The Notebook X20 – Intel Celeron J3455 from Duoduogo : a good compromise for office automation

And to begin with…

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.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will 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.

Notebook X20 the right choice for surfing 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. An inexpensive computer such as Notebook X20 may seem to be the solution. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Duoduogo; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. 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 Celeron J3455. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. 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. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 6 Gb of memory. 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.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 128 Gb. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 7 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. 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.

Notebook X20 for videos?

You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Duoduogo offers the Notebook X20 perfect for that. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Duoduogo has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. A model with a standard template, 15 inches, and good resolution. 1366×768. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 2.4 kg, it is easily transportable.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Notebook X20 product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Notebook X20 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.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Notebook X20. 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 J3455, 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.
With Intel HD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 6 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. Duoduogo promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average. 

The Notebook X20- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Notebook X20 to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Duoduogo. 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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.4 Kg. Every transport is painful. For a laptop it”s bulky to move. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. One of the reasons is its 15 inches screen.
No backlit keyboard on this Notebook X20. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. 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. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
Too bad for the processor Intel Celeron J3455 that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Duoduogo; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
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. Equipped with a standard 128 Gb hard disk, it will make possible an almost unlimited number of writing cycles (recording/erasing). The disadvantage is that the boot phases will be slower than on an SSD technology disk.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. Because of its size, 15 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops 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…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Notebook X20 really made for travelling.

The Notebook X20 to make audio or video editing. 

Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Notebook X20 can suit you. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
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 J3455 does best. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
With 128 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.This size is one of the best on the market in this product range. This is an important consideration since a few minutes of home video will fill your player faster than you thought. Duoduogo has made a less expensive technological choice by putting only one standard hard drive. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
For the autonomy part, Duoduogo proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 7 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Notebook X20 receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
A quality product, designed by Duoduogo with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.

The Notebook X20 for online or local games.

There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this Notebook X20 is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.128 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For online gaming, it Notebook X20 has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.4 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
By offering 7 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.

Is the Notebook X20 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. ThisNotebook X20 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It is equipped with Windows 10.
It Notebook X20 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 2.4 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Notebook X20. If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you will experience more eye strain. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
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. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In short, it Notebook X20 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.

Notebook X20 the right choice for the right use

In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Notebook X20 is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
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
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– office tasks