Vizio tablet

Our favorite UPS man just dropped off the Vizio 8-inch tablet (don't call it VIA anymore) and we cracked the shrink-wrap to have a look.  It's 8 inches of well-made electronics, running Android 2.3.2, and priced under $300 it's something we have been itching to have a look at since it was announced last January right before CES.

First impressions?  It's different.  Very.  It has a beautiful screen, and it's well-designed, feeling good in your hands.  The edge has a gentle bevel, and with a full soft touch coating on the back it feels like you're holding something that should cost a lot more than $300.  The software is also a big change from what we're used to, with Vizio skipping the standard Android practice of having multiple homescreens and an applications drawer.  Instead, you have a user-customizable panel with all of your apps, and a "widget board" with your live content via widgets.  We'll give it a complete run down, in the meantime there's a quick walkthrough, a handful of pictures, and device specs after the break.

Video hands-on

Youtube link for mobile viewing


  • 8-inch 1024×768 pixel resolution display
  • 1GHz Marvell Armada 600 processor
  • Android 2.3
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of storage
  • front facing VGA camera
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • microSD slot, micro-USB port
  • HDCP compliant micro-HDMI port
  • three stereo speakers
  • accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • 6.6×8.1×0.48 inches
  • weighs 1.2lbs
  • up to 11 hours battery life

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