What’s up next, well the GDP Pocket (Requested a lot this one) a 7″ Windows 10 laptop with 8GB of RAM, Z8750 and 128GB of storage. Hopefully it’s not going to be like the GBP Win which the keyboard half died on me so it was sent back. I know said I wouldn’t review any more Atom devices, this is an exception. And the last for sure!
My quest for the best budget Chinese Apollo lake laptop continues:
- My Tbook4 Apollo Lake 14″ laptop arrived. Looks very promising for the price, but sadly the wireless AC it was listed as having turned out to be wireless N according to various owners. It’s still in the packet, maybe the unboxing video tomorrow or at least in a few days.
- Onda Xiaoma 31 Pro (This week) – Like the Xiaomia 21, but 13.3 inch IPS, fingerprint reader, wireless AC, but a Pentium N4200, yes not the N3450!. It has a full metal build and if it has the unlocked bios like the Tbook Air and Xiaoma 21, might just be the most powerful Apollo Lake yet.
- Cube iwork5X (Maybe this week) Yoga style 360-degree hinge. Wireless AC, 13.3″ touch screen. N3450 CPU. SSD slot inside and looks promising.
I would have the Jumper EZPad 6S to show this week, but I fried it. Plugging in power to the Type-C is a big no no, it powered off and smells burnt. Stupid design there. I thought it might be like all others and accept power or just do nothing, maybe it does charge via type-c I I got a lemon. But don’t try it! I can also confirm that it has a 2242 or 2280 SSD slot inside.
Mi Notebook 12.5 2017 refresh Core M3-7Y30, 8GB of RAM version. I’m interested to see if 4GB and the Core M3-7Y30 will make a huge difference or not compared to my Mi Notebook 6Y30 4GB 2016 model.
And maybe the Jumper 3L Pro, Jumper 3 Plus (Core M3) this month and the Xiaomi Mi 5X. I still haven’t ordered them yet, however.
So it will be a busy month and I was hoping to slow down a little as I have so little free time nowadays…