Vizio Is Entering the PC Market With 3 New Lineups

Well renowned TV and TV accessory maker Vizio has plans for the PC market with its new pre-order status Notebook, Thin+Light, and All-in-one product line ups. As the name implies, the Notebook series features typical notebook specifications paired with sleek, metal designs. There are 3 main notebook models, each with identical operation systems and graphics cardsAlso, the screen size is constant at a 1080p (1920×1080) 15.6 inch IPS display. . All laptops come with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Nvidia GeForce GT640M LE graphics cards to match their full HD displays. The two specs that do change are RAM, storage, and battery life. Only the mid-range Intel Core i5 model has a battery life of 6.5; a slight improvement over the 6 hours of the other 2 models. The RAM is 4GB for both the Core i3 and Core i5 models, but is 8GB for the high end Core i7 version. Storage varies from model to model with the Core i3 edition harnessing a 500GB hard drive, the Core i5 edition using a 1000GB (1 Terabyte) hard drive, and Core i7 edition utilizing a 1000GB (1 Terabyte) hard drive with a 32GB SSD (solid state drive) for a performance boost: Windows 7 Operating System files are stored on the SSD for faster boot up and system operations. All the notebook laptops feature dual band WiFi N and Bluetooth technology, as well as a 720p Webcam and SRS Premium HD sound for superb sound quality.

The Thin+Light series also known as ultrabooks, feature similar specifications expect for their storage, RAM, and graphics cards. RAM stays constant at 4GB and so does the GPU at the Intel HD 4000. There are two different lineups of the ultrabook series. They are the 14 and 15.6 inch screen models. Of course, each edition is separated by processor class; similar to the notebook series. The 14 inch display has a maximum resolution of 1600 by 900, whereas the 15.6 has a maximum resolution of 1920 by 1080 (1080p). With both the 14” and 15.6” lineups, the solid state drives (SSDS) feature a capacity of 128GB for the Core i3 and Core i5 models, and a 256GB capacity in the Core i7 model. Battery life stays the same for all the 14” models, but varies slightly with the 15.6” models. The Core i3 and Core i5 editions have up to 6 hours of life, while the Core i7 version has only 5.5 hours.

Similarly to the Thin+Light lineup, Vizio’s All-In-One lineup features 2 different lineups based on screen size and specifications like those of the Notebook lineup. The various screen sizes are 24 and 27 inches; both of which are full HD 1080p (1920×1080). Unlike most of today’s all-in-ones, Vizio, series packs all of the components into the base of the screen as opposed to the screen itself on iMacs and the HP Omni Series. That results in significantly sleeker and more aesthetically pleasing computers. Also, all the all-in-one models include a white wireless keyboard, wire touchpad, and IR remote. As far components go, each lineup utilizes the same classing system: Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7. The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on all models. Additionally, each version includes SRS Premium HD stereo speakers along with a 6 watt external subwoofer. Both the Core i3 and Core i5 24 inch models contain 4GB of RAM and Intel HD 4000 graphics, while the Core i7 edition features 8GB of RAM, and an NVidia GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card. Storage differs among the various models with the Core i3 version containing a 500GB hard drive, the Core i5 edition harnessing a 1 terabyte (1000GB) hard drive, and the Core i7 model utilizing a terabyte hard drive with a 32GB solid state drive used a s a boot drive. On the other hand, all 27 inch versions feature a 1 terabyte hard drive with both Core i5 and Core i7 editions utilizing a 32GB boot drive. Also, those 2 use NVidia GeForce GT 640M LE GPUs; while the Core i3 model features weaker Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics. Meanwhile, both the Core i3 and Core i5 editions feature 4GB of RAM, whereas the Core i7 one possesses 8. Finally, the PC contains some typical ports on both sides of the base including: a SD card reader, audio and microphone, eSATA,4 USB 3.o, Ethernet, and 2 HDMI.

In conclusion, each of the various PC lineups will provide good competition for Apple and HP, among other computer companies. In fact, these Vizio PCs may prove to be great Apple alternatives.

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