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Vizio holiday PC line  (Source: Vizio)
Machines will use 3rd generation Core processors

Vizio is a company most of us probably associate with HDTVs. However, the company recently got into the computer business with a full line of all-in-one and ultrabook PCs. Now, Vizio is revealing its new lineup for the holiday shopping season. Vizio's line of computers includes new 24-inch and 27-inch all-in-one computers and more.
Both of the all-in-one machines are specifically designed to run Windows 8 and feature touchscreen displays. Both are equipped with full HD resolution multi-touch displays that support 10-finger capacitive multi-touch. Vizio is mum on exactly what hardware specifications the machines will carry.
We do know, however, that the all-in-one machines will start at a price of $998 and feature third-generation Intel Core processors. At that starting price, we would expect a modestly spec’d machine likely using a Core i3 or i5 and 4 GB of RAM.

“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 also has two ultrabooks and a notebook computer in its line. The ultrabooks have either a 14-inch or 15.6-inch screen and the notebook uses a 15.6-inch screen. Both of the ultrabooks and the notebook have gesture-supporting touchpads designed to make navigating Windows 8 easy. The computers have SRS Premium Sound HD audio systems and some models of machines feature NVIDIA Kepler-class GeForce graphics processors.
The 15.6-inch notebook will start at $1129 while the ultrabooks start at $849.
“We are excited to be working with VIZIO as it brings Windows 8 to its line-up of holiday PCs,” said John Case, vice president, Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft. “It’s impressive to see VIZIO bringing its expertise in consumer entertainment devices to PCs with HD quality display and premium audio that will provide a rich experience for customers.”

Source: Vizio

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Windows 8 ... for kids
By max_payne on 10/11/2012 10:31:34 AM , Rating: 3
I can't help to find that the laptops looks like kids toys with this interface. Imo those big unicolored squares looks perfect for 5 years old to poke at. Windows 8 is a step years backward in interface design. I'll pass ...

RE: Windows 8 ... for kids
By CrazyBernie on 10/11/2012 10:34:42 AM , Rating: 5
I wasn't aware that clean, minimalist designs were meant just for kids. I guess that makes me a kid!

RE: Windows 8 ... for kids
By MadMan007 on 10/11/2012 10:38:50 AM , Rating: 2
'minimalist just for kids' - so you and every Apple user on the planet.

RE: Windows 8 ... for kids
By CrazyBernie on 10/11/2012 10:57:50 AM , Rating: 2
I wasn't aware that minimalist designs were just for Apple users either. But considering Apple products won't get past the sledgehammer in my home, you can't really consider me an iSheep.

I've always enjoyed stealth performance - falcon northwest, lian-li, souped up station wagons... it's all good.

RE: Windows 8 ... for kids
By tayb on 10/11/2012 11:37:30 AM , Rating: 4
You do realize that behind that start menu is Windows 8, right? The Metro UI isn't Windows 8, it's a part of Windows 8. It's amazing to me that people still cannot figure this out.

Windows+D takes you to the desktop. Voila. No more Metro... do you work as you normally would.

RE: Windows 8 ... for kids
By max_payne on 10/11/2012 11:42:35 AM , Rating: 2
This is what I meant. This was 16 years ago ...

(it's in French)

RE: Windows 8 ... for kids
By Flunk on 10/11/2012 12:03:29 PM , Rating: 2
I think that's more your perception of similarity than anything else. They're really not similar looking. Yes, colors and boxes! wow, that hasn't been everywhere before...

RE: Windows 8 ... for kids
By CrazyBernie on 10/11/2012 4:33:45 PM , Rating: 2
That's the same type of argument Apple's lawyers use to say they invented rounded rectangular electronic devices, n'est-ce pas?

By DaveLessnau on 10/11/2012 10:26:43 AM , Rating: 2
For the "holiday season," huh. Since it's early October, I guess I have to assume we're talking Halloween here. How odd. I didn't know Halloween was such a selling season.

Now, we all know I'm being silly. But, it just frosts my shorts that all the local stores have gotten rid of their summer stuff and packed their aisles with Christmas stuff and IT'S NOT EVEN HALLOWEEN YET (still 3 weeks away). Aargh!

RE: Holiday?
By FITCamaro on 10/11/2012 4:22:35 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah.....I love Christmas and making it a 3 month season is pissing me off.

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