The FCC gave us a clue that Vizio’s first-ever PCs would be shipping soon, and the company is now spilling a few beans more directly. Although the official statement is still short on many of the details we’ve been hoping to know, Vizio is promising that the line will launch before June is up. As a refresher, the normally home theater-focused company is planning to go all-out despite being the new kid on the block, going with a trio of mid-size laptops as well as two sizes of all-in-one desktops that rely on Magic Trackpad-like input to draw attention. Mum’s the word on whether or not the 10-inch tablet will be part of the June arrivals, although there’s unconfirmed talk that Walmart will carry at least some of the lineup and trigger some jealousy in the 2012 Vizio TVs across the aisle.
It’s true, the TouchPad, HP’s inaugural webOS tablet, won’t go on sale in the states until July 1, but that doesn’t mean you can’t claim yours pronto. She’s up for pre-order at a long list of retailers that includes Amazon, NewEgg, Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, Radio Shack, J&R, Office Max, Office Depot, Costco, Sam’s Club, PC Richard & Son, Micro Center, and even Nebraska Furniture Mart. You’ll see it listed on HP’s site, too, but the company’s only accepting orders for businesses at the moment. As expected, the tab comes in two flavors: a 16GB version for $499.99 and a 32GB model that’ll set you back $599.99. Both of ‘em pack a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, stereo speakers, Touch-to-Share, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and, of course, a gussied-up version of webOS optimized for that 9.7-inch display. Intrigued? Hit the exhaustive list of source links below to scoop one up for yourself.
You know what tomorrow is right? Yep, Friday, but it’s also iPad 2 launch day! After months of rumors and a pretty impressive launch event, Apple’s releasing the second iteration of its popular tablet. Yes, it’s true, in a lot of ways the iPad 2 is a lot like the first iPad, so many of you should be old pros at this, but if you happen to be a first timer or you simply just need a refresher, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about getting your own “magical” tablet. We’ve also put together a short list of things to do with it as soon as you’ve gotten it out of the box. Hit the break for a full breakdown of everything you need to know and don’t forget to read our full review.