Sony VAIO VGX-TP25E Home Theater PC Video
This is a solid home-theater PC with basic features, but if you're finicky about audio, you'll want a more configurable system.
We like the idea of a Blu-ray-equipped all-in-one with a small footprint for home entertainment, but Sony badly missed the mark with the Vaio J114FX. In trying to make this system focused, Sony cut too many features. The result is that this PC is a terrible value relative to other all-in-ones in its price range.
The Sony XL3 Digital Living System delivers better than any other full-size home theater PC we've seen--if you're inclined to spend a lot for silence and slim design.
Instead of succumbing to the latest fads, Sony's Vaio's JS250J all-in-one PC stays the course pioneered by its models from last year, delivering capable performance and best-of-breed home entertainment features at a better price than its all-in-one competition.
You can find more-cost-effective large-screen all-in-ones for general productivity, but Sony's Vaio LV250B is our favorite for home entertainment. Loaded with unique features geared toward digital media convenience, this system will meet the needs of anyone looking for a PC to use as an entertainment hub.
The Sony VAIO UX is one of the best tiny tablets we've seen, but its high price, poor battery life, and less-than-ideal typing experience keep it from being a home run.
By virtue of its price, its desktop processor, and its Blu-ray drive, the Sony Vaio JS190J makes a case for itself as the new king of the all-in-ones. Its screen might be a bit smaller than some, but no other all-in-one, including Apple's iMac, can do as much, as fast, for the same price.
Sony ditches the Netbook for this more upscale AMD-powered ultraportable, with good performance and features, but also an upscale price.
The Sony VAIO VGN-FS570 offers an adequate array of features but doesn't deliver enough performance to justify its premium price.
Other mainstream notebooks, such as the Toshiba Satellite A45, offer more bang for the buck than the Sony VAIO K series does.