Buyers Remorse – Not here.
Like many other gadget purchases I was expecting a certain amount of buyers remorse to follow the acquisition. The subtle feeling that maybe the money might have been better invested or saved, but it never came. This exceptionally tiny ultra mobile has lived up to all the requirements I set forth.
Its small form factor makes it far more wife friendly and space concious which means I can move the device to and from its book shelf for storage when not in use without consequences.
The onboard linux coupled with several network connections and devices meant that it provides a more than adequate diagnostic and survey tool for my sysadmin roles.
The Office application suite has been thrown to the deep end of productive work and has churned out presentations, spreadsheets and documentation. This blog entry was itself created on the laptop whilst on a train.
The battery life is not magnanimous but for the quick in and out trips to a client site its been strong enough to cope with the work load providing I use an ethernet cable in place of a Wireless connection. The one downside which continues to bug me is the lack of support Adobe provide an linux users which in turn means the onbaord webcam doesnt “quite work” at the quality I would desire in on sites such as Phreadz or Ustream.
The small form factor keyboard is not the delay inducing size i was fearing and as you can see on the video it is a very workable environment for the mobile user or the adhoc sysadmin.
Would I buy it again ? Absolutely.
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