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Vizio enters the Windows game with all-in-one PCs, ultrabooks this May (update)

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Vizio will start selling Windows computers in May of this year, including an all-in-one PC and thin laptops.

Gallery Photo: Vizio ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs
Gallery Photo: Vizio ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs

Last night, a little bird told us that Vizio's Rose Bowl ad wasn't for a TV: it was actually the company's first all-in-one PC. We didn't believe it at first, but that's exactly what Vizio is about to do: enter the Windows PC business. The company has a slew of machines in its arsenal, including a 24- and 27-inch all-in-ones and 14-inch and 15.6-inch ULV-powered ultrabooks, and Vizio told the Financial Times that they will "exceed ultrabook specifications." (In fact, Vizio tells us it won't officially use the "ultrabook" term to differentiate its machines — it's going with "thin and lite" instead.) On top of that, it will have a regular 15.6-inch laptop for "extreme portable performance."

We don't have any real details on the specs — all we know is that they will have DLNA for streaming to Vizio TVs, naturally — but Vizio is saying these will be out in May, which leads us to think they will be powered by Intel's forthcoming Ivy Bridge processors. We're digging up more details as we type, but in the meantime check out the photos and renders below. As you can see, the all-in-ones will be accompanied by matching keyboards, mice, external optical drives, and what looks like a Magic Touchpad too.

Update: Now that we've got real photos, we can see a few of the ports on tap: it appears that one of the ultrabooks will have only a pair of USB 3.0 ports, one on either side, a 3.5mm audio jack on the left and an HDMI port on the right.