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Vizio Unveils New Sub-$300 8-Inch Tablet

Vizio is the latest entrant into the budget Android 2.3 tablet fray with its new 8-inch (1024 x 768-pixel touchscreen) Tablet. The slate is available today at Amazon, Costco, Sam's Club, and Walmart for just $299. Smartly, the HDMI-enabled Vizio Tablet comes preloaded with the company's Internet Apps Plus, which turns the 1.2 pound device into a universal remote that works with Vizio TVs and Blu-ray players. The device also offers access to the Android Market.

Including support for Flash and sporting three speakers, this Wi-Fi-only tablet is meant for multimedia consumption. Plus, the front facing VGA webcam means it will work for video chat. Other built-in features include 1GB CPU, 2GB of internal storage, and space for up to 32GB of additional storage.

A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.