Sony XL1 Media Center PC + 200 Disc DVD Changer
This isn't so much a correction as a wake up call. One of the most annoying things about the gadget blogs is when they take a really interesting product and make it seem as boring as they possibly can. This week, the Sony Vaio XL1 Media Center PC. It comes with a frigging integrated[-ish] 200 disc CD/DVD changer, which can even record DVDs. What did Gizmodo do? They moaned about the specs of the PC, then mentioned the DVD changer as a footnote:
This machine does include a nifty keyboard/touchpad combo, has an integrated DVD changer and doesn’t look very PC-esque.Just for comparison, last week Evan Blass at Engadget was very impressed with a similar product from Niveus that doesn't include a PC and (as far as I can tell) doesn't record discs:
[...] and although price has yet to be announced, we are speculating that it will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of a million billion dollars.So Sony took that million billion dollar product, added recording capability, and bundled it with a PC. Paul Miller at Engadget still isn't happy:
[...] Sony’ll take a hefty sum of money off your hands while they’re at it — $2300 will net you the set.