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Vizio shows off slick AMD Windows 8 tablet with 1080p display

American electronics business Vizio has released details on its first Windows 8 tablet, with an 11.6-inch 1080p HD display and some surprisingly nice specs.

Vizio has been trying to make a name for itself in the PC market since early last year, when it debuted sleek-looking computers that clearly took some design cues from Apple. The company also took another stab in the hardware arena with its first Google TV set-top box last June.

For specs, Vizio’s Windows 8 tablet packs in a dual-core 1-GHz AMD Z60 processor, 64GB of flash storage, 2GB of RAM, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, micro-HDMI port, and a micro-USB port. The tablet runs Windows 8 Pro rather than RT, so you’ll be able to run older Windows applications rather than just new Windows 8 apps.

Vizio has not announced pricing or availability yet for the tablet, but we expect the company might let those details out during CES.

On top of the new tablet, Vizio also refreshed its line of PCs. All of the company’s all-in-one PCs and thin and light laptops will come standard with touchscreens and quad-core processors, two things that should make the Windows 8 experience on those machines much better.

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