For me, portability, and screen resolution better than the stock WXGA (1366 x 768) which basically every other Windows-based option I explored at this point ($400 or less) has.This screen has a beautiful, full HD 1080P (1920 x 1200, in fact) IPS display, which means that I can do my work on the go without sacrificing the need for all the tools on my screen, since my desktop at work is hooked up to screens with full 1080P 1920 x 1080 resolution.
Speed isn’t great, but adequate, and since I mostly use this to connect to my work VPN and then Remote Desktop to an RDP session on my work computer, it is quite acceptable.Installing things can sometimes feel a little slow, but if you keep the system lean and don’t run too many programs at once and watch what you install since some programs install a host of "helper" apps that run in the background even when you’re not running the main program, the 2GB RAM and 1.33 GHz four-core Intel Atom processor is fine.
I can’t speak to video since I don’t use this for video, but for Office, Remote Desktop, and basic web browsing, all of which I found worked quite fine.
The keyboard definitely takes getting used to because the keys are a bit cramped, and I find I have to adjust how I type when working on this, but again, just the fact that I have a physical keyboard and not a membrane keyboard, or worse typing on glass, makes me instantly productive and is worth the trade-off, for me.
The touchpad is similarly less than stellar, but once I adjusted my expectations, I found it, again, quite adequate, and worth the trade-off given the portability and screen.
* Size and weight are stellar, fits in my very small sling pack
* Screen is absolutely stunning.Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1200) on a tiny display, IPS for great viewing angles.
* Keyboard docking mechanism is very sturdy and screen feels locked in when used as a laptop
* It runs Windows 10 (8.1 preinstalled, 10 for free and fully supported by Lenovo), so full Office 2016
* 64GB eMMC storage is actually quite good at this price point for what is essentially a lightweight Windows utility
* Keyboard: keys are cramped, and typing comfortably requires adjustment.
* Touchpad: no right-click with two-finger tap common other touchpad; you have to click-down on right bottom of touchpad
* Touchpad: No two-finger scrolling, though scrolling with screen usually an easy way to get around this
* Processor: Adequate for basic browsing, Office, but if you open too many tabs or have too many programs loaded, can become slow to respond
* Memory: 2GB adequate for basic use (like processor), but same caveats apply here as for processor above
The dock is sturdy and I felt very comfortable using it on my lap.
Battery life isn’t stellar, about 6 hours, but for me its the perfect niche for which I wanted it:a super-tiny, very light Windows 10 laptop (I upgraded for free immediately upon setup since it prompted me as part of the setup, from Windows 8.1) with adequate power to run real Microsoft Office 2016, connect to my work network and Remote Desktop there to do my real work, and accomplish all the basic stuff I do through a web browser, all on a screen that I can stack a LOT on to — thanks to my good eyes, since I only scale text and UI components to 125% of the native size, and not the default 150% which is probably what most normal humans using this will keep.And I only need it for 4-5 hours of work on the go, anyway, so the battery life is fine — when I need 8+ hours, I take my Chromebook, which is also wonderful but also doesn’t fit in my tiny sling pack.