Pros: Light and thin with good screen size. Everything works in #! crunchgang linux (ubuntu 9.04) except vol hotkeys. MSI gave me disassembly guide pdf to put a 64g SSD. This increased battery life (.5 hr more or less)
Cons: I don't really mind keyboard and turn off mouse pad (fn + f3) to use bluetooth mouse, so none really
Other Thoughts: I like this computer to "mod only" to be a large screen netbook ie; linux/ssd. vista and slow large harddrive I see no need for such a computer
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Hard Drve - Fail
Pros: Light weight, cavernous hard drive
Cons: flimsy keyboard, potential hardware problems
Other Thoughts: I have heard of potential hardware problems with this design. It is the early hours of the morning before work, soi I do not have time to write much, But, last night, the hard drive on my unit failed after about 2 months of moderate use. This unit is one (was one) of 5 laptops I work on, so it's use has not been high. I have traveled with it once (about a month ago). I am now looking at an Acer 3810T. I'll update this depending on how my experience with MSI support goes in repairing/replacing it. As of last night the support website was down, so the experience is not boding well.
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The keyboard and trackpad kill this perfect laptop
Pros: The size, and I'll say it again, the size. This is exactly what I wanted in a laptop for a price I was cool with. Basically it's half the speed and half the price of the macbook air, same size and I think it's actually lighter.
Cons: The keyboard sucks. Flat out it's horrible. The laptop feels plasticy and a bit fragile as is, but then you touch the keyboard and it feels like they spent $5 on it as an after thought. I am reluctant to use the computer simply because the typing experience is so bad.
Other Thoughts: I bought this laptop because when I travel I have to bring my work laptop, and 2 full sized laptops in my carry on luggage was killing my back. If I had to use this more than once or twice a month for a weekend I probably would have sold it and took the loss, but the size is just perfect and so is the speed.
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