Vizio probably isn't the first company that comes to mind when you think about pre-built PCs, and it might not even be on your PC shopping radar at all. Well, if you aren't aware, Vizio started selling PCs a few months back, and was one of the first to offer an Ultrabook with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) screen resolution. Evidently happy with its foray into PC sales, Vizio has announced its holiday PC lineup, which consists of Windows 8-equipped all-in-one (AIO) systems, a pair of Ultrabooks, and a notebook, all of which are part of the bloat-free Microsoft Signature for Windows program.
There are nine new systems in all, three of which are variously configured 24-inch AIO touch PCs. The least expensive of those starts at $899 (CA24-A4) and comes with an Intel Core i5 3210M processor, 6GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive (5400 RPM), 802.11n Wi-Fi, two HDMI inputs, eSATA port, four USB 3.0 ports, a pair of 2.5W speakers with 6W external speakers, and Windows 8.
For those who need something a little bigger, there are two 27-inch AIO systems. The less expensive of the two runs $1,219 and sports a similar spec sheet, but adds a 32GB mSATA SSD and upgrades the graphics to a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 640M LE GPU.
On the mobile side, the two Ultrabooks and single notebook are all 15.6 inches and feature multi-gesture touchpads.
"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 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's new PCs will be available to order online later this month, and will also be available to purchase from retailers such as Walmart (online and offline), Sam's Club, Amazon, and MicrosoftStore.com. The Thin + Light (Ultrabook) systems will be available to pre-order starting tomorrow from Amazon.
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 http://www.maximumpc.com/he 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 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.