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Screen. Slightly washed out. Not as bright as other netbooks. Indoor use only. Suspected CCFL backlight.Takes a lot of power.
Battery life. Could have been better. In full-on tests last night we were seeing 2.5hours. In lighter tests today it’s averaging 3hours. Max 4hrs (wifi off, typing), Min 1.5hrs (video, full brightness, Wifi.)
Style. Once opened, its quite boring. The plastics look a bit cheap.
Keyboard. Slight flex. It won’t affect you’re typing but it just feels a bit cheap.
Weight. At 1340gm, its one of the heaviest netbooks and not a device I’d recommend for ultra mobile use.
Mouse buttons. Not easy to press. Problem slightly offset by the ability to tap and click and use the touchscreen. Mouse pad is good though.
When used hard in tablet mode there is a significant heat build-up.
The screen resolution is fantastic.
The disk speed is amazing
ExpressCard slot means easy 3G!
Easy access to disk and memory. (Takes 2GB - I tested it)
Very cool (no heat) in laptop use
The price! Two years ago a similar device was 1600 Euros. Now its under 500.
The backlight on the 1024x600 version is LED This means way better battery life!
The keyboard is the same as on Eee PC 700/900/901, so you could swap it to your local Eee keyboard. Picture here.
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