- very good keyboard for ultra-compact class [same quality as in 5th gen].
By the way, 6th generation is a last one to support such luxury.
Generations 7th and 8th come with [crippled apple-like keys] with reduced key travel.
- noticeable quality increase in terms of color gamut, even better than in 5th generation.
sRGB gamut: 95% [Gen6] vs 85% [Gen 5].
- multi-core performance [increased around 80%]
over 5th gen.
Due to increased core count dissipated heat is increased also.
But despite that fact power consumption stayed around 15Watts [last model to support such low wattage], especially if you tweak power settings.
8 threads [Gen 6] vs 4 threads [Gen 5].
► Some usual Windows 7 rant:
Integrated graphics is based around [Intel HD 620 chip]
, which officially doesn’t have Windows 7 drivers.
There are plenty of instructions on how to mod drivers for Windows 7 compatibility, doin’ some INF hacking.
But today i’m lazy and resolved situation by means of great [Snappy driver pack] .
Software sucked up appropriate drivers instantly.
The only lil’ quirk is 20 second black screen delay upon boot right before login screen. Don’t really care about it.