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Aug. 31, 2018 — When the best smartphones are expensive, and the best tablets and smartwatches are on sale for as much as $1,000, it’s tempting to ignore them.
But with smart home gadgets becoming so popular, and with smart TV makers investing heavily in the space, smart home hacks and smart home devices becoming the new norm, you might want to check them out.
If you don’t already, read our Best Chromebooks guide for more info.
Smart TV maker Vizio says it has sold more than 2 million smart TVs since its first launch in the U.S. in 2013, and its next-generation Vizio X-series Smart TV, which was announced in June, has sold out in stores.
The Vizio TV has two HDMI ports and two USB ports, along with a 3.5mm audio jack.
It’s a great TV, but it’s pricey.
The cheapest model, the Vizio E1, is $599.
The E1 has two USB 2.0 ports, but only one HDMI port, which is an awkward choice when you’re trying to watch a 1080p TV.
Vizio also has an HDMI-out port, but that only allows you to charge the TV from your phone, not charge an external battery.
Vizios E1s come in white, black, or white and silver finishes.
Viziolis E1 models also come with a 10-year service contract, but there are no hard-copy price lists for Vizios E1 products.
Viziovis E-Series TVs are more affordable.
VizIO has a $699 Vizio Elite E1 model that is powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 835 processor and has a 16GB internal storage.
The Elite E-1 is the only Vizio product with a USB Type-C port, a feature that lets you plug the TV into your computer to charge it, or it can charge from an external power source.
The top-of-the-line Vizio Vizio P2 has a 1GHz Snapdragon 820 processor and 8GB of RAM, and it also comes with a free 10-month service contract.
Vizionis E2 models come in red, white, or black, and are the priciest.
Viziios E-2s come with 16GB of storage and 4GB of onboard memory.
Viziolais E3 comes in white or black.
Vizis E4 models come with 8GB or 16GB storage, and each has 2GB of memory.
They also come in either silver or black finishes.
The higher-end Vizio Q2 comes with 1.5GHz Snapdragon 925 processor and 32GB of built-in storage.
Viziei Q4 models comes in gold, silver, or silver.
Vizielis Q5 models come from Vizio’s exclusive Vizio Family line.
Viziams Q6 models come mostly in silver.
The S6 comes in red or black and has 16GB and 32 GB of built in storage.
There are no details on the pricing of Vizio models that come with external battery chargers, but Vizio has said it is looking into offering an upgrade path for customers who purchase the Vizioni and E-series TVs without external battery charging.
Vizii is also looking into making external battery accessories for the Vizi models, and there is talk of an optional charger for the P6 and Q6.
Viziais P7 comes in either red or white, and has 4GB or 8GB storage.
It also comes in silver or silver finishes, and is the pricier Vizio model.
Vizivis Q8 comes in black or silver, and comes with an optional battery charging adapter.
Vizimax Q9 comes in both black and silver.