Selling for the price of the Gemini Lake N4100 8GB laptops I’ve been reviewing this new laptop popped up that looks promising as it ships with the Celeron 3867U Intel 8th Gen Kaby Lake architecture and a large 16GB of RAM double what I typically review.
The Lhmzniy A9 14.1″ sells for $329 or 297 Euros. All metal build, backlit keyboard, MicroSD slot, and 2 x USB 3.0 ports. It has a 35Wh battery, wireless AC and the screen is a 1080p 14.1″ TN Panel 🙁 glossy glass covered screen. The SSD config ranges from 128GB to 1TB. 22 x 80mm SATA3 SSD. It runs Windows 10 home, has a 2mP webcam with privacy cover, dual speakers and largesized touchpad.
Kaby Lake R SoC with Intel HD 610 iGPU
The dual-core Kaby Lake R on paper looks poor. Just two 1.8Ghz cores however it’s newer than the Gemini Lake. With a higher TDP of 15W, fan-cooled and better GPU the Intel it’s single-core performance and gaming will outmatch the Gemini Lake Celeron N4100 getting over 2100 vs about 1800-1900 on the Celeron N4100. But due to those 2 cores only, in multi-core benchmarks, it’s about 1500 points lower. Now in real-world use I’ve tested this CPU in and around Windows it does feel slightly quicker. The 16GB of RAM will also help.
There is also a 15.6″ version called the A9 Pro selling for 334 euros. Apart from the TN panel (What a shame), it could a good alternative to the Gemini Lake laptops I’m moving away from reviewing now. I might pick up to review if there is interest. This is also called Feed Me the brand on Aliexpress, both Brand names are stupid if you ask me! It would be some ODM laptop people Chinese companies brand themselves.
The A9 looks a lot like the Herobook Pro from Chuwi, which has yet to be released with the same 3867U Soc and look just in grey.
Lhmzniy A9 Press images: