katilkurt, on 23 July 2012 - 21:44, said:
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.