Given that Vizio was already cutting thin the razor-sharp margins in the TV universe, it wasn't all that much of a shock when it introduced a PC lineup last year. But given that PCs are giving way to tablets in a major way, now the company has decided to go small. At CES 2013, Vizio
is introducing its first Windows
8 tablet, and 11.6" unit running a pure copy of Windows (unlike the Surface RT, which runs the ARM-friendly Windows RT), and a dual-core 1GHZ AMD Z60 processor.
Other specifications include a 1080p touch panel, no bloatware at all (a pretty amazing feat, actually), a 2MP front-facing camera, 64GB of internal storage, micro-HDMI output and a micor-USB port. The company isn't coming clean with pricing or a ship date just yet, but the Windows slate market is already starting to heat up.