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.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
XN1A Tour Pro adapted to surf the internet?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is in this spirit that Xidu has developed this XN1A Tour Pro.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Material that seem to be well-designed.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 12.5 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. It XN1A Tour Pro comes standard with a touch screen; one more argument if you are not a regular mouse user, or if you don’t have a space available. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. Solid visible parts (the hull, the keyboard,…) and almost last generation internal components have been chosen by Xidu with a lot of care.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Celeron 3867U. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. By offering only 128 Gb, this XN1A Tour Pro is one of the smallest in its category. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Last point about the autonomy. the XN1A Tour Pro can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this XN1A Tour Pro most of the time connected to the power cable.
The XN1A Tour Pro- the right model for streaming and videos ?
With this laptop, Xidu offers a product oriented toward general use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the XN1A Tour Pro; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 12.5 inches, with a 1600×900. 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 main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 2.4 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this XN1A Tour Pro. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Celeron 3867U, 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 610 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.
Regarding the connectivity part, Xidu has made efforts with available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this XN1A Tour Pro may not be suitable. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
Is XN1A Tour Pro planned for travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. So we put this test to the XN1A Tour Pro. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.4 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. The 12.5 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
The touch screen is present on the XN1A Tour Pro, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The viewing is up to the mark.
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 Celeron 3867U power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 5 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 128 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .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.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. Equipped with a compact 12.5 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
On the connector side, it XN1A Tour Pro has 3 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.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
XN1A Tour Pro 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 XN1A Tour Pro can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Celeron 3867U. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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 128 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it XN1A Tour Pro receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
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.
XN1A Tour Pro the right choice to play online?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this XN1A Tour Pro, it may be better to go to other models. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
This laptop has a resolution in 1600×900, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. 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.
Our tests have shown that for Xidu this computer is not intended for playing video games. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 128 Gb.
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.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 12.5 inches size.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In the end, we do not recommend this XN1A Tour Pro for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
The XN1A Tour Pro 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. ThisXN1A Tour Pro is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It XN1A Tour Pro is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. Note that with its 2.4 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
This computer was really designed for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Xidu chose the matt tile option for thisXN1A Tour Pro that does not reflect light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
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, 128 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
In short, is the XN1A Tour Pro, the right choice ?
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. The XN1A Tour Pro’ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– office tasks