Teclast’s new laptop hybrid the F5 is a smaller, weaker version of the Teclast F6 Core M3 I reviewed. This new Intel Celeron N4100 Gemini Lake model has a Lenovo Yoga style hinge, 360-degrees to use it has a tablet or the keyboard as a stand like the Teclast F6. One of the good things is it will be the first (And not the last I hope) Gemini Lake laptop or tablet to ship with 8GB of DDR4 RAM. It has a 128GB SSD with easy access slot so you can upgrade it with a 2242 SATA M.2 SSD.
It has Intel Wireless AC, runs Windows 10 and sadly you can see from these real photos below that the laptop lacks a full USB 3 port only sports a Type-C one for charging, data and HDMI out. There is also a second micro HDMI out so it will be able to run up to two 4k displays. And the 1080p screen Teclast claim is fully laminated and you can even see it comes with a pre-applied screen protector like a lot of tech I review from China.
Pricing? Well, it’s up for pre-order for $369 at Gearbest, which is about $69 more than the EZbook X4 Gemini Lake laptop but this has double the RAM touchscreen screen with a 360-degree hinge. It is only 13mm slim and weighs under 1 kilo. But then again the Core M3-7Y30 power Thinker i35 with 3000 x 2000 Surface Book screen and 8GB of RAM is just $393 and it has a 256GB SSD. If you don’t need a 360-degree hinge (That one is 180 degrees only) it’s worth a serious thought.
What do you think, is this another winner from Teclast or having to use a hub or adaptor for USB a deal breaker? I’ll order one soon and expect a review towards the end of the month. early August hopefully.