T-Bao X8S Review – Cheapest 15.6″ Laptop!
I wanted to buy a cheap laptop for basic use but I was confused between T-Bao X8S Notebook and Chuwi 15.6″ LapBook. Later I decided to buy X8S because of a little better processor, extra RAM, and $209 flash sale price. I’ve used this laptop for quite some time and here I’m sharing my experience and review of T-Bao X8S.
T-Bao X8S Design
This is a Chinese laptop brand, which is not a famous brand but they’re making cheap products with good performance and design. Design is one of the highlights of the T-Bao X8S Notebook. The slimmer and lighter design of this notebook gives it a stylish look. The T-Bao X8S weighs just 4.18 pounds and is only 0.70 inches thick at its thickest point (0.39 inches at its thinnest).
The matte plastic design of the T-Bao X8S looks premium and doesn’t attract fingerprint but at the same time, quality of materials feels very cheap.
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T-Bao X8S Display
The 15.6-inch Narrow Border display on the X8S is awesome in this budget. There’s virtually no frame around the top and sides of the screen. A 1920 x 1080 Full HD display offers enough brightness for indoor use, good viewing angle, color quality, and sharpness, though the display color is little yellowish(warmer).
Note: I don’t know about other countries. But, Display(especially viewing angle) of X8S is far better than all laptops worth $500 to $600 available in India.
T-Bao X8S Performance
The T-Bao X8S is powered by the Intel Celeron N3450 processors, This is a quad-core SoC primarily for inexpensive notebooks and was announced mid-2016. It runs at a frequency of 1.1GHz, but it can reach up to 2.2GHz. The Intel Celeron N3450 is based on the Apollo Lake platform. It is manufactured in a 14 nm process (P1273) with FinFETs.
The T-Bao X8S comes with activated Windows 10, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC internal storage. I am not going to show you benchmark result. But, In real life experience, T-Bao X8S handled all the tasks without lag. Such as surfing the web, document editing, video streaming, PhotoShop, etc.
T-Bao X8S Battery
An 8000mAh Li-ion polymer battery of T-Bao X8S can provide you around 5-6 hours of battery backup on mixed usage like surfing the web, document editing, etc. The battery drain is quite noticeable during processor-intensive tasks. Obviously, Battery backup is not great but considering the display size and laptop’s price, battery backup is good. And, Charging up the laptop takes about 2 hours.
T-Bao X8S Keyboard & Trackpad
The key placement of T-Bao X8S’s keyboard is good except shift and up arrow key but still, it manages to provide good(not great) typing experience. It will take some time to get used to the keyboard And The plastic trackpad is little sticky but responsive too. The trackpad has a button for left and right click and also supports multitouch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom and three-finger swipe.
T-Bao X8S Audio & Ports
The T-Bao X8S’s bottom-mounted speakers don’t deliver loud audio and quality is also average. But, it’s good enough for your basic use.
As far as the ports are concerned, you can find a charging port with the indicator, a full-size USB 3.0 port, and a micro HDMI port on the left side. And a USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm jack and a microSD card slot for expansion on the right side.
T-Bao X8S Verdict
From its 15.6-inch FHD narrow border display to its performance and beautiful design, there’s a lot to love about the T-Bao X8S. But, like every other product and service, each laptop has its pros and cons. And, the biggest downside of this laptop is its build quality, which is very flexible and cheap but the rest of the laptop is decent. Price of T-Bao X8S is $280 but If you can grab this laptop on sale for $209 then it an absolute steal of a deal.
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