Pros

  • Speedy performance
  • Thin, elegant design

Cons

  • Keyboard is lackluster
  • Frustrating to open

At A Glance

The CT15-A4 is an impressive thin-and-light with loads of style and performance. It's actually not all that light, but you'll like it just the same.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.vizio.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5-3317U
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Touchscreen No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 4000
Storage
Drives included 1.0
General Information
UPC Code 845226020353
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI
  • USB 3.0
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.9 inches
Depth 9.9 inches
Height 0.7 inches
Weight 3.9 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.8 pounds
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Ultra Portable
Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 76.0
Worldbench Version 8
Battery
Battery Life 4:30   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 8.6   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3890.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2046.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5390.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 138.8   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 437.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 295.7   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
3DMark 11, 1280x720 Performance 618.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark 11, 1920x1080 Extreme 211.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 7.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, High Quality, 1920x1080 10.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Low Quality, 1366x768 594.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 5.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, High Quality, 1920x1080 5.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1366x768 11.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, High Quality, 1920x1080 13.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1366x768 33.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 1.8   Watt hours
Idle power usage 10.9   Watts
TouchXPRT
Beautify Photo Album 1.15   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Beautify Photo Album 43.64   seconds (lower is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 0.44   Collages/sec (Higher is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 15.74   seconds (lower is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 8.3   X (higher is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 10.27   seconds (lower is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 104.3   X (higher is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 17.16   seconds (lower is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 2.73   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 18.33   seconds (lower is better)