Is the Notebook X20 for you?Some computers have power, others have more basic features.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Notebook X20 adapted to surf 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. With this Notebook X20, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Duoduogo is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
With a 15 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. With a processor Intel Celeron J3455, Duoduogo offers an already outdated technology. 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. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. With less than a 6 Gb of RAM, it Notebook X20 is a fair one. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. By offering only 128 Gb, this Notebook X20 is one of the smallest in its category. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
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. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. 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.
Is Notebook X20 one for watching movies and listening to music ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Duoduogo offers the Notebook X20 perfect for that. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Duoduogo decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 15 inches, and good resolution. 1366×768. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. 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.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. 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. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
For the sound part, the Notebook X20 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. 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 J3455 that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
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. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 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.
As for battery life, it Notebook X20 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. Duoduogo promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The Notebook X20- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the Duoduogo didn’t really take into account in the design of this Notebook X20. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.4 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. 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 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. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Celeron J3455 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 7 hours.
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.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. The Notebook X20 is right in the middle compared to the competition with 15 inches and an acceptable weight.
On the connector side, it Notebook X20 has 4 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Notebook X20 on holiday.
Notebook X20 the right choice for 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, 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. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Celeron J3455 that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
With 128 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. 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. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. The available battery life is of 7 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
For the connector part, the Notebook X20has the USB3 format. 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.
With this Notebook X20 product, Duoduogooffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The Notebook X20 for online or local games.
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. 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.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Duoduogo like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 128 Gb.
A better access to wifi on this Notebook X20 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
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.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 7 hours.
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.
The Notebook X20 for office automation.
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. ThisNotebook X20 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Duoduogo has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. 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. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
The storage of this model, 128 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive Notebook X20can be quickly filled.
In short, it Notebook X20 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The Notebook X20 in conclusion
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Notebook X20 is disappointing whatever the uses. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– office tasks