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VIZIO CT14-A2 ultrabook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of VIZIO CT14-A2 ultrabook. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and screen. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the touchpad and keyboard.

portability, design, performance, screen, durability

battery, keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the VIZIO CT14-A2 ultrabook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

Vizio CT14-A4 Review

 

Though this 14-inch Ultrabook lives up to its name, it perfectly illustrates the adage that looks aren't everything.

The $849 Thin and Light is Vizio’s freshman effort in the Ultrabook category, and it’s clear that the company has been paying attention to what people want from these machines. However, the execution doesn’t quite live up to the ideal. You have a...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Vizio 14-inch Thin + Light (CT14-A2)

 

The Vizio 14-inch Thin + Light (CT14-A2) is a great effort from the HDTV maker. It has the potential to be a truly great system, save a couple of stumbles.

Large capacity SSD storage. Bright screen. HDMI out port. 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi. Boots and comes back from sleep almost instantly. Free of bloatware.

Inaccurate touchpad. Slippery keyboard. Only 4GB of memory.

More laptop reviews:• Dell Latitude 7280• Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)• Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1• LG gram 14 (2017)• Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)• more

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

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Sleek, sturdy aluminum construction, Bright, high-res screen, Good performance

No flash-card slot, VGA, or Ethernet, Shallow, non-backlit keyboard, Lackluster battery life

If that's true, Vizio may keep the non-touch models on the books for bargain hunters, although a touch display makes such an immense difference for Windows 8 it's hard to imagine any but the most frugal settling for touchless. Unless they really like...

Jan, 2013

GOOD FOR GAMING!

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Vizio CT14-A2

 

It's tempting to describe the Vizio CT14-A2 Thin + Light as a poor man's Apple MacBook Air, but that's not entirely accurate. For one thing, at $1,099, the first ultrabook from the well-known HDTV vendor is only $100 less than Apple's category pioneer....

Stylish, solid design ; Bright 1,600x900 display ; No bloatware

No memory-card slot or Ethernet ; Shallow, nonbacklit keyboard ; Disappointing battery life

HDTV maker Vizio debuts an aggressively priced, aluminum-unibody ultrabook with a fast CPU, spacious SSD, and scenic screen. Does it live up to its classy-as-Apple styling?

Aug, 2012

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

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):1150
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):19
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I7-3517U
Processor boost frequency:3
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-3517U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3500 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: Yes
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 Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
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): Yes
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® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
Processor ARK ID:65714
Processor code:SR0N6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

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

Storage

Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

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