An efficient laptop for office use : Chuwi – Notebook – Intel Gemini-Lake N4100

Foreword

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.So we ran tests on Chuwi Notebook to find out what it was worth.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

Notebook the right choice for surfing 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.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.Here you have an almost perfect product.By putting on the market the Notebook, Chuwi offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
A medium-sized, 14.1 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. For all users who don’t appreciate the use of the mouse (with or without wires), it Notebook is provided by default with a touch screen. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. It seems that Chuwi has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Gemini-Lake N4100; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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 8 Gb of RAM, it Notebookis a good product. 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. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. 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 7 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.

The Notebook- the right model for streaming and videos ?

Making this Notebook a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Chuwi. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
Chuwi decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 14.1 inches, and good resolution. 1366×768. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.7 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish.  Notebook will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
For the sound part, the Notebook is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. 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.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Gemini-Lake N4100, which today is rather light for this kind of use. 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.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 500 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.Much better than most of the competition. 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. Chuwi promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average. 

The Notebook- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Chuwi. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Notebook of 1.7 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14.1inches.
Chuwi has decided to provide a touch screen on the Notebook. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. The accuracy of touch in navigation is without problem.
No backlit keyboard on this Notebook. Not really necessary.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Intel Gemini-Lake N4100; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Chuwi; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, Chuwi 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.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The Notebook is a fair alternative with iis 14.1 inches.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Notebook on holiday.

The Notebook 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 Notebookcorresponds 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 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Gemini-Lake N4100 that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of Chuwi have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
For the autonomy part, Chuwi proposes last generation batteries. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
On the connection side, the Notebooki s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. 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.
By choosing this Notebook, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.

Notebook for video games?

Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this Notebook is one of the average laptops you can play with. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. 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.
Chuwi like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
With its 256 Gb of space, this Notebook is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For online gaming, it Notebook has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.7 Kg and 14.1 inches), comparable to most similar products.
By offering 7 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In conclusion, it Notebook is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.

Notebook for office automation ?

Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. Perfectly office oriented, this Notebook is efficient.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. In short, an average laptop with 1.7 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
This Notebook 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.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. It’s 256 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.

The Notebook – in summary

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. With the Notebook you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks