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When Steve Jobs introduced an easy to use music player called the IPod, my first reaction was not how smart he was, but how stupid all the other manufacturers were.

Here Vizio does something so simple. A gorgeous Ultrabook, 15.6", crapware free, 2 year warranty at no extra charge, and all north American technical support.

Duh!

JF

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that's one gorgeous piece of machinery right there! nice!!! (Y)

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Posted last month:

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He posted an unboxing, not news...not sure what point you are trying to make?

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If I was buying a Windows machine this is definitely something I would consider

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looks sexy as hell

how is the battery life?

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Got a direct link? IE10 has very limited flash support, so I've only got a red X with it embedded.

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OP: It's not vector graphics that causes smooth zoom in-out on Macs, I don't really know what is the reason but Safari might be animating layout changes that IE10 does in some cases. Can you try doing that in IE10?

It's scary how fast Windows 8 booted on that thing :blink:

Got a direct link? IE10 has very limited flash support, so I've only got a red X with it embedded.

I just watched it on desktop-IE10

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The other OEMs should be running scared.

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The other OEMs should be running scared.

Or copying them. Would be nice if Asus follows suit.

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Im looking forward to hearing more about Windows 8 on it and touchpad related findings. Who supplies the drivers?

Vizio stated that when Windows 8 launched there would be some surprises - a

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I'm sure the quality is very nice but it seems very underpowered, my laptop gets a 5.9 on WEI and it was

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That was some great boot up times with win8, will be interesting to hear your impressions with the system and win 8 after a while. Keep us posted, vid was good too covered alot, should keep em coming :)

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looks sexy as hell

how is the battery life?

Battery life is supposed to be on par with Apple's 7 hours for their MBP line based on the specs from previous articles.

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I will be posting more tests later, but I too was puzzled by the Windows Experience Index, then I realized I didn't rerun the assessment after all the updates.

So here are the new and improved WEI scores.

I'll assume lack of proper Win 8 video drivers could explain the lower score. Not sure.

Windows 7:

7.1 - Processor

5.9 - RAM

5.8 - Graphics

6.4 - Gaming Graphics

7.9 - SSD HD

Windows 8

7.1

5.9

5.4

6.3

8.1

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Jimmyfal, could you redo your startup tests with a timer? Your seconds are long :-\

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Youtube has times displayed where you can figure it out or you could time it yourself.

I got about 17 seconds for Win 7 and 8 seconds for Win 8

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No ethernet is a ultrabook standart now, too?

C'mon, the only thing that this device lacks is RJ45 port. That little thingie is must.

I saw there are usb to ethernet dongles out there but why? Serious networking still needs an ethernet cable with a wired router.

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Very good review!

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No ethernet is a ultrabook standart now, too?

C'mon, the only thing that this device lacks is RJ45 port. That little thingie is must.

I saw there are usb to ethernet dongles out there but why? Serious networking still needs an ethernet cable with a wired router.

The ethernet port is by far the biggest/tallest port on the laptop. Up until recently, hardware was never small enough to bother. But now, the only way to slim the laptop even further to ditch the ethernet port. Vizio isn't the only one taking this approach; Apple did it with the Retina MBP and others are following as well.

It's an unfortunate hassle to if you rely on ethernet for a stable connection. For most users, they have wifi at home or work that this will never be a problem. Another thing to consider is that if you are connected to ethernet, then chances are you sitting at a desk in order to be wired up. So the dongle doesn't really interfere with usage.

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