CES 2012: Vizio introduces all-in-one desktop, laptop PC line [Photos]
Vizio is hoping to find the same success it's had in the TV business in the competitive market of personal computing.
At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Vizio is showing off its lineup of PCs, which consists of two all-in-one desktops and three laptop computers all running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.
The Irvine company is planning on taking the same retail approach with its PCs that it used with its TV and home-theater products, selling its devices at lower prices than most rivals, said Jim Noyd, a Vizio spokesman.
On the laptop side of Vizio's offerings will be a 15.6-inch-screen laptop and two thin and light laptops in both a 15.6-inch screen size and a 14-inch size. The thin and light laptops will be lower-cost alternatives to Apple's MacBook Air and Ultrabook laptops from the likes of Dell, Lenovo and HP.
Desktop-wise, Vizio is planning on releasing two all-in-one models to challenge the likes of Apple's iMac. The desktops will be built in both 24- and 27-inch screen sizes.
So far, Vizio isn't offering any details on the specs of its PCs or its processor partners, though the company says it is set to release its PCs sometime this spring.
We'll go hands-on with Vizio's PC lineup later at CES, but for now check out the media photos Vizio sent to the Technology blog to see some detailed shots of how these new Windows machines will look.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles in Las Vegas
Photos: Vizio's laptop (top) and desktop (bottom) PCs. Credit: Vizio