I bought an iTouch a couple months ago, thinking it would bridge the gap between lugging my full size laptop around all the time and wanting to be connected. I like the iTouch, but it just doesn’t do everything I want. It’s a lot of work to get to email or actually update this blog, so consequently I just don’t.
I purchased my mini/baby laptop last night at the University Bookstore for $369. Yes, I know I could have purchased it at a better price, but I got a 2 year at home warranty by purchasing it there. My first Dell laptop needed about 8 warranty repairs when it was heavily used so I expect to need warranty service.
So far–I mostly like it a lot.
Keyboard is almost full size.
Has a very nice touch pad mouse (BIG selling point for me).
Nice and light! Fits great in my work bag.
I am working with it on my lap–that’s actually how I like to work with my laptop–sitting on my lap.
Seems pretty sturdy. Nice long hinge to hold the monitor to the keyboard–my last 2 laptops always got “loose screens” after awhile.
Batteries last quite awhile.
Bad screen resolution that can’t be changed.
Not very loud with external speakers. I tend to watch tv on Hulu.com and take it into the kitchen with me–I had to have it turned up all the way and I couldn’t hear it when the dish water was running.
Overall the sound quality isn’t that great. I am right now listening to Pandora.com on Sennheiser headphones and it sounds like a bad car stereo from the 1980s.
It seems to be doing what I expected–I can easily connect to wireless internet and do a little bit of stuff on my lunch break.
Recommended, but get the 10 version (widescreen) if you can afford it.