|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1080|
|Processor||1.9 GHz Core i7-3517U|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1333 MHz|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 4000|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
VIZIO Thin and Light CT15-A2 15.6-Inch Laptop
- Intel Core_i7_3517U Processor 1.9GHz
- 4 GB DDR3 RAM
- 256GB Hard Drive
- 15.6-Inch Screen
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Some of problems I have with the laptop so far:
Battery life not as good as advertised. Mild use is closer to the 3.5-4 hour range.
Abbreviated keyboard. I'm not sure why with all the room on both sides of the keyboard they decided to leave off the PgUp, PgDn, Home and End keys. I use Alt+Home all day long in browsers and the other keys for word processing and general navigation.
Trackpad. Like most other people are saying, the trackpad is a nightmare. The cursor constantly jumps around or locks on to a part of the screen you are not trying to select. Updated the driver, turned off the tap to select and it's still frustrating. I also had the cursor become completely unresponsive a few times already to the point I had to logout and back in to get it to work again.
For some odd reason they partitioned out the hard drive in a way that makes it difficult to carve out space for another OS. Multiple recovery partitions and a dedicated partition for the hibernation file prohibit adding any additional partitions.Read more ›
Here's where the device falls short: As noted by other reviewers, the touchpad, even under Win7 is pretty poor. I deducted one star for this reason. Downloading the latest drivers from Vizio's website helps a tad but it's just not as responsive as it should be. In fact, my 3 year-old Sony Vaio's touchpad is so much better such that you wonder why Vizio couldn't have pulled off a better design. The other drawback is a lack of a wired ethernet port but I didn't deduct any stars from the review since I knew this omission before buying.
The reason I deducted an additional star is that this device simply won't function under Ubuntu 12.04. The CT15 has an Atheros AR9462 Wireless NIC so Ubuntu (and most linux installs) will try to use the Ath9k drivers. Unfortunately, this chipset is not yet supported so I ended up with slow and often no network connectivity. Tweaking modprobe.d and loading the linux-backports-wireless modules wouldn't fix it. Moreover, the touchpad is just plain wonky under 12.04. Using dconfig-editor and/or Synaptics didn't help either. And you can imagine trying to troubleshoot these problems via a wireless internet connection of 1Mbps. I finally had to dig up an old USB-to-Ethernet peripheral to stay sane.
But the reason I deducted the last star was that after 10 days of daily use (despite the problems described above), the touchpad simply died. At first, I thought it was an Ubuntu issue but it also failed using Win7.Read more ›
I thought long and hard before I bought this laptop. I wanted all the reason to buy a Mac and to hate the vizio. I was comparing the Macbook Pro 13& 15inc & Air 13 inc, Samsung Series 9, Sony Z series. For the best bang for your buck. I choose the Vizio. Higher resolution then all 3, 1080p HD. Faster processor 1.9 i7. Yes many can argue the retina is better and higher. But be reminded your paying $2,200. There is a full HDMI on the ultra book. I know many normal laptops have the hdmi but for an ultra book Vizio its one of the few. But I believe it will become standard soon and other companies will follow.
1. Fast!!! Boots up super quick
2. Screen is super nice, 1080p. Very nice viewing angles. I came from a 13 Inch Macbook and now I have a 15 and I cant go back.
3. Keyboard is wide, keys are shallow. (I can adapt to that)
4. The speakers are fair. Their pretty loud
5. When you adjust the brightness, it's bright!
6. 256 SSD for 1k. I'm not sure where you can find another laptop in that range. At least not yet.
1. TRACK PAD!!! I came from a macbook, and even the macbook feels better. Trying to adjust. If I plug a mouse I know it will work fine, but I wish the track pad would be better.
2. No keyboard lights (I can live with, would have been nice)
3. No SD card slot (But I honestly don't remember the last time I used one, the adapter is only 10 bucks on amazon)
Great machine for the price.Read more ›
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a great laptop for its price! Specs are as good as the other medium-high end ones out there.
However the touchpad is not working properly! Does not respond sometimes. Read more
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its very thin and stays quiet and cool. i do moderate gaming on it and it gets a little warm but nothing close to as warm as my lenovo u400 gets (both metal laptops)
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