An efficient laptop for office use : Teclast – F15 – Intel Celeron N4100

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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 for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Teclast F15 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Teclast F15 according to what you are going to do with it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.

F15 the right choice for surfing the internet?

Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is in this spirit 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.
With a 15.6 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it 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. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. 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 F15is 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.
With its 256 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Teclast comes with this F15 a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 5 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.

Is F15 one for watching movies and listening to music ?

Making this F15 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Teclast. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
For this model, Teclast thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1366×768. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
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.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this F15 product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. F15 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. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
On the sound side, it F15 has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
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 result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. 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. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
It F15 is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With its autonomy of 5 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.

F15 compatible with on the move use ?

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes F15 to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Teclast didn’t really take into account in the design of this F15. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
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 your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable.  Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. 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 Celeron N4100; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
Note that like all manufacturers, Teclast is optimistic about the autonomy of this F15. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Teclast; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging it. With its 256 Gb hard drive, it’s perfect for storing data for photos, music and your movie collection. The disadvantage is that the boot phases will be slower than on an SSD technology disk.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. 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.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. 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.

F15 the right choice for audio or video editing ?

Not really designed for video editing or music. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. 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. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
The 256 Gb of storage size should be enough. A disk size equivalent to competing products. 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. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
Clearly, it’s not F15 designed for audio-visual editing. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.

F15 for video games?

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Our tests have shown that yhis F15 wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, Teclast has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.8 Kg and 15.6 inches), comparable to most similar products.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this F15 one. But it can be a good choice for office functions.

F15 the right choice 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. 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.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Its weight of 1.8 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
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. 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.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
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.
In short, it F15 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.

In short, is the F15, the right choice ?

The conclusion of the test F15 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks