As a preamble to this test
Latest release in the range Winnovo, we’ve been running tests onNotebook…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Notebook enough for internet use?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. This Notebook is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. The material used by Winnovo are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Celeron N3350. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it Notebook is a fair one. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. With only 64 Gb, Winnovo considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
In the end, with an autonomy of 6 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.
Is Notebook one for watching movies and listening to music ?
This Notebook is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
Winnovo has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1600×900, is a good compromise. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (2.5 kg) when you have to carry it.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Notebook. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Celeron N3350 is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
As for battery life, it Notebook can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 6 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
Notebook the right choice for travelling connected ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. With this in mind, we tested the Notebook. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.5 Kg. Every transport is painful. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
CPU Intel Celeron N3350 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Note that like all manufacturers, Winnovo is optimistic about the autonomy of this Notebook. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
An autonomy of 6 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 64 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
With this model, Winnovo definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The Notebook is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
Notebook the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Notebook may be fine. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Celeron N3350 does best. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
The designers of Winnovo have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Notebook allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 64 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. The available battery life is of 6 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Notebook receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
A quality product, designed by Winnovo with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
Notebook the right choice to play online?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Winnovo in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
With only 1600×900, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Winnovo like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.64 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
Even if this model has Wi-Fi, it is not 5Ghz, so it is of lower quality. Too bad, it could have been interesting.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 14 inches size.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
It Notebook is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Notebook the right choice for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Notebook is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Winnovo has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It Notebook is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. With a weight of 2.5 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Winnovo chose the matt tile option for thisNotebook that does not reflect light. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 64 Gb. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The Notebook in conclusion
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Notebook’ is average but will do the job very well.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– office tasks