This one looks interesting, well the last Voyo 2-in-1 the Vbook V3 was a bit of a disaster, their Mini PC’s were okay and then this has just recently been released. A 15.6″ all metal laptop, with a backlit keyboard, Core i7 6500U and Nvidia 940MX dedicated GPU for $589. This is cheaper than the Mi Notebook Air 13 2016 model which has this same spec, called the ultimate version which sells for much more. Now I’m pretty sure the build of the Xiaomi would win, but the spec seems interesting.
The part I like about this is it seems it will have upgradable RAM according to the press info. The hard drive it ships with is a 1TB spindle one, not good for running the OS (Windows 10 Home). But there is also a NVMe slot for SSD upgrades. And it does have a USB Type-C port and a 48Wh battery.
The website shows the price is $733 USD, but with coupon VOYOI7 it drops to a more palatable $589 including shipping. Should I review this one? I know the MX150 in the Mi Notebook Air 13 2017 is much faster (30%) but with this CPU, upgradable RAM and the cheaper price it’s tempting to see if it’s any good. Some cons I’ve already seen, 1.8 kilos in weight, VGA webcam, single cooling fan and single-channel RAM (Only one SODIMM slot?)
Voyo i7 Specs:
- 15.6″ 1080P IPS
- Intel Core i7 6500U (15W 3.1Ghz max boost)
- 8GB DDR3 SODIMM (Upgradable RAM)
- USB 3.0 ports x 2, Type-C USB 3.1? (might be USB 3.0 I think)
- USB 2.0 x 2, SD card reader
- Backlit keyboard with number pad
- 48.8Wh / 13000mAh battery
- D/C charger
- 1.8 kilos
Source: Gearbest new releases
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