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VIZIO CT14-A0 ultrabook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of VIZIO CT14-A0 ultrabook. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and price. The design and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the battery and touchpad.

performance, portability, design, price, usability

keyboard, sound, touchpad, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the VIZIO CT14-A0 ultrabook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Vizio CT14-A0 Notebook Review

 

A good first step. The TV maker makes a good first effort in its foray into the notebook market. Find out what we liked and didn't like about this early Ultrabook from the fast-growing electronics company.

Attractive design, Relatively strong aluminum chassis, Thin and lightweight, Primary solid-state drive, Easy accessibility, Good screen quality, Relatively inexpensive

Very poor keyboard, Average touchpad, Non-removable battery, Almost no expandability options, High surface temperatures, No card reader or Gigabit Ethernet, No keyboard backlight

Vizio's first and so far only series of notebooks is a good first effort. The manufacturer gets many of the basics right, including a bright glossy display, an attractive and rigid chassis, and easy maintenance. Such features are becoming more uncommon...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Vizio Thin+Light CT14

 

As Vizio's first venture into the laptop market, the 14-inch Thin+Light CT14 is a decent first try as it has a very portable, attractive design but it still feels like a first-gen product. It lacks some basic features, like a backlit keyboard and a...

Consumer review by: Somo (newegg.com)

Excellent Little notebooks

 

can't go wrong if you don't expect more than ultralight (minecraft/AgeofEmpires) type gaming and some web browsing.

small, fast

heat, make sure to keep them cool

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Shigg (newegg.com)

Came with Pirated OS with no key, track pad issues

 

I should have known it was too good to be true.

It came fast and was cheap

When I booted it up, it began the Windows 7 Install process, asking for a CD Key ; Skipping and getting to Windows, I was informed that it was a pirated version, with warnings all over ; Trying to scroll up and down with the track pad is impossible. If...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Mediocre

 

I've had this unit for a week, and have found a dead pixel on it, the trackpad, even if driver updated, is horrible. I should be, but am comparing to a macbook air. No comparison -- this unit is built very cheaply and it shows. I realize $499 won't buy...

Nice display, thin, somewhat sleek, solid state drive a big plus. fast

dead pixel, trackpad is herendous. horrible. keyboard isn't back-lit, cheap sound

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Vizio CT14-A0 14" LED Ultrabook

 

Good product and super fast delivery. The battery can only last four hours.

Consumer review by: Trevor (rakuten.com)

Trevor

 

It's a very sleek looking ultrabook. However, I noticed there is a slight problem with the touchpad as it doesn't respond at times.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SRS Premium Sound HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:51
Battery capacity (Watt hours):51
Battery life (max):7

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Ultrabook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1333

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN: No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:SRS Premium Sound HD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 12.6 x 3.74
Package weight:5.51

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-3217U
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-3217U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697
Processor code:SR0N9
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.21
Depth (imperial):9.2
Height:0.669
Height (imperial):0.67
Weight:3.4
Width:13.3
Width (imperial):13.3