Vizio brings 7-inch optimized for reading tablet to CES 2013

Vizio is aiming to widen its portfolio beyond just TV sets and computers, and it’s making a big step towards that by bringing a 7-inch tablet to CES 2013. Spec-wise, the Vizio 7-incher is virtually identical to the Nexus 7 tablet by Google, but it does come with reduced size for more comfortable one-hand hold for reading.

The Vizio 7 comes with the following specs:

  • Tegra 3
  • 7-inch 1280 x 800 pixel IPS screen
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • 1.2-megapixel front camera
  • stock Android Jelly Bean

Having stock Android is an interesting idea, and Vizio CEO defends it saying Android has finally grown to the point that no skin is required.

It also seems possible that the tablet could be used as a remote for larger displays in the future. Thankfully, Vizio says it will use universal technologies like Miracast for that.

The Vizio 7-inch tablet release date is set for the first half of 2013. Sadly, there is no price yet, but we would not be surprised if this manages to undercut even the Nexus 7. Here’s to hoping.

source: The Verge

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12 Comments

1. e.wvu unregistered

At least there is a company other than Google that realizes that Android doesn't need a skin overlay.

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Even their laptops and all-in-one PCs have vanilla Windows 7/8 with zero bloatware.

4. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

yeah but the puzzling thing about this article is that there is no mention of the feature that makes this tablet optimized for reading...is it some kind of screen tech or am i missing something here?

5. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

".....but it does come with reduced size for more comfortable one-hand hold for reading."

9. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

yup but the definining factor in any reading tablet will not be the size though its an advantage but the deciding factor will be the screen...like kindle or nook or the paper displays that are set to launch later this year by SHARP.

6. MeoCao unregistered

There will be more OEMs choose to keep the stock Android, simply b-c that makes sense.

12. deuel18

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

if they added a microSD slot on it, then it exceeded Google's Nexus 7

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Vizio tablets(7 inch & 10.1 inch) and phones(5 inch & 4.7 inch) doing great job by running stock android 4.2 OS .Make it global.

7. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Does this tablet and their(vizio's) 10 incher is having memory card slot.........????

8. yonith

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

No SD card slot? Not interested.

10. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

Price this at a $99 (US) price point and this can easily become the best selling tablet in the world in its class.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

VIZIO tablets are very very nice. Can't wait to see it when we recieved it in out store. But I'll wait till later this year for 5.0 KEY LIME NEXUS TABLET

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