Summary: I have owned the vizio ct15-A5 for one year now. All in all the laptop is great in performance and portability. Fast processing, great resolutions, easy to carry around and can be held in one hand. However, since vizio is new to the laptop market, I have noticed that the keyboard design started to piss me off after a while.
Summary: Loved this laptop... Was sleek and fast with excellent sound and graphics. However, battery life was substantially less than advertised ("up to 7 hours"). We got 2-3 hours and exchanged for this reason. Still only get about 4-4.5 hours, but love the laptop so much we're keeping it....
Summary: I had to return it because the trackpad was so bad. No amount of driver downloading could make that thing behave like a piece of 21st century hardware. It barely registered two finger gestures, forget three or four. When I realized I was getting anxious every time I wondered whether pinch-to-zoom was going to respond, I knew I was done. The screen is beautiful, though. And the computer has set a new standard for laptop-to-tv resolution for me.
Summary: EDIT 12/1 - I have had a chance to put the PC through it's paces with several full battery runs. That is, working on it (writing, web-surfing, email) a couple of times. The battery life with real world use is about 3 1/2 hours. Maybe a tad less. This is with setting the power plan to "power saver" and the screen at half brightness. Also I ran HWinfo and after 4 charges the battery wear is at 4.8% which is weird. Bottom line.
Summary: I was very disappointed. It was the perfect computer, but it had keyboard problems - sticking keys. The tech support on Vizio is very good and they told me I could take off the relevant keys and blow under them and then snap them back. This I did and it worked some of the time. But then the space bar decided not to space - or sometimes would space. The keyboard is not backlit and the keys are not indented so the fingers tend to slip on to other keys.
Summary: Bought this for the wife for home and remote work. Overall the design is very good. Light weight is definite plus and it doesn't get hot sitting on your lap. There is a small fan for cooling but it doesn't run constantly. Display is bright and full 1080. This is a replacement unit though as the first one suffered a display failure in the first 30 days. Amazon sent out a new one with return shipping free in a day. 5 stars for Amazon service.
Summary: I am an IT professional looking for a laptop for working at home. To remotely access computers at work and see them in full screen, I need a large (15 in) screen with at least 1920x1080 resolution. There are only a few ultrabook choices on the market. Most of them cost $2000, except this one at < $1000. So I thought it was a good deal. After a few days of usage, I found this laptop satisfies most of my needs. The screen is definitely the brightest spot of this machine.
Summary: Stupid me. I was seduced by the hardware specs.Yes the screen is nice. And the i7 is great. But if you spend any extended time interfacing with your laptop, you might wonder how they could get the basic things like keyboard, trackpad and wi-fi so wrong. First, the wi-fi drops all the time. When it decides to act up, it won't go more than 3-4 minutes without dropping. Sometimes it's fine but I've since purchased a USB-ethernet adapter to ensure smooth data transfer.
Summary: I am giving 3 stars due to the difficult keyboard. I actually use a bluetooth mouse so the trackpad hasn't been an issue for me.. however, when I am typing a lot I experience the dreaded double character issue. I have hit backspace many times just typing this message. It gets old really fast. I've also noticed that often key presses aren't registered at all without hitting the keys with serious effort. It's tiring and my hands are beginning to hurt.