The things which irritate me about the X102BA, in roughly descending order of irritation
- No hard disk light.
Can’t always tell if the UI is lagging because a touchpad click wasn’t recognised, or because we’re waiting for the disk. An upgrade to SSD (which I will probably do) would eliminate this.
- No CAPS LOCK light.
Not every login screen and app is good at warning you that you’ve typed a password in capitals.
- FGLRX brightness / ACPI for shutdown (if not solved yet)
On Linux – the fglrx (closed-source binary) driver doesn’t support brightness adjustment on this hardware yet, so the screen is stuck at max brightness.
ACPI doesn’t seem quite right – it can read the battery level and temperatures etc, but can’t power-off the system on halt.
- Slightly peculiar keyboard layout
The arrangement of “shift” and “function” around the cursor keys is not quite right.
- Keyboard feels a little bit cheap and nasty.