Aug 22nd, 2012

The Vizio Co-Star, which we reported earlier is starting to arrive on the doorsteps of those who have pre-ordered the new Google TV box, has been given the  teardown treatment by the folks over at iFixIt, finally revealing a few of the specs that the company has otherwise been rather tight-lipped about. Most notable for the $99 set-top box is the inclusion of a 1.2GHz dual-core processor accompanied by 1GB RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

The hardware spec is pretty impressive considering the Co-Star features some of the better specs we have ever seen on a GTV box at a fraction of the cost. If Google had come out with such a device initially (or a better path that saw the internet TV concept delayed until features and pricing hit the sweet spot) Google TV could have been a hit from the start. The Co-Star, at the very least, should allow the platform to gain some much needed ground.

[via iFixIt]

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