Is it a PC? Is it a TV? If you can’t tell what it really is, thereâ€™s at least one thing you can be sure of: the Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E is one sexy machine. One look and you know it’s going to look good whether it’s destined for the living room, the kitchen, or the bedroom. The Sony VAIO line has always been known for stunning appearance, and the Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E proves the same.
More than just being a showpiece, the Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E the brains to back up its looks. A complete and extremely capable desktop and TV hybrid, the Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E allows you to do your work or watch TV in sheer style.
If Looks Could Kill
The Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E is a beautiful Sony LCD TV with a powerful VAIO PC placed behind the back panel. The VAIOâ€™s stunningly slim profile makes it easy to position whether on a kitchen tabletop or desk. It comes with a dazzling silver finish and very minimalist design. The VAIO is suspended within a transparent polycarbonate frame, which makes it seem like the PC/TV is floating. And well it should: The Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E floats above the rest of the competition in looks and features.
Of course, since the VAIO name hails from one of the worldâ€™s most trusted producers of crystal-clear LCD TVs, you can expect no less than a picture-perfect display. The Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E boasts a magnificent 22-inch widescreen that utilizes Sonyâ€™s proprietary XBRITE Hi-Color LCD technology. This highly-acclaimed technology allows the display to deliver a wide gamut of blacks and whites, extremely lifelike colors and well-detailed images. Rest assured, youâ€™ll get top notch image quality, whether youâ€™re watching your favorite DVD or TV show.
The Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E is smart and powerful as it is beautiful. Behind the back panel of the gorgeous TV, youâ€™ll find powerful PC components. First and foremost, it boasts an Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 processor that runs at a clock speed of 2.20 GHZ and has over 4 MB of cache. Multi-tasking and demanding applications are a walk in the park for this powerful Intel processor. Secondly, the Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E features 2 GB of fast DDR2 RAM. This allows the transfer of large amounts of data from component to component, thus making PC applications almost seamless to run. Next, it features a 320 GB SATA hard drive, perfect for storing data files and recorded TV shows using the unitâ€™s integrated NTSC/ATSC tuner. Youâ€™ll also find USB ports and an optical media slot drive along the right side of the monitor for added functionality.
The Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E also comes installed with Windows Vista Home Premium, and as such, with Windows Media Center. With the included remote control, enjoying all your media through Windows Media Center is definitely easier. Last, but not the least, the Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E has built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless technology and integrated webcam, making it ready for surfing the Net and for video conferencing with friends and families.
The Sony VAIO VGC-LT18E is a thing of beauty inside and out. This is one of the most stylish (and yet still capable) PC/TV hybrids for either work or play.
Contributed by Daniel Gonzales, Product Reviewer