ViewSonic debuts new MovieBooks

At CES 2010, ViewSonic announces new 5 inch and 4.3 inch touch-screen MovieBooks.

Is it a movie or a book? Well it's not a movie, but the VPD513T Moviebook does play them. ViewSonic

LAS VEGAS--We all know of ViewSonic's display pedigree, but in this business, it pays to branch out. ViewSonic recently dipped its toe into the personal media player waters, or what it calls MovieBooks, and are continuing to support the format at CES 2010 with the debut of two new MovieBooks.

First, the VPD550T features a 5-inch 800x480-pixel high-resolution LCD touch screen, and can output video in 1080p to a supported source. The device, which includes 8GB of storage space, also supports the playing of music and viewing of photos. This is in addition to digital book support and voice memo recording support.

Look for it in Q1 for about $199.99.

The 4.3-inch VPD422T also features an 800x480-pixel resolution screen, 8GB of storage space, and has 1080p video output.

The VPD422T is coming in Q2 for about $189.99.

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