Having already announced that they were to launch an 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet, Vizio has now seen fit to bring a couple of Android running tablets to CES, which looks very much like a pair of new Nexus 7 and 10 rivals. However, what we are most interested in is the fact that the larger model will come with the newly announced Nvidia Tegra 4 chip, and the smaller tablet being powered by the Tegra 3 chip.
As yet Vizio have yet to name their new tablets or offered a release date or price, but we expect it to be more competitive than the two Nexus tablets. The 7-inch Vizio tablet will have almost the same hardware as the Nexus 7, which not only includes that Tegra 3 processor but also the limited storage of up to 16GB as well. However, where the Vizio tablet will differ is its profile and weight, as it will not only be thinner, but also lighter as well.
Again the 10-inch tablet coming from Vizio will have a lot in common with the Nexus 10, but there are some subtle differences, such as also being lighter and thinner. However, it’s the inclusion of the Tegra 4 chip that should set it apart from the Nexus 10. If we are to believe what is being reported, then the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean 10-inch tablet from Vizio will be one of, if not the fastest of its size on the market.
What interests us the most here is how you will soon have two new Android powered tablets that will be comparable, if not better than the Nexus 7 and 10, as the should have better product support and a greater choice in accessories. Again, we have no clue as to when these tablets will be released, but we do expect to see them in the first half of 2013.