UPDATE EDIT 5/6/14: Chrome OS on the computer crashed about a month ago. All recovery tactics specified by Google and Acer failed, and eventually I took it to the retailer for repair. The retailer couldn't recover it either and I was able to return the computer for a full refund under warranty. Overall, this computer's lasted about 8 months, much shorter than the 2 years I was projecting.I bought the Acer C710 for school in September. Things started out well and I marveled at the general speed in its performance of basic actions needed for schoolwork and entertainment. Then a week later the computer would not start up. I carry the computer around in a case and it gets knocked around a bit, but no laptop I've ever possessed has broken down in a week and it pissed me off. Apparently it was due to the connection between battery and computer malfunctioning, which is another issue that is common with the detachable battery on this computer. After getting repairs it seemed to be alright, and so far nothing like that has happened since. Regarding the Chrome OS, the UI is absolutely beautiful and I love every part of it. Chrome OS is also a lot more simplistic and as a result a lot more streamlined than, say, Windows. It can be a bit too simple, however, and there's not much to really add on in terms of software. Things like .exe files don't even work on Chrome OS. The keyboard and touchpad are reasonably good, the keyboard may be small for some, but I have small hands so so far I've been doing alright. I especially like the keyboard shortcuts put on the function keys, such as going back and forward in pages, refreshing, minimizing and maximizing windows, switching windows, et cetera. The touchpad is of a good build and multitouch gestures, though limited in number, seem effortless.But there are starting to be other issues. For one, the battery dies pretty fast off the charger and when work is being done, it's about as bad as my last $700 Lenovo Windows 15 inch. The hinge between screen and laptop body has begun coming apart, along with the bezel around the screen. For reasons I still don't know two of its three USB ports are now defunct, and the remaining one maintains iffy connections. The plastic plating on the bottom of the laptop covering its innards is jutting out as if its connection has broken, and I worry about when it will finally break. All of this from moderate everyday travel in a reasonably cushy case in a backpack. I invested $200 into this, expecting it to pay off more than the $250 Samsung and possibly live two years at least, but now I worry if it can even last a year.