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Pros: You can flick them really hard at people. So far that's the best use I've had for them.
Cons: Did not work on a single device I've tried. Tried loading up an OS on them for an embedded project, that failed. Tried reading back out the data, that failed. Tried another, had the same result. Decided, alright, maybe they don't like this particular board. Loaded up different image onto them for another embedded project, and it failed yet again. I get mounds of block errors showing up on boot.
Other Thoughts: I suspect there are specific applications where these work really well. They did not for any of mine where I need it to be a bootable device. For now I'm gluing them into their USB holders and using them as a storage device.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Really slick, and really fast. It's also a laptop, this isn't a simple desktop replacement.
Cons: Looking through the pcb for the motherboard everything is soldered down, the upgradeability is essentially zero, that is unless you have access to a BGA rework machine.
This config only comes with 8 gigs of memory.
Windows 8, this is a personaly choice issue, easily can install another OS if you deem otherwise - so don't discount it for windows 8 alone.
The aluminum just north of the keyboard is really hot when gaming, if you miss the number row you'll get a reminder of this weird thermal management design.
Other Thoughts: I'm not entirely sure how much support there is for linux on this machine, so little has been written on attempting to do so.READ FULL REVIEW