ViewSonic Enters Mini HTPC Market with the Blu-ray Equipped VOT550

ViewSonic VOT530

Well, what do know? ViewSonic is spreading its wings into the mini HTPC market. The company today is announcing the availability of the VOT530 and VOT550 with Blu-ray. Both models, spec-wise, share a 2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, eSATA, SPDIF, line in/out jacks, and a pre-installed copy of Windows 7. The main difference is that the $749 VOT530 comes with a DVD super multi-drive, 2GB of DDR2 memory and a 350GB SATA hard drive, while the $949 VOT550 includes a Blu-ray drive, 4GB of DDR2 memory, and a 500GB SATA hard drive. Potential downside… both model use DVI for video, no HDMI.


PC Minis deliver small footprint and optional Blu-ray for an enhanced digital content and computing experience from anywhere in the home

WALNUT, Calif. – November 18, 2009 – ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of visual display and computing products, today expanded its PC Mini lineup with the new VOT530 and VOT550. These full-featured, small-format PCs are ideal for power computing and enjoying digital media anywhere in the home, all while using up to 45% less energy and up to 50% less plastic than tower PCs.

The VOT530 and VOT550 PC Minis come standard with a Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system, powerful Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.2GHz processors and 802.11b/g/n wireless connectivity, making them perfect media entertainment systems or home computing hubs. Whether streaming Internet content to a TV or accessing movies and music saved on the hard drive, these compact computers are ideal for downloading, managing and displaying digital content on any standard display or HDTV.

Six high-speed USB 2.0 front and back ports and DVI-I and eSATA ports in the back enable extended media format compatibility and the easy addition of peripherals. The included remote control makes navigating through DVD and Blu-ray content a breeze while relaxing on the couch or recliner. The built-in microphone and earphone jacks coupled with the RJ45 Ethernet port transform these PC Minis into networked game stations for the household gamers.

The VOT530 PC Mini offers 2GB of internal memory and a built-in DVD Super Multi RW drive. Taking it to the next level, the VOT550 is powered with 4GB of memory and features a built-in Blu-ray / recordable DVD combo drive for the management and enjoyment of high definition, 1080p Blu-ray content.

The VOT530 and VOT550 PC Minis are currently available at respective MSRPs of $749 and $949. More information on the full PC Mini line is available here.

“ViewSonic is changing the way that people think about computing,” said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager of ViewSonic North America. “By providing our customers with multipurpose devices that serve as both Internet servers and entertainment hubs, we are helping them connect with digital content in the most convenient way possible, whether live streaming video or accessing downloaded content stored on the hard drive.”

For those looking for an all-in-one computing solution, ViewSonic today announced that its VPC101 All-in-One PC will be available in December. At an MSRP of $649, this 18.5” PC features a space-saving, easy to use and eco-friendly design, similar to the VPC100 with an integrated touchscreen to take full advantage of its Windows® 7 operating system.

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About ViewSonic
ViewSonic® Corporation is a leading global provider of visual display and computing products. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products, including computers, LCD monitors, projectors, LCD TVs, digital photo frames, digital signage displays and other consumer electronics products. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 800.888.8583 or 909.444.8888; or visit

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