Edit: The listing has been updated now stating it has WIFI: Intel Stone Peak 3165 802.11ac/a/b/g/n. So that settles it, Intel wireless AC 3165 it is, great news. Now I just hope the build quality is up to it and the touchpad is decent. It still hasn’t shipped, so could be a few weeks off before I have my hands on it.
Another N3450 Laptop, my quest to find the best and cheaper Apollo Lake laptops is far from over. This new model is from the same ODM as the Tianbao or T-Bao Tbook Air I reviewed, the fastest Apollo Lake I’ve reviewed. T-Bao seems to have used either faster RAM than most or different bios settings to squeeze around 30 to 40% better iGPU performance out of their N3450’s. In any case, this Tbook4 is worth a look I felt. Thanks to Inhalt for pointing it out. So if they have used that same optimization as the Civiltop Air it should offer very decent Intel HD 500 integrated GPU performance. (For an Apollo Lake!)It looks a little like the EZBook 3 Pro, same style of build. Full metal body, 1080p screen (glossy screen I think). Two USB 3.0 ports, Micro HDMI out, MicroSD and D/C charging. Storage is 64GB of eMMC spec and 6GB of RAM. It’s around 13mm thin, 1.3 kilos with a large 10,000mAh battery and you’re able to install an SSD inside (M.2 or mSATA). So again like the EZBook 3 Pro. But if you look at these user images it’s got a larger than normal touchpad. It’s also NOT in that champagne gold color or silver but in better-looking Titanium grey.
There is only one thing I cannot seem to confirm, the wireless if it’s wireless N 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz or wireless AC. Concidering all the Tbook Air and Xiaoma 21 use the Intel 3165 dual band AC chipset I think we have a good change it’s that. Geekbuying have it for sale for $238.99, they seem to be the only ones selling it for now. And Geekbuying also has a T-bao brand sale on with other T-Bao products, the Tbook Air and some weaker laptops. I’ve picked one up so hopefully have it in a few weeks to review. But for now some user photos of JD.com.
T-Bao Tbook4 User Images:
Image source: TD.com user reviews