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Review of PCV-W10 Desktop by Sony

michael posted more than 11 years ago | from the cute-but-overpriced dept.

Hardware 409

Anonymous Howard writes "Designtechnica has a review of Sony's Vaio PCV-W10 desktop computer. This computer is unique in the sense that not only is the computer built into the back of the monitor, but the keyboard folds up to cover the screen. Once folded up, this thing becomes a Clock/CD Player. Strange..."

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ep (-1)

GPL Troll (586731) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257399)

chink gook heeb wop spic spade nigger raghead dothead dago-wop white-honky sand-nigger kike dirty-canuck jap beaner camel-jockey injun pollock porch-monkey euro-trash limey kraut frog taffy mick paki nip jungle-bunny hick

Iraq sucks but (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257404)

Iraq sucks but do we have to bomb it?

Are we such idiots to bring another sep11 attack on us?

Are we so fucking retarded as this Bush monkey president?

no

Nice but... (1)

I didn't (569512) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257406)

I'd prefer a wired keybroad to the "foldable" one...

FIRST POSTESTS (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257408)

FIRST POSTES BIATCHES

Virus? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257409)

What if you artually use it as an alarm clock; then it gets a virus??

Hay guys (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257410)

What's going on in this comment?

FP YEAH YEAH (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257411)

FP!!!

Kinda wacky.. (1)

euxneks (516538) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257412)

I dunno.. I never turn off my computer... Does anyone else? Why would I need the other parts of this sony viao if I never turn it off?

First (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257413)

Post

FP? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257414)

Well, let me be the FIRST to say, the design also make it very inflexible. that's unfortunate since it really is an interesting idea.

fp (0, Offtopic)

immerrath (607098) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257415)

fp?

More than meets the eye (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257416)

Folded another way, it becomes a pocket dictionary with an entry explaining once and for all just what "Vaio" is supposed to mean.

It's 4:42 am (0, Offtopic)

LegendNH (65593) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257417)

It's 4:42 am Shut the hell up and go to bed!

first post! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257419)

first post

Eh? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257421)

Phirst Post?

This isn't unique..it's 10 years old. (2, Informative)

Jason1729 (561790) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257422)

The Icon 3 computers that were used in Ontario schools in the early 90's had the computer build into the back of the monitor. The whole back inch came off as a module so the computer could be upgraded without replacing the monitor.

Jason
ProfQuotes [profquotes.com]

iMac kills it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257423)

The imac kicks its ass.

FRITZ POST! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257425)

zet is not funny!

dxcvxcvcx (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257426)

thats queer

I have one (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257428)

In fact I've had one for about a year, they've been available in Japan for that long now. I recommend it as a great second computer, for use in the living room, etc.

The computer as an appliance. (2, Insightful)

fmaxwell (249001) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257430)

I'm happy to see that Sony recognizes that a computer needs to be integrated into a home as a small, practical appliance. I gave my mother a computer and it's housed in a piece of furniture, with doors, that matches the style of her home. As a result of it being out-of-sight, it remains largely out-of-use. Unlike most Slashdot readers, she does not just think to turn the computer on to check e-mail, surf the web, etc. To her, it's a big, complicated device made up of multiple boxes (system unit, keyboard, monitor, modem, printer, mouse) and more wires than she can deal with. I have to wonder if she would use something like the Sony computer featured in the review...

Well... (1)

blackmonday (607916) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257431)

If Apple had released this, it would be on the front cover of Time magazine.

laptop (2, Insightful)

Ashish Kulkarni (454988) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257435)

a desktop computer which is present behind the monitor? a keyboard which folds up? that's sounds more like a laptop to me, folks...

first, wooo omg (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257436)

this is the best thing ever.

yahoo..1st post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257437)

first post!

why pay so much for a clock cd player??

IN FASCIST USA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257438)

USA PATRIOT ACT 2 is coming. Kiss your few remaining rights goodbye.

!!!!!!! [tompaine.com]

Hardware Specs (read: karma whoring) (0, Redundant)

I didn't (569512) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257439)

Display - 15.3" LCD Wide Aspect Ratio WXGA (1280x768)

Processor - Intel® Celeron® 1.60GHz

Cache Memory - 128KB Integrated On-Die Level 2

Front Side Bus Speed - 400 MHz

Standard RAM - 512MB PC-2100 DDR (expandable to 1GB)

Hard Drive - 60GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive

CD-RW / DVD-ROM Combo Drive
CD-RW (16X max. write /10X max. rewrite / 24X max. read)
DVD-ROM (8X max. DVD-ROM Read)

Video & Graphics - SIS650 Integrated Graphics with Real256(TM) 2D/3D Graphics Accelerator
32MB Shared Graphics Memory (64MB Max.)

Ethernet - 10Base-T/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet

Modem - V.90 compatible data/fax modem

Expansion Slots
Two PCMCIA Type-II Card Slots
Memory Stick® Media Slot

Port Connectors
USB 2.0 (One Used for Mouse)
One Line In
Two 4pin i.LINK(TM)
One Headphone / One Microphone

Supplied Accessories
Speakers (Stereo) built in
VAIO Smart(TM) Keyboard
USB Optical Wheel Mouse

Power Requirements - 100-120V -3A (50/60Hz)

Power Management - ACPI 1.0 Compliant

Dimensions (Unit)
Keyboard Open 19.17" (W) x 10.28" (H) x 13.15" (D)
Keyboard Closed 19.17" (W) x 10.95" (H) x 7.52(D)

Weight (CPU) - 20.95 lbs.

Dual functionality (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257441)

Tiny computer; HUGE alarm clock!

This looks interesting (1)

amigaluvr (644269) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257445)

But I'm not too sure on where it is meant to be placed.

I mean style is one thing, and not too useful in a computer, something you put on a desk out of the way in a corner.

Why put so much effort into style over the abilities of the machine? I'm sure there is a lot cheaper machine to be built by yourself and you could get more power from it too. Standard LCD and the like. Even a clock screensaver which would do the same job.

Perhaps if there was a machine with some 'style' as they like to call it, but didn't have the problems associated with it. ie corporate 'lock-in' and then the non expandability. Style is good as an add-on on top of good things already, not a replacement for essential functions.

style sometimes is just as easy as adding a plexi window.

Sparky! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257447)

Sparky ate my dog! (again)

looks nice.... (1)

ubugly2 (454850) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257448)

..but i wouldn't want to work on it

This would be cool (2, Interesting)

sickboy_macosX (592550) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257449)

It would be kind of cool to have Unix/Linux running on that thing. :) I might use Macs, but I like Visually Freindly Technology..

A Hard Read ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257450)

It staring me back in the face, so I got to cover it.

If you wuz a redneck reviewer ...

I have one (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257451)

In fact I've had one for about a year now, they've been available in Japan for that long.

I recommend it as a great second computer, for use in the living room, etc.

Ugly (1)

Cappy Red (576737) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257452)

The comp-monitor connection isn't new, but the keyboard folding is interesting. Kinda looks like a desktop for weening people off desktops.

It's godawful ugly though.

Now If Only We Had.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257453)

A foldable M$ CD-ROM so we could more easily wipe with it.

Looks slick. (1)

blanks (108019) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257455)

Looks slick, but I dont need something that looks nice, I need something that can take abuse and gives me the ablity to upgrade.

gawd (1)

fiftyfly (516990) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257456)

wth am I up to reply to this - from the description I'm sure I'll wake up to find that it's all a wierd, pizza indeced dream. OTOH I'm sure there's nothing in my subconcious thAT would prompt a computer/alarm clock

screen size? (2, Insightful)

httpamphibio.us (579491) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257458)

The article makes no mention of the screen size... are we supposed to assume the W10 means 10"? A 10" 16:9 LCD is just far too small, especially with that price...

Interesting (1)

jaybird144 (558619) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257459)

I like the design of this computer a lot...but I do have a few points to raise. I don't see a network connection...maybe on the other side? I didn't see one either on the picture of the i/o ports or in the text of the article...I suppose you could use one of your PC card slots, but I think that it would be nice to include that function out of the box.

I don't know how many people would want to use their computer as a desk clock, especially if you have to be listening to music at the same time...it seems a bit redundant, especially when you can buy a clock for $4-5.

When I first saw the picture, the first thing that came to my mind was of the machine mounted from the bottom of some cabinetry in my kitchen...how cool would that be? Small unit right there in the kitchen, small folddown keyboard...

I think maybe I should get some sleep.

Hmmmm... (2, Funny)

mikeophile (647318) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257460)

I'd hate to hit the snooze button and crash the server.

Looks pretty good (1)

TracerJPN_USMC (623396) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257461)

This looks pretty good for people in need of a simple computer running windows. I remember reading however that sony used analog interconnects for the display instead of digital like the iMac. The price is pretty competitive, and it seems like they could tap into a pretty large market. "I need windows... video card whats a video card."

First? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257463)

Damn straight!

Huh? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257469)

One hour story and nobody answered? Something's wrong....

Sounds good for travel (1)

TalonKarrde989 (637177) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257470)

Something that would be useful on vacations and business trips. If I had any money, I'd probably get one.

Whoa! (0)

JanusFury (452699) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257473)

When did they start making CD's with clocks in them? Is it perhaps the next devious RIAA plot to get DRM into our households?

$500 computer with a $1000 screen (2, Insightful)

thinmac (98095) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257475)

Have you seen one of these in a store? Have you seen the price? It's got the specs of a $500 emachine, with the exception of the folding keyboard and the big LCD screen (which, granted, looks really pretty). The form factor is cute, but not really a whole lot *better* than a whole lot of other stuff on the market. When you figure it costs $1000 more than a similarly decked out budget machine, it doesn't look to me like it panns out.

Now, this post is doubless going to attract some Apple iMac comparisons, but I think it won't apply. Why? Because I think with an iMac (which starts at around $200 less), you're getting a design that actually works better than the $500 emachine, not just that looks better. Just my opinion, though. I'm sure folks will disagree...

I've got one of these (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257476)

It sucks.

The price... (1)

$$$$$exyGal (638164) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257477)

The Sony VIAO W-10 sells for $1599 while the 15inch iMac will run you $1299 while the Gateway Profile 4s Plus sets you back $1209.

This desktop certainly looks unique, but the price is still pretty steep. Believe it or not, a difference of only $300 made my decision when I bought my last computer. That's $300 cheaper I have to sell it for on Ebay to help recoup my cost to get my next computer ;-).

--naked [slashdot.org]

b0rk? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257481)

this topic get b0rked, too? Or, is it a slow day?

Sorry to be offtopic but (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257486)

Sorry to be off-topic, but is /. being funky right now? I've posted in this thread but no comments are visible, and my available modpoints change back and forth from 2 and 4 randomly every time I refresh the main page. /. has been acting funny on me for a while... is something going on with the server?

$lashdot: This ad brought to you by... (0, Troll)

Warmth Is Life (569686) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257487)

Thank you Cashdot for the helpful review! When is the IPO again?

Cool design but... (1)

jb_nizet (98713) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257489)

Cool design, but I would not want to buy a new screen and a new keyboard each time I change my hardware.
Also, I like to be able to change the position of my keyboard when I change my position on my chair. If it's not possible to detach the keyboard from the screen, it's not even an option for me.

JB.

fp! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257491)

fp lalalall fp lallala fp fp fp

But it's a Sony Vaio and i want one! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257492)

Once folded up, this thing becomes a Clock/CD Player. Strange... Yes, but it's Sony VAIO and i want one!

1st post? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257495)

yeah!

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Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257497)

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FP! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257502)

Nice design...I wonder if it's portable enough...

hmm (4, Funny)

nomadic (141991) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257505)

So this is meant for people who are ashamed to own a computer?

Oh, wait, this is good. An actual quote from the review:

What I don't want to see happening is Sony start skimping on performance and overcharging the consumer all for the sake of selling a Lifestyle.

So who wants to break the news to him?

Spiffy (1)

Electrum (94638) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257506)

Spiffy.

frist posd! (-1, Offtopic)

cowbutt (21077) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257508)

Blah.

Cute,,, (1)

Herby Werby (645641) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257509)

My first thoughts were "Hideous" but it grew on me as I read the article. I was surprised that he felt it underperformed the 15" iMac, which has the 800MHz G4, so I have to guess there are some shoddy components around the motherboard area. Still, if deskspace were at a premium I'd definitely be tempted and I know several people who'll drool at this model.

Coooooool. (1)

Aluminum Tuesday (317409) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257510)

This is what Apple should have done with the iMac instead of concentrating on anglepoise lamp emulation.

It was switching from an iBook to a Sony Vaio C1VN, that made me realise that Sony really does rival Apple when it comes to kick-ass products, BUT, though this machine has Apple-cool about it, it also has Apple-low-spec.

I'm looking for a new desktop computer, since I don't have a single complete PC, but I want something I can stick a fast graphics card in to play C&C Generals. I just don't see this Vaio as being powerful enough for that.

But an excellent bedroom computer at any rate.

fp (-1, Offtopic)

ckuijjer (112385) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257511)

fp

First post! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257512)

First post!

secondo - primo? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257513)

fumare mio kazzo, BITCHES

Its fucken broken again. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257514)

For fucks sake: "this is so unprofessional" *

* From the game Deus Ex when visiting the women's toliet.

Sleek Monorail (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257515)

Reminds me of the Monorail PC from six years ago. A nice PC, all in one form factor, but priced about $400 over the current market.

If you want the "curb appeal" it's one way to go.

Japanese tech (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257521)

Once folded up, this thing becomes a Clock/CD Player. Strange..."

and when folded again it becomes a wrist watch.

What the hell is going with this article (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257523)

What the hell is going. This article has been posted for some time now, and it still has 0 comment, although I at least did post one.

Of course if the situation doesn't change, I won't be able to read the answers to this comment... but hey, maybe someone at slashdot could notice it and solve the problem.

What use will the clock radio/CD player be? (1)

The Ancients (626689) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257526)

If the RIAA gets it way, Genuine CDs will become extinct.

Too big for my night stand. (1)

ShrineMaster (598357) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257528)

Nice, but it's kind of hard to surf with my head on my pillow.

Think of space issues in Japan... (2, Insightful)

MrFenty (579353) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257529)

...where they have insanely high real estate prices, then you'll realise why everything has to be fold up and space efficient. Also looks pretty neat.

Hi, Slashdot (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257532)

I can't see any fucking comments you champs. I suggest you upgrade your Slash [kuro5hin.org] or recompile your kernel [freebsd.org] or reboot your rackmounts [apple.com] or something.

FP (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257533)

Why would i want a clock like that, when I have the kde 3.1 clock. It allows multiple clocks in multiple timezones in multiple formats. Beat that gnome (oh wait, you still working on file_selector.h).

this new system sucks (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257539)

delayed blast comment!

I would have expected the clock functionality (1)

zensonic (82242) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257540)

I mean, at $1599 you have certain expectations :-)

Not bad but.... (1)

rblancarte (213492) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257541)

Smaller doesn't necessarily equal better. Sure it takes up very little space on your desk, but for the power user, what does this really offer? Come to think of it, all it really looks like is a repackaged laptop in a "desktop form factor", if you can call it that.

I get going for style and all, but I think you really have to offer something more than just style if you are putting a $1500 pricetag on a 1.6 GHz computer (and a clock/CD player ISN'T it). Hell, they even say it, for $300 less, you get a better Gateway computer that is basically the same thing.

Oh yea, BTW - for those of you ACs keeping score - FP.

RonB

first ? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257546)

can that be ?

all things to no people (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257550)

It's also a dessert topping and a floor wax.

Frankenputer! (1)

xeniten (550128) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257553)

When the keyboard is folded over, the unit looks like it was cobbled together out of spare sony vaio parts.particularly when viewed from the side.


Also, with the keyboard folded up like that, if you left the unit alone for a few days in disuse, wouldn't the top half of the screen get dusty leaving the lower half of the screen clean?
That would really get annoying over time.


It's a really cool idea, very innovative I've never seen anything like it, and it has a little bit of Apple style "lust factor" attached to it and I'm sure Sony will sell a lot of them but I'd rather have a Sony Vaio laptop.Running Linux of course.

First Post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257556)

n/t

This is old !!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257557)

Once again, /. editors posted story of outdated stuff (I have been seeing this Sony computer at local CompUSA for at least 3 months now. The last time I checked, it had a celeron processor!!).

Here are some better stories:

Invisible man - using optical camouflage technology [cnn.com]

Wireless networked DVD player to play your PC media [com.com]

FP!! (-1, Offtopic)

chamenos (541447) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257558)

oh no not again, i'm sorry i got the FP!!!

Strange alright... (1)

The Ancients (626689) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257559)

...if the RIAA has it's way CDs will become extinct. It does have a reasonably stylish look to it however. ..k

PDP-10 (4, Funny)

slavemowgli (585321) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257562)

You know, when I saw that headline, I immediately read "Review of PDP-10 desktop by Sony". Imagine my surprise... ;)

Is this really progress? (1)

divide overflow (599608) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257564)


So does this mean that i386 compatible computers will continue to evolve into disposable consumer electronics rather than the upgradable systems based on standard, interchangeable components that we've become accustomed to?

Clock radio (1)

Ulve (618797) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257567)

Who would like to use it as a clock radio? It seems like the least desirable feature ever.

Basically a fat notebook (1)

panurge (573432) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257568)

I can't really see how this is different from a grossly fat notebook. The main convenience factor is the thinness of the keyboard, but this is being typed on a normal thin notebook computer and the keyboard is not higher off the desk than standard.

In fact, the Compaq Tablet PC is basically a standard notebook the wrong way round - the motherboard is on the screen bit, the keyboard is the thin part. This is such a logical change I'm amazed it never happened before. All that is needed is a foldout backrest and you have a similar layout to this Vaio.

If it's going to be really significantly cheaper than a new Powerbook or Tablet, there might be some space saving advantages, but an attached keyboard will never be as convenient as a detachable one. So what precisely is the real advantage of this thing?

It reminds me of the Sony PDA with its idiot keyboard, orientation all wrong, keys too small, not actually any faster or more convenient than Graffiti. Form over function.

Sony PCV-W10 Desktop at CeBit last year (1)

Vengeru (645083) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257572)

Sony had this wonder in their booth at CeBit [cebit.de] 2002 almost a year ago (CeBit 2003 is a month away, can't wait!). It was one of the more interesting and unique products at the messe in my opinion, and that's saying a lot, seeing as it competed with the many thousands of gadgets at this 'Worlds largest trade show for information and telecommunications technology'. This is something I'd have in my livingroom. It looks good, has most the functionality of a computer, and a tv with DVD support. Tire of all that and fold up the keyboard - bam - a Stereo. For times when you need to enjoy the silence, it will atleast serve you as a clock. As Apple would put it, 'The center of your digital lifestyle'. We'll see more products like this in the future, I'm sure. When the youth of today (I'm included here) gets their first own apartment, why would they buy a TV, stereo, DVD player, and computer - when they can buy something like this? It does not perfectly replace any one of the abovementioned, but it's an excellent merge that in the end will be easier on the wallet, and a whole lot of cooler. / V

looks neat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257581)

i wouldnt mind having one of htese itd be like oH YEAH LIKE MY COMPUTER>??

FP (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257582)


i love naomi

Very Nice... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257583)

I have to agree, it seems a little underpowered and overpriced. Then again, it does look slick.

Leave it to sony ... (1)

Niadh (468443) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257587)

to make an 80 Watt clock/radio.

~~The Inspiration Behind This~~ (1)

skogs (628589) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257589)

Dilbert in his mind..."why can't I have a neat checkbook on steroids?"

Thus was born the Super Checkbook...complete with wall plugin and wireless connectivity!

Dilbert says to himself again..."I don't even need to walk up to the counter to pay anymore! I can just beam my check over!"

fffff.... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257590)

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Aaaarh!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257591)

No I don't want to install Macromedia Flash 6!!!!

Why should a web page full of adverts make my P3 cpu run at a constant 95%.

Kill your web developer, you know it makes sense.

First Post for Howard Stern (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257592)

Long live the king of all media.

Not to the point (2, Interesting)

OpenSourced (323149) | more than 11 years ago | (#5257598)

I think the review is not to the point. The real point with such a design would be to speculate about the end public. Instead, he blabbers about video editing and FPS. I don't really think that the prospective buyer of this machine is being worried about Teraflops. He (or, rather more possibly she) is probably more interested in having an all-in-one machine that will a) be cute b) allow to check the mail from bed c) match the room wallpaper d) play music e) be a conversation piece f) once a month, work as a real PC.


Instead of concentrating on these things, we get a meningless comparative, as if it was a normal desktop. Better review at hardware central [earthweb.com] (IMHO).

benchmarks? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5257599)

Why do people care about benchmarks on computers like these? It's not like they were built for performance.
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