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Vizio confirms five PCs, hints at 10-inch tablet

updated 11:05 am EST, Mon January 9, 2012

Vizio to focus on streaming, pure Windows

Vizio on Monday confirmed its PC plans while hinting at more. It will have five PCs in a more Apple-like roster, including 24- and 27-inch all-in-one desktops, 14- and 15.6-inch pseudo-ultrabooks, and a regular notebook. All of them will focus on links with the VIA Internet Apps of their TV counterparts, as well as a heavy emphasis on streaming video and 2.1-channel audio. In a deliberate attempt to move away from companies like Dell and HP, Vizio is going for a "clean" Windows 7 image free of unwanted trial apps and utilities.

All of the systems are known to put a particular emphasis on style for Vizio, with metal construction and minimalist looks. Vizio is short on internal details but promises "high-performance" components.

The line should be ready for May, a hint that Vizio is using Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge chip architecture.

Along with the new PCs, Vizio has also teased the new M series tablets, starting with the 10-inch VTAB3010. Details are short, including a release, but it will likely have micro USB and micro HDMI while running on a version of Android.





By Electronista Staff
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  1. Paul Huang

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    -4

    V A P O R W A R E

  1. testudo

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    Re: V A P O R W A R E

    Do you even know what the term 'vaporware' even means? Because you can't call something vaporware three seconds after a product has been announced.

    Unless we can call any mac that apple announces but says won't be shipping until some future date as vaporware as well.

  1. Paul Huang

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    Apple...

    dropped the vaporware announcement long ago. On the day of announcement, the product is already working (demo to the press) Vizio PC is still a product plan. Whenever it is still a plan, it is still vaporware.

  1. Paul Huang

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    By the way

    Can't you see the monitors on their product shots are still dark, unknown?

  1. psdenno

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    Actually.....

    ..... the monitor screens look quite similar to the screen on the last Vizio TV set I bought. Blank and DOA. Low cost and low quality. I suppose their computer and tablet strategy could work, but it's a crowded market on the tier below the iPad and Mac computers.

  1. brainiac

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    Re: Actually

    I agree. I bought a 55 inch Vizio TV. 6 months later my cable company switched the digital channels to 1000+. That is when I learned that they skimped on the tuner in the TV and you can only directly input stations up to 999. Their support said that was the case and nothing could be done.

    They skimp when they think they can get away with it.

  1. Paul Huang

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    Joined: Sep 1999

    +4

    Cheap and good

    Pick one.

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