- Samsung Exynos 1.70GHz
- 2GB Memory 16GB SSD
- Integrated Graphics
- 1366 x 768
- Google Chrome OS
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Much better than expected! 04/21/2013
-Screen is great. People have been saying viewing angles are off and the colors are washed out, but comparing it to my MacBook Pro, it's a little dimmer and a little washed out but not nearly as bad as I had expected from reading other's reviews.
-Instantaneous boot/wake up
-I cannot stress enough the great build quality. If I had to describe it in one word it would be "Sturdy". You can pick it up by one corner with no flex. The texture on the hand rests is good, trackpad is very large for such a small netbook, and the keyboard is no stress to type on and the tactile feedback is decent.
-Battery life is very good
-Exynos 5 is faster than expected, resulting in no fans and minimal heat, just what I needed
-16GB of internal storage plus 100GB Google Drive is more than enough
-Offline capabilities are good
-Design is clean, takes cues from MacBook Air (see hingle gripe)
-Inlaid Chrome logo (not printed)
-Has some type of slot on the back (I believe it is the SIM card slot on the 3G version), which I do not have). It is plugged with some rubber thing and the cover on the slot is very loose. Why not remove this altogether on the Wi-Fi only model?
-Charger cable is begging to be broken off completely
-Ambient light sensor is a little too sensitive
-No Java support
-Can be slightly sluggish when just starting up
-Hinge sticks out when the notebook is closed, kind of ruins the aesthetics
I bought this as a portable notebook to bring to class for light research, paper writing, and presentation making. So far, Drive seems to work offline. I also have a gaming desktop at home, and a MacBook. This is the perfect device if you need something lighter than your current laptop to take to class, the coffee shop, or a friend's house for a while, but I would not recommend bringing it on an extended outing (multi-day trip). There's not much to do in the way of entertainment, however Netflix and YouTube work seamlessly. Just don't expect to play any games.
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