Vizio’s first entry into PCs, the $1199 C14-A2, makes a bold design statement and gets many things right, though it omits some features such as a built-in flash-memory card reader and an ethernet jack. Its overall performance is close to a dead heat with the highly rated, but pricier, Acer Aspire S5, and its CPU supports hyperthreading. As with many very thin and light systems, tested battery life is a tad short, and the speakers disappoint. While the C14-A2 is a pleasure to use, it’s not perfect. The keyboard and touchpad are quite usable, though pointing behavior could be better. The display is decent, not fabulous, but its size and resolution are welcome. Overall, the C14-A2 feels solid, looks good, handles typing well, and performs like a champ.