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Sony has joined the likes of Acer and Lenovo in producing an all-in-one PC. The VAIO J Series incorporates a  21.5” touch-screen panel (16:9) with 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution. 

The VAIO VPCJ118F is powered by Intel's Core i5 520M processor (2.40 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz), plus a good 4 GB of memory and a 500 GB hard disk, providing a decent amount of space for movies, music and photos. NVIDIA's GeForce 310M graphics card with CUDA Technology and 512 MB video memory should provide support for some gaming.

Like most all-in-one PCs the optical drive is tucked in behind the screen, while the compact wireless keyboard can be slotted underneath the main unit when not in use, leaving only a modest footprint on the desk. 
 
Movie soundtracks are enhanced by combining Sony’s original automatic sound optimisation technology and Dolby Home Theatre technology, which delivers a virtual surround sound effect. To save power, one can turn off the monitor when listening to music. 
 
Sony includes software to further enhance the appeal of the HD touch-screen. Children for example can draw and paint with their fingers thanks to the new easy-to-use ‘YouPaint’ application, while ‘WebCam Message Board’ allows one to take photos with the built-in camera and add hand-written messages, which can then be posted onto the screen or sent as email attachments. The screen also supports multi-touch, so two people can play some of the included games.

It ships with the 64-bit edition of Windows 7 Home Premium. The VAIO VPCJ118F is available in South Africa and retails for R14 999. 

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