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Vizio VIA tablet shows up

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    Vizio VIA tablet shows up in the wild, coming soon to a Walmart near you?
    06/14/2011





    Vizio hasn’t announced a release date or final pricing for the company’s upcoming VIA Tablet yet. But apparently that doesn’t matter if you’re a big name sports star. NBA Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin got Vizio to hook up his home with a 65" 3D TV and they threw in a VIA Tablet while they were at it.

    The tablet is designed to work with a Vizio TV and/or phone, so you can start running an app on one device and pick up where you left off on the next. For instance, you can start watching a YouTube video on the tablet and send it to the TV which is outfitted with Google TV software. The tablet also features a remote control for the TV.


    The tablet has a 1 GHz processor, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. It features an 8 inch display, a front-facing camera, and HDMI output.

    The tablet is expected to launch this summer. Last week it showed up at the FCC web site, and Engadget posted a picture of a Walmart inventory screen showing a $349 price tag for the Vizio tablet.

    via Engadget
     
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    Well at $349 (for the Vizio tablet) that is the same suggested retail price for the upcoming Acer Chromebook. So which piece of hardware would be the better deal? The Acer Chromebook uses a dual core Intel N570 processor with a speed of 1.66 GHz. The Vizio tablet has a processor with speed of 1.0 GHz. The Acer Chromebook has an HDMI port which is good for connecting it to the TV (the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook only has a VGA port). With a Chromebook you cannot download apps though (you use web apps). Any thoughts about this?
     
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