Vizio Goes Mobile with Tegra 4 Tablet Plus More

One of the largest vendors of LCD TVs in North America unveiled at the CES 2013 a new line-up of yet-unnamed Android Jelly Bean tablets and smartphones, as well as a Windows 8 tablet. Vizio unveiled a light-weight 10-inch tablet, which has Nvidia's brand-new Tegra 4 quad-core chipset, NFC, and a high-end resolution display that matches the resolution of the Nexus 10 or even the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina. The seven-inch variant has more modest Nexus 7-like specs and is powered by the older Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Vizio, which has a portfolio Windows 8 PCs and laptops, also unveiled a tablet with an 11.6-inch Full HD display and running on the full blown Windows 8 rather than just RT. Vizio's new Android smartphones are bound for China -- comprise a 5-inch full HD handset and a 4.7-inch variant that both lack LTE support. Vizio has not announced pricing and availability of the devices.

What Else You Need To Know

  • Vizio's 10-inch Android tablet sports a 2560 x 1600 resolution display, 32GB of storage, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and a 5-MP rear-facing camera, and a front-camera.
  • The 7-inch tab features a Tegra 3 processor, a 1280 x 800 resolution display, 16GB of onboard storage, 1.2-MP front-facing camera.
  • The vendor's Windows 8 tablet has an 11.6-inch Full HD 1080p capacitive touchscreen, a 1GHz AMD Z-60 APU processor with Radeon HD graphics and 2GB of RAM, 64GB SSD of storage, a 2-MP front camera, and micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports.
  • The 5-inch smartphone boasts of a 1920 x 1080 resolution display, 8-MP rear camera, 2-MP front camera, a dual-core Qualcomm SoC with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
  • The 4.7-inch model uses a 720 x 1080 resolution display, the same rear camera as the larger model, is powered by a dual-core processor from MediaTek with 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.

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Initially, Vizio’s only plans for the pair [of smartphones] are to launch them in China. There’s always the chance we’ll see them land elsewhere a little further the line, but without LTE support, don’t count on seeing much demand for them - Stephen Schenck, Pocket Now  
The 10-incher is reportedly very light, and coupled with Tegra 4, it promises to be one of the fastest large Android tablets. - Devindra Hardawar, Venture Beat  
Vizio's 10-inch tablet combines Tegra 4, stock Android, and an ultra-light body (hands-on)  

The Vizio 10-inch Tablet has quite a bit in common with Google's larger slate, actually. Its 10.1-inch, 2560 x 1600 display matches the Nexus 10, and we've quite liked the screen before — pushing that many pixels did cause the Nexus 10 some problems, but we're hoping Tegra 4 is more up to the task.

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