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Pro Good performance
The 1.33GHz Atom Z3735F accompanied by 2GB of RAM is enough for light tasks to run smoothly side-by-side. It scores 2195 on GeekBench 3. It has slow data transfer speeds (31MB/s), and very slow at crunching data (matching up 20,000 names and addresses in OpenOffice took over 22 minutes).
Pro Good enough display
Viewing angles are actually good, colors are only a bit muted, and it provides more accurate colors than competing laptops under $300. It also gets sufficiently bright.
Pro Very long lasting battery
The battery can last 9h48m in real world web browsing tests, outlasting almost any of its competitors.
Pro Comes with useful subscriptions
Valued at $70, this laptop comes with Microsoft Office 365 which brings access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. Office 365 also includes 1TB of OneDrive Cloud storage, and 60 Skype minutes of calling per month to mobile phones and landlines.
Pro Has all the basic ports
With 2 USB ports (both 2.0 speeds), a full sized HDMI port and a microSD card reader, the 100s has all the basic ports you need, although a USB 3.0 port would have been nice as it would allow you access to more fast storage.
Pro Decent keyboard
Although it flexes a ton, the typing experience is alright. The keys are large for a laptop its size, and require enough force to activate that it becomes more satiating than expected.
Con Bottom gets hot
While in use, the top remains very cool, however the bottom gets uncomfortably hot. As long as you use it on a desk you will be fine - not your lap (comfort reasons) or on soft surfaces (overheating reasons).
Con No multi-touch trackpad
While the trackpad is responsive, there is no multi-touch gestures (pinch to zoom, two-finger scrolling).
Con Little storage
Of the 32GB, only 17GB is user accessible after installing the OS. You will want to expand this through the SD card slot, cloud storage, or a USB stick.