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Vizio All-in-One PCs, Notebooks Arrive This Month

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Vizio is officially launching its very first computers this month.

On Friday Vizio confirmed that a new line of PCs will indeed hit the market this month. The news arrives after an anonymous tipster recently took snapshots of Walmart's inventory supply system which conveniently listed two upcoming Vizio computers.

According to the photos, Walmart has ordered a 27-inch All-In-One PC for $1100 and a 14-inch "T L Notebook" for $900 (thin and light?). There's also supposedly a 27-inch AIO and a 14-inch notebook in the works as well, but they're currently not on the list.

Typically the Vizio brand covers consumer products like HDTVs, home audio systems, and stream players. However this will be the company's initial entry into the PC sector, following Vizio's entry into the tablet sector with 8-inch and an upcoming 10-inch model.

"We are excited about the official VIZIO PC launch this month," the company said regarding the PC release. "We will be withholding any comments regarding previously unannounced product specs and retail channels until our official launch. At that time, we will be announcing all of the exciting details around these highly anticipated PCs."

There's a good chance Vizio will release an official announcement during Computex 2012 next week, so stay tuned.

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    ddan49 , June 2, 2012 8:01 PM
    Soooo... specs? ;) 
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    DarkenMoon97 , June 2, 2012 7:33 PM
    Vizio PC's from a TV company? I think this is pretty cool.
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    thillntn , June 2, 2012 7:35 PM
    I am a bit skeptical of how durable these laptops will be, but they are proven in the display market and make good products; so I will be looking at them closely when my laptop is ready to be replaced :) .
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    ddan49 , June 2, 2012 8:01 PM
    Soooo... specs? ;) 
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    jessterman21 , June 2, 2012 8:51 PM
    The designs look great and I expect the screens will look great as well. Looking forward to these.
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    inthere , June 2, 2012 9:38 PM
    It the res is 2560x1440 it's gonna kill the iMac.
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    molo9000 , June 2, 2012 9:52 PM
    inthereIt the res is 2560x1440 it's gonna kill the iMac.

    Dell wants $900 for a 27" Ultrasharp monitor using the same display panel as the iMac. Vizio can't sell a complete all-in-one with a display of that quality for only $200 more.
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    scannall , June 2, 2012 10:29 PM
    inthereIt the res is 2560x1440 it's gonna kill the iMac.

    The 27" iMac has the same rez. Kinda hard to predict what a product that nobody has used will do. ;-)
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , June 3, 2012 12:03 AM
    Mmmm...more Vizio products I won't be buying. My heart was broken forever by the horrible response time of their 32" passive 3D TV...thank goodness for Amazon's no-questions-asked 100% refund policy on TVs. :( 

    Well, I mean, it was cheap, I guess I should have figured it would be too good to be true. But I sent their tech support sample videos through their crummy uploading service that clearly showed the inverse ghosting and the tech support rep told me he couldn't see what I was talking to heck with their American customer service...bunch of lying cheeseweasels. :fou: 
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    DRosencraft , June 3, 2012 1:39 AM
    I'll hold my anticipation for a larger screen on the laptop end (min. 16" for me). But this could be an interesting step for Vizio. Their products aren't perfect, but they're very good for the money. I am relatively confident the screen will look great, but the question is the rest of the specs and the final price, not to mention durability. I'll give them a chance at least. Not a lot of expectations, but don't disappoint, Vizio.
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    Anonymous , June 3, 2012 2:12 AM
    Like the design they are going with ever since I saw the pics at CES.
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    Unolocogringo , June 3, 2012 2:34 AM
    Hopefully they will put better power supplys in their computers than they do their tvs.
    I have several friends whose tvs died because of the cheap power supplys used.All were less than two years old.
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    Wave Fusion , June 3, 2012 2:46 AM
    I've done pretty well with Vizio's TVs, the household is inhabited by five of them. Out of those five, four have a feature particularly valued to me.. variable volume audio out.

    This means I can use 2.1 or 5.1 desktop speakers attached directly and not bother with home theatre receivers or any of that BS. Makes getting high quality sound easy.

    They also had a very competitive dual band router out for a time.

    I have reservations about seeing a computer I like personally, (especially out of Wal-mart) but I might see something I can recommend to a friend.

    (still waiting on Haswell/ Radeon 8000 series; notebook or desktop undecided)
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    rpgplayer , June 4, 2012 12:20 AM
    I have one of their VTAB1008, for the price point it's an excellent tablet. I've dropped it a few times on concrete and so far not a scratch and no malfunctions. I would definitely buy another Vizio product or recommend a Vizio product to a friend of mine.