The Teclast F7 Plus as we all suspected is indeed from the same ODM that has the Chuwi Lapbook SE’s design and this right here the slightly larger 14″ Teclast F7 Plus. I’ve got high expectations with this one, considering the Teclast F7 turned out to be last gen’s Apollo Lake best budget laptop.
The build is almost identical to the Lapbook SE, some keyboard, just a fraction wider but still a great backlit keyboard. Same port locations and only a few differences, a larger touchpad that works great but doesn’t match the palm rest silver so well. A non-laminated glass screen! Ouch, I didn’t expect this and it also means the laptop due to this is a little thicker, around 3mm more. But the good news is the screen is much brighter at least, 50 lux more than the 200 Lux on the Lapbook SE. Both are fine for indoor use and I tend to run the screen about 30-40%
Another unexpected con is it’s 1.6 kilos weight. Around 180-190 grams heavier than the Lapbook SE. Maybe Teclast opted to use more copper inside or different speakers? I haven’t had a chance to up it up yet and see. The stock TDP is 6W Intel’s default and that 8GB of RAM is running at 2133Mhz dual channel! So room for some tweaks which I’ll get onto in the full review.
First impressions overall are great, just like the Chuwi Lapbook SE really but with 8GB of RAM. But heavier and than the non-laminated screen. Currently, the laptop is overpriced on Gearbest at $379, but it will be selling next week for $329 here so definitely hold off and wait for the sale!