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Vizio to launch its first computers this month

Vizio to launch its first computers this month

Vizio, popular for its stylish yet affordable TVs, is now diving into the PC market. When the relatively small and unknown company first popped onto the scene with its TVs, it took that market by storm, going head to head against major players like Sony to become the largest TV manufacturer in the US. Now, it wants to take on Apple by introducing its own line of ultra thin laptops and sleek all-in-one PCs.

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Vizio’s 21:9 58-inch Widescreen due March; 50- and 71-inchers in 2H 2012

Vizio’s 21:9 58-inch Widescreen due March; 50- and 71-inchers in 2H 2012

Vizio's first CinemaWide 21:9 Smart TV will go on sale in March, it's been confirmed, in time for the for the NCAA men's and women's March Madness basketball tournament. Priced earlier today at $3,499.99 for the 58-inch XVT 3D CinemaWide TrueLED XVT3D580CM, the new set will be the only model Vizio offers for several months, USA Today reports, with other sizes not expected until the second half of 2012.

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Vizio prices 58-inch 21:9 TV: $3.5k for home theater experience

Vizio prices 58-inch 21:9 TV: $3.5k for home theater experience

Vizio has confirmed pricing for its 21:9 aspect HDTVs, the Vizio XVT 3D CinemaWide TrueLED Smart TV, a 58-inch set whose name is almost as broad as its LCD panel. Announced at CES last month, the CinemaWide promises to deliver the authentic movie theater experience to your living room, with a 2560 x 1080 display, though it'll cost you more than a few boxes of popcorn: from $3,499, in fact.

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CES 2012 Smart TV Round-Up

CES 2012 Smart TV Round-Up

If ultrabooks and smartphones led the charge for your credit card in mobile gadgetry at CES 2012 this week, Smart TV did the same for living room scale tech. Google TV made its new strike on the market, having rallied for a second scuffle after its embarrassing first-gen flop, while homegrown smart TV systems did their level best to compete. All that was wrapped up with oversized LCD and plasma panels or in slick set-top boxes, with the promise of a world of video-on-demand, cloud-gaming and more just waiting at the end of your broadband pipe. Confusing times, perhaps, but not if you head on through to the SlashGear Smart TV round-up!

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Vizio XVT CinemaWide smart TVs mimic 21:9 theater experience

Vizio XVT CinemaWide smart TVs mimic 21:9 theater experience

Vizio has unveiled its XVT Series CinemaWide HDTV line-up, a three-strong range of new LED LCD televisions that offer movie theater-style 21:9 aspect displays. Headlining the company's 2012 TV push, the XVT Series consists of the 50-inch XVT3D500CM, 58-inch XVT3D580CM and finally the 71-inch XVT3D710CM. All support smart TV functionality and 3D, using inexpensive passive 3D glasses.

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Vizio R-Series 3D Google TV HDTVs revealed

Vizio R-Series 3D Google TV HDTVs revealed

Vizio has revealed its new Google TV range of HDTVs for 2012, the R-Series, with the company's Vizio Internet Apps Plus reskin of the Google platform delivering apps, search and streaming media in your living room. Consisting of the 42-inch R3D420VS, 47-inch R3D470VS, 55-inch R3D550VS and 65-inch R3D650VS, the R-Series line-up includes a dual-sided Bluetooth remote with a QWERTY keyboard on one side and a touchpad on the other, for easier navigation.

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Vizio PC range official

Vizio PC range official

Vizio has unveiled its new PC line-up at CES 2012 this morning, set to hit shelves in the spring, but the company is still coy about pricing and full specifications. Instead, there's plenty about Vizio's  Internet Apps (V.I.A.) Ecosystem, spreading multimedia across the company's TVs and now PCs, along with the promise of a clean-running system thanks to some help from Microsoft.

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Vizio readies laptops and all-in-ones for low-price PC push

Vizio readies laptops and all-in-ones for low-price PC push

Budget TV company Vizio will extend its reach into computing, beginning with a range of new models to be showcased at CES 2012 next week. CTO Matt McRae confirmed the segue and a June launch window - along with "a price that just doesn't seem possible" - to Bloomberg in an interview about the company's PC plans, following up with a gallery of eye-catching desktop and laptop renders to whet our appetite ahead of the show next week. More details after the cut.

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