Vizio's Spring Refresh Brings Touch Support to Premium PC Line

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PCLinuxguy

These are pretty nifty machines. Vizio is really branching out and their quality isn't too bad. Sure it's not Asus but it's still decent from the looks of them

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Granite

If Vizio comes out with a 27" touchscreen monitor, I'll be interested...if it's at a price I can afford.

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Engelsstaub

I wouldn't call "starting at $1,090" for "designs similar in style to Apple's MacBook Air" " "a fraction of the cost." ...well, I guess three-fourths or more is still a fraction.

What you really get is a fraction of the resale value :D Not to pick on Visio; that's PCs in general. The real value here may be realized in the touch support. I know for a lot of people (like the ones who don't build) this would be a great computer.

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Paul_Lilly

That comment was in relation to Vizio's original Ultrabook offerings, which debuted for several hundred less than a comparable MacBook Air (you can now find the 15.6-inch model for around $600, versus $1,200 for a 13-inch MacBook Air).

And you nailed it about touch support, if comparing these new models to the MacBook Air line. I suspect Apple will upgrade the MacBook Air with touch panels at some point too, but I'd be surprised if the price points stayed the same.

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Renegade Knight

Apple is on record as saying they don't see the point of touchscreens for their OS X machines. However I expect them to introduce it soon enough.

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Engelsstaub

Fair enough/good counterpoint.

I guess I should eat my shoe and admit that the $600 15" Visio is considerably cheaper than even an entry-level 13" MBP.

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