Last week I bought myself one of the Samsung Arm Chromebooks. My theory is that when at conferences this is a nice form factor, light, with a good keyboard for taking notes (interactive etherpad is a key piece of OpenStack design summits), that’s going to last a conference day. It’s also super cheap, so if anything happens to it, I don’t care.
Unlike a phone/tablet, this still means I have sane ssh access, and possibly able to still do code through an ssh connection to a server somewhere. We’ll see how the experiment holds up over the next month or so.
Honestly, the thing that’s going to give me the biggest headache is the touchpad, which is actually pretty good. But I’m someone that has 10+ years of muscle memory on the Thinkpad track point, and I don’t think I’ll ever get more than tolerant of touchpads.