Vizio is reportedly preparing to release two new tablets that the company hopes will allow it to establish its name once again in the slate business. One of these is a ten-inch device that the folks at The Verge had a chance to check out.
According to The Verge, the tablet is “much more than your average iPad knockoff.” For one thing, it is noticeably light and thin, which gives the impression that it is smaller than the Nexus 10 or the iPad, two devices which have similar measurements in terms of screen size.
The list of specifications of the Vizio tablet is still incomplete, but The Verge reveals that the slate will have a display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, which allows it to compete with the Nexus 10. For its operating system, the tablet features stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, that is, without any custom skin overlaid. It also comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity as well as 32GB of internal storage. Two cameras are onboard, as well, although the capacities of their image sensors are still unknown.
Under the hood, meanwhile, the Vizio tablet will be driven by the new Tegra 4 System on a Chip, was just unveiled recently in Las Vegas. Tegra calls it “the world’s fastest mobile processor.” Among its features are the following: Cortex A15, four power cores that will have a maximum speed of 1.9GHz plus a companion core, 28nm manufacturing process, and HPL low-power with high-K metal gate.
As for its design, the tablet comes is a rectangular slab with rounded edges and a soft touch back.
Vizio, it would be recalled, is known more for its televisions. With its new tablets, the company has announced that its new goal is to “make all the screens in your life,” according to the report published in The Verge.
Vizio has not announced the tablet’s price or when it will hit the market.