Due to the very compact size of the device, there is just no place left for a touchpad – everything is occupied by the keyboard:
I won’t criticize this keyboard since it had to match the size of the whole notebook. There are no keys missing, but they are all rather small. You have to look at the keyboard all the time to make sure you don’t press several keys at once. Blind typing is prohibited even if you have small fingers (well, of course you can make a try, but you will produce so many typos that it will seem better to you to look at the keys after all). What I don’t like is that the arrow keys are combined with PgUp, PgDn, Home and End – this is very inconvenient when you are reading and moving through text. The position of the right Shift key is uncommon, too. So, this keyboard doesn’t suit for work with big amounts of text, maybe except if you are a miniature girl with small, elegant hands.
A TrackPoint is the default pointing device this notebook offers to you:
Two mouse buttons are located to the left of it, and a PAN button (for zooming into the picture) is to the right.
The mouse buttons have their copies in the left part of the device:
This gives you an opportunity to control the notebook as with a joystick, holding it with two hands. This is easy and may prove practical for some undemanding arcade games.
The stylus and the screen behave as in a PDA – through touch. You can’t move the cursor by hovering near the screen with the stylus. I found this inconvenient. Moreover, the screen has no protective coating, so it is possible to wear it out eventually with the stylus or damage by accidentally letting it fall in the tablet mode.
The screen proper is very good, having a big brightness reserve, uniform backlighting, large viewing angles, natural reproduction of body colors in photographs, and good response time. As for disadvantages, the min brightness is rather too high, and the colors might be more saturated.
The notebook is equipped with a “half-capacity” battery, one “test pen” in length:
The power adapter is typical for devices of that class: