The F15 – Intel Celeron N4100 from Teclast : A laptop for multimedia

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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.

F15 compatible with internet use?

Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is to respond to this type of need that Teclast has developed this F15.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Celeron N4100. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Last point about the autonomy. the F15 can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the F15 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.

Is F15 okay to watch videos ?

High quality, the engineers of Teclast have chosen to make this F15 the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
Teclast presents this model in a large size version. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1366×768 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.8 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this F15. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
On the sound side, it F15 has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Celeron N4100 is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
With Intel UHD Graphics 600, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Teclast has made efforts with available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it F15 seems inappropriate. With its autonomy of 5 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.

F15 compatible with on the move use ?

Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this F15 of 1.8 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays.  Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. The rendering on screen is good. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
With the installation of the processor Intel Celeron N4100, the power consumption is rather important.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
This laptop will therefore rather be intended to stay on the desk or to be taken away from time to time at the weekend. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging it. About the hard drive, Teclast has chosen a classic technology for its 256 Gb hard drive; Good when it comes to storing data (photos, music, movies), less good for the time it takes to boot up or get out of standby mode. The disadvantage is that the boot phases will be slower than on an SSD technology disk.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 15.6 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
On the connector side, it F15 has 3 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Finally with the F15, Teclast deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.

The F15- the right model for audio or video editing ?

The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Teclast have thought of for this F15. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Celeron N4100 does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
Having a hard disk of 256 Gb, you will be assured of a good storage capacity. This size is one of the best on the market in this product range. And that’s what you’ll need to store your films and music locally. For reasons of speed of execution, we would have liked Teclastto favour the installation of an SSD type disk instead of the standard one. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
Clearly, it’s not F15 designed for audio-visual editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.

The F15- the right model to play with?

It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. With this F15, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
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. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Since Teclast has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
With its 256 Gb of space, this F15 is on a level playing field with its competitors. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.8 Kg and 15.6 inches), comparable to most similar products.
For autonomy, 5 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In the end, we do not recommend this F15 for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.

The F15 for office automation.

Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. ThisF15 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Teclast has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Its weight of 1.8 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This F15 has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In short, it F15 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.

In short, is the F15, the right choice ?

In the end, our analysis will have shown that it F15 is disappointing whatever the uses. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks