Vizio Android Tablet Available for Limited Pre-OrderShips Mid-July

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    Vizio's intriguing little Android tablet just became available for pre-order on their website, for $400 bucks, not including tax and shipping. This is an 8-inch tablet with Gingerbread, a 16GB MicroSD card, and a folding folio case, included for that price. It also has a built-in HDMI port so you can check out games and videos on your big-screen TV if you feel so inclined. Any device that you pre-order today will begin shipping on July 18th. Below is a link to their website.

    Vizio 8" Android Tablet, WiFI bundle

    Source: AndroidTablets.net via Engadget
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    $400 for a Gingerbread tablet? No thank you.
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    Let's see...for $400 I coudl get a tablet running an old operating system that was not intended for tablets, from a company known for producing low-end television sets, and all that I've seen of this device is a crappy video in which it was laggy as hell.

    Or

    I could spend the same amount for a tablet running the latest operating sytem, has gotten good reviews, and manufactured by a company with a long history of producing computers and electronics.

    Hmmm.
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    First, kudos to Vizio for venturing out into the land of the 3:2 aspect ratio, which I think is great for everything but one (watching widescreen movies). I'm sure the movie fanboys will chime in about that (but as I like to say, what's the aspect ratio of the lead-selling tablet?).

    Second, come on Vizio--you're the low-price-leader on flatscreens--the least you could do is underprice Asus. $400? Try $299 and we'll talk.

    Finally, .5-inch thick? That's so early-2011. Take a hint from that the gorgeous new Samsung Galaxy Tab, and go thinner.

    -Matt
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    Oh man, do these companies do any type of price research? Ill stick with the Asus eee transformer
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    Totally agree. Widescreen is great for movies, but 90% of the time I'll use this thing it won't be watching movies. I'll be looking at still pictures more than watching movies, and since I rarely crop images 16:9, they look so much smaller on a wide screen. Images look so much bigger (and have bigger impact) on a standard aspect ratio screen.
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    "Its not great for movies, so I hate it and it's not allowed to be what YOU want!"


    I would take it over the Asus, the Vizio does not have Honeycomb, so it is guaranteed to run better.
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