VIZIO Enters PC Business, Ships Ivy Bridge Systems Starting at $898
By Agam Shah
Jun 14, 2012
Vizio officially entered the PC business Thursday, announcing new laptops and all-in-ones that all start at the same price, $898.
The PCs use Intel's latest Core processors, code-named Ivy Bridge, and run Microsoft's Windows 7 OS. Vizio's plans for the computers was announced at CES 2012.
Best known as a TV maker, Vizio showed its first PCs earlier this year. It enters a crowded market that includes Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and others. It will also compete with Apple and its Mac OS computers.
The Vizio lineup includes the Vizio Thin + Light ultrabook, which starts at $898. It's offered with a 14-inch or 15.6-inch high-definition screen, boots up in a few seconds and provides long battery life, according to Vizio.
The Vizio Notebook also has a 15.6-inch screen and is described by Vizio as a "multimedia powerhouse." The Vizio All-in-One comes with 24-inch and 27-inch displays and doubles as a high-definition TV, according to Vizio.
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