Conclusion: If that's true, Vizio may keep the non-touch models on the books for bargain hunters, although a touch display makes such an immense difference for Windows 8 it's hard to imagine any but the most frugal settling for touchless. Unless they really like touch pad swiping, that is.
Pros: Sleek, sturdy aluminum construction, Bright, high-res screen, Good performance
Cons: No flash-card slot, VGA, or Ethernet, Shallow, non-backlit keyboard, Lackluster battery life
Conclusion: The $849 Thin and Light is Vizio’s freshman effort in the Ultrabook category, and it’s clear that the company has been paying attention to what people want from these machines. However, the execution doesn’t quite live up to the ideal.
Pros: Attractive design, Light for a system this size, No bloatware
Cons: Uncomfortable design, Difficult keyboard, Not enough ports, Touchpad doesn't make Windows 8 easy to use, Short battery life
Conclusion: If you don't need the raw processing power of the Core i7 chip in the unit that we reviewed (and we think most users could get by without it), you can get the same ritzy build quality in the CT14-A1 for a bunch less money.
Pros: Stylish, solid design, Bright 1,600x900 display, No bloatware
Cons: No memory-card slot or Ethernet, Shallow, nonbacklit keyboard, Disappointing battery life