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. Crisp, clear, perfect, visuals are displayed on the QHD 2256x1504 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. Write with greater control and precision. The elastomer tip of the pen provides a more natural writing experience. Take advantage of the higher friction and elasticity to reduce sliding across the smooth surface of the screen. 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. Colored aluminum is anodized so there's no paint to chip and heat dissipation and corrosion resistance is improved. Added strength and smoothness are provided by the Corning Gorilla Glass NBT touchscreen and Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad. Gorilla glass provides greater toughness and scratch resistance for the display, and for the touchpad it provides a slicker smoother feel than regular plastic. 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. 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.