A first for Chromebooks. With an 8th Gen Intel Core i processor apps load faster, graphics run faster and many tasks can be run simultaneously without lag. Heavy processing tasks like big spreadsheets and video transcoding can run faster. Strength, durability and stylish good looks are provided through the 100% aluminum chassis. The lightweight material means that it is less likely to be bent, warped or dented than other materials. Tapping, swiping, scrolling and zooming are smoother than ever. The Corning Gorilla touchpad provides a slicker feel than a regular plastic touchpad, and gives users the confidence that it won't break. With a 3:2 aspect ratio display there's more vertical screen space to read information on. Viewing websites and documents now need less scrolling. With 18% more vertical height than regular 16:9 displays there's greater length to read on. Crisp, clear, perfect, visuals are displayed on the QHD screen with a 178° viewing angle. With a high resolution display, movies and TV shows are shown in great clarity, and then share the screen with those around you with the expansive viewing angle. Fast boot times, ease of use, tough security and a long battery life are some of the advantages of Chrome OS. With a fast boot time you'll start working quicker; the simplified interface makes it easy to learn; integrated malware protection stops viruses in their tracks; and finally an efficient use of power means you can work all day without your power adapter. 10 hours of battery life goes a long way. With just a single charge, get in a full day's work with time to spare. The powerful long lasting battery means you don't have to take the power adapter with you. One connector is used for ultra-quick data transfer, video streaming, and battery charging. The reversible USB 3.1 Type-C connector is the same at both ends and on both sides, so it's easy to attach. USB 3.1 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. If you're a typist who likes to look at your keys, then the gently tilted keyboard will make your life easier.