Analysis of the v146 – Intel Atom X5 Z8350 from Winnovo.

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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 intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.

v146 to surf the Internet?

What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. This v146 is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. The material used by Winnovo are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
With a 15 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Atom X5 Z8350. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. 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 less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it v146 is a fair one. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 64 Gb. 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, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. In other words, you will have to keep this v146 most of the time connected to the power cable.

Is v146 one for watching movies and listening to music ?

This v146 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Winnovo decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 15 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. 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 1.6 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the v146 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. 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 Atom X5 Z8350 is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 610 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this v146 may not be suitable. 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. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.

The v146- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

It v146 is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Winnovo. 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 v146 of 1.6 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 15inches.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
CPU Intel Atom X5 Z8350 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Note that like all manufacturers, Winnovo is optimistic about the autonomy of this v146. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 64 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, Winnovo 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 will need more space, this v146 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. The v146 is a fair alternative with iis 15 inches.
On the connector side, it v146 has 4 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this v146 for travel use.

v146 the right choice for audio or video editing ?

Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this v146 can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
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. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 64 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
The designers of Winnovo have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 64 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.
The autonomy of this v146 is of 5 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Winnovo could have done much better.
On the connection side, the v146i 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.
A quality product, designed by Winnovo with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.

The v146- the right model to play with?

Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this v146 is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
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. 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.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.64 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.6 Kg and 15 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.
It v146 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.

The v146 for office automation.

Like the majority of its competitors, Winnovo has designed v146 for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Average weight, with 1.6 Kg.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
This v146 eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
The storage of this model, 64 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In the end, this v146 is a good compromise. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.

Finally, the v146….

The conclusion of the test v146 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks