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New Viewsonic PC Minis Move Computing into Today's Digital Lifestyle

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  1. btarunr

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    ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual display and computing products, today expanded its PC Mini lineup with the new VOT530 and VOT550. These full-featured, small-format PCs are ideal for power computing and enjoying digital media anywhere in the home, all while using up to 45% less energy and up to 50% less plastic than tower PCs.

    The VOT530 and VOT550 PC Minis come standard with a Windows 7 Home Premium operating system, powerful Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz processors and 802.11b/g/n wireless connectivity, making them perfect media entertainment systems or home computing hubs. Whether streaming Internet content to a TV or accessing movies and music saved on the hard drive, these compact computers are ideal for downloading, managing and displaying digital content on any standard display or HDTV.

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    Six high-speed USB 2.0 front and back ports and DVI-I and eSATA ports in the back enable extended media format compatibility and the easy addition of peripherals. The included remote control makes navigating through DVD and Blu-ray content a breeze while relaxing on the couch or recliner. The built-in microphone and earphone jacks coupled with the RJ45 Ethernet port transform these PC Minis into networked game stations for the household gamers.

    The VOT530 PC Mini offers 2GB of internal memory and a built-in DVD Super Multi RW drive. Taking it to the next level, the VOT550 is powered with 4GB of memory and features a built-in Blu-ray / recordable DVD combo drive for the management and enjoyment of high definition, 1080p Blu-ray content.

    The VOT530 and VOT550 PC Minis are currently available at respective MSRPs of $749 and $949. More information on the full PC Mini line is available here.

    “ViewSonic is changing the way that people think about computing,” said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager of ViewSonic North America. “By providing our customers with multipurpose devices that serve as both Internet servers and entertainment hubs, we are helping them connect with digital content in the most convenient way possible, whether live streaming video or accessing downloaded content stored on the hard drive.”

    For those looking for an all-in-one computing solution, ViewSonic today announced that its VPC101 All-in-One PC will be available in December. At an MSRP of $649, this 18.5” PC features a space-saving, easy to use and eco-friendly design, similar to the VPC100 with an integrated touchscreen to take full advantage of its Windows 7 operating system.

    For additional information on ViewSonic products, please visit www.ViewSonic.com or follow ViewSonic on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
     
  2. InnocentCriminal

    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    Isn't that the same image just rotated? LOL!
     
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    Could be wrong but don't think so - the 2nd image sure is useless... and if that's all this news post generates for discussion guess the mini pc is pretty useless too... but I could be wrong.
     
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    it'd be about the two models, and they use the same case.

    useless really, but there is some logic behind it.


    At least with CPU's that powerful, you dont need to worry about hardware acceleration for video playback - pity connections are listed (without HDMI and TOSLINK SPDIF, these thigns are useless)
     
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    Spec page: http://www.viewsonic.com/vot530-550/spec.htm


    I like that some are thinking compact, though I'm not really drawn to this particular item. Give me a Sugo SG05 sized system or go extra small, like a Dell Optiplex 160, which is VESA mountable.
     
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    Why didn't ViewSonic put an HDMI port on the back and provide a DVI/SVGA adapter? No HDMI makes it more difficult to use as a media center PC.

    And I agree with Jizzler: a Sugo SG05-sized machine would give you more expansion and upgrade options (and cost less, too).
     
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