Techwatch: Jul. 1, 1996

PC OR NOT PC? THAT IS THE QUESTION

It may be known simply as "PC by Sony," but the $3,000 desktop unit, set to hit the shelves later this summer, is emphatically being presented by the Japanese behemoth as anything but a traditional computer. Instead Sony is positioning the sleek gray box as the first step on the road to digital "home media stations," machines that will combine video, stereo and Internet access. That may be a visionary strategy--or a clever way to lower expectations for a product that drew mixed reviews at last week's PC Expo in New York City....

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