Yesterday, Vizio hosted a launch event previewing their line of consumer PCs, their first time entering the PC industry. With an all-in-one desktop model, and an Ultrabook counterpart, Vizio combines style, performance, and consumer desires to make elite products. Vizio feels that the modern consumer PC sucks, and quite frankly, I feel the same. Bloatware, laggy, and asking for trial renewals 1 month after purchase; the PC needed a reboot. One thing Chief Technology Officer Matt McRae of Vizio pointed out during the event was — according to their studies, more and more consumers purchase a PC to go home and “fix it”, restoring the PC to a fresh image ridden of pre-installed garbage. After much deserved success within the HDTV market, Vizio has a strong vision for how they will be a leading provider of PCs into the future.
Vizio’s Ultrabook sports a unique anodized aluminum unibody that is designed to look as if it was “floating” off the surface in contact. Available in two flavors, Thin + Light and Standard, these notebooks offer value and power in comparison with products in the same tier. SSD storage is responsible for a slim profile of only .66 inches with a beginning capacity 128GB in the Thin + Light models. The Thin + Light design is available in 14in [CT15-A0] (1600 x 900) and 15.6in [CT14-A0] (1920 x 1080) starting at $898. The standard Vizio Ultrabook makes up for a less slim profile with raw power under the hood. Despite not featuring SSD like the Thin + Light model, you get (up to) quad core 3rd generation IVY bridge processing and a Geforce Kepler 640M for graphical needs. The CN15-A0, also beginning at $898, will provide all the necessary power for mobile gaming and video
Vizio’s All-in-One PC is available in two sizes, 24in [CA24-A0] and 27in [CA27-A0] with better CPU, GPU, storage, and RAM efficiency as you go up in tiers. The design of this All-in-One is no slouch, selling itself with being a beautiful 1080p display that isn’t exclusive to the PC itself. More importantly, Vizio has acknowledged the potential rooms consumers would place this PC, therefore they designed the display so that it pivots on a huge built inside of the frame. 2.1 Surround Sound and two HDMI inputs will make any device connected to this display the center of entertainment. The 24-inch models start at $898 and the 27-inch versions start at $1,098.
The enthusiasm Vizio has put into their PCs has earned them powerful partnerships with Intel and Microsoft. On Intel’s end, they have another manufacturer pushing their Ultrabook brand of notebook PCs sporting IVY bridge processors. Windows is the typical operating system of choice by PC manufactures, however Vizio will be sporting the Signature Edition of Windows with a clean image and drivers that have been optimized for their products.
Not a believer yet? Vizio may be setting up shop at your college campus, favorite mall, music festival, or pretty much anywhere they can get their new “experience center” to uncompromisingly deliver the experience of their new products to you. Vizio has basically retrofitted a shipping container with their products and all the perks, including highspeed internet, to persuade your vision of their products. It’s definitely worth checking out when it comes near you.
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