Pros

  • Bright, accurate touchscreen
  • Good performance
  • Attractive industrial design

Cons

  • Too few ports
  • Minor design flaws
  • Somewhat heavy

At A Glance

We'd like this machine a lot more if Vizio made a few design tweaks and shaved some weight to render this good notebook great.

Manufacturer’s Description

Intuitive To Touch. Impossible To Ignore. The VIZIO Thin + Light Touch packs uncompromising performance into an elegantly thin unibody design that stands up to life on the road.

Manufacturer’s Website

Vizio Thin + Light Touch

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number CT15T-B1
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-3635QM
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Display type LCD Display w/ LED Backlight
Touchscreen Multitouch
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD 4000
Storage
Drive 1 size 256.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 845226020643
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Line Out 1/8
  • USB 3.0
Wireless connection 802.11ac
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.92 inches
Depth 9.9 inches
Height 0.68 inches
Weight 4.84 pounds
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Ultra Portable
Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 334.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 6:44   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 6.8   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3226.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2573.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5407.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 63.3   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 205.2   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 155.6   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 175.5   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 229.2   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 32588.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 526.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 4536.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 252.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 46.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 1.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 17.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 4.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 24.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 5.6   Watt hours
Idle power usage 20.6   Watts