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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