A couple of months ago the nice ZaReason people sent me their Teo Ubuntu netbook to review. I was favorably impressed and gave it a positive review. Then they let me take it on my vacation, so little Teo traveled 2500 miles with us. This was the ultimate portability, performance, and battery test. How did Teo do? Splendidly.
Ruggedness, Nice Keyboard
I never did get up the nerve to test the Teo's toughness. It is billed as a tough netbook, so in the interests of a thorough review I should have knocked it around a bit. But I just couldn't do that. She feels solid and the fit and finish feel good. I stopped at a couple of stores to do a quick comparison with other netbooks, and the Teo compares favorably for overall feel and handling. They all have sharp bright screens, but few have as nice a keyboard. Many of them have flimsy-feeling, mushy keyboards with shallow keys. I can touch-type comfortably on the Teo, but the others don't give good tactile cues.
Battery Life