BMAX Y13 Review

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Well, it might not be perfect, but the BMAX Y13 is one of the best Gemini Lake N4100 laptops I’ve reviewed and I’ve seen a fair few now. The 13.3″ fully laminated IPS screen is 380 nits bright with a 74% Adobe RGB color space, touch response is accurate without delay and the hinge is 360-degrees so you can convert this into a 1.2-kilo tablet.

Overall one of the best yet, so much so that the BMAX Y13 gets a big thumbs up from me, It now sits in my studio as my secondary PC for light tasks, downloads, apps, Chrome and Youtube use when I don’t need a powerful noisey Core i7. A great screen, 8GB of dual-channel RAM, great keyboard, touchpad and top battery life means it’s going to be the Chinese sub $400 laptop to bet. Below is my full detailed review with my rating and full Pros and Cons.

BMAX might be new, but they are a brand to watch and definitely doing things right using the same ODM as Teclast and Chuwi! The BMAX Y13 is $359 here at Gearbest with coupon GBBMAXY13

03:15 – SDD & Internals 04:54 – Unlocked bios 05:27 – Ports 06:36 – Keyboard & touchpad 08:03 – Windows & benchmarks 10:23 – Display & Colour space 11:29 – Audio & sample 12:17 – Real-world performance 14:31 – Gaming and thermals 15:14 – Linux Mint test 15:32 – Recap with Pros & Cons


  • Well made thin and light 1.2 kilos build
  • Dual channel DDR4 2133Mhz RAM
  • Very good screen 74% Adobe RGB & bright
  • Full spec USB 3.1 Type-C port
  • Windows 10 Pro not Home.
  • Keyboard is great to type on
  • Very good thermals even when gaming
  • Battery can last for over 8 hours use
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Touchscreen
  • Unlocked bios
  • Clean 3.5mm output


  • Speakers should be louder
  • Webcam isn't the greatest
  • Lowest screen brightness is too bright
  • Hard to see the keyboard at certain angles
  • No full sized USB port


Performance (in category) - 9
Build and design - 8.5
Screen - 9
Sound - 7.5
Battery life - 9
Value for money - 8.5

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