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Vizio Windows 8 Tablet Price, Specs, Pros and Cons Review (Video)

Vizio MT11X-A1 Windows 8 Tablet Price Specs Release Date

Vizio has just released its first Windows 8 tablet. The MT11X-A1, also known as the Vizio Windows 8 Tablet PC (a.k.a. the tablet without a name!) is now shipping and retails for $599.99.  You can order it from the Vizio store.  Should you order it?  See below a review of the Vizio Tablet’s features, specs, and my buyers advice.

Also See: Windows 8 Tablet Comparison Chart

Vizio Windows 8 Tablet Specs

Here’s what we know so far about the Vizio Windows 8 Tablet Specs:

  • Model: MT11X-A1
  • Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD z60 dual-core 1GHz Mobile Processor
  • Memory: 2GB of Ram
  • Hard Drive/Storage: 64GB
  • Display: 11.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 LED display
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ HD 6250
  • Connectivity: 802.11 n dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio: Dual SRS Stereo Speakers
  • Cameras: 1.MP Front Facing
  • Ports: Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB
  • Battery: 5 Hours of Battery Life
  • Dimensions: 11.66″W x 7.53″H x 0.39”D
  • Weight: 1.80 lbs

Vizio Windows 8 Tablet Price and Release Date

The Vizio Tablet price is $599.99.  As far as we know, this price doesn’t included a case, keyboard, or other accessory.  Without any special features or included accessories, $600 for this tablet seems a bit steep.  The Vizio Tablet’s release date was on June 20th, 2013.  As of this writing, it is only available for sale at Vizio’s website.

Vizio MT11X-A1 Windows 8 Tablet review

Vizio Windows 8 Tablet Pros and Cons

Below I review the pros and cons, advantages and drawbacks of the Vizio Windows 8 Tablet.

Vizio Windows 8 Tablet Pros

  • AMD Radeon graphics:  The Vizio tablet promises to deliver superior HD graphics via its AMD Radeon graphics chip.  Let’s hope it delivers.  Also, the tablet’s 1920 x 1080 resolution is huge for this price range.
  • SRS Speakers: Included with the Vizio Tablet are surround sound speakers.  Coupled with the Radeon graphics, the Vizio tablet seems geared for people interested in a multimedia device.
  • Thin and light: The Vizio tablet seems to cram a lot of decent specs into a small package.
  • Ability to run Desktop apps:  Windows 8 compatibility allows the Vizio tablet to run applications such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, iTunes, etc.  This offers a big advantage over Windows RT tablets, iPads, and Android tablets.

Vizio Windows 8 Tablet Cons

  • Short battery life: Rated at only 5 hours, the Vizio tablet real world battery life will be abysmal for a tablet
  • No keyboard accessory: To get the most out of Windows, you still need a keyboard.  This is especially true if you plan to use legacy Windows 7 and Windows XP applications.  Vizio really needs to develop a keyboard case for this device.
  • Doesn’t stand out from the crowd: There are so many Windows 8 tablets in this price range that have more compelling features and accessories.  Perhaps the high resolution display and Radeon graphics will save this device but I doubt it.  

Final Thoughts and Buying Advice

The Vizio Windows 8 Tablet has some good features.  Its thin and light build, Radeon graphics, and SRS speakers all looks appealing.  However, its 1 GHz processor, 5 hour rated battery, and lack of keyboard option makes the Vizio Tablet a less than compelling device.  Add to this the fact that second generation Windows 8 Tablets are on the horizon, promising a better combination of performance, battery life, and price, it’s hard to recommend the Vizio at this point.  I’ll revise this section as reviews are released for the tablet.  For now, I recommend you consider other options… or wait.

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Quentin Moore is the creator and senior editor of Tech Blog TV. He's a self proclaimed Tech Guru and spends most of his non-working hours playing with or blogging about tech gadgets. Check out Quentin's Google Plus Page.

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