There’s a $350 laptop you can buy that was described in the following way:
Design: Cheap, net-book like design. Entire thing is made of plastic. Palm rest that flexes when you grip it. [2.8 pounds so] weighty compared to the competition. Slightly thicker too.
Display: Poor-quality display. 1,366 x 768 screen [where if you] dip the screen too far forward, everything very quickly becomes washed out.
Keyboard: Underlying panel will bend a bit if you type vigorously enough. If you hit them too gently, you’re likely to suffer some missed key presses. The keyboard probably won’t recognize every single keystroke.
Performance: The performance gains here aren’t so huge.
Battery: 7 hours and 53 minutes of continuous video playback.
Software: Cannot, in good faith, recommend [the OS] to everyone. There will be people…who need the flexibility to install whatever apps they want.
What would you rate this device? Keep that number in mind.
Now here’s another $350 laptop you can compare it to —