ViewSonic blitzes CES: HDTVs, nettops, PMPs, laptops and more

You wouldn't generally think of a smaller outfit such as ViewSonic having a major presence here at CES, but sure enough, the company has hit the ground blazing in Las Vegas. Kicking things off is the new ViewLED TV lineup, which consists of four LED-backlit sets ranging from 19- ($299) to 42-inches ($1,199) in size. Moving from HDTVs to PC panels, we've got ten new Eco-View monitors spanning the entire gamut of sizes and features. The company is also letting loose its VFP858 connected Bluetooth smart frame, which packs an 8-inch panel, an integrated microphone, stereo speakers and support for handsfree dialing... all from a digiframe. For media junkies on the run, the new line of MovieBooks (including the 5-inch VPD550T and 3-inch VPD313T) both sport touch-sensitive displays and sub-$150 price tags. Finally, we've got no fewer than nine new laptop and desktop models, including the 13.3-inch VNB131 ViewBook Pro, 18.5-inch VPC190 all-in-one and the VOT125 nettop. Obviously we've got far too many pricing, availability and hardware details to cover in this space, but all the information you could ever want on the new kit is hosted up after the break.

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ViewSonic's® New Smarter, Greener Displays to Drive LED Monitor Discussion at CES

ViewSonic announces 10 Eco- ViewLED™ panel technology, Full HD and 3D-ready LCD monitor solutions

LAS VEGAS – 2010 International CES, MGM Signature Suites, January 7, 2010 – ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of visual display, computing and digital content solutions, today introduced 10 new consumer monitors. With brand new product categories, a broader range of monitors sizes and industry-leading technologies such as ViewLED™ backlighting and Full HD realism, ViewSonic's monitors are the ones to watch at this year's show.

VX50 Series – Eco-friendly Full HD, ViewLED technology
The 24" (23.6" Vis) VX2450wm-LED and 22" (21.5" Vis) VX2250wm-LED are ideal monitors for the green conscious consumer not wanting to skimp on the bells and whistles. Both monitors feature a slim, sleek design and 1920x1080 Full HD 1080p resolution for crystal clear picture quality. They also have a mercury free WLED backlight that automatically detects image signal and intelligently controls backlight brightness for blacker blacks, pure whites and more clearly defined grays. Teamed with integrated stereo speakers, SRS Premium Sound™ technology and DVI and VGA inputs, these Energy Star® compliant monitors provide the ultimate eco-friendly multimedia experience. The VX2450wm-LED and VX2250wm-LED will be available in April for MSRPs of $299 and $219, respectively.

VX39 Series – Style and performance
For those consumers looking for the ideal combination of style and performance, ViewSonic today announced the VX39 Series. Available in 22" (21.5" Vis), 24" (23.6" Vis) and 27" viewable screen sizes, the VX39 Series packs 1920x1080 Full HD 1080p resolution, a 2ms response time and HDMI, DVI and VGA inputs into a slim, sleek frame. Teamed with integrated speakers and SRS Premium Sound technology, this Series is the perfect solution for state of the art speed and connectivity. All VX39 Series monitors will be available in for purchase in April for MSRPs of $219-$399. For further information on the VX39 Series, click here.

VA31 and VA32 Series – Cost-conscious connectivity
Also announced today are the VA31 and VA32 Series. These affordable monitors are ideal for the cost-conscious consumer or commercial owner that still wants a sleek looking monitor. With up to 1920x1080 Full HD 1080p resolution, DVI and VGA inputs and integrated speakers, these monitors offer all the connectivity consumers need. The VA31 Series comes in a 16:9 aspect ratio in 19" (18.5" Vis), 22" (21.5" Vis) and 24" (23.6" Vis) viewable screen sizes. The VA32 Series comes in a 16:10 aspect ratio in 19" or 22" viewable screen options. All VA31 and VA32 Series monitors will be available for purchase in April for MSRPs of $149-$219.

"Continuing our commitment to the future of digital entertainment, we believe bringing the latest in ViewLED™ technology to our monitors is key for our continued industry leadership," said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager of ViewSonic Americas. "Our more than 20 year standard of innovation, quality and expertise can clearly be seen in our new visual display products. We are proud to continue to push the industry standard on new technologies that are as innovative as they are affordable for the everyday consumer."

ViewSonic's eco-friendly monitors can be easily partnered with the company's PC mini devices to create custom, all-in-one computing solutions. To learn more about these products and ViewSonic's news at the show, visit, or follow ViewSonic on Facebook®, YouTube® and Twitter®.


ViewSonic® Digital Photo Frames Display
Plug and Play Personality at CES

New digital photo frames offer full multimedia connectivity with music and video play back

LAS VEGAS – 2010 International CES, MGM Signature Suites, January 7, 2010 – ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of visual display, computing and digital content solutions, today added seven new multimedia enhanced digital photo frames in a range of sizes that bring plug and play ease and style to any environment.

"Consumers want to enjoy and share memories with friends and family. However, as digital frame technology has grown more advanced, some people have become intimidated by these devices," said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager of ViewSonic Americas. "ViewSonic's new frames provide the leading multimedia connectivity that consumers want, with an intuitive design ideal for any age or technology background."

ViewSonic VFP858 – Connected Bluetooth® smart frame
The 8" VFP858 digital smart frame combines a full touchscreen with innovative imaging technology and Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phone features. Using the built-in microphone and stereo speakers, consumers can connect their mobile phone to the VFP858 for hands-free dialing with crystal clear reception, in addition to phone book syncing, caller ID and call history details. Furthermore, the frame automatically switches between content and incoming call modes for ultimate convenience.

In addition to making phone calls without a service subscription, users can directly stream audio / music wirelessly from their computer, phone or other Bluetooth A2DP device to the VFP858. Of course, the VFP858 wouldn't be a multimedia enhanced digital frame though without 802.11n connectivity to Flickr®, Picasa®, YouTube®, Internet radio, FrameChannel®, RSS news and weather. For added media options, the VFP858 also includes a USB port and supports most memory card formats for photo, audio and video file playback. The VFP858 will be available in Q3 2010 for an estimated MSRP of $199.99.

ViewSonic VFM842 and VFM1042 – Full multimedia to match any room
The 8" VFM842 offers full multimedia connectivity on an 800x600 high-resolution screen. Enjoy video playback and favorite music selections with photo slideshows via the device's built-in speakers, while calendar, alarm and clock features help to clean up any desk or tabletop. To further ensure a simplified user experience, an easy to use remote control is included. Also available in a 10" size option, the VFM1042 offers all the features of the VFM842, in addition to 1,024x768 high-resolution screen with 600:1 contrast ratio and auto rotation feature so pictures are formatted perfectly in landscape or portrait mode.

Both devices offer unique interchangeable ID frame design with sleek and stylish slim bezel so they will look great wherever they are displayed. The VFM842 and VFM1042 will both be available in Q1 2010 for respective MSRPs of $149.99 and $189.99.

ViewSonic VFM840 – Multimedia meets modern
The stylish 8" VFM840 is the ideal digital frame for any modern living space. Enhanced with full multimedia features, this 800x600 high-resolution frame offers music and video playback. An LED backlight provides mercury-free energy savings, while the calendar, alarm, clock and auto rotation features provide enhanced functionality. For further multimedia enjoyment, the VFM840 includes 512MB of internal memory and an included remote control for easy navigation. The VFM840 will be available in black or white in Q1 2010 for an MSRP of $149.99.

ViewSonic VFM1024 – Complete content and sophistication
This 10" genuine Cherry wood frame brings elegance and sophistication to any room. Offering full multimedia options, the VFM1024 enables consumers to enjoy video and photos along with their favorite music selections via the built-in speakers and 1,024x600 high-resolution screen. Calendar, alarm and clock features make this beautiful frame the perfect addition to any home or office, while the included remote control and 128MB of internal memory make switching content a breeze. The VFM1024 is now available for an MSRP of $189.99.

ViewSonic VFM1032 – Easy goes eco-friendly
In an Alpine White acrylic finish, the slim 10" VFM1032 offers full multimedia functionality in a sleek and modern design. With 1GB of internal memory, this 800x600 high-resolution frame is perfect for enjoying favorite videos and listening to music while viewing photo slideshows. A programmable on/off feature helps conserve energy when content is not being viewed with just a tap of the screen. Included remote control makes content selection easy. The VFM1032 will be available in Q1 2010 for an MSRP of $199.99.

ViewSonic VFP1039 – Wi-Fi with size and style
For those wanting to be connected to their preferred digital content in a snap, the 10" Wi-Fi® enabled VFP1039 is the ideal solution. The frame features Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) which makes it easy to set up a wireless connection to enjoy content on Flickr®, Picasa®, YouTube®, Internet radio, FrameChannel® and custom RSS feeds. This device features a large, 800x600 high-resolution LCD and is designed to playback photos, music and video. Additionally, 25 photo transition effects provide for a pleasurable viewing experience. The auto on / off feature helps to conserve energy with a simple tap on the display icon, while calendar, alarm and clock settings are ideal for when content is not being played. The VFP1039 will be available in Q2 2010 for an estimated MSRP of $199.99.


ViewSonic® Puts Consumers in Touch with New 1080p
Portable Media Players at CES

New MovieBooks™ offer touch-enabled enjoyment of Full HD 1080p digital content

LAS VEGAS – 2010 International CES, MGM Signature Suites, January 7, 2010 – ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of visual display, computing and digital content solutions, today enhanced its MovieBook™ lineup of new portable media players. ViewSonic has mobilized the connected entertainment experience by partnering touch capabilities and versatile video output performance of up to Full HD 1080p with extensive storage and complete digital content support.

"Consumers want limitless access to all their preferred media," said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager of ViewSonic Americas. "Our MovieBook products are the ideal portable entertainment solution. From Full HD 1080p performance to HDMI connectivity and touch technology in a variety of sizes, ViewSonic is offering our customers a fun, easy to use way to mobilize their digital content experience."

Touch-enabled Full HD in the palm of your hand
The VPD550T features a 5" 800x480 high-resolution LCD touchscreen with HDMI output, making for super easy content interaction. Full HD 1080p viewing enables consumers to enjoy a full range of video and audio formats, including HD movies, photo albums, digital books, music – even view a calendar / clock, use the handy stopwatch feature or record a voice memo while on the go.

With 8GB of internal memory, a Micro SD card slot and OTG support, this device provides a convenient way to consume programming while traveling or relaxing at home. For sharing a full-sized entertainment experience with friends and family at home, the VPD550T easily plugs into any PC or TV via its HDMI output.

Both the VPD550T and the touch-enabled 720p VPD513T will be shipping in Q1 2010 in silver and black color options for respective MSRPs of $199.99 and $189.99.

Making multimedia mobile
For a more compact screen, ViewSonic also launched the 3" touch-enabled VPD313T. This player offers a 480x272 resolution, 480p screen, 4GB of internal memory and supports a full range of video and audio formats, with useful features including audio recording and a stopwatch function. The VPD313T will be available in Q1 2010 for an MSRP of $149.99.

ViewSonic also launched the VPD403 MovieBook today. With a 4.3", 480x272 high-resolution screen, video output support of up to 720p, 4GB of internal memory and user intuitive buttons, this device is great for enjoying favorite videos, music, photos or eBooks. The VPD403 will be available in Q1 2010 for an estimated MSRP of $139.99.


ViewSonic® Promotes Eco-friendly, Smarter, Greener Computing Initiative at CES with the Launch of Nine New PCs

Announces range of new mobile and desktop PC solutions to meet every computing need

LAS VEGAS – 2010 International CES, MGM Signature Suites, January 7, 2010 – ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of visual display, computing and digital content solutions, today enhanced its PC offerings with the announcement of nine new mobile and desktop PC products in a range of sizes and functionalities to meet every individual's computing needs.

"We are taking our smarter, greener computing initiative to a new level with today's announcement," said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager of ViewSonic Americas. "With our three-pronged approach, we enable our customers to truly pick the products appropriate to their lifestyle – from all-in-one PCs for keeping a clean desktop workspace, to PC minis for compact home computing and entertainment, to ultra-portable ViewBook™ netbooks and full-featured ViewBook™ Pro ULV notebooks for mobile computing needs."

ViewSonic ViewBook and ViewBook Pro family – All the power you need, to go
The 13.3" VNB131 ViewBook Pro notebook offers fast and powerful computing with the latest ULV SU7300 Intel® Core 2 Duo processor and Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system. At only an inch thick, this thin, lightweight ViewBook Pro packs a 320GB hard drive, 2GB internal memory and a removable DVD RW Super Multi ODD into a sleek, aluminum alloy casing. Perfect for professional mobile warriors needing performance in a light format, this notebook features integrated 802.11b/g/n wireless, two USB 2.0 ports, a 7-in-1 card reader, HDMI and VGA connections and a 6 cell battery for up to eight hours of computing at a time. It even comes with an extra 3 cell battery for an additional four hours of battery life.

Additional ULV notebooks announced today include the 13.3" VNB132 and 14" VNB141 ViewBooks. Both feature the latest Windows 7 Home Premium operating system, 2GB RAM and integrated 802.11b/g/n wireless connectivity and VGA and HDMI outputs. The VNB132 features the latest Intel ULV SU2300 Celeron processor and a 320GB hard drive, while the VNB141 features the latest ULV SU7300 Core 2 Duo processor and 320GB hard drive. For enhanced multimedia capabilities, the VNB141 also includes a 1.3MB built-in webcam, integrated DVD RW Super Multi ODD and a long-lasting 6 cell battery.

The VNB105 ViewBook netbook is the latest generation portable computing solution for the mobile warrior or student. This 10" netbook comes standard with the latest N450 Intel Atom® processor, Windows 7 Starter operating system, 1GB of internal memory and a 160GB hard drive. A floating keyboard provides for a smooth ergonomic feel, while preventing dust and dirt from falling into the keyboard base. Perfect for those always on the move, this device features integrated 802.11b/g/n wireless, three USB 2.0 ports and a 6 cell battery that goes up to eight hours off a single charge.

The ViewSonic VNB131 ViewBook Pro will be available in February for an MSRP of $949. The VNB132 and VNB141 notebooks and VNB105 netbook will be available in March for respective MSRPs of $649, $829 and $399. For more information about ViewSonic's ViewBook and ViewBook Pro mobile computing solutions, click here.

ViewSonic VPC190 All-in-One – The smarter desktop PC
With a clean, space-saving design that compliments any work environment, the eco-friendly 18.5" VPC190 All-in-One PC is the perfect second home computer and is also ideal for corporate knowledge workers or students. The VPC190 features the latest Intel Atom D510 Dual Core processor with Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and 2GB of internal memory provide a complete desktop computing solution, while the bright, 1366x768 screen and built-in 1.3MB webcam provide an enjoyable viewing experience. The VPC190 also features integrated 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11b/g wireless, six USB 2.0 ports, a 4-in-1 card reader and built-in DVD RW Super Multi drive for full multimedia capability.

The ViewSonic VPC190 All-in-One PC will be available in March for an MSRP of $599. For more information about ViewSonic's All-in-One PC solutions, click here.

ViewSonic VOT125 PC Mini – So mini, so powerful
The ViewSonic VOT125 PC mini ULV Series are a powerful yet extremely compact and energy efficient set of devices with four different levels of processor options so users can pick the processing power they need. Depending on the processor combination, the VOT125 is ideal for SMBs, corporate, education and government environments or consumers wanting to build their own custom AIO PC using the included VESA® mount. Standard features on the VOT125 include the latest Windows 7 Home Premium operating system, up to 2GB internal memory and a 160GB hard drive, four USB 2.0 ports, DVI-I and HDMI outputs and a 3-in-1 card reader for multiple connectivity options.

Users can choose from a Single Core SU743 Celeron ($499 MSRP), Dual Core SU2300 Celeron ($529 MSRP), Pentium SU4100 Dual Core ($629 MSRP) or Core 2 Duo SU7300 Dual Core ($679 MSRP) processor.


ViewSonic® Leaps Into CES with New ViewLED™ TV Lineup

ViewSonic announces four new LED eco-friendly panel TVs for consumers to enjoy a brilliant full HD experience in any room in the home

LAS VEGAS – 2010 International CES, MGM Signature Suites, January 7, 2010 – ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of visual display, computing and digital content solutions, today introduced its new ViewLED™ eco-friendly LED TV offerings. From 19" to 42", these latest solutions are ideal for connecting consumers to the Full HD, dynamic entertainment experience in any room of the home.

Industry leading LED panel technology
The market for packaged LEDs in LCD TV backlights will snowball at a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 148% to reach $7.5B through 2013, according to a recent Strategy Analytics report. With energy savings of 30-50% over traditional LCD backlit panels, these mercury-free LED TVs feature industry leading picture quality for more natural skin tones, vibrant colors, more pure whites and excellent detail. The result is a high definition visual experience that is as true to life as it is eco-friendly.

"LED technology takes the television viewing experience to the next level," said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager of ViewSonic Americas. "Our new ViewLED™ TVs offer optimal picture and video quality, while saving customers money on their electricity bills. It's a winning combination."

Available in multiple sizes to provide consumers with a dynamic HD entertainment experience anywhere in the home, ViewSonic today launched four sleek and lightweight ViewLED TVs. For those in need of a large format Full HD home theater viewing solution, ViewSonic launched the 42" VT4200LED TV. Featuring 120Hz, Full HD 1080p resolution, a fast 4ms response time and 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, this big screen provides the ultimate visual experience for Internet streamed entertainment, movies, TV shows, gaming or computer applications. Teamed with five HDMI inputs, a USB connection and RS232 for home automation, the VT4200LED offers versatile connectivity options for nearly any entertainment solution.

The 32" VT3200LED is Energy Star® 5.0 compliant and offers up to 720p resolution, a 5ms response time and multiple HDMI connections for an interactive HDTV viewing experience. For the kitchen, desktop or anywhere that space is limited, ViewSonic offers the 23" VT2300LED and 18.5" VT1900LED. The VT2300LED features Full HD 1080p resolution and a fast 5ms response time, while the VT1900LED comes with 720p and multiple HDMI and RCA® audio in connections, both ideal for enjoying rich colors and the ultimate HD entertainment experience.

The VT4200LED will begin shipping in early Q2 2010 for an MSRP of $1,199. The VT3200LED, VT2300LED and VT1900LED will all begin shipping in Q1 2010 at respective MSRPs of $599, $399 and $299.

HD quality content from any source
For those that demand HD quality content from any viewing experience, ViewSonic has developed the VMA50 HDMax™ HDMI Video Converter. This device improves the vibrancy and video quality of any input video stream – making SD video cable and Internet content look like HD, and HD video look even better still – for the optimal entertainment experience. Simply connect the input to any cable-box, IP-set-top box, or DVD player and the output goes to the TV for automatic adjustments to color, brightness and noise for sharpened picture quality. The ViewSonic VMA50 HDMax™ HDMI Video Converter will ship in late Q1 2010 for an MSRP of $149.