight-back has started – only two days ago Sony announced the world’s first Blu-Ray laptop, and now it’s landed a second jab in the face of the HD-DVD clan with its first desktop to sport the drive.

Subtlety isn’t in the RC204’s vocab – it’s a computing monster, with a 600GB hard-drive, 3.2GHz Intel Core Duo processor and, of course, the Blu-Ray disc-eater.

Each disc is capable of holding 50GB of data – more than five times as much as a standard DVD – which means you’ll be able to cram on more than four hours of your finest multimedia work in high-def.

Its video-editing powers don’t stop with the spec either – there’s plenty of pre-installed software including Adobe Premiere and Roxio to help you make some HD masterpieces.

It’ll also be able to handle intense gaming sessions with one arm tied behind its back thanks to the top-line NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT graphics card.

As you’d expect, all this desktop muscle doesn’t come cheap – the RC204 will cost £1800 when it hits shelves from mid-June. Check out Sony’s site for its full CV.