Date Joined: 02/08/09
Pros: Screen can be pushed SLIGHTLY higher in resolution. It is not very high though, and has a fairly low angle of view.
Cons: Color me EXTREMELY disappointed. This is NOT a model with a 4G connection:((( For me it was a complete waste of money.
Additionally it does not have USB3.
Its keyboard is poor.
The touchpad is abysmally skittish. Likely because they put knurling on its surface making accurate touch and tap impossible: one always will move with a knurled sensor when lifting. Simply having a SMOOTH touchpad would solve that problem.
Overall Review: Chromebooks with a "Crouton" second OS can make an excellent Linux notebook for very cheap. Because of Googles model it is vulnerable to power failure and must be constantly backed up. It is possible that wiping ChomeOS and installing Linux would get around that issue.
Pros: Boots well and cleanly, recognises the SSD and HDD attached to it fine, in its Marvell bios.
Cons: Unfortunately for me, and my use case, the developer of that BIOS made NO provision for the preservation of data in the SSD, only the HDD. i have two systems (Linux and W7) and a years use as a boot drive on that SSD. This is No Where indicated in their advertising materials.
Overall Review: This controller is unusable for anyone needing preservation of material on the SSD - without cloning that information (elsewhere) onto the HDD first.
Pros: worked out of the box
Cons: lacked hardware for fitting any case, ie screws, especially mine which was plastic.
Pros: worked in W7 and Ubuntu 1204
Cons: required drivers for W7 (on supplied CD) which are easily lost
Overall Review: no drivers need be added to make it work in Linux!