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Chuwi Aerobook Pro 15.6″ 4k, Iris Graphics Laptop Launches Tomorrow

Update: Tomorrow the Aerobook Pro kicks off on Indiegogo and it will cost $499 USD. Releases from the Chinese brands have been slow, but Chuwi today posted on Twitter their new laptop release coming in 22 days via Indiegogo crowdfunding. The Chuwi Aerobook Pro is their fastest laptop yet, with an Intel Core i5 6287U 28W SoC up to 3.50 GHz turbo and Intel’s more powerful Iris 550 Graphics. Th...[Read More]

$389 16GB Kaby Lake R Laptop Hands-On (Update)

Update, the video review is now finished: The Lhmzniy A9 is a Kaby Lake Laptop, using the low-end 15W Celeron 3867U, it’s an 8th Gen chip with Intel 610 graphics. Only two cores with a max speed of 1.8Ghz. The performance singe core is better than the Celeron N4100 Gemini Lake’s but worse off in multitasking due to only having 2 cores. The interesting thing with these laptops is they s...[Read More]

Chuwi Herobox Review 8GB RAM Windows 10 N4100 Mini PC

The latest Windows 10 Mini PC from Chuwi is the Herobox. A fanless passively cooled Celeron N4100, however with a few differences. This one is using a 12W TDP (Power limit 1) double the normal or default power limit from Intel. So performance is better than others I’ve reviewed as a result, and the RAM 8GB of it is running in dual channel config which also helps. But due to that increased po...[Read More]

Intel 9th Gen CPUs + Nvidia GTX 1650 Upgradable Mini PC

Update: If you missed it on the Youtube channel, the review is now online. I got in the end, the super-powerful Core i9 9900 version with 5Ghz max and 4.3Ghz across all 8 cores. As you can imagine the cooling is the weak spot on this. The seller actually limits the current limit of the CPU to keep the temps well under control. In fact too much so, but as you’ll see in my review you can tweak...[Read More]

Gemini Lake Refresh Models & Where Is Elkhart Lake?

The BMAX Y11 an 11-inch convertible Windows 10 laptop and the 13″ BMAX Y13 the best Gemini Lake laptop I’ve reviewed are now shipping with the new Celeron N4120 “Gemini Lake Refresh” over at Banggood. This minor tweak of the Gemini Lake Celeron N4100 is now approximately 10% faster due to an overclock of 200Mhz more on the max boost clock. So 2.6Ghz max clocks Vs the 2.4Ghz...[Read More]

Kaby Lake-R 16GB RAM Metal Laptop For $329

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 35W...[Read More]

Xiaomi Redmibook 13 Hands-On Review (New 2020 Model)

In the studio today I received the Redmibook 13. This is the new 2020 model. It was launched right at the end of December with the Redmi K30 land only starting shipping last week. The model I imported here is the Intel 10th Gen “Comet Lake” Core i7 10510U top-spec model, my reasoning behind this is if the thermals are fine with the higher clocks (4.9Ghz max) then the Core i5 will also ...[Read More]

BMAX S15 First Look – $254.99 But Bezels Are Nothing Like The Press Images!

The BMAX S15 is here and I’ve had a bit of time now using it here are the first impressions so far. Now if you were one of those lucky ones that got it for $199.99 USD or about 170 Euros it’s a great deal at that price but not perfect. The BMX S15 has the Celeron N4100 (Gemini Lake) with 8GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM (Confirmed) and 128GB upgradable M.2 SSD. Intel’s wireless AC 94...[Read More]

Hands-On With The Teclast F6 Plus (Updated)

Update the full video review has been posted on Youtube: The last of the Gemini Lake laptops I’ll be reviewing, the BMAX S15 and the Teclast F6 Plus which arrived a few days ago. So far this laptop is just as expected, it is one of the better ones reviewed but to me still doesn’t beat the BAMX Y13 which is very similar with a 360-degree touchscreen. The Teclast has a 13.3″ screen...[Read More]

Chuwi Hi10 X – 10.1″ Gemini Lake Windows 10 Tablet

Chuwi has a new release coming, the Hi10 X. It’s similar to their old Hi10 models it looks like a rehash of old and new. 10.1″ 1920 x 1200 fully laminated IPS screen with H3 stylus support. Powered by the Gemini Lake (No new Intel chips yet!) with only 6GB of DDR4 RAM and 128GB eMMC. 8GB of DDR4 would have been better of course and the tablet has a full metal unibody build. Two Type-C ...[Read More]

Happy New Year & What’s Next

Happy New Year to everyone. So a few have been asking if I have the BMAX S15 and the F6 Plus ordered, yes both are on the way and they will definitely be the last Gemini Lake laptops I’ll be reviewing. Some time in Q1/Q2 we should hear or see even the new Gemini Lake successor the Intel Elkhart Lake by then. Expect it to be a small bump up in performance like the Apollo Lake to Gemini Lake w...[Read More]

BMAX S15 – 15.6″ 8GB Gemini Lake Laptop $269.99

BMAX is one of the new brands I’m keeping an eye on and this is another late Gemini Lake release from them. The BMAX S15 is a larger 15.6″ laptop with a Celeron N4100 quad-core, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 256GB N.2 2280 SSD and runs Windows 10 home. The screen looks like it might be a matte coated 1080p IPS. But I can’t confirm this from the info provided, it could well be glass-covered li...[Read More]

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