plastic transistors. only ones in the entire electronics industry.
plastic backplane. very very durable.
giant faciltiy in Dresden Germany to produce the electronics and display.
its REALLY REALLY THIN-
someone has to pay for that
It allows for securing the device and documents on the device which is very necessary for the crowd its aimed at. Syncs with your email and calendar. Supports any document you can "print" to it and also ePub and PDF. Allows for notes made on the documents to be sent of the device with the documents.
It does what it sets out to do- be a paperless briefcase- better than anything else remotely like it.
i'm a bit annoyed at the pricing structure and no SD. I'd prefer a slightly lower price over all and an sd slot. They should do a 2g with wifi and SD for like $500 and they would sell a boat load of that sku. then they could offer the 4gb with or without 3g for less then the top tier price and skip the 8gb one. They should also offer either the folio or had case with the purchase- especially for early adopters.
but over all i've got to say that i'm more annoyed at the glossy bezel then the price. Its made to be held and they used a surface that shows every finger print. They're answer is to include a polishing cloth... too much trust in the fancy design company they hired. I'll need the fancy hard case just to hide the gloss bezel.