The laptop for traveling : P2 – Intel Celeron N3350 from LincPlus

As an introduction to this analysis

Latest release in the range LincPlus, we’ve been running tests onP2…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

P2 to surf 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.
That’s the direction taken by LincPlus with this P2.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
A medium-sized, 14 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. Also note that this model is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this P2 on your lap. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. The engineers fromLincPlus have designed an interesting model with solid internal and external components.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Celeron N3350. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. 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. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the P2, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. With only 65 Gb, LincPlus considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. 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.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the P2 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.

Is P2 okay to watch videos ?

LincPlus has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. This P2 is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
LincPlus decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.9 kg) when you have to carry it.
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. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it P2 has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. 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.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Celeron N3350 that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics graphic card, and with 4 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.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this P2 may not be suitable. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. 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. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.

P2 the right choice for travelling connected ?

Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this P2 from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? 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.
With its 1.9 Kg, it P2 is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
This P2 is convenient with its touch screen that frees you from the mouse. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. The selections are precise in the cursor movement, making navigation seamless.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Too bad for the processor Intel Celeron N3350 that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Note that like all manufacturers, LincPlus is optimistic about the autonomy of this P2. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 65 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The P2 is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
LincPlus clearly provides with this P2 a very good choice for the trip.

The P2 to make audio or video editing. 

For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this P2 may be fine. 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 components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Celeron N3350 does best. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
The designers of LincPlus 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. The P2 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 65 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The autonomy of this P2 is of 4 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it P2 receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.

P2 the right choice to play online?

Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. The tests we ran showed that the choices of LincPlus in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. 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. 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.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 65 Gb it P2is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For Wi-Fi technology, LincPlus decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 1.9 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
It P2 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.

Is the P2 adapted to office automation ?

Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This P2 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10 Pro, last generation.
It P2 is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. This model weighs 1.9 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 65 Gb. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.

The P2 in conclusion

Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The P2 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– office tasks