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VIZIO enters PC market with 24" and 27" All-in-One units

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June 14, 2012

Vizio has entered the PC market with its 24- and 27-inch All-in-One PCs

Vizio has entered the PC market with its 24- and 27-inch All-in-One PCs

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Although they’ve been around for decades, the all-in-one form factor has really been embraced by PC manufacturers in recent years. On the back of recent releases from the likes of HP, Dell and Sony, Vizio, a company better known for producing TVs, has joined the party with a couple of all-in-one units in 24- and 27-inch screen sizes that mark the company's entry into the PC market.

Previously revealed at CES in January, Vizio has now officially launched its “premium PC” line that includes the Thin + Light Ultrabook, Vizio Notebook and All-in-One desktops. Both the 24- and 27-inch All-in-One models offer 1920 x 1080 displays, 2.1 surround sound with SRS Premium Sound HD and a breakaway subwoofer with integrated power supply. Dual HDMI inputs are included for the connection of a cable box or games console that allow the display to be used when the PC is switched off.

The displays aren’t touchscreens like the HP Omni 27 we reviewed earlier this year, but the units do come with a wireless touchpad with multi-touch gesture support and a remote control in addition to a wireless keyboard. The keyboard also features a “V key” that offers a one touch shortcut to streaming video services including Hulu Plus, Netflix and Vudu.

The Display sits atop a die-cast aluminum neck

Configuration options include the choice of third generation Ivy Bridge Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, discrete Kepler class Nvidia GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card, and storage capacities ranging from 500 GB up to 1 TB with a 32 GB SSD. The SSD is installed on the motherboard to take advantage of Intel’s Rapid Start Technology.

Vizio has obviously spent some time on the minimalist styling of its All-in-One units, which see the slimline display sitting atop a die-cast aluminum neck – however, it should be noted that the neck doesn’t allow swivel, but only tilts up and down. Various ports are also located on the side and rear of the base unit rather with none offered on the side of the display.

Vizio’s All-in-One PCs start at US$898 for the base 24-inch model, while the 27-inch units start at $1,098. They’re currently only available from retailers in the U.S.

Source: Vizio

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ERRR the great thing about AIO that came out were the touch screens. I know touch screens are expensive but come on. I want a 40 inch with a touch screen. I have been using my 11" touch screen laptop for 3 years and really want a desktop, but can't go back to a computer with out a touch screen, the mouse was the worse thing that ever happened to computers.

Michael Mantion
15th June, 2012 @ 06:02 am PDT

@Michael, you're right. Of course, Steve Jobs invented the mouse... so that's what you get. Sweet looking device anyway... I really dig the design. They have their own thing going on. It looks like a marriage between a big iPad and a stick. iSpot an iPadSicle....

Ender Wigin
15th June, 2012 @ 08:48 am PDT

Would be pretty sweet if it came with Mythbuntu Linux.

Captain Obvious
17th June, 2012 @ 11:28 am PDT

My favorite thing about it is they needed a way to differentiate so they are offering a mostly pure Windows install because everyone else in that space is bundling crappy software.

Daishi
17th June, 2012 @ 11:10 pm PDT

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_(computing)

Ender Wigin......Douglas Engelbart invented the point and click mouse, Not Steve Jobs.

covenantfarm
18th June, 2012 @ 05:04 am PDT

I have a touch-screen All-in-one desktop with a huge screen... guess what? I use the mouse, my wife uses the mouse, the kids use the mouse.

Who wants to hoist their whole arm up and wave it around for hours while surfing. It's called "lead-arm syndrome" or something like that...

Google "Touch-screen arm fatigue"...and you can read all about the decades of research on this.

Matt Rings
18th June, 2012 @ 09:12 am PDT

@Ender Wigin - Sorry to be burst your balloon, but Steve Jobs didn't invent the computer mouse, although it was licensed to Apple, and Steve Jobs was instrumental in bringing it to the mass-market. Apparently, Steve Jobs witnessed a mouse in action at Xerox PARC on an early office P.C (named the "Star"), and instantly loved it. Doug Engelbart conceived the computer mouse circa the mid 1960's. Doug Engelbart applied for a patent for a computer mouse in 1967, but received the patent in 1970 (computer mouse - U.S. Patent 3,541,541). Allegedly, Doug Engelbart licensed it to Apple for circa $40,000. If people are going to bash Apple, or Steve Jobs for that matter, at least get your facts correct, yes? ;¬)

- Gizmag has also done a couple of related stories on this subject:

http://www.gizmag.com/go/1198/

http://www.gizmag.com/engelbart-computer-mouse-and-other-innovations/17113/

- Ed.

Ryan Scott
29th June, 2012 @ 04:05 pm PDT
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