First, let me tell you some first impressions about the machine. The keyboard is very good. It feels even a bit better than the one in my old T60. The display is very bright and sharp, but viewing angles could be better. WLAN worked right out of the box, as did the webcam.
The solid state drive is incredibly fast. I will never switch back to a hard disk after experiencing an SSD. Everything loads up in an instance. OpenOffice starts in about 5 seconds, which is very good compared to my T60. And the machine boots up and shuts down really fast (I haven’t timed those operations, though).
There are also a couple of annoyances which I hope will soon be fixed. Under ubuntu, the fan keeps running at nearly 6000 RPM and makes a lot of noise. It only stops when you let the machine settle a while with the display off, and starts again almost immediately you start using it again. This is the most annoying thing I can think of. Hopefully somebody finds a fix for this one. The temperatures of various components remain reasonably low in my opinion.The CPU runs at about 40