Sony to debut Blu-ray PC in UK in March

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:56 am

Sony is to bring Blu-ray the high capacity optical disc system to the UK as early as March, but only as part of a desktop PC package. The VGC-RC204, which also breaks with Sony PC tradition in that it is the first desktop from the company to run using Microsoft’s Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system, features a Blu-ray recorder that can archive up to 25GB of data on one disc.

Sony is expecting that the £1800 PC will appeal specifically to video editors. The PC also sports a 600GB hard drive and is accompanied by Sony’s MR100 wireless media receiver, which streams audio video and images to other screens and devices. Recordable Blu-ray discs will go on sale next month, with Sony estimating that they will retail for around £10. The recorder isn’t compatible with the 50GB double-sided discs. A laptop with integrated Blu-ray drive will be available later in 2006.

Source: The Register


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