Dynamo VAIO® MX Personal Computer puts Sony’s Entertainment might into one Powerful Desktop

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What do you get when you cross a wall of audio and video devices with a powerful, envy-inspiring PC? Sony answered the question today with the introduction of its new VAIO® PCV-MXS10 desktop PC, also known simply as the VAIO MX.

Imagine a TV, radio, video recorder, DVD player and recorder, CD player and recorder, Memory Stick® media and MiniDisc play and record capability, all rolled into a 1.7 GHz computer, with key functionality operated with a single remote control.

Personal Note: Incredible looking computer with great features, picture in full text.What do you get when you cross a wall of audio and video devices with a powerful, envy-inspiring PC? Sony answered the question today with the introduction of its new VAIO® PCV-MXS10 desktop PC, also known simply as the VAIO MX.

Imagine a TV, radio, video recorder, DVD player and recorder, CD player and recorder, Memory Stick® media and MiniDisc play and record capability, all rolled into a 1.7 GHz computer, with key functionality operated with a single remote control.

“We’re taking a giant step forward in the evolution of the ultimate entertainment device,” said Mark Hanson, vice president and general manager for VAIO PC marketing at Sony Electronics’ IT Products Division. “No sacrificing space for function, or power for features…the MX PC rounds up the most current digital audio and video tools with premiere applications for importing and managing all kinds of digital content.”

Digital Audio Your Way

The awesome sound of the VAIO MX PC starts with a built-in amplifier filling the room with a total of 40 watts of quality audio. The MX system’s two-way speakers have both a tweeter and a woofer producing a richer sound.

The MX system allows users to easily record, edit and play music from a variety of sources:

  • Compact Discs: The MX system has CD-R and CD-RW capabilities, and can play back virtually any CD.
  • Memory Stick media: MX PC users can play music stored on high-capacity MagicGate™ Memory Stick media, or record music for use with a Network Walkman® personal stereo or CLIÉ™ personal entertainment organizer.
  • MiniDiscs: Now the most popular format for downloading music from the `net, MiniDisc, or MD, captures digital sound in a low-cost, ultra-portable format. The MX system also has Sony’s new NetMD feature, allowing high-speed, secure transfer of music.
  • FM radio: Finding your favorite music is no tougher than pushing a button.

Record Your Favorite Shows with One-Click Programming

On the flipside of great audio you’ll find video, and the MX System takes it to the extreme with a TV tuner and the Giga Pocket™ personal video recorder. Users can watch television on their PC and store up to 90 hours of programming on their hard drive. With an exclusive, free Web-based programming service called Internet Entertainment Program Guide (iEPG), users can pre-set recording up to two weeks in advance. And the video signal can be passed to any other compatible TV.

If the hard drive gets full, users can transfer the video, along with personal video from digital camcorders or cameras, or mixed and matched from movies and TV clips – directly to the DVD-RW drive, and save it for later. And of course, the user can watch DVDs anytime.

Top of the Line PC Engine Manages All Your Audio and Video

Powering the MX capabilities are the speeds and feeds of a muscle PC. This includes an Intel® Pentium® 4 1.7 GHz processor, an 80 GB hard drive, and 512MB of memory, plus Sony’s MovieShaker™, PictureGear™ and DVgate™ software.

Allowing users to connect a legion of digital devices to enhance their audio-video experience, the MX PC has a comprehensive host of ports and connectors, including: two i.LINK® ports, two USB ports, an Ethernet port, one serial and one parallel port, headphone and microphone outputs, both analog and digital video outputs, S-video input and output, optical audio input and output, analog audio input, a PC card slot, and a MagicGate™ Memory Stick media slot.

The MX system will ship in October for an estimated selling price of about $2,800.

Key Specifications, VAIO MX:

PCV-MXS10

Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 1.70 GHz Processor
Cache Memory: 256 KB Integrated On-Die Level 2
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
Sony Original Software
    -Giga Pocket™ Personal Video Recorder
    -SonicStage™ Premium
    -DVgate™
    -Media Bar™
    -MovieShaker™
    -PictureGear™
    -Smart Capture
    -VisualFlow™

Other Software Applications
    Adobe Acrobat® Reader
    Adobe Photoshop® Elements
    Adobe Premiere® LE
    Apple QuickTime™
    ArcSoft PhotoPrinter® 2000 Pro
    Corel WordPerfect®
    EasySystems Record Now DX
    Quicken® 2002
    Microsoft® Outlook® Express
    Sonic Solutions DVDit!® For VAIO Computer

Standard RAM: 512 MB PC-133 SDRAM
Hard Drive:80GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive
Drives:
    DVD-RW 1X(max.)
    DVD-RW write 2X(max.)
    DVD-R write
MiniDisc (Net MD)/MDLP
Floppy Disk Drive
Optional:
    Video & Graphics
    4X AGP 3D Graphics Hardware
    Acceleration (nVIDIA GeForce2 MX)
    32 MB Video Memory
    MPEG2 Realtime Encoder/Decoder board with TV tuner
    Modem V.90
    Ethernet
    10-BaseT/100-BaseTX

Dimensions (CPU) 8.0″(W) x 14.2″(H) x 14.6″(D)

Availability October

ESP $2,799.99

GHz denotes microprocessor internal clock speed. Other factors affect application performance.

GB means one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary.

i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. All products with an i.LINK connector may not communicate with each other.

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