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Vizio Launches Bloatware-free Laptops & All-in-One PCs

Vizio Looks to Make Its Mark on PC Industry with Smart Design and Good Value

We are all familiar with the electronics brand Vizio, which shouldn't be surprising considering iSuppi's numbers place it as the top LCD HDTV seller in the United States. Getting shelf space in places such as Costco and Walmart helped Vizio promote its brand and products to the mainstream consumer.

Vizio was founded in 2002, when William Wang mortgaged his house to start the company. He thought that he could carve out a piece of the television set business even with some very deeply entrenched and much bigger companies already ruling the space.

"I believed that people deserved something better and don't have to pay thousands of dollars for a Pioneer or Sony," he told us at a New York City media event.

With that sort of attitude having succeeded for him in the HDTV business (he claims Vizio has 20 percent of the market right now and 40 million customers), he's now turning his company's attention to another market.

"What's next? Consumers need a better PC with better value and better design. They don't need another PC manufacturer giving them a bunch of junk that competes on price only," Wang proclaimed. They certainly don't need a PC manufacturer that doesn't know what it wants to be. And that is the reason why I'm here today."

Vizio this week gave us a sneak peek at its line of laptops and all-in-one PCs that will mark its entry into the computer manufacturing business. Read on to find out more.

  • callmesissi
    i hope Vizio computer are more reliabable than it's tv's which are prome to failure in less than 2 years. anyway the specs look very nice and god i thank you for the 1600x900 and full hd resolutions instead of all the crappy 1366x768 displays which 99% of the netbooks have today
  • Love the design of the All in one. Wont buy it because....have a gaming PC :)

    The silver keyboards make me cringe at what they will look like in 2 years. The silver paint wearing off and showing black plastic. Has a laptop that the paint was wearing off of the palm rests. Really made it look like junk.
  • Will Vizio's PCs and laptops be Un-repairable like its HDTVs?
  • JMcEntegart
    Ooh, I could do with one of those thin+lights...
  • docken02
    The 14" models, priced respectively at $899, $949 and $1999...

    CT14-A0 = $899

    CT14-A1 = $949

    CT14-Apple Edition - $1999
  • Ironkidz
    $899, $949 and $1999?!? That has got to be a typo right?
  • JMcEntegart
    Oops, thanks guys! Should be fixed now! Correct price is $1199. :)
  • Wish they build an A10 amd based one or at least with a midrange amd graphics ,i just dont feel the nvidia lite edition much worth it for that price;on the other hand glad to see they listened that we hate crappy low res displays(1366*768)on a larger than 11 inchers.
  • Shin-san
    Definitely quite a bit of ripping off of Apple. Hopefully Vizio will take themselves off in a way that separates them. I was surprised of the reboot time on the SSD model though.
  • catchercradle
    I contest the opening line - had never heard of Vizio till I read this.