Vizio to start producing Laptops and Desktops

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  1. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    inb4 "It's just an iMac ripoff whine whine whine"

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    http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/06/vizio-desktop-laptop-pc/

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    Vizio has always made stellar products, but this...this is more beautiful than anything Apple or ANY other company has ever produced. I'm for sure going to attempt to get that beautiful All-In-One.
     
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
     
  3. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Until you turn it on.

    Then it all comes down to software.
     
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    As MacDawg said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Just as there is no "best" anything, because it's always subjective to the one judging it (whatever "it" is).

    This is a nice looking product, and if you like it, go ahead and get it. I always say that the best thing for someone is what they like and works best for them.
     
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    I agree these are certainly a cut above average PC designs.

    However as the article points out their ability to deliver concept designs as viable products (phone and TV as example) leaves something to be desired.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    As far as Windows boxes go, I would definitely prefer this to the crappy Dell laptop and external monitor I use at work
     
  7. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Then there is Vizio's brand power and cachet, both of which are next to nothing. It's positioned as a budget brand, and it shows.

    It'll need more than looks to convince consumers.
     
  8. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    We might finally have a proper iMac contender, and those designs look stellar.
     
  9. arkitect macrumors 601

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    What, do tell, is wrong with a budget brand?
    And with these designs, how does it show?

    Or are you at end of the day just another Apple snob?
    Style above substance?
    Only expensive hardware can look good?
     
  10. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There are many people who call any tablet an iPad or any music player an iPod
    Some folks will see this design as a way to have a "Mac" without the price point
    When all they do is use Facebook and email, they don't see much difference in Windows and OS X
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    The mouse looks a lot like the magic trackpad...
    It looks good As pc"s go.
    Windows though....
    So I will stay with my Mac
    Thank you very much
     
  12. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    I think *LTD* is just getting a bit worried.
     
  13. chrf097 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Exactly. Because it doesn't have an Apple logo on it, it's not good?


    LTD, is this was Apple's next iMac we all know you would go gaga for it.
     
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    No. It's just that I know we've been here before. Countless times.

    Rule of thumb: unless a manufacturer completely redefines the particular segment (that happens to be led by Apple), we can dispense with all the other questions and deal strictly with what challenges the manufacturer faces in terms of brand power, mindshare, value, software, etc., in comparison to Apple. Because for consumers, that's all it'll come down to: "Why should I get this instead of an iMac?"

    Unless a competitor offers something that will completely blow consumers away in this segment, it'll be an uphill climb. THe AIO segment is saturated already, and Apple happens to own the lion's share of it.

    Just being a realist.
     
  15. chrf097 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I fixed a grammatical error in your post.

    Also, The segment isn't led by Apple. Apple is under HP and Dell.
     
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    For some consumers.
    If this was how most buyers think Apple would own the majority of the laptop/desktop market.

    Don't let the success of the iOS toys befuddle and confuse your thinking.

    For most consumers around the world price is a massive consideration when they look to buy a computer.

    Here is a PC firm that might just offer a decent looking computer at a reasonable price to the PC market and all you can do is sneer.


    Hardly.
    Just you being predictable.
     
  19. juliusaugustus macrumors regular

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    Vizio is a well known and very reliable brand, me and most people who have owned their TVs would agree that statement. What most people are going to think are what features does this have, how much does it cost, and do I like the design. Vizio pretty much nails all three points when it comes to tvs (hence the reason for their success) and wouldn't be too hard to nail those points when it comes to PC. A product doesn't have to be revolutionary or game changing sometimes it just has to be good. As for Windows most people use Windows and you could always install Linux on it or Hackintosh it.
     
  20. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I don't believe LTD is worried for a moment, because he knows the TRUTH.

    When you know the TRUTH, you never worry.:rolleyes:

    TRUTH - Everything Apple produces is the best in every way. Any action in which Apple engages is always morally, legally, and ethically correct.:rolleyes: :p

    When you know the TRUTH, you never worry.:rolleyes::D
     
  21. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    Why? It will be running Windows just like 1 billion+ other computers in the world. That's a staggering number, isn't it? No wonder it bothers you so.
     
  22. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Yet another OEM Windows box. OMG WOW.

    Horizontal business models never bother me vis-à-vis my choice of platform. Because I know exactly what licensing your OS to box-makers means. It's the same every time. It's still the same when you make the enclosure thin and wrap it in aluminum over four years after Apple already chewed up and spat out that idea.

    Wait until the actual release to be impressed. Still waiting on that legendary Vizio phone . . .

    Up next: Dynex, Hannspree, and Westinghouse enter the AIO PC biz. Limited 15-day warranty included.
     
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    We still need the specs, though. iMac is the most powerful AIO I've seen and most of its competitors are usually fairly poorly specced and hence cheaper. It can look good but if it has crippled hardware, then people will rather go with a tower.

    Overall, I think AIO market is fairly small anyway. The only reason iMac is so successful is because it's the best value desktop from Apple. Mini is small and expensive (you can get a lot more powerful tower for the same money). Mac Pro is overpriced and out of consumers' range. iMac is the best choice for a consumer and it even offers options for consumers who need more power, e.g. photo editors and casual gamers. If you want a desktop that runs OS X, then iMac is most likely your choice.

    PC users who want a desktop will most likely go with a tower. Why? Because it provides the best value. If you don't need power, you might as well buy a laptop and an external monitor.
     
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    What ^^^^^ said.

    It looks pretty but what's inside it ?
     
  25. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    It means you rule the market as Windows does.
     

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