In Pictures: The best new Ultrabooks

A wave of Ultrabooks -- light, thin laptops that have more capabilities and fewer compromises than ever -- is hitting the market. Here's a look at some of the current crop

Vizio C14-A2

Vizio’s first entry into PCs, the $1199 C14-A2, makes a bold design statement and gets many things right, though it omits some features, such as a built-in flash-memory card reader and an ethernet jack. Its overall performance is close to a dead heat with the highly rated, but pricier, Acer Aspire S5, and its CPU supports hyperthreading. As with many very thin and light systems, tested battery life is a tad short, and the speakers disappoint. While the C14-A2 is a pleasure to use, it’s not perfect. The keyboard and touchpad are quite usable, though pointing behavior could be better. The display is decent, not fabulous, but its size and resolution are welcome.

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