Viewsonic unveils exceptionally thin All-In-One PC


Wow. What a picture. Rave budgies in cyberspace. I hope whoever stuck that together in Photoshop is doing okay now and taking things a little easier in rehab.

Ahem. Viewsonic’s releasing an All-in-One PC. It’s called the VPC100, and it’s the first in a line of ‘nettops’ that the company will be releasing. It’s just 3.5cm thick, making it skinnier than a rake on a diet. It’s got a 19″ 16:9 LCD, and all the guts are crammed behind that.

So given how thin it is, the specs must be ‘budget’, right? Well, unfortunately yes. A 160GB hard disk, 1.6GHz Atom processor, and 1GB of RAM. There’s also a card reader, webcam, DVD writer and integrated speakers. It comes with Windows XP, though I’d suggest upgrading to Windows 7 or Ubuntu ASAP.

The VPC100 costs £500, which sounds a little on the steep side, but it really depends on the quality of the display. If it’s a decent screen, then this could be a nice little media streaming device for a location that doesn’t have a main display. It’ll be available Mid-May.

Spec Sheet (PDF)

ViewSonic intros new 22-inch widescreen monitor


ViewSonic has announced its latest widescreen monitor, the VX2260wm. As the product name suggests, it’s a 22-inch LCD but sports a 16:9 aspect ratio more common on “proper” TVs than on computer monitors.

Able to display full 1080p content without scaling via its HDMI or DVI-D inputs, it also offers 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a low 2ms response time which should cut down on motion blur…

ViewSonic launches VX62 Series of LCD monitors


ViewSonic has announced its newest line of LCD monitors, the VX62 Series.

The 22-inch model offers a 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and super clear panel, for much improved black levels and colour quality. It has a 1,680 x 1,050 native resolution (16:10 aspect ratio), 300 nits brightness, and a decent 2ms response time.

The 19-inch model offers a more modest 6,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, other specs remain the same…