As a preamble to this test
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 CHUWI UBook Pro N4100 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 CHUWI UBook Pro N4100 according to what you are going to do with it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
UBook Pro N4100 compatible with internet use?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.Here you have an almost perfect product.By putting on the market the UBook Pro N4100, CHUWI offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 12.3 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. 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 UBook Pro N4100 on your lap. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. The engineers fromCHUWI have designed an interesting model with solid internal and external components.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel 700 MHz 4 coeurs. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. 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. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
For hard drive sizing, CHUWI decided to put 256 Gb. This is the standard model. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. CHUWI comes with this UBook Pro N4100 a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 8 hours of tranquility. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
UBook Pro N4100 the right choice for watching movies ?
CHUWI has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this UBook Pro N4100 is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not 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, 12.3 inches, with a 1920×1080. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 0.785 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
On the sound side, it UBook Pro N4100 has good components: board and integrated speakers. 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 700 MHz 4 coeurs, 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. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not CHUWI installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. As a standard, you have some Windows on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Equipped with the Intel® UHD Graphics 600 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.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it UBook Pro N4100 has only 2 ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. CHUWI promises 8 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The UBook Pro N4100- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
An intermediate model that can be taken along on an occasional basisUBook Pro N4100. We have analysed different scenarios : depending on whether it will be used for work, with bus-metro-train travel, or just for holidays and weekends. Here’s what it turned out : Since the sum of its characteristics (weight, size, components) are better than the competition, it is in your best interest to choose this model.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. With a 12.3 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
This UBook Pro N4100 is convenient with its touch screen that frees you from the mouse. Here you will be in a familiar environment; an ease of use that is identical to your smartphone. The selections are precise in the cursor movement, making navigation seamless.
The backlit keypad of this UBook Pro N4100 is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. And our test – in the secretary-like way (thus intensive) – showed that it was of good quality.
Too bad for the processor Intel 700 MHz 4 coeurs that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 8 hours before the breakdown.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. 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.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 12.3 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 2 possibilities. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
No Bluetooth technology on this model. Too bad because it is very practical when you are in nomad mode and you want to connect to a phone or speakers. In brief, this UBook Pro N4100 can be considered useful when you decide to travel.
UBook Pro N4100 the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this UBook Pro N4100, you can be sure you have the right machine. With these components, CHUWI puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
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 700 MHz 4 coeurs does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The UBook Pro N4100 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
In terms of autonomy,the CHUWIkept it simple. Indicated for an autonomy of 8 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. However, it’s still a decent average range.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it UBook Pro N4100 receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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.
It UBook Pro N4100 is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
UBook Pro N4100 for video games?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this UBook Pro N4100 is one of the average laptops you can play with. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Since CHUWI has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
With its 256 Gb of space, this UBook Pro N4100 is on a level playing field with its competitors. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 0.785 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 8 hours.
In conclusion, it UBook Pro N4100 is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
Is the UBook Pro N4100 adapted to office automation ?
Not really designed for office use, UBook Pro N4100 it’s still a good product. Here are the main reasons.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. A weight of 0.785 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
If you plan to use your computer at the end of the day, in total darkness or semi-darkness, opt for a backlit keyboard such as the one offered on the UBook Pro N4100.
About storage, this model has average space . About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In short, the UBook Pro N4100 is an average choice. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The UBook Pro N4100 – in summary
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. With the UBook Pro N4100 you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– travel use
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– making audio and video editing