This arrived yesterday, one of only two items that made the Chinese Spring Festival close down 2th to 14th most sellers have. It’s like the Onda oBook 11 I reviewed, but a larger 13.3 inches. It’s a shameless Lenovo Yogo 2 clone that doesn’t hide the fact. Looks very similar and copies that 360-degree hinge. It must be made by the same ODM as the oBook 11.
Only recently Voyo announced there will be a Skylake vBook v3 version of this laptop, I’m a bit annoyed, but at least it will allow me to test out and preview the everything apart from the Core M3-6Y30 power on it. Could be a cheaper blessing in disguise if this vBook turns out to be a lemon. I picked it up from GearBest, $232 dollars on one o their flash sales. But I’m a bit pissed I was asked to pay $14 more on the DHL postage due to the weight of the box. I was offered a refund or pay the extra and GB could send it out. They still take photos of the packet and label which is a nice extra no other retailers do.
- Build quality is very good for the price. The fit of the lid and keyboard is perfect. Feels sturdy.
- The grey has a matte soft-touch rubberized paint finish, Nice but not sure how it will hold up after months of use.
- The hinge is metal like the oBook 11 / Voyo A1 Ultimate.
- The screen is super bright 1080p at 13.3″ is okay. Good viewing angles, colours light bleed is minimal.
- Non-laminated touch panel of course.
- The large keyboard is average, some flex. the depth of travel in the keys is shallow and could be better. With some time adjusting to it, should be okay.
- The trackpad is large and works reasonably well. It’s no Mac Pro touchpad but again for the price of this unit its fairly good.
- Initial testing seems to show the USB 3.0 port only works with pen drives, not my 1TB 2.5 inch drive. (USB 2.0 port is fine)
- Weight is okay for a 13.3-inch laptop at 1.6 kilos. Next to my Surface Pro 4 feels heavy to me.
- The 360 degree hinge works as advertised. Feels stiff enough, but will it be after 1000s of uses?
- The stylus is a Goodix (At least I think it is) It’s charged via USB and seems accurate. But it’s not pressure sensitive. Wacom would have been 10 times better. It does seem accurate enough. (Tested in the video)
More to follow in the TT YouTube channel. I’ll benchmark it and do my usual tests including some gaming.