Sony has unveiled its latest stylish, compact, touch-enabled machine- the VAIO J. It is touted as an affordable, all in one PC loaded with the latest technology.

It features a 21.5 inch, 1920×1080 widescreen panel with high definition display. A few models are equipped with a Blu-ray Disc optical drive which enables 1080p high definition display. It has an in-built 802.11 b/g/n Wi- Fi system and built-in webcam with face tracking technology. The VAIO J also includes a wireless keyboard and mouse that can be stored under the unit’s display

The PC is powered by a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7-620M processor and comes loaded with the Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional 64-bit operating system. The NVIDIA GeForce series graphic card with 512 vRAM is optional. It can have up to 8 GB of RAM and also has a 7,200rpm 500GB hard drive.

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sony-ericsson-xperia-x1During the research for the GreenHeart line of phones, which are eco friendly and made from recycled materials, Sony Ericsson made some discovers on touch screen handsets. Phones, such as the Xperia X1 which feature a touch screen are not as good for the environment. The screen on the Xperia is 3 inches, which is about the average for touchscreen handsets, can not be made as easily from recycled materials. Handsets with a touch screen rely heavily on glass for the screen compared to smaller handsets, which can use recycled plastic.

A smartphone, or touch screen phone, can give out 25/30kgs of CO2 emissions during it’s usage. Where as a green phone, will omit around 18kgs. This is due to the touch screen and also based on the fact, that most touch screen or smartphones have more than just calling and texting features. Features such as Wi-Fi or GPS can use up more battery life than a call, meaning eco friendly batteries can’t be used in the handsets.


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