On Black Friday, just 2 days from now, Vizio will drop the price of their E-Series 70” Class Razor LED™ Smart TV (model:e701i-a3) from $2,000 to $1,700, a $300 discount. The deal will kick in on Thanksgiving at 9pm and presumambly last through all of Friday, although our gut tells us that it will last through the weekend to maximize sales.
Aside from a full HD display with a 120hz refresh rate, the bezel of this set, as in the frame surrounding it is just 22mm. Okay, it’s no edge to edge display, but it’s better than a massive frame as seen on some other sets of this size. Vizio’s spec sheet calls for a 6ms response time, a 1,000,000 dynamic contrast ratio, and a whole host of inputs (4x HDMI). Also included in the $1,700 price tag is Vizio’s enhanced 2-sided remote with a QWERTY keyboard, which should make surfing the web via the built-in WiFi and Vizio apps (Netflix, Vudu, Pandora, Skype, Facebook, Youtube, and more) a bit more user friendly.
$1,700 for a television of this size, 70-inches, is pretty unprecedented. That being said, the 60-inch version sells for $999.99, which is a fair bit cheaper. Yes, 10-inches is actually a big difference in diagonal size, but you’ll probably wanna consider the size of your living room as well as your distance from set to couch before you throw down the extra cash, as you may not need it.