VIZIO CA27T-B1 Review

While Vizio didn’t wander far from the pretty design of its first-generation 27-inch all-in-one PC, it did make a few improvements under the hood. Unfortunately, this model ships with the same thoroughly crappy peripherals.

The CA27T-B1 is based on Intel’s mobile 2.4GHz Core i7-3630QM quad-core processor, supported by 8GB of DDR/1600 memory, and a 1TB 5400-rpm hard drive supplemented by a 32GB solid-state drive acting as cache (that is, you can’t use the SSD for additional storage). A Vizio spokesperson told us that this machine was built for power, and that’s pretty much what it delivered, producing a Desktop Worldbench 8.1 score of 179. That’s a 79-percent edge over our reference desktop—Acer’s Aspire U-A5600U-UB13 all-in-one—and a staggering 178 percent increase in performance compared with Vizio’s less-expensive AMD-powered 24-inch AIO. 

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