IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, Inc., announced today its holiday line-up of Windows 8-based PCs, highlighted by a 24" and 27" All-in-One Touch PC with 10-finger capacitive touchscreen displays. Equipped with stunning full HD 1080p displays and an impressive 2.1 audio system with subwoofer, the VIZIO All-in-One Touch PC brings entertainment directly to the user's fingertips for a fast and fluid Windows 8 experience.
Along with the introduction of the stunning 24" and 27" All-in-One Touch PCs, VIZIO's PC lineup includes two Ultrabooks™ and a Notebook - the VIZIO14" and 15.6" Thin + Light and 15.6" Notebook. These new models arrive in time for the holidays with key enhancements that make them the ideal choice for users looking for optimal performance in a beautifully designed, premium PC. Both the Thin + Light and Notebook models feature an enhanced multi-gesture touchpad that allows users the ability to navigate Windows 8's touch-centric features using the same swipe, tap and pinch gestures as they would on the screen of the All-in-One PC. Elegantly combining exceptional performance, premium entertainment and touch functionality, the entire VIZIO PC line-up for Windows 8 places the power to create unique experiences at the fingertips of each user.
Featuring the beautiful, fast and fluid capabilities of Windows 8, the new line of VIZIO PCs delivers a rich experience that is all about the user. Combining powerful features like the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors and the latest touchscreen display and touchpad technologies, VIZIO's line-up for Windows 8 delivers performance for every task and a whole new way for consumers to interact with their device.
"The new All-in-One Touch PCs with Windows 8 are extremely user friendly, bringing both entertainment and power to the user's fingertips," said Matt McRae, VIZIO Chief Technology Officer. "We focused on delivering an enhanced touchscreen and touchpad experience so users can utilize multi-gesture touch options however they're most comfortable. Not only can customers tap, swipe or pinch directly on the All-in-One's screen, but they can also utilize the same gestures on the integrated touchpads of the Thin + Light and Notebook PCs."
Leveraging its HDTV background, VIZIO developed these PCs with brilliant picture quality, high contrast and wider viewing angles at the forefront. The custom-tuned SRS Premium Sound HD™ audio system serves as an ideal complement to the stunning video performance of these PCs, delivering rich, resonant sound. In addition, select models feature NVIDIA® Kepler™-Class GeForce® GPU graphics for those who need the added performance boost of discrete graphics processing.
To ensure a premium consumer experience, VIZIO teamed up with Microsoft Corp. to deliver the category's only PC line-up equipped with Microsoft® Signature for Windows.
"We are excited to be working with VIZIO as it brings Windows 8 to its line-up of holiday PCs," said John Case, vice president, Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft. "It's impressive to see VIZIO bringing its expertise in consumer entertainment devices to PCs with HD quality display and premium audio that will provide a rich experience for customers."
The PC line-up uses the third generation Intel® Core™ processors, with the Thin + Light starting at $849 and the All-in-One Touch PCs starting at $998. The 15.6" Notebook is also available, offering maximum performance along with the Full HD display, starting at $1,129.
Consumers can find the VIZIO All-in-One Touch PCs with Windows 8 on VIZIO.com as well as at key retailers such as Walmart, Walmart.com, Sam's Club, Amazon.com and MicrosoftStore.com this holiday, with pre-order for VIZIO Thin + Lights starting tomorrow on Amazon.com. For VIZIO PC users operating Windows 7 looking to upgrade to Windows 8, please visit www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US. For more information on VIZIO PCs visit VIZIO.com.
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. LCD HDTV shipments. Since 2007 VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and were #1 for the total year in 2009 and 2010. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company's 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, IGN Best of CES - Television, Bluetooth.org Best of CES, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy, Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice and OC Metro's 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.
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