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Press shots of the upcoming Vizio computers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jan 2012 1:32 User comments (10)

Press shots of the upcoming Vizio computers We reported earlier that Vizio plans to disrupt the PC market, with a new line of ultrabooks and all-in-ones.
The company has released press shots of the computers, but a full announcement is coming at CES, hopefully with more details on the specs.

Original story:

Vizio, which quietly took over the U.S. HDTV market with its low-priced offerings, has plans to do the same to the PC market.
The company will show off two desktops and three notebooks at next week's CES show, said Chief Technology Officer Matt McRae. The computers will go on sale in June and McRae says they will sell at "a price that just doesn't seem possible."

Vizio started in 2002 and the company became so popular due to their good quality at low price points that two veterans, Philips and Pioneer, eventually left the market completely. "It's very similar to TV -- we want to get in there and disrupt it," added McRae. "We think most PCs have been designed for the small-business users, that others have not done a very good job of making them entertainment devices."

The desktops will be "all-in-ones" with 24 or 27-inch displays. That market is currently dominated by Apple's iMacs and HP devices. The notebooks will be a 15.6-inch model and two smaller ultrabooks. Each of the devices will have "entertainment features that deliver audio and video to Vizio TVs and speakers," notes the company.


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10 user comments

18.1.2012 13:35

Well... Like I've probably said before. Take a dog turd, paint it candy apple red, cover it in 400 layers of lacquer, put an extra 1000 hours with 2K grit sand paper wet sanding it to a seamless & flawless lined torpedo with a shine that when shown in the sun would blind even god him/herself... facts still remain its still a piece of shit deep down inside.

Their stuff has a great tendency to look great & out of the box seemingly work up to par with a lot of the lower/MOR end established name brands. But once you get some road miles on this stuff & the warranty is definitely done & over (including the [I bought the extended]), this stuff breaks down for good. I've seen it happen. And it doesn't give you much of a lead up to it either.

One day it says, "Hey, I'm not going to read your DVDs anymore." The next day or two... it doesn't read anything, including the wall outlet. Food for thought.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Jan 2012 @ 13:35

29.1.2012 12:07

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Well... Like I've probably said before. Take a dog turd, paint it candy apple red, cover it in 400 layers of lacquer, put an extra 1000 hours with 2K grit sand paper wet sanding it to a seamless & flawless lined torpedo with a shine that when shown in the sun would blind even god him/herself... facts still remain its still a piece of shit deep down inside.

Their stuff has a great tendency to look great & out of the box seemingly work up to par with a lot of the lower/MOR end established name brands. But once you get some road miles on this stuff & the warranty is definitely done & over (including the [I bought the extended]), this stuff breaks down for good. I've seen it happen. And it doesn't give you much of a lead up to it either.

One day it says, "Hey, I'm not going to read your DVDs anymore." The next day or two... it doesn't read anything, including the wall outlet. Food for thought.


HOLY SH*T! Couldn't agree more.

While I have respect for Vizio having mustered up competition in the LCD marketplace and contributing to the lowering of prices, their merchandise is subpar quality at best, not long lasting and can't compete with the likes of Samsung or Sony, etc. I don't know anyone except poor black people, Mexicans and white trash that own a Vizio.

Frankly, sometimes you truly do "get what you pay for"

Now......as for Vizio going to the PC market. WTF is that???

"Hmmm......we make tolerably decent televisions so let's try to make complex PC hardware too". I'm sorry but if it walks like a duck and quacks like one then it's a damn duck and not a chicken or a moose or an otter!

39.1.2012 12:20

Originally posted by hearme0:
I'm sorry but if it walks like a duck and quacks like one then it's a damn duck and not a chicken or a moose or an otter!
Trouble is, I've seen some one legged ducks, one eyed ducks, one winged ducks, you get the picture... And as you can probably guess, in the whole world of schemes, they didn't last too long either.

410.1.2012 13:20

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by LordRuss:
Well... Like I've probably said before. Take a dog turd, paint it candy apple red, cover it in 400 layers of lacquer, put an extra 1000 hours with 2K grit sand paper wet sanding it to a seamless & flawless lined torpedo with a shine that when shown in the sun would blind even god him/herself... facts still remain its still a piece of shit deep down inside.

Their stuff has a great tendency to look great & out of the box seemingly work up to par with a lot of the lower/MOR end established name brands. But once you get some road miles on this stuff & the warranty is definitely done & over (including the [I bought the extended]), this stuff breaks down for good. I've seen it happen. And it doesn't give you much of a lead up to it either.

One day it says, "Hey, I'm not going to read your DVDs anymore." The next day or two... it doesn't read anything, including the wall outlet. Food for thought.


HOLY SH*T! Couldn't agree more.

While I have respect for Vizio having mustered up competition in the LCD marketplace and contributing to the lowering of prices, their merchandise is subpar quality at best, not long lasting and can't compete with the likes of Samsung or Sony, etc. I don't know anyone except poor black people, Mexicans and white trash that own a Vizio.

Frankly, sometimes you truly do "get what you pay for"

Now......as for Vizio going to the PC market. WTF is that???

"Hmmm......we make tolerably decent televisions so let's try to make complex PC hardware too". I'm sorry but if it walks like a duck and quacks like one then it's a damn duck and not a chicken or a moose or an otter!

510.1.2012 14:22

We lost you Biver... Did you get edited or after all the replies did you forget to mention something?

Not starting anything, just wanted to read what you had to say...


610.1.2012 15:37

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Well... Like I've probably said before. Take a dog turd, paint it candy apple red, cover it in 400 layers of lacquer, put an extra 1000 hours with 2K grit sand paper wet sanding it to a seamless & flawless lined torpedo with a shine that when shown in the sun would blind even god him/herself... facts still remain its still a piece of shit deep down inside.

Their stuff has a great tendency to look great & out of the box seemingly work up to par with a lot of the lower/MOR end established name brands. But once you get some road miles on this stuff & the warranty is definitely done & over (including the [I bought the extended]), this stuff breaks down for good. I've seen it happen. And it doesn't give you much of a lead up to it either.

One day it says, "Hey, I'm not going to read your DVDs anymore." The next day or two... it doesn't read anything, including the wall outlet. Food for thought.
Ha! including the wall outlet!!!

713.1.2012 12:14

Originally posted by hearme0:
I don't know anyone except poor black people, Mexicans and white trash that own a Vizio.
I am none of these. Take your vile hate spewing ignorance back to the Stormfront boards.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Jan 2012 @ 12:14

Someone told me once that theres a right and wrong, and that punishment would come to those
who dare to cross the line.
But it must not be true for jerk-offs like you.
Maybe it takes longer to catch a total asshole.

813.1.2012 13:34

Originally posted by s_c47:
Originally posted by hearme0:
I don't know anyone except poor black people, Mexicans and white trash that own a Vizio.
I am none of these. Take your vile hate spewing ignorance back to the Stormfront boards.
i will second that.at least he should be taking his prozac.

913.1.2012 15:30

Originally posted by aldan:
Originally posted by s_c47:
Originally posted by hearme0:
I don't know anyone except poor black people, Mexicans and white trash that own a Vizio.
I am none of these. Take your vile hate spewing ignorance back to the Stormfront boards.
i will second that.at least he should be taking his prozac.
Now, now... the Prozac would just make him say it slower.

1013.1.2012 17:09

never thought of that.LOL.

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