By Scott Stein
June 6, 2013
The good: The Vizio CA27T-B1 has a quad-core Core i7 processor, dual HDMI inputs, and an included remote and wireless clickpad; comparable specs to competitors in this price range.
The bad: Cheaper-feeling plastic accessories and a bulky subwoofer power brick clunk up the otherwise clean design; only a 1080p display; screen is solidly mounted but wobbles when touched.
The bottom line: Vizio’s top-of-the-line 27-inch touch all-in-one gets a modest update but stays traditional compared with detachable, convertible alternatives.
Desktop computers are commodity devices, in case you didn't get the memo. Vizio does nothing to dispel this impression: in fact, the company seems to embrace it. Like TVs, you get what you pay for.
The Vizio all-in-ones that debuted last year look like TVs, come with dual HDMI inputs, and have their own IR remotes. Late last year the desktops added touch screens. On the eve of newer Intel processors coming out, we looked at the latest iteration of the Vizio 27-inch, the CA27T-B1, a PC in a somewhat crowded landscape.
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