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Pro Great display
Most laptops in this range don't have a full 1080p HD screen, while this one does. A full HD resolution allows for more content to be displayed on the screen at once, as each pixel is smaller. It also offers 70.4% of the color gamut, proving more colors than competing laptops.
Pro Lots of ports
Two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, SD card reader, HDMI port, and VGA are all present. There's also the usual dedicated charging port, Ethernet jack, and combined headphone/mic jack and a CD/DVD drive.
Pro Stays very cool
The warmest part was the middle of the keyboard, and it reached 84 degrees. 95 degrees is considered the tipping point between acceptable heat and uncomfortable amounts of heat, so this laptop is very good when it comes to keeping its cool.
Pro Decent typing experience
The keyboard stays cool during use, and while the keyboard isn't amazing, for under $400 it isn't bad. There's noticeable keyboard flex while typing and 50g activation force is a bit low, however it has great travel distance for a laptop, and there's a full numpad.
Con Inconsistant performance
Multitasking is decent, with 4GB of RAM able to handle 8 Chrome tabs alongside an OpenOffice document while streaming a YouTube video before slowing down.
However, Geekench (a general all-round benchmark) only received a score of 2080 while some cheaper options can provide more bang for less buck.
Con Short battery life
While some sites say the laptop achieves 3-4 hours of battery life, others claim up to 5h44m of continuous web surfing.