VIZIO Silver 14" Thin Light CT14-A1 Ultrabook Laptop PC with Intel Core i5-3317U Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium

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Walmart #: 550580007
VIZIO Silver 14" Thin   Light CT14-A1 Ultrabook Laptop PC with Intel Core i5-3317U Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium
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The Vizio 14" Thin Light CT14-A1 Laptop PC has everything you need to compute on the go. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium lets you complete any task. Connect with friends and family on the built-in webcam.

About this item

The Vizio 14" Thin Light CT14-A1 Laptop PC has everything you need to compute on the go. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium lets you complete any task. Connect with friends and family on the built-in webcam.

Vizio 14" Thin Light CT14-A1 Laptop PC:
 
Key Features and Benefits:

  • Intel Core i5-3317U processor

  • 1.70GHz
     
  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory

  • Gives you the power to handle most power-hungry applications and tons of multimedia work
     
  • 128GB solid state drive

  • Store 85,333 photos, 36,570 songs or 67 hours of HD video and more
     
  • Wireless: 802.11n Dual-Band

  • Wirelessly connect to a WiFi signal or hotspot with the 802.11n Dual-Band connection built into your PC
     
  • 14.0" LED-backlit display

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Additional Features:
  • Built-in webcam
  • Bluetooth technology
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x headphone output, 1 x microphone-input, 1 x HDMI port
  • 6-cell lithium-ion battery, up to 7 hours battery life
  • Product Weight: 3.39 lbs.
  • Product Dimensions: 13.30"L x 9.20"W x 0.67"H

  • Software:
  • Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition (To learn more about the features of Windows 7, click here)
  • Backup and Restore options built into Windows allows you to create safety copies of your most important personal files, so you're always prepared for the worst

  • Support and Warranty:
  • 1-year standard parts and labor warranty

  • What's In The Box:
  • Power cord
  • 6-cell lithium-ion battery
  • Quick Start Guide 

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    Specifications

    Platform: PC
    Condition: New
    Primary Color: Silver
    Processor Brand: Intel
    Processor Type: Intel Core i5-3317U Processor
    Processor Speed: 1.70 GHz
    System Ram: 4 GB
    Maximum Memory Expansion: 4 GB
    Hard Drive Size: 128 GB
    Laptop Screen Size: 14.0 inch
    Screen Type: HD
    Resolution: 1600 x 900
    Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Overall Sound Type: Premium Sound
    Battery Life: 7 hours
    Battery Type: Lithium Ion
    Network Connection: 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
    Connector Type: 1 x HDMI ,  1 x DC-in ,  1 x Headphone ,  1 x Microphone ,  2 x USB 3.0
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    Accessories Included: Power Cord ,  Quick Start Guide ,  6-cell Lithium-ion battery
    Bus Speed: 1333 MHz
    Model No.: CT14-A1
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 6.4
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.2 x 13.3 x 0.67
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 550580007
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    9/14/2012

    Customer review by Hackworth

    5.0 stars 9/14/2012 by Hackworth
    by Hackworth

    I must admit that I was not expecting the world when I picked up the slightly less capable A0 model of the Vizio CT-14 ultrabook as a secondary notebook to take on vacation, for general family use if one of the main computers goes off into the weeds, or perhaps to use a dedicated Linux machine. The build quality of the CT-14 is solid and the unit has a sleek, attractive design. The Intel Core i3 processor on my particular model is plenty fast, so the Core i5 in this model should be terrific. I love the clear, bright 14-inch display and the 1600 x 900 resolution; too many ultrabooks offer only the generic low-end 1366 x 768 resolution. The keyboard is a joy to type on and I'm finding that I like the slightly larger beveled keys far more than the traditional island-style keys on my Sony laptop. I noticed a bit of keyboard flex, but I'm a heavy typer and have experienced some degree of flex on every laptop/notebook I've ever used; the keyboard is still top-notch as far as I am concerned. Because of the types of computing tasks I do, I typically use a Bluetooth mouse with laptops/notebooks more than I do the trackpad, but I think that I can get used to this trackpad; by the way, there is a driver update for the trackpad on Vizio's site. Sound quality was better than I expected, although I don't typically listen to music while working and am no audiophile. There is a full-sized (not micro# HDMI port. A big plus for me is that this computer is a Microsoft Signature model, meaning that it comes with a clean Windows 7 #Home Premium 64-bit# installation. There is none of the typical crapware to uninstall. The customary software amenities are already present, such as Microsoft Security Essentials, Adobe Reader, Flash Player, and so on. The SSD has no funky partitioning scheme to undo; there is just a single partition. I appreciated not having to waste any time getting the system set up and running properly. I've been averaging about 4-1/2 hours of battery life on my unit. That's not stellar compared to some other ultrabooks; on the other hand, perhaps a larger battery would have resulted in a bulkier, heavier machine with less pleasing aesthetics. Three possible cons: 1.) There is no SD card slot; you can easily find an inexpensive USB adapter for your flash memory cards if that is an issue, but without a dedicated slot, you won't be able to keep an SD card permanently mounted as a sort of secondary hard disk for extra storage. 2.) There are only two USB ports, one on each side; the good news is that they are both USB 3.0. 3.) The keyboard is not backlit; however, the screen is bright and the keyboard is silver, if that helps. My humble suggestions to Vizio for future models: 1.) Include an SD card slot. 2.) Ensure that two USB ports are on the same side of the computer #as two are usually required when connecting an external USB-powered optical drive). 3.) Include high-end models with larger SSDs and more memory #256-GB SSD and 8-GB memory options would be sweet). 4.) Offer Windows 7 "Pro" versions on some models. 5.) Keyboard backlighting is not a deal-breaking issue for me, but many find it to be a useful feature, so why not include it? If none of the cons represent a problem for you, it is difficult not to like this machine. It seems that Vizio sat back and watched the ultrabook market develop, learned from the mistakes of others, and only then released an initial series of excellent ultrabooks that hit most of the right notes. I look forward to seeing more from Vizio in the ultrabook market.

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    Hackworth
    Southwestern Pennsylvania
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    10/9/2012

    Customer review by Homan

    4.0 stars 10/9/2012 by Homan
    by Homan

    This ultrabook was highly rated in PC Magazine, and it delivers. If you are used to a regular laptop, this machine is thin and light in comparison at just over 3 lbs. It is quiet and boot time is amazingly fast. The 14" screen is great, and it is a little larger than the 13.3" Ultrabooks that are out there. The only complaint is the mouse touch pad. The pad is extremely sensitive and the cursor will disappear for short periods. Only had the machine for a couple weeks, so the pad may just take some getting used to. Added a small travel mouse and that seems to help.

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    Homan
    Indianapolis, IN
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    10/27/2012

    Customer review by PennyBabe

    3.0 stars 10/27/2012 by PennyBabe
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    Performance of the laptop is excellent. Fast and no additional software loaded. This is a very clean Microsoft load. I am disappointed with the battery life. The advertising states 7 hours, with constant use I am able to get 4 hours. Other than the battery life this is an excellent value for the money.

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    PennyBabe
    Lansing, MI
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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