No armrest IMO. I don't have one in my car and my arms never gets tired. I have the habit of resting my hand on my lap when it's long trips so it's always in a relaxed position. The only real complaint I have is the lack of extra storage but I probably use the two extra cup holders more than I would the storage.
That said, you'll get used to whatever you decide to use.
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