While I was out of town, an unlabeled box arrived. Â My oldest son said something about a lithium battery label. Â I told him to just leave it and I would open it when I got home. Â Saturday morning, I opened the box. Â Having been on the beta train with Google with just about every product they have put out over the years, I was disappointed that I didn’t get one of these in the first round. Â However, now that it has arrived I have no hard feelings. Â :-)
I’ve done my normal tweaks to Chrome (reduced font size to 14) and sync’d all my extensions. Â Everything works as expected, although I did experience some flaky sounds coming from a video playing. I power-cycled the notebook and it worked once again. Â Hopefully it’s not a sign of things to come.
Anyways, the battery life looks good from its first charge. Â Screen is good and bright on and off the battery. Â The fonts are clear and edges are crisp. Â No noticeable heat, so it’s comfortable to operate from your lap. Â Chrome performance is a bit less than what I get on the company laptop (Lenovo T400), but more than acceptable for what it is.
Obviously this isn’t really a test of the hardware, but a test of the platform and cloud living. Â I hope to have regular posts about my experiences with the notebook that I can share with whomever stumbles upon my posts.