In case you hadn’t heard, ViewSonic — fine purveyor of affordable LCD monitors — has crossed over into the all-in-one desktop market. The company’s new VPC100 is now shipping to US retailers with an MSRP of $599.
The machine features an 18.5-inch LCD at 1366×768 with a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness.
Packed behind the screen is a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, Windows XP Home, a 1.3-megapixel web cam, four USB slots, a 4-in-1 card reader, DVD burner, and gigabit Ethernet plus 802.11b/g wireless.
The whole package is just 1.38 inches thick and weighs about 16.5 pounds, so it ought to fit just about anywhere you’re short of desk space.
If you’re still not convinced, check out this… ahem… high-quality and wonderfully-produced promotional video. It’s truly mesmerizing.
And with that, ViewSonic wins the Balls of Steel award for today.
Full press release:
ViewSonic Ships All-in-One PC, First Model of Computer Initiative
VPC100 now shipping in the United States
WALNUT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of visual display and computing products, today announced the commercial availability of its VPC100 All-in-One PC at an MSRP of $599. With 20 years of display experience as a leader in desktop technology and partnerships with computing market leaders, high quality computing products are a natural extension of ViewSonic’s product offering. With its slim design (35mm thin), ease-of-use, eco-friendly design and affordability, the VPC100 is ideal for every lifestyle – from home and office settings, to call centers, libraries, school computer labs and any location where space is limited.
“When people talk about office clutter, it’s not just about paperwork. Traditional computing solutions can be expensive, unattractive and take up an entire desk,” said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager of ViewSonic North America. “We designed the VPC100 to overcome that ‘computer clutter’ problem with one cable ease and a clean, All-in-One design. We’re excited to bring this product to market in the US and give our channel partners and customers a solution that further merges technology and lifestyle.”
A built-in Intel® Atom 1.64GHz processor with Microsoft® Windows® XP Home provides a powerful desktop computing solution. The 18.5-inch display features a 16:9 aspect ratio LCD screen so users can experience razor-sharp images in crisp detail. Keeping eco-friendly by offering one unit instead of two (a monitor and a tower PC), the VPC100 All-in-One uses about 50% less plastic for reduced waste. Additionally, the device requires about 45% less power than a traditional computing set so users save resources and get a better ROI.
Additional features include:
- Four high-speed USB 2.0 ports for connections to peripherals
- DVD/CD Super Multi RW optical disk drive
- A 4-in-1 card reader for file transfers
- Wireless connectivity within any 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi network
- LAN network integration through the 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN connection
- An integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam for enhanced interaction with friends and co-workers
- Two built-in 2.5-watt speakers
- Full size keyboard and optical mouse included
- The VPC100 is backed up with an extended one-year limited warranty, as well as 24/7 customer support to ensure buyer satisfaction. Additional purchase details, specs and a video introduction can be found here.
ViewSonic also offers its Finch Club resellers an opportunity to benefit from specialized product training and discounts. To sign up, please visit http://www.finchclub.com.
For more information on ViewSonic products, please visit http://www.viewsonic.com or follow ViewSonic on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.