Summary: This is a computer I bought so that I can take it to class without breaking my back (3.4 lbs). Let me repeat that, the ONLY reason I bought this computer is so that I can take notes on a computer in class. There is no CD drive, Microsoft Office is NOT installed (pay separately for that), but it does connect to the internet (google docs etc) and has notepad for basic text documents.
Keyboard and touchpad detract from an amazing device
Nate Ferrero, Amazon
18 March 2014
Summary: Almost unusable compared to a Macbook Pro that I also own. I like to try different devices and this touchpad is very hard to point with, to the point that I will in general not spend more than a few minutes using this. Even typing is a challenge for me since I type very fast on a number of keyboards, and cannot have the same success with this laptop.
Summary: Great laptop except for the sharp edges, which cut into your arm while using the keyboard. My husband filed the edges and now it's just fine. The keyboard requires a hard touch and the touchpad is ultra touchy which is a problem when using the keyboard and your hand brushes the touchpad while typing. I had to disable the touchpad. For the price, this isn't what I bargained for.
Summary: First the good - it is incredibly portable, relatively fast, handles multi-tasking quite well. Its easy to set up, and bug free. The bad - I miss not having the numbers on the right side. I also found that I used a DVD/ROM drive more then I thought and ended up buying a portable one for those times. The ugly - the keyboard sucks. The keys are very close together, and after some time, a few of the letters stopped working.
Summary: So, I bought this computer for the express purpose of carrying it on the road on numerous trips, so my search criteria were as follows: *Runs Windows (I am not switching to Apple) *SSD drive only (no moving parts to add noise & weight and drain battery life) *Lightweight (under 4 lbs) *Low cost (Under $400) After shopping around, I settled on a refurbished edition of this Vizio Thin + Light.
Summary: I bought this because it looked very think and stylish. I was dissipointed because the touchpad would act up. The charger broke in a month. The keyboard is very flimsy. The performance is good and the battery life is moderate. I never really liked VIZIO, their electronics are below average.
Summary: Pros: everything except all the Cons i hate. Cons: 1. NOT an IPS Screen! it's just a better TN screen than most 14" 1366x768 lower-end screen. 2. Touch Pad has bad responsive/accuracy, often won't move if only want to move a few pixels, like it's "fell a sleep", you can try move an inch away, then move back to the origin place you wanted, but you have to fast, otherwise it "fall a sleep" again.
Summary: I love the look and feel of this laptop but the thing that I really hate is the touchpad, its the worst Ive ever used. I downloaded the updated driver and I see no difference, the keyboard at times registers a keystroke twice. The screen is super nice just like everything else, but the touchpad really is making me want to sell this thing and buy another laptop that has an actual working touchpad.
Summary: Overall the Vizio CT14-A1 is a solid Ultra book. It is extremely fast, the screen is beautiful and its very light. The design of the laptop is elegant and it is very well built, similar to a MacBook Air (solid aluminum chassis). I installed Windows 8 about a week ago, and its made the laptop even faster. Like others mention, the keyboard is very light and it feels significantly different from the Dell laptop I'm used to.