T-Bao Tbook4 Unboxing And Hands-On Review

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hey guys so it's time to continue with my quest to find the best budget notebook the Apollo lakes out of China and right here I've got the Tbook4 for now I had a look at the Tbook air which was a 125 inch in 3450 model this one here has the same CPU about fourteen point one inches with a matte screen all-metal build on there now this one was on sale and I think it's around at the moment $239 on geekbuying

com where I purchased it but be careful because it says it has wireless AC but I know now from various different reports on users on my forum that it in fact has real tech wireless inin here which seems to be the only downside so far so I've got my knife here let's check this one out and see if it could be one of the best ones apart from of course lacking that wireless AC which the others have so a good chance now to check out geek buying packaging and how well they've wrapped this up so got some padding around the box so there we have the box and the tea book here packaging of this one looks almost the same as a tea book for because it's got the same kind of scale to it there so yeah lots of damage to the box looks like it has had quite a whack here on the corner hopefully the notebook inside is going to be alright alright okay this is better now they put that super bubble wrap around the notebook itself so then it will not get damaged that's one positive here of their packaging so user manual this will no doubt the all in Chinese which it is and the low all of this is the power supply and they have included a us to EU adapter a very cheap one at that so this is rated to 12 volts to ants just like most of the other Apolo legs which are either 12 volts 2 or 3 amps so before I get into it I just wanna have a look at the weight 131 kilos that's really quite good because other notebooks like the show my 31 or about 13 9 kilos okay so that's a nice change to see this dark what I would call gonna metal kind of gray color now we've got the logo on the top which is a little bit ugly isn't it – shame you've got that that we couldn't actually just remove that or maybe it is removable have to check that out so the flex on top of the lid that there's a little bit in the middle there but it's not too bad it has a plastic on the top of it to protect it from scratches there's another piece of plastic or this protector thin foam there okay oh that looks very nice I'd like to see more Apollo late laptops like this we've got a large touchpad as you can see I'll test that out in a second but really good I'm impressed so far by the appearance of this now at the top here we can see a webcam that looks very similar to the style of the jumper easy book 3 Pro and the shona 31 and microphones either side of it so we'll have those dual array microphones keyboard has a little bit of flex I mean it's actually the keys all themselves moving but that doesn't feel too bad and those keys first impressions have a nice feel to them decent amount of travel too so we've got shortcuts for the brightness via the function key here media controls a print screen button the Delete key is next to the power button here but since it's in the separate row here with the homepage up and down in end I think that most people probably won't be heading that so just above the keyboard here you'll find a power on status LED one for the caps lock and then one for number lock so it is a very thin looking laptop but just health then I'll measure it it's approximately 14 millimeters at the more thicket in there that's without the rubber feet and then towards the front that drops down to about 12 so nice design fin and right here you can see a status LED micro HDMI out and then a full size USB 3 port and on the right side micro SD card slot another full-size USB 3 port headphone jack and then our DC into charging which is the 3 millimeter plug with d+ in the middle so I just wanted to keep that a micro SD card and as you can see they fit in flush which is great that means they should not pop out and be lost if you place this in a bag and just like the Chewie let book 12

3 there is a little flap on the bottom a hatch here that we can open up which I'll do right now and insert a set of three SSD in here now it must be set of three spec and judging by the looks of the size of this it will be the 22 by 42 size here that I can see so you'd slot that in there you can see and probably later on I will end up installing my own SSD in here because the performance will be a lot faster and give me a course more storage than this 64 gigabyte emmc that's onboard here and you're probably wondering like me just where the speakers if they're not on the bottom well here they are they're between the screen and the keyboard now hopefully this location will transmit the sound up and have it reflect off the screen towards us I will test out those speakers later on in this video so what am i showing you here well there's tiny little bits of rubber here as a good design choice what they've put here because that's going to keep the screen from scratching up against the keyboard when you close it and just have a quick look so the screen we can see it it does have some black bezels around it they're not too large but it does take away a little from the design there I wanted to have a look very quickly a very important setting that at least the ear head and that was everything was completely unlocked to us and even has to get really maximum performance out of us and no they have not enabled the setting here which is called power limit now that is disabled it allows the GPU to use all the power at once and in turn really increase the performance but we've got at least a fully unlocked menu that I can see here which is great that they've done this it's just that one sitting that's missing and of course boot order you will need to change this if you install an SSD so let's exit out of here and get this thing powered up so an account has already been created and by the looks of it this is going to be in Chinese no it's in English that's great so someone has set this and English I do believe that some of the other first models that were sent out that people said they got about a week ago two weeks ago what all in Chinese so at least my unit has the English language pack already installed by geek vine okay I think I spoke too soon this just popped up saying that my windows license will expire soon so it looks like it does not have a valid license or it must have that Chinese only valid license so we're probably going to have to end up upgrading to Pro you can get CD keys now I don't know whether they're fully legit or not but from other sources like eBay for around five us so it shouldn't be too much of a problem to then upgrade this and keep it all in English so as you can see here six gigabyte of RAM now it does see Windows is activated but I just showed you that problem there so it won't last long that activation so I need like a temporary key they use the memory is running at 1600 megahertz which is the fastest supported speed which is great and it does say four or four slots used so this should be in dual channel if it's saying that for us now under the device manager of course the information I already knew that it's only got real tech wireless-n on here so far that is the biggest con such a shame so if you want wireless AC you're going to have to use an external USB adapter for that now the built-in emmc is a Toshiba 0-60 4G 93 and I have a look at what we've got for free space when you first boot into that is 41 point eight gigabytes free and again as I mentioned just before earlier on that if you put an S of course you can expand your storage up to 512 gigabytes I think the 22 by 40 to support here is a benchmark now of the emmc that's on board so we get 150 to read sequential and then almost 50 right which isn't too bad but the four K's are quite low so if you really want to step up the performance and just make the OS a little bit snappier loading applications installing applications switch to an SSD which is what I'm going to do very shortly now my first impressions of the screen I can confirm that it is definitely an IPS anti-reflective coating that is on there you'll notice that the colors that shifting there is more from the coating and not because it's a TN panel or anything like that I believe because the vertical angles would be affected which you can see now that the colors aren't shifting it's just kind of dimming because of that layer that is on there so the the blacks the colors and the maximum brightness looks really good however it's not a perfect screen I've noticed that when you have a look at it close up that you see is kind of vertical line sometimes that it's a little bit hard to capture on camera provides a zoom in here a little now that lines you seeing now is because of the coating it's on it that's something that's just on camera I can honestly not really capture it but it is tiny little vertical lines you can see it slight trembling on there so not really a perfect perfect screen but it's okay for the price it's definitely a good screen for the price no doubt about that so that's 30 percent brightness 75 100 and zero which is reasonably dim I could do of it a little bit dimmer if you're going to use it with the lights off or anything but overall yep the screen so far remember this is just first impressions is looking fairly decent for 230 us so here's the Geekbench fourscore it's pretty much exactly the same as what you'll get on other m34 50s it does vary a little bit on the conditions of it's a little bit warm you probably get a slow no score there and then the OpenCL score I've also installed battery bar pro and it's reporting that the battery capacity is 50 watt hours which I don't think is possible I mean there's not going to fit in it it's probably somewhere around 38 37 watt hours just like the other Apollo Lake laptops have now probably one of the most positive things that I have encountered so far is the touchpad it is a precision touchpad and it's large and quite good to use it supports all those gestures but because it is detected now as a precision touchpad you're able to go in here now and just change all of the settings you want so the two things are scrolling that seems to work pretty good to me the accuracy good seems good as well so if there's any of these gestures in here that you don't like like some of those minimize ones you can simply go on there and disable those but first impressions are really good of this touchpad I do like the accuracy the slightly larger supplies I would almost say not at this point is too early but it could be perhaps the best touchpad on these Apollo 8 laptops I've been looking at to date so I've had some time on now with the keyboard done a little bit of typing on it and it feels good not bad at all the keys as I mentioned in this start they've got a nice feedback to them and overall I haven't had any missed strokes that haven't registered there's a minor problem with this space but I've noticed that it has raised up a little bit more here on the left side but it hasn't affected the typing of every time I've gone to hit space it has registered so no issues so far but all update you that again on my full review once I've used it for a week or so so time to test out these speakers now as I pointed out in the start we've got two upward firing speakers right here so these speakers have a okay amount of volume to them I'll test that later on just tell me dis about that is but I've noticed it went a hundred percent volume you could probably hear it that it does vibrate in the housing so it does distort a little so they're not great speakers you can see I'm running Linux manjaro here now there's a couple of things that do not work on here that you need to be aware of that is the touch pads not working just a straight boot from my Manjaro version 17 build and the wireless also is not working so there's a couple of things that you're going to have 200 out and find drivers for there if you want to run Linux on this okay so I love the color of this I hope that Chuwi ,Jumper and anyone else in China that's going to release some Apollo Lake laptops if we do see any more that they use this color this darker gray just looks really really nice I mean it makes it look more professional to me I find that really the goal is just abused so much in China they constantly it must be very popular there they're using it releasing so many devices mobile phones and laptops and even tablets that all have that champagne gold on there so it's really great to see this color come out of China so far the laptop is looking very good I like the keyboard the touchpad is probably one of the better things about this because it's a precision touchpad it's accurate with the finer movement and if you don't like some of those Windows 10 gestures just go into the settings and disable them it's not a problem so the USB ports will power external hard drives and the wireless in on there that is the biggest con because all the competition has wireless AC so geek buying they made an error didn't they they said it was wireless AC and sadly it isn't maybe there's going to be a refresh model with wireless AC I certainly hope so after looking this model so far now the screen it's not bothering me as much that vertical lines I'm kind of seeing it seems to have gone away I've updated the Intel driver there and I'm not noticing it as much it seems to be when you move your eyes around and look back at the screen you can see like at Rimmel all these vertical lines it's it's hard to describe it I don't know if it just the characteristics of the screen or perhaps anti-glare coating it's not really a problem unless you look at it really really closely so I'm over exaggerating here maybe with that it does seem to have a very decent IPS panel on there now we get a little bit of a bezel around the outside but that is not a problem it's only about two millimeters and black that border you get around it so so far looking very good I do have to get you back in the full review which will take probably about a week or two for me to get around to fully using this and just finding out the battery life their performance the thermals gaming or that's going to be covered hope to see you then bye for now

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