Sony readies mainstream all-in-one media PC

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  1. tutubibi macrumors 6502a

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  2. randas macrumors member

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    *gag* please put a warning in the thread's title! :p
     
  3. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    That is hideous. You would think that since Apple has had an elegant all-in-one-dispay-iMac out since October of 2004 that Sony would be able to "borrow" some design and come up with something that is at least bearable to look at.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Oh my, I really would expect much more from Sony. Their VAIO designs are normally really nice. WTF, did they get some intern monkey to design this thing? :confused:
     
  5. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    a 20" screen for 1500 dollars that's integrated into the computer in such a horrible way. no thanks. The thing looks like a TV at a bad motel with the VCR attached to it.

    I'm thinking people who have 1500 bucks to spend will go a different route. I really don't see this selling very well.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It reminds me of this computer from Dell;
    Picture 1.png Picture 2.png

    I'm not sure which one is worse...
     
  7. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    :eek: What the heck was that.

    The sony model looks like a cross between a sewing machine and a polaroid camera ... and then they put an LCD on top.


    £1500 no less. That's $2640.
     
  8. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    wow you weren't kidding about that Warning ! U.G.L.Y.
     
  9. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Yea that is ulgy.....sure that computer wasn't from 1989?


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  10. clayj macrumors 604

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    Nope, that's their latest offering... although, I must say that the Japanese version looks a bit nicer.
     
  11. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Its the same thing.;)
     
  12. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    It does look a lot better when you look at it from the front. It's still not a piece of beauty, but at least it doesn't give new meanings to the word ugly from that angle.
     
  13. clayj macrumors 604

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    Maybe it's just the pictures are better. ;)

    But the Japanese one I linked to is a VA-2, while the one posted here is a VA-1. There must be SOME difference between them.
     
  14. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    One looks more widescreen than the other.
     
  15. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely hideous.

    Is that pic of the Dell a joke?
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I am sorry to say, that it is not. Link
     
  17. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    :eek:
     
  18. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I just don't get it...
    If Apple can make an all-in-one less than 2 inches thick, then any company could, so why do they come out with things like these that a just painful to look at? :confused:
     
  19. Orlando Furioso macrumors 6502

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    Apparently this _is_ a viao computer. So ugly.


    Looks like Dell's all-in-one is aerodynamic:
    [​IMG]
     
  20. alywa macrumors 6502

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    Seriously... WTF?

    I'm sure there are good designers at sony. Their MP3 players, while being behind the times, are decent looking. Their LCD TVs are nice looking. Their laptops are snazzy.

    That is easily the worst looking computer from a non-Dell company I've ever seen. Considering it comes 1 1/2 year after the Rev. A iMac G5, that's pretty sad.

    -alywa

    / typing away happily on my Rev. B iMac G5
     
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    Yeah, you'd think they could have came up with a better design. The Vaio laptops are really nice looking, IMO.
     
  22. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Ummm :confused: :confused:

    PC makers e.g. sony/dell/HP etc are trying to copy apple designs but never hit the mark..

    If you spray paint a tu%* gold, Its still a TU%* :D :D
     
  23. iPost macrumors regular

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    You should have seen their previous model!

    If you think that is ugly, you should have seen their previous model:
     

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    wow.... it loooks just like the iMac... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    Thats UGLY.
     
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    Nobody is trying to copy Apple designs. There are similarities sometimes, that's all. In this case, there are no similarities between it and anything Apple would design.

    I think the Dell with the backpack is worse. :eek:
     

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