At first glance the Vaio VGX-TP1G looks stunning. Sony claims it 'is a first-of-its-kind innovation that bridges the gap between the PC and the TV for an all-round home experience'. Measuring 27cm in diameter, the TP1G is a living room PC providing endless possibilities; you can surf the internet (through an HDMI cable), create complex power point presentations, store photos, edit home videos, play CDs and DVDs - basically what your normal laptop can do, except the visuals are on your TV. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor providing power for most applications and the 500 GB HDD gives you ample room for photos, videos and music. A wireless keyboard and a colour-coded remote control completes the package. There are other PC brands capable of delivering bigger and better, but what Sony is selling is lifestyle. There are customers who couldn't care less about the specs, as long as it looks great and it's relatively easy to use. If you want a desktop that will help to integrate your digital-media files in your living room, this PC will work for you because you don't need high-end components. If you want to get into high-definition video, or living room PC gaming, you should opt for something more demanding, but for watching DVDs, playing your iTunes on your home-theatre system or recording TV programmes, the TP1G is ideal. It comes with an integrated Wi-Fi adapter, an optical output for digital audio and a fair amount of inputs and outputs, including a media card reader behind a spring-loaded sliding door on the front panel. The sliding front panel door is useful because it makes the TP1G look compact. A back panel plastic port cover, attached by magnets, also helps keep the rear tidy by hiding the cables. Because the TP1G is for the living room, Sony designed a 'floating' hard disc drive that keeps vibration low and noise to a minimum. The hard disc of the unit is sealed in a metal box with cushioning and the spring shock absorber installed between the box and the drive helps to absorb vibration. An air intake fan cools down the optical drive and hard disc drive while an exhaust fan ensures the TP1G remains cool. The TP1G costs HK$8,980. It's not a powerful computer, but it delivers the goods.