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As mentioned, the case is a beauty to behold. Metal and glass are the only materials here, with nary a piece of plastic in sight. The chamfered aluminum rails surrounding the chassis give a sense of refinement to the device, and the matte finish across the back of the device is highly resistant to smudges and fingerprints. Overall, the device doesn't look the part of a budget device and rivals the appearance of the upper echelon of tablets.
Haptics are also good, but leave room for improvement. At 310 grams, the device has a satisfying heft to it without feeling too heavy in the hands. The chassis also feels cool and very nice when held, and the materials aren't as slippery as other metal- or glass-backed tablets. Stability is a sticking point, though. The body flexes a bit too much for comfort, especially when twisted. The chassis feels firm, but there is visible warping along the edges when direct pressure is applied. This contortion is surprising given the small footprint and metal body. While users shouldn't notice any unwanted deformation during normal use, leaving the tablet in a bag filled with heavy objects may lead to a slight bend over time.