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Though the Sony VAIO L24 is by no means a powerhouse machine, it succeeds as a reasonably priced media center PC. Priced at $1400 (as of May 24, 2012), the VAIO L24 is a fully functional desktop and HDTV. It comes configured with a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M dual-core processor that can accelerate to 3.1GHz with Intel's Turbo Boost Technology. Intel also supplies the system's integrated HD Graphics 4000. Rounding out the hardware are 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB (7200-rpm) hard drive for primary storage, and a Blu-ray Disc player. The 24-inch LED multitouch screen supports a native high-definition resolution of 1920 by 1080. You can adjust the display settings through a touch panel on the lower right of the screen. The Home screen offers access to a plethora of settings options. Learning how much pressure to apply to the touch buttons took some time, but searching through all the settings is easy. The VAIO L24's multitouch capability should make it ready to work with Windows 8. The VAIO L24 earned a score of 85 on our rigorous WorldBench 7 benchmark suite. That's not the worst score we've seen by any means, but it does fall below our baseline score of 100.
The Sony VAIO L24 (SVL24114FXB) ($1,399.99 list) is a touch-screen-equipped, all-in-one desktop PC optimized for media consumption. The 24-inch capacitive touch screen with seamless glass is a vast improvement over the indented IR-based touch screens of previous VAIO K Touch desktops like the former midrange Editor's Choice Sony VAIO VPC-L231FX/W ($999.99 at Staples, 4.5 stars). The L24 is certainly an improvement over the older model, but there are a few things holding it back from being the best in class. The L24 looks very similar to the previous VAIO L Series models, with all of the components built into the screen chassis. It resembles a large computer monitor or smallish HDTV. The screen floats, suspended by the system's two-pronged stand. You can stow the included wireless keyboard under the screen, a benefit of arm-mounted all-in-one PCs. The wireless mouse is a little slimmer than the mice that come with other systems, but it works. Virtually everything else is wireless as well: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an IR remote for the built-in TV functions. The L24 we tested came with a VAIO TV Tuner "Powered by BRAVIA TV," which means that the screen works as a TV even if the Windows system is powered off.