The Realme Book Slim has just been launched in India. The company officially announced the Realme GT and GT Master Edition in an online launch conference earlier today (18th August 2021) and has also unveiled its first laptop in the region.
Display & Design
Taking a look at the new notebook from the company, it is a light weight laptop that aims to be a portable PC which does not compromise on performance. It sports a 14 inch display that features 2K resolution (2160 x 1440p) with a 3:2 aspect ratio and 100 percent sRBG color gamut for professionals. The display offers 400 nits of maximum brightness and a 90 percent screen to body ratio, which is higher than an Apple MacBook Air. Notably, the laptop offers a Nano Edge display, with minimal bezels measuring just 5.3mm.
Arriving at the design of the laptop, the Chinese smartphone maker offers the notebook with a full metallic body with the rear sporting a mirror brand logo and the front sporting a backlit keyboard as well. The top bezel houses the built in HD camera for video calls, while the power button doubles as a fingerprint scanner. The Realme Book Slim weighs just 1.38 kilograms and measures a slim 14.9mm and will be available in two color models, Real Blue and Real Grey.
Specs & Features
Under the hood, the new laptop houses 11th Gen Intel Core processors, namely either an i3 or i5. The processor will be paired with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB of PCIe SSD storage. For graphics, the notebook sports Intel’s Iris Xe graphics. The laptop will run Windows 10 out of the box but will support Windows 11 update in the future. For ports, the company offers a USB-A 3.2, 3.5mm headphones jack, Thunderbolt 4, and even USB-C 3.2 port as well.
The Realme Book Slim is powered by a 54Whr battery that supports 65W super fast charge, and also supports 30W fat charging as well. Just 30 minutes of charging can bring the battery up to 50 percent. The company promises battery life of up to 11 hours. Since it is a thin and light notebook, cooling is also an important factor to consider and the brand offers a dual fan cooling system to ensure good thermals even during heavy workloads.
For audio, the laptop houses stereo sound by DTS and powerful bass sound from Harman Kardon. Notably, it also offers dual mic noise cancellation as well. Other features include WiFi 6 and PC connect, which offers Realme smartphone users a seamless method of connecting their handsets to the laptop. This allows the user to bring their device and laptop into one screen which also supports simple drag and drop function for file transfer while also supporting certain Android apps.
Pricing & Availability
The Realme Book Slim will be available in India in two variants. This includes an Intel i3 and i5 version along with two color options as well. So lets take a look at the pricing:
- Intel i3 with 8GB RAM+256GB PCIe SSD – 46,999 INR (roughly 632 US Dollars)
- Intel i5 with 8GB RAM+512GB PCIe SSD – 59,999 INR (roughly 632 US Dollars)
The laptops will be available for purchase starting from 30th August 2021 and the company has also announced special introductory prices for both variants. This has the i3 version be priced at 44,999 INR (roughly 605 US Dollars) while the i5 version will go for 56,999 INR (roughly 767 US Dollars).
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 Pro announced in India
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 Pro has been announced in India today September 3 2021. It is a business-centric laptop and also more affordable than the ThinkPad Carbon series from Lenovo. It features AMD’s 11th generation processors likewise AMD’s Ryzen chipsets.
The starting price of the IdeaPad Slim 5 Pro in India is Rs. 77,990 and it can be purchased via Lenovo’s website and other e-commerce websites. The IdeaPad Slim 5 Pro laptop comes in two screen sizes.
There is one with 14-inch size and the other with 16-inch size. The one with 14-inch uses 2.2K IPS anti-glare display with 300 nits brightness which is bright enough to view under direct sunlight as per the company.
The one with a 16-inch display size has WQXGA IPS anti-glare display and higher 350 nits brightness. It has a 16:10 aspect ratio and 100% sRGB gamut support. The 14-inch variant weighs around 1.38kg and is 17.9mm thick.
The 16-inch version, on the other hand, is 18.4 mm thick and weighs around 1.9 kg. All of these screen sizes have very slim bezels. The laptop comes with two front-facing speakers.
The two speakers have Dolby Atmos audio and you can control the audio via the Dolby Access app. Like we mentioned earlier, the laptop comes in two variants. There is one with Intel’s 11th Generation Core i7 processor and one with AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800H chips.
There are three available graphics processors which include Nvidia’s GeForce chips, Intel’s integrated Xe graphics and AMD’s Radeon chips. They come with a large trackpad and narrow function keys.
The laptop can be purchased in only one colour option which is Storm Grey. Like we said earlier, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 Pro is priced at Rs 77,990 and can be purchased via Lenovo’s website and other e-commerce websites.
Teclast launches Tbolt 20 Pro powerful laptop with Intel i5-8259U, 8GB RAM and more
Teclast just launched a new powerful laptop – Tbolt 20 Pro as a successor to the Tbolt F15 Pro and Tbolt 10 DG. There are several advancements that are part of the newly launched Tbolt 20 Pro laptop. It comes with an Intel i5-8259U processor, 15.6-inch Full HD Matte IPS display. 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, Dual Heat pipes, and Super silent cooling. The laptop houses a backlit keyboard for better usability in a dark environment.
Teclast Tbolt 20 Pro Specifications
Teclast Tbolt 20 Pro is powered with Intel Core i5-8259U processor which offers 2.8GHz Turbo Boost. There are four cores and 8 threads to process multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively. It is an energy-efficient processor with a TDP rating of 28W and 55W max Iris Plus Graphics 655 are present on board to handle the intensive graphics with 128MB eDRAM. Furthermore, to enhance the multitasking and offer abundant storage, Teclast added an 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and 256 GB SSD storage. A separate SSD slot is also available for easy storage expansion.
Efficient heat dissipation is present with the help of dual heat pipes which enhances the overall system efficiency and enhances cooling. A laptop without a decent display doesn’t make sense, so the company added a 15.6-inch display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution.
Teclast Tbolt 20 Pro with its metal-framed body weighs 1.8kg, and the touchpad measures 133 x 87 millimetres. The presence of a 55Wh battery offers a decent long-lasting battery backup. Beautifully design laptop is available only in space grey colour. There are four speakers for richer and clearer audio while listening to music and watching videos.
Teclast Tbolt 20 pro offers flawless connectivity with its 2x USB 3.0 and 2x Type-C ports. These can easily manage all your needs as ports support data transfer, PD fast charging and DisplayPort video audio output. Apart from those, there’s a headphone jack, MicroSD Card port, DC Power, and Camera Lock.
However, the pricing and availability details are not yet live. We expect the smartphone to be made available in the coming few weeks. You can know more about the device by heading to the official website.
Samsung Galaxy Book Fold 17 may be a foldable laptop from Samsung
It is reported that Samsung is aiming to launch a foldable laptop. The laptop is said to be called Galaxy Book Fold 17. The 17 in the name indicates that it will have a 17-inch display when it is unfolded. This is coming from a popular tipster Ice Universe and he said that it is already in the making.
He posted a screenshot of a webpage with the Galaxy Book Fold 17 name. It is likely that he got the name from a Samsung webpage which is not yet accessible to the public. The tipster didn’t share the specifications of the laptop, turns out it is not yet available to him.
Samsung seems to have fun making foldables and they are now taking it a notch higher by making a laptop that folds in and out. Recall that Samsung showcased a lot of foldables devices in may during the Society for Information Display 2021 (SID 2021).
They also showcased foldable laptop on Korea Display Industry Exhibition 2021. All the foldable laptop they showcased in that event has 17.3-inch screens with 4:3 aspect ratio. Samsung said that you can use it vertically like a tablet.
If it is folded in an ‘L’ shape, you have a 13-inch display facing you while the rest of the display are siting flat on a surface acting as an input with a large trackpad and touchscreen keyboard.
The concept device they showcased also has under-display camera. It is unclear if the Samsung Galaxy Book Fold 17 foldable laptop is real or not. If it is real, we expect to come across it in the future.