updated 11:45 am EST, Wed November 7, 2007
Sharp Internet AQUOS 120V
Sharp this morning upgraded its Internet AQUOS line of media center desktops with a trio of new models designed to match the company's HDTVs. The AX120V tops the range and is meant to capture digital video as well as relay it at full quality, Sharp notes. It includes a digital TV tuner and a 500GB disk dedicated to video recording in addition to a separate 250GB disk for normal computer use. HDMI output guarantees video will display at maximum resolution on a companion TV. Performance is enough to both decode and encode video with a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo and 1GB of memory in this fastest model.
The 120V is also joined by the 80V, a model with 250GB set aside for recording but otherwise the same digital interface and TV reception, and the 30V, an analog-only version with a 1.6GHz Celeron M and a total 160GB of hard drive space. All systems come with DVI and VGA output for computers, a multi-format card reader, and a hybrid remote/trackpad controller. The line ships in Japan with black, red, and white models by the end of this month with Japan's traditional open pricing. [via Impress]