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ViewSonic Ships All-in-One PC, First Model of Computer Initiative

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  1. btarunr

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    ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual display and computing products, today announced the commercial availability of its VPC100 All-in-One PC at an MSRP of $599. With 20 years of display experience as a leader in desktop technology and partnerships with computing market leaders, high quality computing products are a natural extension of ViewSonic’s product offering. With its slim design (35mm thin), ease-of-use, eco-friendly design and affordability, the VPC100 is ideal for every lifestyle – from home and office settings, to call centers, libraries, school computer labs and any location where space is limited.

    “When people talk about office clutter, it’s not just about paperwork. Traditional computing solutions can be expensive, unattractive and take up an entire desk,” said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager of ViewSonic North America. “We designed the VPC100 to overcome that ‘computer clutter’ problem with one cable ease and a clean, All-in-One design. We’re excited to bring this product to market in the US and give our channel partners and customers a solution that further merges technology and lifestyle.”

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    A built-in Intel Atom 1.64GHz processor with Microsoft Windows XP Home provides a powerful desktop computing solution. The 18.5-inch display features a 16:9 aspect ratio LCD screen so users can experience razor-sharp images in crisp detail. Keeping eco-friendly by offering one unit instead of two (a monitor and a tower PC), the VPC100 All-in-One uses about 50% less plastic for reduced waste. Additionally, the device requires about 45% less power than a traditional computing set so users save resources and get a better ROI. Additional features include:
    • Four high-speed USB 2.0 ports for connections to peripherals
    • DVD/CD Super Multi RW optical disk drive
    • A 4-in-1 card reader for file transfers
    • Wireless connectivity within any 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi network
    • LAN network integration through the 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN connection
    • An integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam for enhanced interaction with friends and co-workers
    • Two built-in 2.5-watt speakers
    • Full size keyboard and optical mouse included

    The VPC100 is backed up with an extended one-year limited warranty, as well as 24/7 customer support to ensure buyer satisfaction. Additional purchase details, specs and a video introduction can be found here.

    Source: ViewSonic
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    That is a computer in there? Holy crap.
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    I'd gladly take a thicker case, if it meant keeping the front nice and trim. The less bezel the better IMO.

    ... unless they want to incorporate a small LCD or two in that space. Then I would be *highly* interested.
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    I love it, i figured it would have started more when apple did those monitor style systems. As far as size and style, it can only get better...
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    Agree. Too much bezel. They should have made it deeper, and improved the quality of the speakers, and made the visual footprint smaller.

    Why make something SO THIN, yet needs a big "foot" to balance it, and needs so much blank space to incorporate a flat-speaker system. At least they remebered a VESA mounting system.

    But, IMO, it is a BAD DESIGN.

    An Atom 2xx or Zxx is underpowered for a desktop replacement. It is not suitable for "office settings, to call centers, libraries, school computer labs". An Atom 330 might have *just* survived, but a single core Atom? No. The power/performance is like going back to Pentium 3/early pentium 4 days. We dont want that. And GPU? No mention of what it is running.

    They've really built this on the cheap, hoping for a few lucky sales, rather than saying, HEY, let's do a great machine here. Really attractive to the corporate/public workplace.

    I think I'd rather go with a Dell or iMac. OOOHHH SHOCK HORROR!
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    Still like the MSI model better because of the touchscreen, but this is very, very nice looking, too.
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    And you're saying a Single core atom isnt enough for office apps? I'm running something slower on my EEE as a desktop replacement and I dont have any trouble running any typical office apps. Imho you guys are way too picky in terms of features; its only the bezel. If the bezel turns you off from buying something then you guys seriously have problems.

    In an office setting people dont play COD4 ya know?
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