A laptop designed for audio-visual editing : G-Anica Netbook 10 – Intel Atom x5-Z8350

In a few words

Latest release in the range G-Anica, we’ve been running tests onNetbook 10…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.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.

Netbook 10 compatible with internet use?

If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this Netbook 10. With this Netbook 10, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by G-Anica; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 10.1 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Atom x5-Z8350; A mid-range orientation. 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. 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 lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 1 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 4 gigabytes will be enough. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 10 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.

Netbook 10 the right choice for watching movies ?

This Netbook 10 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 10.1, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.1 kilogram.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Netbook 10. 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 Netbook 10 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.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Atom x5-Z8350 that is several years old now. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 1 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.
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. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.G-Anica promises 10hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!

Netbook 10 the right choice for travelling connected ?

Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this Netbook 10 from the point of view of nomadic use. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
Its weight of 1.1 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. The 10.1 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Atom x5-Z8350 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Note that like all manufacturers, G-Anica is optimistic about the autonomy of this Netbook 10. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of G-Anica; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 10 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 4 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, G-Anica was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 10.1 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
G-Anica clearly provides with this Netbook 10 a very good choice for the trip.

Netbook 10 the right choice for audio or video editing ?

For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this Netbook 10meets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, G-Anica has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Google Android 4.4.2, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
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 Atom x5-Z8350 does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, G-Anica made the choice to put only one SSD. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Netbook 10 has only got one, with total 4 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. Being only on batteries, you have 10 hours of autonomy at your disposal. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better G-Anica.
On the connection side, the Netbook 10i s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
By choosing this Netbook 10, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
A quality product, designed by G-Anica with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. 

The Netbook 10 for online or local games.

Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. The tests we ran showed that the choices of G-Anica 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.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
G-Anica like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 4 Gb it Netbook 10is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.1 Kg.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.

The Netbook 10 for office automation.

Like the majority of its competitors, G-Anica has designed Netbook 10 for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
This model is intended for those who want to change their system. The operating system is indeed Google Android 4.4.2.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model weighs 1.1 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
This Netbook 10 has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With only 4 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In the end, this Netbook 10 is a good compromise. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.

What about the Netbook 10 ?

Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Netbook 10 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
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
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing