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  • tipoo - Monday, January 14, 2013 - link

    The design of these things is great, and the premise of a company new to building PCs doing things right by not installing bloatware was nice. However they went with some pretty bad trackpads and keyboards, and the battery life was also pretty low (although that could be because of the nice IPS screen). If these things have improved, everything else about these is appealing. Reply
  • VivekGowri - Monday, January 14, 2013 - link

    They fixed the touchpad on the Windows 8 versions (Synaptics instead of Sentelic). Keyboard is still terrible though, and battery life is meh. The new one is way, way better in terms of keyboard, and theoretically battery as well. Reply
  • JohnMayer - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - link

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  • tipoo - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - link

    Cool, didn't know that, thanks. Synaptics trackpads with the Windows 8 driver are actually very good, not Macbook good but maybe 80% as good. No complaints on my 3 year old Dell with Synaptics and the new multitouch driver. Reply
  • SilentSin - Monday, January 14, 2013 - link

    Were the specs you outlined applicable to the 14"? Namely the 1080p screen and 100Wh battery. I'm guessing not since the 14" card only states "HD+" (900p?) where the 15.6 says full hd. If they can get a 1080p 14" with an A10 for ~$800 I'd be all over it. Reply
  • VivekGowri - Monday, January 14, 2013 - link

    Yeah, 15" is 1080p, 14" is 900p. From the article: "... two form factors (14” 900p and 15.6” 1080p)..."

    I wish the 14" was 1080p, man that'd be awesome.
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  • kyuu - Monday, January 14, 2013 - link

    I actually appreciate the 1600x900 in the 14" form factor. Should allow for lower pricing, and the pixel density is more than adequate. The screen being good quality is more important than simply pushing extra pixels, IMO, and it seems like Vizio does use good panels.

    If the keyboard issues are resolved, then I'm actually very tempted to go with the 14" model with an A10 when these are released.
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  • SilentSin - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - link

    Totally missed that sentence my bad. That is a step up, the only other notebook to offer that with an AMD APU at 14" 900p has been HP's ProBook line IIRC which is quite bulky and expensive, although the components are top notch. 1080p can't be much more expensive to put in tho..5-6" phones are getting them now why can't 13-16" laptops?

    I do hope that 100Wh battery makes it to the 14" base model without having to pay for some sort of "MAXX" edition. Notebooks are starting to go the way of phones where they have these awesome CPUs that sip power, but instead of taking advantage of that they just shave off a mm and 100g of battery to try and retain the "lightest laptop evers omg!!@121" throne and keep battery life the same as last year's model instead of making it more usable (longer life) for the consumer.
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  • ther00kie16 - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - link

    Sony Z series has had 13" 1080p screens for years. Asus also has 13" & 11" (0_o) 1080p now.
    We have 5" 1080p phones, 10" 1600p tablets but never ever a 14" 1080p... I think a $1000 14" 1080p with good specs would make a killing provided it's light enough (~4lb). Given that Sony has a 4.42lb 15.5" full featured laptop with optical and a 2.58lb 13.1", it sure seems a 4lb 14" isn't too much to ask with good specs at around $1k.
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  • kyuu - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - link

    I'm certainly not saying a 1080p panel wouldn't be welcome, just that I don't really find a 900p panel lacking in any way in a 14" form factor, and I can only assume the 14" 900p panel is cheaper (else why wouldn't they upgrade it?), as long as it's a quality panel. Reply
  • A5 - Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - link

    Yeah the 14" with an A10 is sounding pretty good, honestly. Reply
  • Netscorer - Thursday, January 17, 2013 - link

    I had first generation of Visio Thin+Light 14'' to evaluate over summer. The biggest problems were touchpad, keyboard and pathetic battery life. Seems that Visio has fixed all these issues. Otherwise it was a great ultrabook, unheard of $600 price tag, very stylish. I am actually impressed at the speed that they release new versions. The questions for now are how much and what is the availability of the third gen?

    For the fourth revision, I would like Visio to borrow from Lenovo Yoga design for display hinges as touchscreens on ultrabooks go to waste in a regular laptop configuration but is extremely useful when bent into presentation or tablet mode.
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  • kartheekpathuri - Monday, February 25, 2013 - link

    Do we have an estimate on the availability of these machines? Reply

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