Affordable and efficient
Overall User Rating (3.5 Out of 5 based on 152 ratings)
Overall: First and foremost this is not direct replacement of your regular PC. You cannot run traditional Windows/Linux application in it. It runs Google created ChromeOS, which means its just a browser. Yes browser, Thats it! Which also means, whatever you can do in your current Chrome browser it can do that, plus some more. Please read chromebook features on google site before bashing that its not actual PC. Now to the actual laptop: Its very, very, very lightweight. Battery life is awesome. In single charge I can use it 6-7 hours (+ I kept it suspended for almost a day). As usual chrome starts in seconds. If you don't powerdown and just suspend (like me) then resume it almost instantaneous. Screen quality is not that good. I have Sony Vaio SR as well and when I compare the display of that 3 year old laptop with this laptop then chromebook stills looks poor quality. But that is not problem for me. Keyboard is good. Initially I had problem with trackpad because surface was bit dry/rough but now it became smooth. It respond to two-three finger gesture very nicely. It also has stereo speakers and sound quality is good. There are two USB ports and one on the left is USB3. The data tansfer from USB3 harddrive to internal SSD was superfast. But since internal HDD (16GB) is small you can't really carry collection of videos/songs into it. Overall I am very happy with this laptop.