Joined on 10/06/14
A lot of bang for the buck
Pros: Fast Intel i7 processor, great performance, SSD, uni-hinge better for wear & tear; Attractive, mostly metal design instead of plastic, DVD drive, good number of ports. Decent amount of RAM (12 GB)
Cons: Keyboard is a little clumsy but I am used to a 14" laptop; As others have mentioned an IPS display would be nice but with the proper settings adjustment, the TN monitor looks just fine. Just right-click the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel from the context menu. Then choose "Use my preference emphasizing quality" instead of the default which is to"Emphasize performance". Once that's done, Right click the desktop again and this time select "Intel graphics settings". Once there, select color settings, and you can fine tune your display settings for brightness, contrast, hue and saturation while looking at the image of your choice. After you have the settings just right, apply them.These steps greatly improve the quality of the display. Another pretty common con is that the entire back cover must be removed to upgrade memory or disk drive. And lastly, it would have been nice if the SSD had a greater storage capacity but then it would have cost more so that is an understandable trade off.
Overall Review: I would recommend this product to others. I am happy with the price paid vs. the performance and quality. The casing is very decent and the laptop itself looks quite stylish. Also, it wasn't loaded with bloatware and 3 hour's worth of Windows updates did NOT need to be installed, which is sometimes the case. Setup was a cinch.
I'm impressed with this very affordable Chromebook
Pros: Fast surfing, excellent display color, solid build, decent sound quality, easy to use and lightweight. Simple and accurate syncing capability. Everything works!!
Cons: Minimal scratches Not upgradeable Little onboard storage
Overall Review: This Chromebook offers a lot for it's low price and small footprint. It's actually quite fast and it's lightweight form makes it very portable and easy to surf with anywhere. I bought three of these and I'd say they are all physically in the B range (just a few superficial scratches). Surprisingly this laptop has a more solid body build than a few of my much higher priced computers. I find myself using it quite a lot. It stays charged for a long time and doesn't get hot. Though the onboard storage is very limited, Google offers 100GB of cloud storage on their Google Drive free for 2 years for Chromebook owners, so that basically overcomes the storage restriction. Additionally, the card reader enables you to add more onboard storage by adding a high capacity SD card.