With subnotebooks looking like a hot sector again, Lenovo’s Reserve Edition ultra-portable comes just at the right moment. Physically, it resembles the Intel Metro we’ve slobbered over, but replaces the possibly-pointless SideShow e-ink exterior display with the sexiest mouse and keyboard this side of science fiction. Like the competition, however, it’s extremely thin, bound in leather, and will be very expensive for what you get, performance-wise.
Now just think about this for a minute. What does a desk look like… What does a classroom look like… What does a teacher look like… when something this small and foldable becomes a window on the world — and a conduit for reaching into that world? There is so much weight involved in traditional teaching and learning? This thing is a square peg in a round hole.