This is not a desktop replacement, and it will not replace an upscale laptop. But since this computer is under $400 I'm assuming most people don't expect it to be. I love this computer because the battery life is better than almost any laptop out there (7-10 hours depending on brightness of screen). It has more than enough ports inlcuding three USB, a dedicated HDMI port which is extremely convenient, and a SD card reader too, which is more than the Chromebook 11 offers (no SD reader, no dedicated HDMI). It might be a bit heavy for someone wanting something like a lightweight netbook or Macbook Air, but for me it's very light. Along with the battery life the speed of the quick SSD is a huge selling point, waking the computer up from sleep-mode or from shut-down is literally instantaneous (same to shut it down).
Some people might find the design/build of the laptop a bit cheap looking, but compared to my Dell Inspiron it may as well be a Macbook Pro. The keyboard is very comfortable for me, and feels very well made, I read somewhere that's common among HP laptops. The screen might be a problem for some because it isn't as bright as the Chromebook 11, but for me it's totally fine, at home I usually use it in dim light, and at school even when it's bright the screen looks fine. The only problem would be for someone that wants to use this outside everyday in the sun.
I know some people will be worried about not being able to install certain programs, but the mirror-desktop Google app has solved that for me, so if you want to use Word or something (which you can't install on a Chromebook), you can use the mirror app to take control of your laptop or desktop at home, all you have to do is leave the computer on, and you can use any of the programs on your Chromebooks screen, although the size of the screen is a bit smaller but it gets the job done. I used this feature in class so I could use an electronic textbook on my Dell laptop at home that has to use the Nook Textbook program, which you can't download on the Chromebook.
Overall I would say the build, design, quality, and performance of this laptop more than meets my expectations, but that's because I've been using a 2010 era Dell Inspiron laptop, so someone that uses a high-level laptop might not be as impressed. But I was most worried about the whole "you can only use it online" features and that the whole theme of the Chromebook just might not work since I've always been a Windows user, but it's been great for me so far (2 months of use).
My top features of the laptop are battery life (at least 8 hours every day), performance (instant on and off), and ease of use (no updating, installing, Ctrl-Alt-Del'ing, etc.). I'd recommend this even more to anyone with an Android cell phone and will be using Google's Drive app and Google Calendar.
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