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VIZIO CT14-A0 ultrabook

VIZIO CT14-A0 ultrabook
alaScore 83

8 reviews

Feb, 2018

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.

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 (

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: (

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 (

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 (

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 (



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: (

Vizio CT14-A0 14" LED Ultrabook


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

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


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


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


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


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


Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad


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


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


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 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
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

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


Cable lock slot: No


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


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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):9.2
Height (imperial):0.67
Width (imperial):13.3