Originally Posted by mrtorrent
Hey, Raph, I'm sorry for doubting, you were right on with the battery. I just played a movie from my hard disk and with automatic CPU frequency scaling (was down at 1gHz most of the time) under Linux and got only 1:12 from a full charge. I'm going to run another test under Windows and see if it makes any difference, but so far this is ridiculous. I mean, I'm not going to be using it on battery much, so it doesn't bother me a lot a lot, but it is disappointing. The manufacturer's claim is 3 hours - 1:12 is FAR off of that.
Funny you should mention the touchpad as well - I have the SAME complaint! Agree on viewing angles as well, although it's funny - if you look at the screen from a higher vertical angle, the horizontal viewing angles are much better than if you're at a more level vertical angle. I have not noticed the sparkles that you refer to on the LCD, but now that I think about it, I might know what you're talking about - it's just that this has always seemed to me what a notebook screen looks like!
In general, though, I'm very happy with it - I'll be writing up a review with pics in the next few days - been too busy playing with it, breaking it in, and migrating from my desktop to finish it yet.