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Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers



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November 10, 2010, 4:03 am

great, but it needs AMD's Zacate Fusion APU and a slim battery pack.


November 10, 2010, 5:21 pm

Shame about the screen and cpu - looked good esp considering price - I would like to get this with ssd too even a small one.

perhaps i'll have to physically see one to see if its for me.


November 11, 2010, 1:38 am

I've had one of these for six months now and I'd have to broadly agree with Ardjuna's review. The screen is a disappointment and does feel like a missed opportunity, it's too heavy and the touchpad is a bit rubbish.

However, if you have the need for a convertible tablet PC, or just a strong desire to own one it's fantastic. The Wacom digitiser is excellent, the touch accuracy is very good and the battery life makes a strong case for itself with all day use. I've never felt that the machine is underpowered- for office, video and illustration work it's every bit as fast as my HP CAD workstation but if you're hoping to use it to edit and compress massive amounts of HD video then you've rather missed the point of the laptop.

I love mine as a mobile sketchpad (with the excellent Sketchbook Pro) and find the battery bump actually puts the screen at just the right angle for working. It's handy to use for sofa surfing in tablet mode and the keyboard is much nicer to use for long periods of tying than a tablet with no proper keyboard. The onboard graphics aren't great but if your gaming hopes don't stretch beyond a blast on Half Life 2 (or Plants vs Zombies on the touchscreen) or something of that level it's absolutely fine.

If I lost mine I'd buy another one tomorrow but if you don't really need the special qualities of a convertible tablet then you'd be better off looking elsewhere.

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