* Premium all the way through
* High-Quality CNC Aluminum Builds
* Love the Black Color Options
* No Extraneous, Unnecessary Software
* Screen and Overall Size are Key Differentiators to Me
* Built with Gamers in Mind, Performance and Polish
* Iconic Logo that looks Great at any Angle
* Backlit Keyboard is Amazing
Screen flashes / changes when “too much” white appears suddenly? Unsure if it’s hardware or software, but insanely jarring
Some button styles during the setup wizard are styled differently than other ones (like, legacy buttons that haven’t been tweaked yet)
Both video and scrolling are relatively smooth, but there seems to be a blur at times – as though pixels aren’t able to keep up (one video seemed to exhibit frame drops at times with high speed object)
Generally, items are responsive when interacting with them on the screen. There’s still quite a bit of jank, but not nightmare-scenario.
Screen wobbles pretty badly when touching in “laptop” mode.
Android apps don’t like the touchpad as much as they like your finger for interactions (Instagram)
Keep tripping the Assistant key accidentally (while trying to use the
Alt key for shortcuts, remapped to work like MacOS Command)
App manager can be a bit confusing – mixed between Chrome apps and Android apps, sometimes unable to tell which is which (Google Play Music)
Awesome to see Chrome extensions working
Worried about silicone palm rests wearing down / getting dirty
Backlit keyboard ONLY useful in VERY dark rooms
Touch input lag with Android apps
Lap play is just fine, balanced
Tent mode will prove to be quite convenient
Trackpad is taking some getting used to compared to bring accustomed to MacBook trackpad
Bonus: 2 Years worth of 100GB on Google Drive
Bonus: 3 Months of Play Music (Saving me on YouTube Red, Family)?
Kinda starting to feel like a $500 experience, not a $1,000 one
Battery life seems to be okay – so long as brightness isn’t at full power
Seemingly wanting to use it more than iPad – but I have to consider when, how, why I would use it
TLDR: iPhone X Pre-Order Night! Are you getting one? Is Barnacules going to geek out on a future TLDR? Tweaking the Pixel 2 XL mic for recording… and more!
iPhone X: Getting One? https://youtu.be/idQKw-cv0x0