The box arrives at work, colleagues are immediately interested in any new tech and they are impressed with the quality of the way everything is packaged. We have a laugh about the inclusion of some uninflated bubblewrap, and wonder if it is for returning the device if it is broken.
It isn’t broken, it works fine! I set about setting up windows, which works fine. I talk about crowd developing with colleague and the good things that came from it. He isn’t that impressed with the oops key though.
So, some thoughts.
The screen. It really is good, bright and crisp. The colours are excellent.
The keyboard. Mostly very good, with decent travel and feel. One or two keys feel a little clicky, the n especially, but as I type more they are getting more even. The bluetooth works well, though annoying to set up. It does have a little flex in it compared to a standard keyboard, but it is not distracting
Trackpad is also good. I don’t like them generally and I can never remember the combos. It is accurate. I’ve struggled to get the click a couple of times, but I suspect it is my inexperience and I’ll get better.
Sound. I tried the sounds against my wife’s tablet and my phone. It sounded better than both but wasn’t much louder. It sounded good for a tablet, but if I’d bought it with expectation of listening to the sort of music where tattooed men growl nonsense for 10 minutes, I’d be disappointed. For me, it’s more than good enough.
Performance wise, it feels quick and responsive (i5), there’s no waiting for things to happen. I’ve installed a couple of games, just to see what is possible. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux (UE4 game with lots of pretty scenery) is playable on low res. Cities: Skylines is a bit of a trial, but I didn’t play with the settings
Other stuff that wasn’t quite a premium as it might have been, the back of the V had some dusty spots, as did the plastic protector film. They came off easily with a quick rub.
The zippered case is cool. It has a sort of rubber seal that comes together very closely and looks like it’ll have good water resistance
But overall, it’s a great device. It looks, feels and performs excellently and there are no weakpoints for my use. Tomorrow I’ll be using it for work properly