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Pro Includes multiple subscriptions
Microsoft Office 365 comes included for one year, which includes 1TB of OneDrive online storage, Microsoft Office programs, and some Skype minutes each month.
As a separate bonus, Asus is offering 500GB of online storage though WebStorage.
Pro Stays cool
The EeeBook stayes very cool during a heavy load, reaching a maximum of 82 degrees while many other laptops reach 90-100 degrees.
Pro Good screen
The screen goes bright enough, and its color range is better than other laptops under $300 (it scores 68.2 on the sRGB color gamut, while competitive options typically score closer to 60).
Pro Solid performance
The 1.33GHz Atom Z3735 CPU paired with 2GB of RAM performed admirably. In GeekBench 3, the EeeBook scored 2212, beating out the HP Steam 11 (1804) and Lenovo S21e (1694). When it comes to hard number crunching, the EeeBook falls short taking 25% longer than the HP Steam 11.
Pro Epic battery life
This laptop can handle just over 12 hours of continuous web browsing, which shatters the ultaportable average of nearly 8 hours.
Pro Large touchpad
The touchpad is surprisingly large for such a small laptop, and it performs quickly. Gestures (two finger scrolling, pinch to zoom) are a different story however, and don't work as well as they should.
Pro Good keyboard
While the key travel is shallower than most laptops, the keys are distinct enough to type quickly on and for small fingers it won't be too cramped.
Con Simplified design
The rounded block design isn't flashy, and the matte finish will get very oily from kid's fingers, and cleaning it isn't a simple affair either - it will take more than just a cloth wipedown if you want it to look shiny and new again.
Con Bad webcam
The included webcam is just plain bad. The low resolution (640x480) with blurry lines and unnatural colors also has poor focus.