ViewSonic Introduces Intel-Powered Smart HDTV with Boxee

Viewsonic has partnered with Boxee and Intel, creating a connected HDTV powered by Intel’s Atom processor CE4100 and featuring Boxee software. Engadget reports that Viewsonic introduced a 46 inch version at CES in Las Vegas last week that gives a similar experience to actually using a Boxee box since Boxee is run as its own app.

In a press release, Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager for ViewSonic Americas said, “Consumers are watching more videos online, and are looking for technologies that enable them to watch content on their big-screen TVs instead of their PCs. We are leveraging our front-of-screen display expertise to provide consumers with the first and only TV to integrate the Intel Atom processor CE4100 with Boxee’s award-winning media search and streaming software.”

Boxee allows viewers to access films, television shows, music and photos both from their home network and the internet on their televisions. It also provides social networking features. This is the first time Boxee has been integrated into a ViewSonic smart TV and the HDTV should be available in 2011’s second quarter.