Over in the US, Vizio became a big player over the last few years with pretty-good-for-the-price big-screen TVs -- and now they're looking to shake up the PC market the same way. I don't know how these will perform, but holy crap the new Vizio PCs and notebooks look amazingly good. Indeed, they may beat sleepy PC giants at their own game. Their designer must be a genetic mix of Jon Ive and Tony Stark.
Vizio is really pushing this one full speed ahead. Their all-in-on PCs come in 24-inch and 27-inch flavours, and they look impressively clean and cool. I'm hoping all this is aluminium and stainless steel. Beautiful. They are also releasing a 14-inch and 15.6-inch light laptops, which seem rather MacBook Air-esque thin, as well as a 15.6-inch laptop. They are a bit me too, but I think they are the best-looking PCs for now.
More importantly, all of them are running a completely free-of-bloatware Windows 7 version optimised by Microsoft. Yes. It seems these guys may follow the Apple way all the way. Here's hoping.
So far, Vizio TVs haven't come to Australia so don't hold your breath for computers either. Still worth keeping informed, though -- especially if you're partial to having things internationally shipped.
Stay tuned for updates. Our CES troops will be licking these and reporting back live in a few hours. [Vizio]
The whole family: notebooks and all-in-ones.
The 27-inch all-in-one Vizio PC with the ultra-thin keyboards, touchpad and a bass unit.
I love that chrome retro-ish Enterprise neck.
The screen is thinner than the iMac, but that's because the guts are sandwiched on the aluminium base.
The thin 15.6-inch laptop. We will have to test it to see how thin it really is.
The 14-inch laptop. Lots of Air-esque round corners here.