So after playing with it for a day or two here were my thoughts:
- Its small, but not too small to use. After only a few hours of use my typing speed was probably to to at least 90% of my normal typing speed.
- Portability is great. I took it to a meeting of the Detroit Physics Teachers last night and I hardly noticed it was in my bag.
- It goes into standby when you close the lid and wakes up with no problems. I've often had bad luck with this on other Windows laptops.
- Speed is acceptable.
- Storage space is very limited (I don't think XP and Office would fit on the 4GB version). This is predominantly a client for internet applications, so the Linux version would probably be acceptable.
- Battery life seems to be about 2.5-3 hours while surfing the net and if its being used while it's charging it doesn't charge very fast.
- The screen resolution is really too low and feels very cramped. My best comparison is to flying in the center seat in coach with strangers on either side of you. You still get to your destination, but not comfortably. Additionally, if you like lots of toolbars in your browser you have even less screen relastate to play with.
- The power adapter is underpowered (22W). It doesn't seem to charge the battery much at all while the computer is being used. So, over the course of a school day, once the battery is drained it will have to be plugged in every other period it is in use. The low power output also means it doesn't charge fast even while turned off.
- The wireless is solid. There was only one time (over the course of a full week) I had to restart the computer in order to get it to see my access point after waking up from standby.