My eBay win 2300c arrived today. The packaging (and equipment too I think) smelled a bit. Not sure... maybe a smoker... or maybe just left out where it shouldn't have been. And, I was a further disturbed to find some red onion skin in the packing materials. -- WTH? Gross! -- I guess that's one of the perils of eBay... Maybe some recipient of one of my eBay sales thought that my packaging smelled (but I really doubt that's ever been the case).
Back on topic: I pulled out the sub-notebook and power adapter with dual charger add-on and fired it up. It booted fine and I left it run for a few minutes. It has 8.1 installed but I'm of the mind to downgrade it to 7.6.1 with SpeedDoubler 8. Anyone have any suggestions or experiences to relate? The larger screen is definitely a step up from my upgraded 270c from more than a decade ago.
After the quick test, I packed the Duo and all the accessories in a separate bag and discarded the packing material along with a well used 101 Dalmations mouse pad. Thanks seller, but I don't want my hand resting on that. Unfortunately, I have a lot of work to finish, packing to start and some other things to take care of before a two week vacation starting on Saturday. Clean up of the 2300c and setup activities will have to wait until I get back.