Set to launch with Windows 7 in spring 2012, the personal computing line consists of two all-in-one computers, two thin + light notebooks and one notebook.
VIZIO PCs will be a continued progression of the VIZIO Internet Apps (V.I.A.) Ecosystem, which provides an entertainment experience across multiple screens. As the V.I.A. experience spans across the brand's HDTVs, Blu-Ray players, tablets and more.
Vizio's move is expected to increase pressure on HP and other PC makers.
Vizio's desktop PCs will sport 24- or 27-inch screens that hide their electronics within the displays, similar to Apple's iMac. Vizio also plans to offer a notebook with a 15.6- inch screen and two ultra-thin versions with 15.6-inch and 14- inch screens. All the computers will include entertainment features that deliver audio and video to Vizio TVs and speakers.
Vizio also sells an 8-inch tablet computer for $250 to $300. Apple's iPad starts at $499.