Teclast is a bit late with this one, they should have had a model like this months ago to compete with Chuwi. But coming in 2019 (finally) their 14″ 8GB Celeron N4100 model. This looks like the same exact ODM, South Korean I believe behind the designs of the Lapbook SE, Herobook and Lapbook Pro. A dark grey metal finish, USB 3.0 x 2 ports, HDMI 2.0A, D/C charging and a 1080p screen. The ODM doesn’t have maybe the lightest builds. But the quality and build of their laptop designs is very high, well finished and they have a premium feel to them.
I can’t tell from this video if it’s a glossy or matte display, my guess is it looks like it could be glass covered with the 2.5D edges like the Lapbook SE. So a fully laminated glossy display. The keyboard is edge to edge and a full one at that, backlit and if it’s anything like my Lapbook SE’s it will be a great keyboard. And can also see again like the Lapbook SE the logo will shine through on the back of the screen from the IPS panels backlight. Other specs include a 128GB SSD, Wireless AC (3165) BT 4.1 and my guess is a 38Wh battery like the Herobook which should be good for 8 hours at least.
No word on pricing or release date, but it’s safe to assume it will be over $300 to start with. Update: Pricing on pre-order is a big $379 over at Gearbest. This is really too much I feel for the CPU on offer. But expect this to drop rapidly once more retailers start to sell it.
I’ll definitely be reviewing this one, it seems like it could be the best one yet since we still don’t have an 8GB Chuwi Lapbook SE.