CES 2013: Vizio impresses with debut 10-inch Tegra 4 Android tablet

CES 2013: Vizio impresses with debut 10-inch Tegra 4 Android tabletVizio is a name we haven't heard much of this side of the Atlantic, but the company is using CES 2013 to begin a major global push, and heading its charge will be a new 10-inch tablet running Nvidia's brand new Tegra 4 processor.

The yet-to-be-named tablet is the larger of two new slates the company has given eager tech journos a sneak peek of on the eve of CES' doors officially opening, and seems to have made quite an impression.

Given that it's set to be unveiled running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (though demo units apparently only had 4.1 on board), it's Google's own Nexus 10 that makes for the most obvious comparison, especially given that the Vizio comes with the same 2,560 x 1,600 display resolution.

In its brief hands-on, The Verge says the newcomer is impressively thin and “really, really light. The kind of light where we picked the tablet up and wondered immediately whether or not there was a battery inside, or anything for that matter.”

That statement does raise some questions given Vizio's heritage in the US as a budget TV maker, but with initial checks revealing that it comes with 32GB of on-board storage, the aforementioned Tegra 4 silicon (which should make short work of dealing with that high resolution), front and rear cameras plus all the expected wired and wireless connectivity options, the only real cause for concern is the possibility of an underpowered battery.

We'll know more once Vizio's pair of tablets – the other is a Nexus 7-alike 7-incher – are officially announced, but it sets the stage nicely for what should hopefully be a new generation of high-performance Tegra 4 tablets with the processing grunt to make the most of those ever-expanding pixel counts.

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