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74
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Chromebooks will always be polarizing, but at $249 the price is far more appropriate than it had been. We recommend it for schools and people looking for a cheap second laptop.

Pros
  • Sharply reduced priceSolid build quality for the moneyComfortable keyboard and trackpad
Cons
  • No Netflix streaming at launchSlight performance hit with an ARM chipDimmer display than in previous models
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Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

90
cainnovacaine
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
mike2610
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
bmorenoy
I have to bump up the rating because of the 12 free go go flight connections...read more
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76
Average Critic Score

Expandability

63
 

Speed and features

79
 

Durability

74
 

Display

60
 

Noise

96
 

Battery life

78
 

Portability (size / weight)

86
 

Design and form factor

79
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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81
 

Critic

78
 

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90
 
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Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

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80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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93
 
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