So, this should be my last eveming with a tablet only (personal) life. It’s actually been a huge surprise for me as I thought that I’d itching for my laptop back harder than an addict for his next hit. But, for day to day work, it’s almost there. The biggest let down, for me, is the battery. I understand this is specific to the hardware I have, but it definitely doesn’t last as long as my Yoga 11s when using them both hard. I was expecting a couple of days of hard use, not a few hours. Maybe someone with a better brand could chip in with their battery life.
The screen makes the device though. It’s big enough to use for anything you’d use a laptop for, combined with the multi touch input that allows me to type at a fairly impressive speed. There’s also the fact that I would mind breaking this much less than my laptop as it’s a much cheaper device. Now, I’m not saying that I’m going to take it swimming, it is useful on trips away when luggage space is tight and the last thing you want to find at your destination is a cracked laptop screen.
I’m quite sad that I couldn’t get Golang to run much, as I thought Google might push that on Android. Coming from a solid Python background I do, at least, get that option using QPython. So, this weekend , even thought I’m on a stag night, I’m going to try and throw an app together, written on the tablet, for the tablet using Python and Kivy.
So, in summary, a nice surprise. Just a shame Maemo never lived to see this format because it would have owned the tablet.