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71
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

Vizio's first laptop offers fast performance and zero bloatware in an attractive package, but it's marred by some serious usability flaws.

Pros
  • Lovely all-metal designCrisp 1,600 x 900 screen Fast performance
Cons
  • Short battery lifeJumpy trackpad, uncomfortable keyboardNo SD slot
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Engadget

71
 

User Reviews

70
Journal
The reason that this computer is in my Had list shortly after release is because...read more
100
TheAwesomeWrath
BETTER THAN A MBP!
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Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
1422
Screen resolution
1600 x 900
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i3
Processor speed
1.819
System RAM
41
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Maximum battery life
Up to 720
Model
CT14-A0

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i3) (3217U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
No
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
14 inches
Screen resolution
1600 x 900
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
128 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 7 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Speakers
Stereo
Model
CT14-A1

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
No
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
14 inches
Screen resolution
1600 x 900
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
128 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 7 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Speakers
Stereo
Model
CT14-A2

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (3517U)
Processor speed
1.9 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
No
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
14 inches
Screen resolution
1600 x 900
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
128 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 7 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Speakers
Stereo
Model
CT14-A4

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
No
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
14 inches
Screen resolution
1600 x 900
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
128 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 7 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Speakers
Stereo