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Old 07-22-2011, 07:50 AM   #1
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Vizio 8" Android Tablet

This looks interesting, particularly since I have a Vizio TV. 4:3 aspect ratio-why? and 3 speakers!

Vizio, the budget-friendly television maker known for great prices and quality technology, just proved it is possible to create an Android tablet with few compromises for $350 with the launch of its 8″ slate today. I got a first look at the device at the CEA Line Show in New York City yesterday afternoon so here are some early photos and specs.

The Vizio VTAB1008 tablet has a 8″ 1024×768 capacitive touch screen display with a 4:3 aspect ratio that is more typical of standard TV content than widescreen movies. When I first saw the screen, it immediately made me think of Barnes & Noble’s Nook Touch, which is also slightly wider than other e-readers. It is powered by a 1 GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM and 2 GB of internal storage that can be expanded via the external SD card reader that can accept up to a 32 GB card.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:51 AM   #3
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True, but it probably doesn't integrate as well with my Vizio TV.

And if you use the Staples coupon.....
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:48 AM   #4
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I had completely forgotten about Vizio releasing a tablet. I saw some teaser ad some time back and thought that it was just some kind of spiffy remote, not so much a tablet.

I like Vizio for a middle-of-the-road HDTV manufacturer, and some of their sets carry good bang-for-buck. If I still had one as a main-tv, I'd probably be more inclined to check out their tablet. But, alas, we only have one of their tiny ones in the bedroom, and I can't even remember the last time it was on.
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Well yesterday I watched the Space shuttle TV coverage of the landing on my Xoom Tablet. Think about it like that. That's also why I scratch my head about the 4:3 aspect ratio, you'd think an HD TV manufacturer would go that route and do a 16:9 tablet.....strange if you ask me.
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This looks interesting
i posted something on it the other day:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=143676
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i posted something on it the other day:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=143676
And not a single damn was given.
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And not a single damn was given.
Actually, it says 100+ people viewed the thread...and its gone up since I posted the link.
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Oh, you're right. I mean, look at all that discussion in your thread about the Vizio tablet!

Oh, wait...
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Oh, you're right. I mean, look at all that discussion
It's about as substantive as the one in this thread.

Really, it's ok. I'm just putting the knowledge out there.
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It's about as substantive as the one in this thread.

Really, it's ok. I'm just trolling.
Any discussion (prior to your "ME TOO!" post) > no discussion. Pure and simple.

And, we know. It's your schtick, and it's old.
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True, but it probably doesn't integrate as well with my Vizio TV.

And if you use the Staples coupon.....
It integrates with other Vizio products? Oooh. i didn't know that.
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It integrates with other Vizio products? Oooh. i didn't know that.
Apparently it has I/R built in, not sure how "integrated" it is though.
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