Packaging and Notebook Shots
Open the lid to the box and the Timeline is packed away well along with its AC adapter and battery.
Pull the thin little notebook from its wrapping and you are greeted with the first glimpse of the silver plastic top. It looks rather like aluminum, but isn't.
This is a shot of the rear of the notebook. That rounded black bit you see there is the battery.
The right side of the notebook is nice and thin, but still includes the VGA out, HDMI out and a pair of USB ports along with the audio and mic ports.
There is nothing to see on the front of the notebook other than the release for the screen and a light that glows blue when the notebook is powered up.
The left side of the little machine has the optical drive, USB port, AC port and the RJ-45 jack along with the Kensington lock port.
Flip the lid of the notebook up and the keyboard awaits. The keyboard is strange looking, not ugly mind you, but different from any other notebook I have tried.
This is a close up of the keyboard. It's hard to tell in these shots, but the keys are flat on top.
The screen has a glossy coating, which is more common today than the matte finish meaning lots of glare in bright environments from this screen.
This is a shot of the profile of the machine so you can get an idea of how thin the Timeline is.