As we continue to march towards the big Windows 8 launch on October 26th, more and more manufacturers are showing off their hardware for the new operating system. So far we have seen a lot of tablets from makers like Lenovo and Asus, and an even larger number of convertible notebook computers that are very tablet-like. Now Vizio, who became famous for their low-price, high-quality TV's are getting into the game. Vizio isn't entirely new to the business, they released a line of computers earlier this year and, more recently, a Google TV set-top box. Now they unveiled a line of touch-screen Windows 8 all-in-one computers.
Vizio is one of the few manufacturers to get their devices officially certified by Microsoft (known as the Microsoft Signature computers), meaning their design meets the Redmond company's standards and that they don't install frivolous software such as trial versions of anti-virus and the like. A Vizio computer comes with a completely stock version of Windows.
The new Vizio All-in-One Touch will come in two different sizes - a 24 inch and a 27 inch. Both computers come with a high-definition 1920 x 1080 touch display, 2.1 surround sound with subwoofer, Intel Core processor (the i5), NVIDIA graphics, 6 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SATA drive. In addition, the 27 inch model also contains an SSD for the operating system. The 27 also offers a model that features a Core i7 processor with 8 GB of RAM. Fianlly, there is a low-end 24 inch, although the tech specs listed seem to indicate that it's not much different from it's big brother.
The 24 inch models will be priced at $899 and $1249, while the two 27's are listed for $1219 and $1539 respectively. All four are currently listed as "Coming soon" and pre-orders are not yet available. They are listed now on the Vizio Store, along with several new Windows 8 notebook computers that are on the way. Vizio hasn't said, but we assume they will go live on launch day, October 26th.
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