Summary: I'm just going off to college, and I got this laptop. It's absolutely amazing!! Only a few issues occur every now and again, mostly with the mouse, but I'm sure with a few driver updates, it'll be fine. It was a great purchase.
Summary: Overall not a bad machine. I get very good battery life and the laptop runs cool. The only complaint I have is the keyboard which is so flat, I have no feel for where I am on the keys. I get tons of typo. You get used to it and it get less of an issue over time. A better keyboard would make this a sweet machine.
Summary: Bought this in October 2012, in March 2013 the hard drive failed. It was still under warranty. They fixed it up and returned it very quickly. Great service! As I understand these ssd hard drives fail often and suddenly. So do back up your computer. Not thrilled with Windows 8 which is not Vizio's fault. The ssd hard drive makes it very fast. I use an external 3.0 with a Seagate Momentus hard drive. This too is very fast.
A great alternative to some more...famous...computers
Lee G. Moore, Amazon
16 January 2013
Summary: I was a bit hesitant to purchase this ultrabook due to the very late entry of Vizio to the computer market. Anyone and everyone can tell who they are trying to mirror with this product and, thankfully, they largely succeeded. I have switched laptops pretty regularly, searching for the best within my price range. What I like about this ultrabook especially are the following - PROS 1.
Summary: Wasn't too sure when I first purchased, but after opening it and using it for a couple of days, I can say this is a great little laptop. Performance is good and has been reliable so far. By no means this is a gaming or heavy duty machine, tho you could abuse it a little and would take the heat just fine. Build quality is solid and looks great. My biggest complain and I see several other users complaining is the track pad.
Summary: I don't know a lot about computers so I did some research on what I should look for in a laptop for school and web browsing and this one has most of those specs and decided to go for it. Very happy with the purchase, it boots up very fast, the 14 inch screen is in my opinion a great size, Windows 8 takes some time getting used to and familiar with. The trackpad is not bad, the keyboard is ok. Not having a CD-ROM drive is not a big deal to me.
Summary: I also took the plunge on this puppy during Black Friday/Cyber Monday week, paid $599. I don't regret my decision, you get a lot for the money. Notably a nice sized SSD and high resolution screen. Windows 8 is OK, a bit of a learning curve from W7, but have gotten used to the changes. I've used the laptop now for a week, my first impressions are listed below. The Good: -Feels solid, heavy, but still very slim. Nicely designed. -Very fast for my use.
Summary: Vizio has done a great job in delivering a 14 inch ultrabook with an exceptional simplistic design and construction - all in an ultra thin and light form factor. Its hard to come by 14 inch laptops with a 1600 x 900 resolution screen and stunning design especially in an ultra thin form factor. The laptop and two USB 3.0 ports, a full size HDMI port and the cooling vents are hidden beneath the screen hinges and helps it run cool and also aesthetically improves the looks.