The laptop showed up today, when it was originally scheduled to ship April 9th. Posting this on it now, and it seems to work very well. Loaded all the Ubuntu updates, installed some essential software and panel applets, and am ready to take it to class Wednesday and see how taking notes directly into WordPress works out. This keyboard is going to take some serious getting used to.
The display is really clear; it makes me notice how badly blurred my PC’s monitor is. Only part that sucks: since I cheaped out in a big way on this thing, I got a really Budget battery — the power monitor estimates I only get an hour and a half. I might need to find places to sit near outlets, but I do like being in the front row…I can see the damn board up there! Will have to remember to keep it plugged in at night so it’s fresh in the mornings.