I still want a Windows 8 tablet, but I think I’ll wait until the prices drop, or I can get a really good deal on one. Vizio just announced one that I ‘m going to be putting on my want list, as it’s 11.6” in size, and bigger is better when it comes to tablets I think. I’ve owned 7” tablets, 9” tablets and 10” tablets and I like the 10” size the best personally. This new tablet features Full HD 1080p capacitive touchscreen with support for 10-finger multi-touch gestures, 64GB onboard SSD storage, all powered by an AMD Z-60 APU processor with Radeon HD graphics. The tablet also features SRS and DTS along with a micro HDMI port for output. I don’t see a price though
VIZIO revealed today the latest addition to its family of premium PCs with the VIZIO 11.6″ Tablet PC featuring Windows 8. Designed to provide a fully-functional desktop Windows 8 experience, the 11.6″ Tablet PC offers the flexibility and versatility of a mobile device, while challenging the very notion of what a traditional tablet can do. VIZIO will be showcasing the 11.6″ Tablet PC at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV,January 7-11, 2013 at the Wynn Hotel, by appointment.
Equipped with a Full HD 1080p capacitive touchscreen with support for 10-finger multi-touch gestures and expansive 64GB onboard SSD storage, the 11.6″ Tablet PC is powered by AMD’s Z-60 APU processor with Radeon™ HD graphics, enabling consumers to tackle work tasks with stellar performance and reliability, while delivering rich HD video for a one-of-a-kind, tablet-based entertainment experience.
“We built a tablet PC with Windows 8 that truly allows consumers to accomplish any task while being mobile,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “We are excited to work together with AMD to bring consumers a Tablet PC with the Windows experience that also delivers exceptional visuals using AMD’s expertise in superior graphics processing.”
Collaborating with AMD for the first time, VIZIO incorporated AMD’s most premium, high performing component designed for tablets into the 11.6″ Tablet PC.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with VIZIO around this release,” said Steve Belt, corporate vice president of ultra-low power products, AMD. “Armed with our Z-60 APU with Radeon HD graphics, VIZIO’s consumers should be prepared to encounter a high-performing tablet with an entertainment experience like no other.”
As with its entire PC line-up, VIZIO went above and beyond to craft an incomparable look and feel for the 11.6″ Tablet PC. At less than 0.4″ thin, the 11.6″ Tablet PC weighs in at an ultra-light 1.8 lbs. A feat of engineering made all the more remarkable considering the ample space for work and entertainment provided by its 11.6″ touchscreen. Adding to the iconic design, VIZIO uses a machined aluminum frame and soft-touch rear panel to create a premium mobility devices designed to turn heads.
“By using AMD’s Z-60 APU, VIZIO’s new tablet can deliver the performance and compatibility of a Windows 8 PC with the fan-less, thin and light tablet design. This is very unique in the industry and the market,” stated Patrick Moorhead, President and Principal Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.
Leveraging its HDTV and entertainment background, VIZIO offers dual speaker stereo sound and the performance-tuned SRS Premium Sound HD™ audio system, a DTS technology, to deliver rich, crystal-clear sound and dialogue, consistent volume and an extra bass kick. An excellent complement to the unmatched video performance, it’s a great combination for getting the most out of music, movies, games and more. Also, micro-HDMI output lets you connect to your television or other display, bringing the entertainment experience to an even bigger screen.
To further ensure a premium consumer experience, VIZIO delivers Microsoft® Signature to the 11.6″ Tablet PC. Microsoft Signature is a great way to get the most out of Windows 8. With no pre-loaded junk ware, a meticulous configuration, built-in world-class security software, and 90 days free Microsoft Signature support from Microsoft, it’s an excellent Windows 8 experience on your Tablet PC.*
More information about VIZIO’s CES announcements can be found at www.VIZIO.com/CES.