Keyboard and touchpad on this machine are terrible.
17 November 2014
Summary: I bought this laptop mainly for browsing internet and also very moderate typing. Now after less than a year of the purchase, two of the keys on the keyboard only work with really hard pressing. The microphone jack does not work half of the time. I had a Macbook and an IBM laptop through my work for eight years and both of them worked without any problem and they were the laptops I was using for serious typing and coding.
Extremely poor keyboard and touchpad. On the plus side, good customer service.
Kent D., Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: This product gave me a slew of issues. The second star is simply for the very kind customer service. The original shipment came with a dead pixel, so I contacted VIZIO and had them ship a replacement for exchange free of charge. However, the second shipment arrived with a broken power cord (would not charge the PC), so I had to contact them again to send a working one (also free of charge).
Summary: The back screw have been opened, it must be someone opened this laptop and didn't show up this kind condition in the description when I was buying it. It cannot charge, I have to use the charger to use. I couldn't believe that there has a seller that using this kind junk to cheat customer.
Summary: Overall very solid build quality. Can be bit of a challenge to open the lid. Mediocre battery life. Trackpad is decent with the latest driver update from the Vizio's website. 1600x900 display is gorgeous. The keyboard can definitely use some MAJOR improvement. If you type a lot on your computer, the keyboard will turn you off. The keyboard is a deal breaker if comfort and accuracy is important to you. I ended up returning mine due to some keystrokes not being registered.
Summary: I've had this unit for a week, and have found a dead pixel on it, the trackpad, even if driver updated, is horrible. I should be, but am comparing to a macbook air. No comparison -- this unit is built very cheaply and it shows. I realize $499 won't buy me much, but parts that work would be nice.
Pros: Nice display, thin, somewhat sleek, solid state drive a big plus. fast.
Cons: dead pixel, trackpad is herendous. horrible. keyboard isn't back-lit, cheap sound.
Summary: Touchpad didn't work like it's suppose to. Spoke with Vizio tech help and they didn't know how badly it got screwed. It doesn't even have the right driver on it. I thought this was suppose to be new?!
Summary: I bought this laptop from the lighting deal during Black Friday despite some of the negative reviews about the keyboard. I contacted Amazon yesterday about the return of the laptop because I noticed a little dot on the screen that always appear. At first I thought it's dirt, but it's not. It is not really obvious, but when I watch a movie in fullscreen mode, it bothers me. What I liked: The laptop is really light! Easy to carry around.
You're going to be asking "what if" every time you use it
19 November 2012
Summary: The first "what if" that you'll ponder pre-order: "What if it's not as bad as people say?" The Vizio is so cheap -- $600 at the time I got mine -- that I figured it was worth risking it just to see if it's really as bad as people say. "What if I'm one of the people who will mind it's shortcomings?" "What if the drivers have improved?" "What if I get a good one?" So it arrived, and sure enough, it turns out I'm one of the people who minds the shortcomings.