Vizio updates PC lineup, introduces a Windows 8 tablet at CES

By on January 7, 2013, 8:00 AM

Vizio entered the personal computer race a year ago at the Consumer Electronics Show and despite a few hiccups with the early lineup, the company received a lot of praise for launching most systems with 1080p displays and adopting a no-bloatware policy with regards to Windows installations. At this year’s CES, Vizio will be looking to build on what they started in 2012 by refreshing their entire lineup.

For starters, every all-in-one and Thin + Light notebook will ship standard with a touchscreen and quad-core processors from either AMD or Intel. Engadget notes that while the company is upgrading most systems, the overall look and feel will remain the same. The internal hardware, of course, will be beefed up for 2013.

14-inch and 15-inch Thin + Light notebooks will be available with top-of-the-line Intel or AMD chips. The same can be said about the 24-inch All-in-One Touch. The bigger 27-incher, however, will only be available with Intel chips, we’re told. All new systems will also ship free of bloatware as part of the Microsoft Signature install.

Vizio also has a new tablet that features an 11.6-inch 1080p display running the x86 version of Windows 8 on a dual-core AMD Z60 processor clocked at 1GHz. Other specifications include 2GB of system memory, a 64GB solid state drive, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and micro-HDMI / USB ports.

Pricing hasn’t been made available as of yet but we do know that Vizio is planning to make these new systems available sometime in February.

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