Pros

  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Elegant, minimalist chassis design

Cons

  • Built-in speaker sound quality is disappointing
  • Limited number of ports; no wired ethernet

At A Glance

Vizio ships a sleek, gorgeous looking laptop that performs well, with an emphasis on usability over features.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Ultra-Lightweight Road Warrior: The VIZIO Thin + Light packs uncompromising entertainment and computing performance into an elegantly ultra-slim unibody design that stands up to life on the road.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.vizio.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number CT14-A2
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 1900.0 MHz
Cache size 4.0 KB
Bus speed 100.0 MHz
Processor count 4
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 256.0 GB
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 845226020124
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 7.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Firewire 0
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces HDMI
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 4.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.3 inches
Depth 9.2 inches
Height 0.67 inches
Weight 3.39 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.25 pounds
Warranty
Warranty information 1 Year
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad (multitouch)

Warranty Information

1 Year

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 158.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 5:17   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 16.5   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 4074.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 12.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 485.6   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 100.8   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 206.2   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 191.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 136.6   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 87.0
Working power usage 2.4   Watt hours
Idle power usage 10.5   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 72.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 11.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 18.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 15.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 26.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 19.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 25.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 36.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 48.0   Frames per second (higher is better)