Vizio announces Windows 8 touchscreen PCs starting at $999

Vizio has announced its Windows 8 PC lineup, including new all-in-one touch PCs.

The company revealed the new lineup in a blog posting on its website, saying two of the all-in-one systems will have 10-finger capacitive touchscreen displays. Those systems  which feature 24-inch and 27-inch displays – also come with a 2.1 sound system.

The smaller of the two systems starts at $999 and features 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, an Intel Core i3-3110M processor clocked at 2.4GHz, and integrated Intel graphics. The 27-inch all-in-one PC with a touchscreen starts at $1,249 and comes with 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, an Intel Core i5-3210M processor clocked at 2.5GHz, and integrated Intel graphics. 

In addition to the two touchscreen systems, Vizio is selling non-touchscreen variants of the same systems for about $300 less. Additionally, the company is selling 15.6-inch and 14-inch laptops, although those systems do not feature touchscreens.

Vizio's full lineup of Windows 8 PCs can be seen here. The company is currently accepting orders for the new systems, and other online retailers will begin accepting orders tomorrow.

Source: Vizio | Image via Vizio

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never herd of this OEM before until seeing their boxed stuff in various episodes of Chuck.
thought they just did TV's

javagreen said,
Why a 5400 RPM drive though? Aren't 7200 RPM 2.5" drives available?

Because it's unnecessary. MacBooks, the holy grail of hardware design for some reason, use 5400 rpm drives.

siah1214 said,

Because it's unnecessary. MacBooks, the holy grail of hardware design for some reason, use 5400 rpm drives.
My macbook pro came with an ssd

siah1214 said,

Because it's unnecessary. MacBooks, the holy grail of hardware design for some reason, use 5400 rpm drives.

Faster spin creates more heat. Less heat means a tighter form factor. Or do you like when your have to replace your stuff because it overheated and cooked.

siah1214 said,

Because it's unnecessary. MacBooks, the holy grail of hardware design for some reason, use 5400 rpm drives.

This form factor is comparable to the iMac, not Macbooks. The iMacs have 7200 RPM drives.

NastySasquatch said,

Faster spin creates more heat. Less heat means a tighter form factor. Or do you like when your have to replace your stuff because it overheated and cooked.


Wasn't my point, genius, my point is that hard drive technology has come far enough that 5400 RPM vs 7200 RPM no longer really matters.

siah1214 said,

Wasn't my point, genius, my point is that hard drive technology has come far enough that 5400 RPM vs 7200 RPM no longer really matters.

It doesn't matter because you should no longer put your system files on a traditional spinning hard drive in the first place.

Best part about Vizio is they hired all of GATEWAYS South Dakota english speaking technical support staff. AND you get TWO years of Warranty at no extra cost, IF you purchase directly from Vizio. My 15.6" Thin has been flawless since I got it in June. 5 day turn around if you do have to send it in for service.

Are you listening OEM's?? I know your not, that's why I bought the Vizio you knuckleheads!!!

xbamaris said,
Easily a big Mac competitor for the Price.

i agree, but i worry that people are too used to buying cheap PCs that they won't pay a premium like the do for apple

xbamaris said,
Easily a big Mac competitor for the Price.

If you're looking for a big mac competitor, you'll have to price it around $3, not $999. Plus, you have the special sauce to deal with.

Jose_49 said,
Full HD Displays, 2 HDMI inputs, 27-inch touchscreen.... and the best of all NO BLOATWARE. Applause, Vizio!

Yeah it should be mentioned here that Vizio have a pure Windows experience. They don't pre-install any bloatware at all. I'm sure this has made MS happy, because that kind of bloatware crap is why MS started their Signature PC program where people can hand in there PC's and MS will do a clean Windows install.

Jose_49 said,
Full HD Displays, 2 HDMI inputs, 27-inch touchscreen.... and the best of all NO BLOATWARE. Applause, Vizio!
I agree with everything except the really bad 27" display That resolution is shameful

Jose_49 said,
Full HD Displays, 2 HDMI inputs, 27-inch touchscreen.... and the best of all NO BLOATWARE. Applause, Vizio!


Give it time...their will be useless software pre-installed on these machines...

ergo; vizio system updaters, etc etc

Rudy said,
I agree with everything except the really bad 27" display That resolution is shameful

Well... we don't know how the price could have skyrocketed if they bundled a 2560 x 1440 touch-screen display.

Jose_49 said,

Well... we don't know how the price could have skyrocketed if they bundled a 2560 x 1440 touch-screen display.

Or a touch screen 300 ppi rectum display, that would be insane.