Just received my Grey Plato kit this morning along with some Clapton coils and various other spares I needed.
First impressions - very good. It feels solid but not too heavy and the fit and finish and engineering seems top notch.
Having washed the relevant bits and pieces (although it all looked spotless) I fitted a primed Clapton 1.8 ohm coil, a Nautilus drip tip, filled with my favourite mix and away we go.
Now used it for a few hours whilst experimenting with wattage and airflow settings and my sweet-spot, with my Flue cured + a few drops of French pipe mix, seems to be about 12 watts with the air flow closed to about 20% - I am a totally MTL style vaper.
I must say it works very well, the flavour has now really shone through (always takes a while with a new coil) and the vapour production is good but maybe not quite as dense as I expected after using other products recently?
Thankfully, at the moment at least, I am glad I took the risk and purchased one because it seems a quality item and hopefully I can use up some of the packs of Nautilus BVC coils I have as unfortunately although the Nautilus WAS my all-time favourite tank, a while back, it just does not have enough air for my vaping style these days. I was very wary to be honest in view of the "stone wall", zero response I had from Aspire with regard to various BVC Coils, Pegasus and Triton defects and problems in the past. Indeed I sent a customer service email a couple of days ago enquiring when I might expect my Plato order and I have yet to receive a reply (as normal) BUT I have now received the goods - it actually took just 2 days to get to the UK - impressive!
Overall, I am pleased with the Plato, it fits my needs very well as I have been using an eGrip OLED (very good with a CLR coil or excellent with the RBA) as my out and about, in the shirt pocket, mod and this will give me another option - yes it IS a bit bigger but as it has a larger tank, battery and screen then that's expected. In fact it is only marginally bigger than my Cool Fire IV (slightly wider and without the tapering body) but then that needs a tank added on top as well!
Very compact - considering the tank and battery size internally
Nicely finished and appears to be of quality construction
Simple operation and menu system (unlike the Pegasus V1 !)
Excellent airflow control
Absolutely zero leaks - so far
Firmware upgradable - mine is showing "V03" at the moment and I have already replaced "Aspire" with my forum name using the PC software
The viewing window on the back of the cover has very sharp edges - needs a bit of a chamfer applied BEFORE it's painted
Would have been nice to have a Clapton coil in the kit as well - if necessary instead of the BVC coil?
It's a shame the sub-ohm coils are a "special" and hugely wasteful of materials when they have to be thrown out - rather surprised that there is not an adapter for the Cleito coils on which they are based?
Tank has to be empty to allow change of coil
Anyway, that's my thoughts so far.