So I got back from Holiday a couple of days ago, and unpacked and started using my Galago.....
I have to say, first impressions its a great machine, beautiful screen, really nice casing...I find the clickpad fine...and the keyboard....
Is actually pretty good!, I dont know if its my typing style but I didnt feel I was missing any keys, I hit wrong ones as I was getting used to the keyboard....but i dont think there is anything functionally wrong with it..I really like it!
Bear in mind I was using it for around an hour or so, but in that time I felt happy with my purchase...unti, I noticed that the speaker grill had been dented!. Ive reported it to System76, im hoping the return/replacement process will be smooth however Im going back and forth with them at the moment with pictures which is a little fustrating. Has anyone ever received a damaged laptop from them?
I can't speak for System76, but my unit from another company has the keyboard totally fixed. I think the keyboard thing was a manufacturing error from Clevo, and I don't think the resellers are allowed to tell you that.
Last edited by Pobega; September 28th, 2013 at 05:11 PM.
Will new orders of Galago laptops automatically come with metal plates? I'm considering the Galago, but I don't want to manually put some plate on my laptop.
Just got my Galago today. LOVE IT! No keyboard Problems. It is, however, far from the best keyboard out there. That said, it registers key strokes no problem. I think the post above is right, it was probably a clevo screw up that they fixed but wont let anyone talk about. It may not be the best keyboard but Im already getting used to it after just a few hours and in my opinion its a small price to pay for such a wonderful computer. NOTE. If you do get the Galago, install Ubuntu 13.10, Phoronix tests show a HUGE graphics performanc increase due to the newer driver (like double). Then install the system76 driver from https://launchpad.net/~system76-dev/+archive/daily to get the 13.10 version of the driver. Anyway Id recomend this PC to anyone looking for a linux laptop.
Any tips on performing the upgrade? Do I just get an ISO for 13.10 and blow away 13.04 or is there some recommended "proper" update I should know about? Sorry, I haven't much experience with Ubuntu in particular.