Sony VAIO GT PCG-GT1 Specs
So far Sony holds the title of being first to market
with a Crusoe-powered computer. With the entry of the VAIO GT they have also
captured the title of making the most unique notebook/camera out there. The VAIO
GT has taken the notebook concept and morphed it with a video camera to produce a Web-broadcasting laptop. The VAIO GT (PCG-GT1) is currently available in Japan, for about
$2,800, but plans for its release in North America are currently unknown.
The most pronounced feature of
the VAIO GT is the video camera protruding from the side. Both
the LCD screen and Video Lens rotate 180 degrees, making the transition
from computer to large video camera in a simple twist. With the largest
battery the unit can operate for an astounding 17 hours
- depending on usage as they say.
Inside the VAIO GT a Crusoe TM5600 600Mhz chip powers
the Win ME based notebook. The computer comes with 128MB memory, an 8MB ATI RAGE
Mobility, 6.4" (1024x768 dpi) Polysilicon TFT color liquid
crystal display, 20GB ATA hard drive, CD ROM, Built-in 56K fax/modem,
various audio and video jacks, with dimensions
of: 241mm x 40mm x 155.5mm and
weighing 1.1 kg. It consumes 37 watts of
The VAIO GT (PCG-GT1) is one of the most unique Crusoe
based notebooks we have ever seen. The VAIO variant employs a full-size digital
camera embedded on one side. With this feature the VAIO GT essentially becomes a mobile Web-broadcasting laptop.
While this looks very impressive, with a 20Gig hard drive
it will be interesting to see just how much footage can be recorded and at what quality.
The full specs for the VAIO GT (PCG-GT1) are listed on
the following page.