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Oct 6, 2008, 09:05 PM
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Description:: Deja vu anyone?

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Digital Skunk
Oct 6, 2008, 09:12 PM
Typical all-in-one PC flavored PC.

They own the market in regards of mini towers, why sell out and make all-in-ones?

The Blu-Ray is nice I guess :rolleyes:

Aron.G
Oct 6, 2008, 09:21 PM
Quiet a bit of similarity there! Hahaha, but i think its still a bit ugly looking. Do you think they have finally got it through their thick heads that most people like all-in-one desktop computers! I think their starting to get the idea, they just need a little of their own imagination (like Apple).

As Bertrand Serlet (Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Apple) once said, "if you can't innovate you just imitate but it's never quiet as good as the original". Hahaha One of my favorite sayings!

GenericUsername
Oct 6, 2008, 09:30 PM
They own the market in regards of mini towers, why sell out and make all-in-ones?
SonyStyle.com (http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=16155)
Where do you see any towers, mini or otherwise?

elpenguino
Oct 6, 2008, 09:31 PM
reminds me of this other computer that came out earlier:

http://www.stuff.tv/ProductImages/100820029bli.jpg
Dell XPS One

PlaceofDis
Oct 6, 2008, 09:43 PM
looks very similar to the iMac. very. almost in a sad way.

but imitation is the highest form of flattery or some such, right?

minik
Oct 6, 2008, 09:48 PM
As an aluminum iMac user, I don't think they share any similarity.

ecompuplus
Oct 6, 2008, 10:24 PM
They migt get the look but I don't think they could match the feel.:eek:

Digital Skunk
Oct 6, 2008, 10:45 PM
SonyStyle.com (http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=16155)
Where do you see any towers, mini or otherwise?

PC makers in general.

Sony did make towers in the past. Two models at that. They flopped since most users most users loved their overpriced PC laptops as opposed to their way over priced and fugly PC desktops.

I just don't understand why any PC maker would attempt at making an all-in-one design when Apple will undoubtedly be king at it for some time. Stick to making quad core desktop PCs with upgradeable graphics IMHO.

wheelhot
Oct 6, 2008, 10:46 PM
Hmm, I wonder if the XPS One is able to do intensive gaming considering that is what the XPS line is about, especially the desktop version. :rolleyes:

The Sony looks okay, at least its not a direct copy :D

winterspan
Oct 6, 2008, 11:17 PM
Acknowledging the iMac rip, It looks pretty good for a PC. Sony has always had decent style, but the problem is they are stuck with Vista. You'd think by now that all the PC vendors would have had it with Microsoft and would join the Ubuntu organization and get Linux driver support up to speed.. That's about the only way I'd ever buy a PC again..

enigmatut
Oct 7, 2008, 12:16 AM
If it performs well, I say good for Sony. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my iMac for it ever, but I'm all for a line of PCs that is at least showing signs of steering in the "right" direction ... "Right" being a direction that might actually provide some competition and push innovation at Apple for a change.
:D

supertomtom
Oct 7, 2008, 07:57 AM
If it performs well, I say good for Sony. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my iMac for it ever, but I'm all for a line of PCs that is at least showing signs of steering in the "right" direction ... "Right" being a direction that might actually provide some competition and push innovation at Apple for a change.
:D

In terms of all-in-1 PCs, I actually think HP has got it right with their newer line of TouchSmarts (http://www.engadget.com/tag/touchsmart+iq816/). It's got the looks, power, and innovation. Though their touch app probably could use some more work.

BenRoethig
Oct 7, 2008, 10:07 AM
reminds me of this other computer that came out earlier:

http://www.stuff.tv/ProductImages/100820029bli.jpg
Dell XPS One

No, the XPS one is a much better design that what Sony's JS. In fact, I would even venture to say, its a better design than the iMac albeit with a much inferior Operating System. To be honest, the iMac tries to be everything to everybody and ends up making a lot of compromises.

shamino
Oct 7, 2008, 02:50 PM
Sony has always had decent style, but the problem is they are stuck with Vista.
They also seem to have problems with quality control. I've used many PCs (laptops and desktops) from many vendors. Dell typically has much better quality control than Sony.

Sony stuff seems to enjoy breaking shortly after the warranty expires, forcing you to either pay through the nose for a repair or get a whole new computer.

You are right that Sony has some very good industrial design, though. On many occasions, upon seeing a new Sony product, I've said "gee I wish somebody else manufactured that" because no amount of good looks will convince me to buy unreliable hardware.
In terms of all-in-1 PCs, I actually think HP has got it right with their newer line of TouchSmarts (http://www.engadget.com/tag/touchsmart+iq816/). It's got the looks, power, and innovation. Though their touch app probably could use some more work.
I'd love to see something like that from Apple. They've already got the multitouch hardware and software in the iPhone. It would be great to see that applied to the iMac's screen. Not in place of a mouse, but in addition to it. Apps like iPhoto would, I think, be amazing if they could use a full multitouch interface on a big 24" screen.

jaytv111
Oct 7, 2008, 03:26 PM
geesh Wired must be late, I heard about these new computers months ago, and they're already available to purchase. I think they have great features, like Blu Ray, and you can even get one with a cablecard slot and use it as a DVR w/ TV built in, but that particular model (Vaio RT) is very expensive. I guess it's imac still for most all in one computer shoppers.

DYER
Oct 7, 2008, 05:04 PM
Hmm, I wonder if the XPS One is able to do intensive gaming considering that is what the XPS line is about, especially the desktop version. :rolleyes:

The Sony looks okay, at least its not a direct copy :D

XPS died a long time ago imo the XPS line is no longer any good for gaming except 2 models the high end pc and the high end laptop which are effectively cheap versions of the current Alienwares..... People may disagree but i really think XPS died 2 years ago when dell introduced XPS this and XPS that....:rolleyes: