With all the PCs shown at CES, why select those from Vizio? After all, the company is known not for computers but cheap, basic-quality LCD TVs sold at discount chains. The answer: Judging by the units shown at CES, Vizio is doing cheap PCs with panache -- the "cheap chic" approach you might associate with Target stores. They look nice, and reviewers from the major consumer electronic sites have given them a thumbs-up in initial quality, not just chassis design.
When the Vizio all-in-one PCs and laptops ship later this year (dates and pricing are still secret), the expectations for what defines a low-cost PC could radically change, leaving those other plasticky Windows systems languishing on store shelves.