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Vizio Tablet: Mixes high and low-end features, but can it compete? [Video]

October 1, 2011 |  1:44 pm

Vizio Tablet

Vizio, the Irvine-based consumer electronics company, made a name for itself by selling its own line of high-definition TVs that offered a level of quality above its lower-end price range.

And at not yet quite a decade old, Vizio is not just about TVs, but also headphones, Blu-ray players, soundbars and surround sound speaker systems.

Its biggest gamble yet, however, might be its entry into the tablet market with its not too creatively named Vizio Tablet.

Like most Vizio products, the Vizio Tablet is an attempt to mix and match high-end and low-end features at a reasonable price that might attract shoppers on and in Wal-Mart, Target, Sam's Club and Costco stores. That also means there is a variance in price for the Vizio Tablet, which can sell for about $250 to about $300 depending on where you buy it.

So, how does this 8-inch-screen tablet, featuring 2 gigabytes of built-in storage and a single-core processor, stack up against what else is out there (and what's on the way) in the tablet world? Take a look at the video below to find out...


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Photo: The Vizio Tablet. Credit: Armand Emamdjomeh / Los Angeles Times