Potential customers trying to find a bargain in the Windows convertible sector are often turned off by the high prices of ‘big’ industry players. That’s where Chinese companies really shine and VBOOK V3 is no exception. V3 was the first Intel Apollo Lake based convertible from China and unlike most other manufacturers, didn’t cut every corner to bring the cost down. The thought of having a 2-in-1 PC has always attracted customers, which is also the main reason these products from China are increasingly becoming popular around the world. A Full HD IPS display, Intel Apollo Lake processor and Windows 10 make V3 quite an attractive package, which is also very affordable.
Users always had their reservations about the performance-deprived Intel Atom processors. That’s why Intel introduced the Apollo Lake Pentium processor that offers much better performance without costing significantly more. The 13.3-inch display provides the perfect balance between portability and screen real-estate. V3 is certainly inspired by Lenovo Yoga 2 13 and features a similar design, but without the vents as V3’s processor is passively cooled. Users can interact with the device using the touchscreen, keyboard, trackpad as well as stylus. The display can be rotated by 360 degrees and offers vivid colors and great viewing angles.
However, the brightness level is just average and you are expected to face problems while using the notebook under direct sunlight or even in very brightly-lit environments. As expected from an IPS display, the color reproduction and contract are also excellent. The device can be used in four different modes i.e. as a regular laptop, tablet, stand and in ‘tent’ position. V3 offers generous storage options and comes equipped with 32GB + 128GB internal storage, while users can also upgrade the storage using the M.2 SSD slot. This is a big plus for people who like to keep a lot of media, music and games with them. The 12,000 mAh battery provides enough juice for a whole working day and completes the package.
|Processor||Intel Pentium Apollo Lake N4200|
|Display||13.3-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen|
|Graphics||Intel HD 505|
|Camera||2MP single front cam|
|Battery||12,000 mAH Li-Po, 3.7V|
|AC adapter||100-240V 12V 3A|
|Audio||Dual channel Speaker, Mic|
|Interface and ports||TF card slot, 1 x USB 3.0+1 x USB2.0, Micro HDMI, DC Jack, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Product Dimensions||33.00 x 22.00 x 1.60 cm|
|Product Weight||1.5 KG|
|Package weight||2.65 Kg|
|Package contents||Notebook, Power adaptor, Manual, Stylus|
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- Better performance with Apollo Lake Processor
- Big, colorful IPS display
- Excellent battery timing
- Portable and lightweight
- Upgradable storage
- Multi-mode usage
- Durable body
Pros and Cons
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- Easy to carry
- All day battery
- Big display for movies and games
- Snappy performance
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- Speakers’ location is inadequate
- average display brightness and camera
Providing great value for the money has been the main reason behind success of Chinese tech companies and we frequently see tempting products coming out from the land of the rising sun. VBOOK V3 provides an excellent balance between performance, portability, usability and price. V3 is a well-balanced package at an affordable price and offers improved performance and battery life. The option to expand internal storage isn’t something we see very often and is a welcome addition to an already capable notebook.
How to Buy
VOYO VBOOK V3 is available at a special discount at Gearbest, but for a limited time period. The following link takes to the product page that provides more information about shipping and answers any questions you might have about the product.