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High-definition TV manufacturer Vizio showed off more than just TVs during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), introducing a new 24" all-in-one PC and a thin mobile device. Both ship with 1080p HD touchscreen displays, with the AIO also including a remote control, dual HDMI inputs, wireless keyboard, and multi-gesture touchpad.
Meanwhile, the Thin + Light has a 15.6" touchscreen, 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology, yielding a think laptop profile with up to 7.5 hours of battery life. A 4th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU and onboard Intel Iris Pro Graphics form factor provide a surprising amount of hardware to power the laptop.
"Vizio continues to push the performance envelope in terms of personal computing," said Matt McRae, Vizio CTO, in a statement. "The 15.6" Thin + Light Touch and 24" All-in-One Touch models feature significant upgrades to the highest performance processors and wireless technologies."
Vizio is best known as a budget HDTV manufacturer, though expanding its product catalog with a focus on AIOs and the mobile market is a unique idea.
CES 2014 - Dell has just announced a new 4K-capable monitor, the beautiful looking P2815Q. Dell's P2815Q features an IPS LED panel with the 4K resolution of 3840x2160, and comes in at a perfect 28 inches in size.
Better yet, the P2815Q is height-adjustable, and can rotate, too. Dell hasn't unveiled the full specs of its new P2815Q, so we don't know whether to expect the world from Dell, or to keep our expectations in check, after all it's priced at just $699. The now private company will start selling the P2815Q on January 23, after which I'll be buying one and you can come to us for a review on yet another 4K display.
CES 2014 - We are barely getting 4K displays onto our shelves and hearts, but it seems that the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 is all about showing off not only 4K TVs, but 8K TVs, too.
Samsung has now joined the fun, showing off an incredible concept TV, measuring in at a mammoth 98 inches, and a resolution of 7680x4320. This is enough pixels to finally bury that annoying 'Retina' label, but unfortunately, we won't see this TV, or anything like it, for quite some time yet. Even if they were out, the price would hurt you more than the amount of pixels being crammed onto it.
CES 2014 - Vizio teases its new P-Series of 4K-capable TVs yesterday, but we didn't know the pricing on these new Ultra HD TVs, until now. Vizio will be pricing its 50-inch 4K P-Series TV at just $1,000.
The bigger screens will cost an additional $400 for every size bigger, until it reaches $2,600 for the 70-inch beast. Considering House of Cards' season season is being streamed by Netflix in 4K, it might be high time that you acquire that Ultra HD TV now, hey?
CES 2014 - NVIDIA's G-Sync has been getting all the headlines lately, with its refresh rate technology helping gamers achieving under 60FPS to feel like they're achieving more, smoothly.
AMD hasn't been sitting around doing nothing, with the chipmaker unveiling its new FreeSync technology at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. AMD purchased two retail Toshiba Satellite Click notebooks to show off the technology, with no modifications performed to the notebooks.
The biggest hurdle for NVIDIA is that G-Sync requires gamers to purchase a specific monitor, or to already own a specific monitor which is capable of having the G-Sync module installed. AMD's FreeSync on the other hand, does not have this limitation - opening it up to magnitudes more gamers and consumers alike.
We will definitely have more on AMD's FreeSync in the coming weeks and months.
CES 2014 - ASUS has outed another 4K-capable monitor, which will join the ranks with its 31.5-inch 4K monitor we gushed over at Computex 2013 back in June of last year.
The new ASUS PB287Q is a 28-inch display with a resolution of 3840x2160, or 4K, and is priced very competitively at $799. Compared to its bigger brother which is priced at over $3000, this is a great monitor for high-res fans. The ASUS PB287Q has a 1ms response time, DisplayPort, MHL-capable HDMI port and a rotatable design.
CES 2014 - ASUS has gone and done the seemingly impossible: announced a 2560x1440 panel, which runs at 120Hz. The new ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q comes with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology on-board, too.
We have a 1ms response time, mixed with G-Sync, ASUS' GamePlus, which is an OSD overlay, a single DisplayPort 1.2 port, dual USB 3.09 ports and VESA wall mount capabilities. It also comes with a 6mm bezel, which will be perfect when I get three of these for my test bed. ASUS: hurry up and release this bad boy, please.-
CES 2014 - LG has just unveiled the world's first flexible OLED TV, coming in at a massive 77 inches. What is good about a flexible TV? Well, you can use the included remote control to bend, and unbend the TV - pretty incredible.
LG has offered us an OLED display here, compared to fellow South Korean rival Samsung, who have only used LED - and even then, it was just a prototype from Samsung. LG's flexible OLED is production-ready, and will be hitting store shelves soon. Hyun-hwoi Ha, President and CEO of LG's Home Entertainment Company says: "LG's Flexible OLED TV is a product that has to be seen to be believed because it defies description. What curved is to flat, flexible is to curved. LG continues to lead the evolution of televisions into the next generation."
CES 2014 - Sharp has just unveiled a beautiful new high-resolution TV, that makes 4K whimper in the corner. Sharp's new 85-inch 8K TV is 3D-capable, with the company collaborating with Philips and Dolby to offer users a "lifelike 3D picture" without the need of glasses.
Sharp's new 85-inch 8K TV offers a resolution of 7680x4320, which is 16x the resolution offered by 1920x1080, or Full HD. There's absolutely no word on pricing or a launch date, but I would say this TV would only be for the rich, or home theater enthusiasts.
CES 2014 - Vizio is expanding its line up of 4K-capable TVs, with its first consumer-grade 4K TV. The new Vizio P Series of TVs will arrive in sizes between 50 and 70 inches.
Vizio says the P Series "is the culmination of advanced picture quality, powerful performance and a beautifully simple Ultra HD experience." What this translates to, is the P Series featuring advanced local dimming, a backlight that has 64 Active LED Zones, and Vizio's custom silicon.
Better yet, there's another set of TVs that Vizio will be pushing, the Reference Series. Vizio's Reference Series TVs are the best TV panels that the company has ever produced. With Vizio's Reference Series aimed at videophiles and "custom integrators". The Reference Series are also 4K-capable, but with High Dynamic Range (HDR) tech.