New products include 24- and 27-inch all-in-one touch PCs, two ultrabooks and a notebook.
By Rachel Cericola
October 29, 2012
VIZIO is hoping to sneak under your tree this year, packing its holiday lineup with a slew of new Windows 8 PCs.
We’re expecting the company’s new All-in-One Touch PCs to be at the top of a lot of wishlists. Available in 24- and 27-inch sizes, each model features Windows 8 and 10-finger capacitive touchscreen displays. Other features on each model includes a full 1080p HD image and a 2.1 audio system—and that “.1” means that it even has a subwoofer. Are you ready to rock?
First, you’re going to have to choose between two sizes and a total of three models. The 24-inchers have 2.4GHz Intel Core i3 and 2.5GHz Core i5 processors; the 27-inch model has a 2.4GHz Core i7. Other features across the line include two HDMI inputs, four USB 3.0 ports, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of storage, depending on the model.
If you’re looking for something a little more compact, VIZIO also has two new ultrabooks and one notebook.
The Thin + Light Ultrabooks will be available in 14- and 15.6-inch sizes, with 1.7GHz Intel i5 or a 1.9GHz Intel i7 processors. The lone 15.6-inch Notebook has a 2.3GHz Intel i7 processor, 8GB or RAM and a 1TB hard drive. All of the new portables boast a high-def image and an enhanced multi-gesture touchpad specifically designed for Windows 8 and all of its touch-centric features. Each model encourages users to swipe, tap and pinch away, just like you would on one of the VIZIO the All-in-One PCs.
The entire VIZIO line boasts the latest touchscreen display and touchpad technologies. Other features include SRS Premium Sound HD audio, NVIDIA Kepler-Class GeForce GPU graphics, and Microsoft’s seal of approval via Microsoft Signature for Windows certification.
“The new All-in-One Touch PCs with Windows 8 are extremely user friendly, bringing both entertainment and power to the user’s fingertips,” said Matt McRae, VIZIO’s Chief Technology Officer. “We focused on delivering an enhanced touchscreen and touchpad experience so users can utilize multi-gesture touch options however they’re most comfortable. Not only can customers tap, swipe or pinch directly on the All-in-One’s screen, but they can also utilize the same gestures on the integrated touchpads of the Thin + Light and Notebook PCs.”
VIZIO is starting the Thin + Light models at $849 and the All-in-One Touch PCs at $998. That 15.6-inch Notebook is also available now, with a full HD display, starting at $1,129.