Overall though, the laptop feels well built. I like the key action (but personal preference). The hinge seems to be well made. Nothing flexes when opening or closing it. The screen, to my eyes, is fantastic, and with the Celicious anti-glare film on it, it works well in daylight.
It's wicked light. I don't love ultralight laptops and originally was trying to avoid them, but this one has almost all the ports I want (except for a mmc instead of sd card slot) and appears to be more serviceable than most modern non-ultralight laptops. One of the things I looked for was a user-replaceable battery, and surprisingly, this one should be. We'll see how much it actually sucks to replace in a couple of years.
If you try to run any Linux on the Gram 17, you will need the info at https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=203617