Vizio’s first tablet entry wasn’t great. But the 10-inch M-Series the company just debuted at CES? Looks like second time’s the charm.
Vizio’s being cagey about M-Series guts, but in our hands on the tablet the tablet was peppy and responsive chewing through an alpha version of Honeycomb. Apps loaded quickly and videos played smoothly. Integrated stereo speakers on the top and bottom of the tablet orient themselves for stereophonic sound in both landscape and portrait mode. And a hidden IR port in one of the top speakers can control over 95 per cent of gadgets and gizmos.
Throw in Vizio’s discount pricing pricing model (although they haven’t given a number yet) and you’ve got the most promising Android tablet we’ve seen in a long long time. [Vizio]
Note: 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 tablets, laptops and PCs in the same way. 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.