CES 2012: Vizio Gets Into The Computer BusinessBy: Shaylin Clark - January 9, 2012
Vizio, maker of LCD TVs, has announced that they are breaking into the computer business. In a press release issued at CES today, the company debuted a line of desktop and notebook computers aimed to bring the quality and affordability that characterize Vizio’s HDTVs to the computing world.
Vizio’s new PC line is comprised of two desktop all-in-one PCs, one notebook, and two thin and light notebooks. Vizio’s decision to enter the computer market stems from an awareness of the increasing role of our computers in entertainment – particularly in video streaming. With these computers, Vizio set out to create devices “that can stream content for a family movie night and put together an important business presentation the following day.” That is, Vizio wants to make computers that meet users’ entertainment needs and their business needs equally well.
The PCs will incorporate Vizio’s VIA (Vizio Internet Apps) system, which will allow for tight integration between users’ Vizio HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and PCs. There is no word on pricing yet, but the line is scheduled for a Spring 2012 release, so look for more information in the near future.[Source: Vizio Press Release]