VMB070 Razor: 7-inch portable LED TV from Vizio

Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 11:56 by Tech Correspondent

US consumer electronics company Vizio Tuesday announced the launch of its 7-inch Edge Lit Razor LED LCD portable TV, the VMB070.

The new device is now available in the US at some Wal-Mart outlets or from Vizio.com is priced about $160.

Measuring 8.2 x 5.75 x 0.75 inches, the VMB070 Razor weighs just a pound and is less than 1-inch thick. Vizio’s latest offering sports a widescreen display with touch sensitive controls, and renders resolutions of 800 x 480 pixels.The TV is said to offer a dynamic contrast ratio of 500:1 and brightness of 250 nits.

Vizio claims that the VMB070’s Razor LED Edge Lit LED backlighting technology delivers “twice the picture quality of conventional analog portable TV’s.” The TV also comes with in-built Dolby Digital sound system, comprising a pair of 1W stereo speakers. For those of you keen on listening to your favorite music tracks in private, the VMB070 Razor offers an integrated headphone jack, too.

vizio 7 inch portable LED TV photo

Photo: Vizio VMB070 Razor portable LED TV

Plus, the VMB070 Razor has a USB 2.0 port, letting you directly display JPEG images from a flash drive – effectively acting as a digital photo frame. The LED TV can also be connected to game consoles. Not to mention, you get a remote control as well.The VMB070 has a kickstand, an integrated foldable antenna for its QAM/NTSC/ATSC tuner. The Vizio device plays for up to 3.5 hours on a fully charged battery.

Vizio says its new Edge Lit Razor LED portable TV is perfect for outdoor parties. Don’t ask us how, or why would you need a 7-inch TV while partying outdoors!

All we can say is that for those of you hooked onto the idea of enjoying LED TV experience on the move, the VMB070 Razor is a decent deal at the price.

Ryan Roff of Tainted Green reports that Vizio was the second most popular LCD TV make in America, after Samsung during the month of June. Tainted Green also points out that while Samsung, LG and Sony have started making LED 3D TVs, Vizio has created a 72-inch 3D LED TV, among others, that can be viewed with $15 glasses, rather than the typical $100 variety.

Tainted Green points out that Samsung offers a 65-inch 3D LED TV and that Sony’s largest such TV measures 60 inches. Neither company offers passive 3D while Vizio does.

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