San Diego - Sony has introduced its Giga Pocket PVR technology into its entry-level RS series of Vaio desktop PCs.
The PCV-RS430G will ship later this month with a suggested retail price in the $1,300 range. In addition to the Giga Pocket, it will feature a dual format DVD burner, which can burn to plus and dash blank DVD media.
The PCV-RS430G is powered by an Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, 512MB of RAM, 120GB hard drive and a 128MB ATI Radeon 9200 graphics card. It features analog inputs allowing video tape to be downloaded and converted to a digital format and then burned onto a DVD.
The other two RS series PCs, the RS410, RS420, do not offer Giga Pocket at this time.