VIZIO's New 8-inch Tablet Now up for Preorder

July 6, 2011
By Lance Whitney

First demoed at CES in January, Vizio's new 8-inch VIA tablet finally has a price and a ship date.

Slated to ship on July 18, the new Android tablet is now available for preorder. Vizio is selling the tablet directly for the full retail price of $399.However, consumers can grab a better deal by ordering it at Costco for $329 or Wal-Mart for $348.

A report from mid-June had already pegged Wal-Mart selling the tablet for $349.

Equipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread but customized with Vizio's own user interface, the tablet offers an 8-inch, 1,024x768 capacitive touch screen and is powered by a 1GHz processor. It comes with 4GB of onboard storage, of which 2GB is available to the user. An SD card slot provides an additional 32GB of space.

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