Summary: The laptop looked great, very slim and light. Had great picture quality. I thought I would keep this for at least 3 - 4 years. But I soon found out that it has some big problems - at least in my opinion. The mousepad has a mind of its own. The mouse pointer on the screen does not follow the path of your finger on the mouse pad. It is at its worst when you try to click on the left button or the right button.
Update: Vizio Tech Support Ruins Their Corporate Image
Thomas M, Amazon
21 December 2012
Summary: My wife needs a new laptop because her old Toshiba (upgraded to Windows 7) is getting cranky. For Christmas, I planned to get her something special, so decided on the Vizio CT15-A5 Ultrabook. We like the hardware, but Windows 8 sucks so badly, she won't use the computer. We can't properly rate the Vizio without using it. I gave it 3 stars because the hardware seems fine but Windows 8 is abysmal. So what's a husband to do?
Summary: I've had this machine 9 months now. It is a good computer trapped in an awful physical device. The keyboard is really bad, and gets worse with time to the point of being unusable. One thing which does help, though, is frequent vacuuming of the keyboard to remove dust and dirt. The fans turn on all the time. They are high pitched and annoying. The edges of the machine are crazy sharp and uncomfortable.
Summary: **EDIT - April 10 2013: After deliberating for 4 months and looking at the latest 15.6" laptops, I finally settled on the HP dv6t-7300 Quad Core with 1920x1080p 15.6 inch screen. The HP is a serious powerhouse with 2.4-3.4GHz Quad Core CPU and state of the art Nvidia GT-650m 2GB graphics card. It has all the ports I wanted, and a DVD/BlueRay drive plus backlit keyboard.