Vizio jumps back into the tablet market with Windows 8 model

January 8, 2013

The Vizio Tablet PC was announced at CES in Las Vegas and, as well as the aforementioned specs, has a Full HD 1080p display, 64GB of solid-state storage, 2GB of RAM and a dual-core, 1GHz AMD Z-60 processor which can run desktop and Windows Store apps.

There is also a 2MP front camera and connections for micro HDMI and micro USB, while Microsoft Signature is on-board to remove software bloat and speed-up boot times.

"By using AMD's Z-60 APU, VIZIO's new tablet can deliver the performance and compatibility of a Windows 8 PC with the fan-less, thin and light tablet design. This is very unique in the industry and the market," said Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

Leveraging its HDTV and entertainment heritage, Vizio has included dual speaker stereo sound and the “performance-tuned SRS Premium Sound HD” audio system, a DTS technology it says will “deliver rich, crystal-clear sound and dialogue, consistent volume and an extra bass kick.” 

Vizio hasn’t yet announced the price or availability for the new model, which is the first Windows-based tablet to come from the TV maker.

The firm, which is based in Irvine in California, has previously launched tablets (the Vizio Tablet VTAB1008 being one example) based on Google’s Android operating system, but doesn't appear to have given up on that particular OS.

The Verge reports that the company is also showcasing a 7-inch Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) tablet with 16GB of memory at CES


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