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Pro Sleek design
Light (2.3 lb), glossy plastic lid for looks, and magnesium frame for sturdiness.
Pro 100 GB Google Drive for 2 years
Makes up for the 16 GB SSD, and 2 years is a better offer than the 1 year of One Drive given by Windows machines, although their offer is for 1 TB, 10x the space Google is offering.
Pro IPS display
Brighter, and with better viewing angles than competitors laptops without IPS displays.
Con Can't install Microsoft Office
Alternatives are using Microsoft Office Online or using the native Google Docs.
Since overclocking is not an option, the performance does take a hit.
Con Requires internet connection for most programs
Being a Chromebook, the laptop is optimized with internet access in mind. Programs like Microsoft Office can only be used online. The laptop does come with 12 Gogo inflight internet coupons.