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A TV tuner card allows the RA104 to make digital recordings of live TV using Sony’s Giga Pocket software

A TV tuner card allows the RA104 to make digital recordings of live TV using Sony’s Giga Pocket software

Sony continues to deliver leading-edge technology to the home with today’s launch of the VAIO RA100 Series desktop. The machine offers consumers a spectrum of innovations, from the fastest available next-generation Pentium processor to multiply redundant hard disks and pace-setting new graphics.

The first model in the RA Series, officially designated the RA104, is as distinctive on the outside as it is internally. The unique case with its ‘fly-through’ aperture is as much about advanced engineering as style. The opening through the sides is part of an integrated heat management design which allows numerous high-performance components to operate side by side at maximum speed without any danger of overheating.

The cooling system is not only super-efficient, it is also extremely quiet, ensuring that the user experience is undisturbed by the fan noise typically associated with performance PCs.

The RA Series is unapologetically performance-orientated. The RA104 is powered by the fastest new-generation Pentium 4 available, to ensure that the most demanding multimedia applications run smoothly. Very high speed memory and hard disk arrays offering huge capacity are standard, as is PCI Express-enhanced graphics technology.

Another ground-breaking feature provided by the RA104 is Double Layer DVD. The new DL DVD provides users with twice the capacity of a conventional disc and can be recorded or played back continuously without being turned over. This means users can record up to 4 hours of DVD-quality video at a time instead of just 2 hours.

A TV tuner card allows the RA104 to make digital recordings of live TV using Sony’s Giga Pocket software. These can then be edited and shared either via Memory Stick, using the machine’s built-in multi-format memory card slot, or by DVD. Sony’s innovative Click To DVD software works hand in hand with the DVD drive to help users produce professional-looking DVDs with the minimum intervention.

A TV tuner card allows the RA104 to make digital recordings of live TV using Sony’s Giga Pocket software. Once the job is done, high speed 8x burning means the results are ready without unnecessary delay. The RA104 is also supplied as standard with wireless networking accessories, so it can rapidly become the heart of a high-speed cable-free network in the home, sharing multimedia content with other computers, games consoles and even the TV and home sound system.

A TV tuner card allows the RA104 to make digital recordings of live TV using Sony’s Giga Pocket software. A TV tuner card allows the RA104 to make digital recordings of live TV using Sony’s Giga Pocket software.

Paradoxically, it’s not the details of the technology itself that are really important here, says Jun Koyama, Director of Sales and Marketing for IT Products at Sony Information Technology Europe, What matters is what you actually do with it.

This is what the RA desktop is all about.

The many technical advances it showcases are used to deliver conventional and audio-visual computing capabilities of the highest order to users engaged in living their lives. VAIO is about seeing, hearing and doing, and the RA Series is there to enable people to get the absolute best from AV-IT, whether they know about PCI Express and Serial ATA or not.

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Dan Wright contributes and publishes news editorial to http://www.booming-car-audio.com.  Get the car audio system you want plus accessories and valuable advice.



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