6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Vizio CA24T-A4 all in one desktop

About Video Transcript

First Look: Vizio CA24T-A4 all in one desktop

2:05 /

The Vizio VA24T all-in-one has a value problem, but its slick profile might have some appeal.

Hi, I'm Rich Brown for CNET. Today, we're gonna take a look at Vizio's new 24-inch CA24T all in one desktop. So you might recognize this system from when we look at the 27-inch model a couple of months ago. That's just came out without a touchscreen and before Windows 8 launch. Now, the Windows 8 is out, Vizio was updated its all in one to include a touchscreen. Now other than the touchscreen, the features for this system should look pretty familiar if you sell the old one. The all wireless input devices here there's a keyboard, remote control, and kind of uniquely this wireless touchpad. There is no mass included with the system so that's maybe something to consider. The system itself has the same sort of small profile though Vizio cheats a little bit because it takes the power supply and bombs that here with the subwoofer. You have to have this device connected to a computer in order to run a power cable out so it's not an option you can get rid of if you wanna clean your desktop. So, this 24-inch Vizio is a little bit more expensive than the 27-inch model we look at. It has a mobile core F5 chip, 6 gigs of RAM, a terabyte hard drive, and embedded Intel graphics. Those are similar specs of the 27-inch model, but this one of course has a touchscreen which adds to its surprise. The screen, it's a 19 x 10 display that looks pretty good. The touchscreen is also reasonably responsive for basic interactions, although it's not quite as smooth as we'd like to be if say you're playing a game like air hockey. Now in this case, you really kind of want a smooth, drag-free input, and although it's not bad, you can see that it's not really as responsive as you want it to be. There is no optical driving as PC that helps preserve the slim profile of both the screen and the CPU unit. You do get 2 HDMI inputs that would give you some nice flexibility in terms of connecting external video components. So, overall this Vizio is fairly competitive for its price. Asus and some other vendors have beefier PCs in the same price range or maybe for a little bit more. So, if you're considering about performance or want a really beefy features that you might look elsewhere. The main appeal from this system is probably its sleek profile. So, I'm Rich Brown. This is the Vizio CA24T-A4.

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 092: Mistletoe drones, Europa in HD, real-life bacon meme, and more
24:11 November 25, 2014
On today's show, we debate the usefulness of drones inside restaurants (especially drones carrying mistletoe), check out Europa in...
Play video
Amazon Echo: a wireless speaker you can talk to
3:11 November 25, 2014
We go hands-on with Amazon's new Echo smart speaker and its Alexa voice assistant, who might just be Siri's better-sounding twin s...
Play video
2015 Mercedes Benz C400 4MATIC
4:58 November 25, 2014
The C Class is all-new and it's time to stop looking down your nose.
Play video
Can anything save Google Glass?
3:16 November 25, 2014
Google's first wearable platform has lost its edge with users and developers. You won't have a Cartier Android watch anytime soon,...
Play video
Alienware Alpha bridges the PC/console gaming divide
2:38 November 25, 2014
This gaming desktop looks and acts like a living room console, but plays your PC game library.
Play video
How Apple Pay and PayPal can help shoppers avoid hacks
1:37 November 25, 2014
What's the best way to protect yourself when shopping online? CNET's Sumi Das explains how to keep your credit card details away from...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,586: Giving thanks to tech, Jurassic World, BlackBerry Hail Mary (podcast)
35:21 November 25, 2014
It's our last show before Thanksgiving and the guys are discuss what tech they're thankful for.
Play video
Conquer Black Friday by shopping online
2:55 November 25, 2014
There's no shame in staying home when online deals are aplenty on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Bridget Carey highlights trends in...
Play video