Sony went all-in-one PC crazy today, launching three new lines of iMac botherers. The Vaio RT may have the hardcore specs (Intel Core 2 Quad prcoessor, 1TB hard-drive and 25in screen), closely followed by the LV (Blu-ray drive, 1920x1200 display, HDMI input), but it's the Vaio JS that caught our magpie eye.
We gave you the spec lowdown earlier, but a face-to-face meeting revealed more secrets. The keyboard is indeed very iMac-like, and stashes away nicely under the screen. And while it lacks a Blu-ray drive, the price of £700 puts it a tempting £100 below Apple's desktop. It'll be available from mid-October.
We also found another interesting new product lurking in the background – Sony's new HomeShare. Adopting the circular cake tin looks of the TP series (see below), it's a home server in the vein of HP's MediaSmart and Apple's Time Capsule.
With 1TB of internal storage, it looks like a very handy back-up for your PS3, although it won't be able to stream video at launch and there's sadly no integration with Sony PlayTV yet. Still, it looks a doddle to use (you get an icon in the PS3's XMB) and it'll cost £500 when it launches next month.