Others have suggested a proper keyboard with a proper hinge - I agree. I want to be able to use the machine on my lap, so using the kickstand is dubious; if it really ships without being able to prop itself up, I might have to come up with a workaround, like a case that helps prop it up, or something. I have a Thinkpad Helix (not the latest model, the one before) which has an excellent hinge design: the machine detaches, but when it’s attached it opens and closes just like a real laptop. And in practice that’s how I use it - I hardly ever detach it, because who wants to make do with an onscreen keyboard when a real one is available. I have it on my lap almost every day on the metro, and I’m a developer so I do more typing than anything else.
Failing that, umm those pogo pins are going to be documented, right? In case I make my own keyboard for it. I’d even be interested in making a laptop-sized ergodox keyboard as an aftermarket thing. Do the pogo pins expose USB? So a keyboard could add a USB hub for more ports and devices? I hope you can charge the battery via those pins too?
How about two SDXC slots, one micro and one regular?
Iris graphics. On the i7 model at least, I’d practically insist.
Let’s make sure the stylus is really a battery-free, passive one; I’m seeing conflicting reports here: in one thread it was said the pen will take a AAAA battery, in another it was said that it uses capacitive technology so it is powered by the screen. Ideally it should be a real Wacom digitizer. But on my Helix, that has not been reliable: it simply stopped working for a long time, then I got it fixed under warranty, then it stopped working again - but on rare occasions it will work when I’m lucky. I want the stylus to be reliable and accurate and not to need batteries. Like the one on my old Galaxy Note, for example, or any of the good old reliable Wacom tablets.
Yes a docking station would be nice… even if it’s not included, just so it doesn’t cost too much. Unless of course there’s already a perfect USB-C docking station out there, which does everything with one connection, then maybe we don’t need a custom one.
Make sure that with proper cooling, there are no performance limitations. How about design the back side with extra surface area somehow, instead of smooth? Like a honeycomb pattern, or some ribs or something. Otherwise I guess I have to point a fan at the machine when I compile for too long, right?