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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
UBook Pro N4100 to surf the Internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. Here you have an almost perfect product.With this UBook Pro N4100, CHUWI is well positioned in relation to other competing models.You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 12.3 inches size. This laptop is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this UBook Pro N4100 on your lap. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. Knowing that the visible parts are generally less important than the internal components of the computer, we can guess that a lot of care CHUWI has been taken in the overall design of this model.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel 700 MHz 4 coeurs. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. 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. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
In the end, with an autonomy of 8 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. 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.
UBook Pro N4100 the right choice for watching movies ?
CHUWI presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the UBook Pro N4100; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
Equipped with a small screen size, 12.3 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 0.785 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
On the sound side, it UBook Pro N4100 has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel 700 MHz 4 coeurs 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.
On the application side, CHUWI chose to let you do it. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel® UHD Graphics 600, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
CHUWI didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. The UBook Pro N4100 only 2 ports only provides you with ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. CHUWI promises 8 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The UBook Pro N4100- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
An intermediate model that can be taken along on an occasional basisUBook Pro N4100. We have tested it in several configurations : For travel, packed in a suitcase, in home-to-work mode, as part of a family weekend, or simply to go from the living room to the kitchen. The bottom line is this : If you need to go on holiday and commuting, and because of its configuration size/weight/quality materials, it is a very good choice.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 12.3 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
The touch screen is present on the UBook Pro N4100, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. Here you will be in a familiar environment; an ease of use that is identical to your smartphone. The selections are precise in the cursor movement, making navigation seamless.
The keypad UBook Pro N4100 is equipped with backlighting. After spending some time typing on it, we can say it is of good quality.
CPU Intel 700 MHz 4 coeurs power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of CHUWI; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
An autonomy of 8 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 256 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 SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. Equipped with a compact 12.3 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 2 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
No Bluetooth technology on this model. Too bad because it is very practical when you are in nomad mode and you want to connect to a phone or speakers. All the same, this UBook Pro N4100 is interesting for those who travel.
The UBook Pro N4100 for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this UBook Pro N4100corresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by CHUWI, there have been many improvements on the components. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel 700 MHz 4 coeurs 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.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. The available battery life is of 8 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 UBook Pro N4100 receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the UBook Pro N4100, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And for the right price/quality ratio.
The UBook Pro N4100- the right model to play with?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. And this UBook Pro N4100 is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Since CHUWI has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this UBook Pro N4100 an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 0.785 Kg.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 8 hours.
In conclusion, it UBook Pro N4100 is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
UBook Pro N4100 for office automation ?
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Here are the main reasons.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. CHUWI in this product line. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. An almost featherweight of 0.785 Kg.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this UBook Pro N4100.
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.
So, in summary, it appears that it UBook Pro N4100 is less interesting than its competitors. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
What about the UBook Pro N4100 ?
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 UBook Pro N4100′ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– travel use
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– making audio and video editing