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: 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. So, if you're considering Vizio's debut laptops, don't ignore the lesser models, which actually look like the better deals. Landing a MacBook Air look-and-feel-alike machine for $850 sounds like a good buy to us.
Pros: Stylish, solid design, Bright 1,600x900 display, No bloatware
Cons: No memory-card slot or Ethernet, Shallow, nonbacklit keyboard, Disappointing battery life