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At CES 2009, ViewSonic launched the VPC100 ViePC, all-in-one PC. The machine has an 18.5" LCD monitor, Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and 160GB HDD. The VPC100 ViePC has an MSRP of $549 (US) and will be available in February 2009.

It seems everyone is getting into the all-in-one PC market. At CES 2009, ViewSonic, a company better known for monitors, launched the VPC100 ViePC, all-in-one PC.The VP100 isn't the most powerful all-in-one, but it's one of the thinnest and most inexpensive.

The machine has the following specifications:

  • 18.5" LCD monitor (1366x768 native resolution)
  • Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 60GB HDD
  • DVD +/- RW drive
  • 1.3 megapixel Webcam
  • Gigabit Ethernet network adapter
  • 802.11 b/g WiFi
  • Connectors: PS/2 (x2), USB2.0 (x2), mic. in, headphone out, RJ45, PCIe (x2)
  • 3-in-1 card reade
  • 2x2-watt speakers

The VPC100 ViePC has an MSRP of $549 (US) and will be available in February 2009.

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5 comments
sidekick
sidekick

Someone thought it would be a good idea to make a desktop with the same specs as a netbook that is only good for basic tasks, such as web surfing and word processing. The only advantage to a netbook is its portability. What is the advantage to this thing?

Vahidm
Vahidm

Good enough for surfing. Is it good enough do decode a DIVX or some such? That would be the big question to me. If it is powerful enough, then it's the TV i want.

awiggs
awiggs

Hanging it on a frig or some other place is limited since the powercord connection is on the back. A pocket on the side would allow true flush mounting. Maybe next model.

mclghlne
mclghlne

Cost, space, style, and I suspect power savings.

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