February 16, 2007 Presenting the iconic VAIO L series, a revolutionary new all-in-one PC concept from Sony. As much a design showcase as it is a functional unit, the L series has transformed a computing device into an integrated business and entertainment tool that combines the power of a PC with a quality LCD and stylish chassis. The VGC-LA38G features a floating design, which fits into any interior. The polycarbonate frame contributes not only to the sleek transparent look of the VAIO L series but also provides a chassis that is light, strong and durable. Providing a portable centre of entertainment for the home, Sony created the VAIO L series to double-up as a stereo. The sound from the unit is enhanced with a Sound Reality audio chip, 3Wx2 high quality speakers and Sony’s SoundFLOW software. This unique audio feature lets you play music and view artist information, the time and calendar even when the keyboard is folded up.
“Everything about the new L series has been designed with the user in mind,” said Sony’s Hiro Ishikawa. “We’ve considered the home environment and computing demands when creating this sleek, yet highly intuitive PC that breaks with both notebook and desktop tradition. The new L series will appeal to the style-conscious who still demand PC intelligence.” Carry the L series around the house to surf the Internet or enjoy a music collection wherever you want with the LA38G’s built-in Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g. Alternatively, conduct video conversations with friends and family over the Internet through the integrated microphone and built-in MOTION EYE camera, which serves as the “eye” for streaming the user’s image to others during Net teleconferencing or recording video clips. The extremely well-engineered supporting stand behind the screen provides a light, smooth and easily controllable screen tilt of 12-30 degrees. With a minimal tilt and with the keyboard folded up, the footprint is a tiny 14cm, which liberates desk-space, curbing the clutter in a workplace or around the home.
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With a form factor built from scratch and drawing on Sony’s heritage in LCD TVs, inside the silver floating design, the VGC-LA38G (LA38G) features a 15.4” Wide Clear Bright LCD, with a foldable keyboard and touchpad. Including the latest Intel CoreTM2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83GHz) for fast response and a 120GB Hard Disk Drive (Ultra ATA/100) with 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, the LA38G does not compromise on function or style. Graphics and movie applications are an easy experience with the L series’ NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 notebook graphics processing unit (GPU) and DVD Supermulti DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM drive for playing and creating DVDs. VAIO L series is supplied with a wide range of software such as DVgate Plus 2.3, VAIO Video & Photo Utility 1.0, Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0, VAIO Edit Components 6.1, WinDVD for VAIO 8.0, Click to DVD 2.6, SoundFLOW, SonicStage CP 4.2, SonicStage Mastering Studio 2.3 and SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter 2.3. It is the first model from Sony to feature Windows Vista Home Premium edition.View gallery - 6 images