The big Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is this week, and it looks like 2011 is going to be the year of the tablets. It seems like everyone and their brother is releasing a tablet. While many of them look pretty interesting, the one I’m most excited about is the one from Vizio. It includes an IR blaster which allows it to act as a universal remote. This is a really clever idea since tablets spend quite a bit of time on couches.

Vizio is a major player in the lcd tv market and make some of the best budget-priced tvs around. I’m hoping they will be as aggressive in their pricing of the new tablet as they are with their tvs. A dependable budget line of tablets would be really good for the market.

A brief hands-on preview of the table from Engadget can be found here.