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.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Portable 14,1 compatible with internet use?
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 Portable 14,1 may seem to be the solution. Yitaoera is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
A medium-sized, 14.1 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. With a processor Intel Atom x5-E8000, Yitaoera offers an already outdated technology.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. 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. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Your computer will work better and longer.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. With only 64 Gb, Yitaoera considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. 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, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Portable 14,1 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Portable 14,1 for videos?
This Portable 14,1 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
Yitaoera decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 14.1 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. 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.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Portable 14,1 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.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Atom x5-E8000, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
With Intel HD Graphics, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 4 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Yitaoera has made efforts with available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Portable 14,1 may not be suitable. That’s only 4 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Portable 14,1 the right choice for travelling connected ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Portable 14,1 to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
With its 2.4 Kg, it Portable 14,1 is one of the heaviest in its class. Every transport is painful. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. 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 14.1 inches screen.
Well thought out, the backlit keyboard will Portable 14,1 be handy for use in the dark. And our test – in the secretary-like way (thus intensive) – showed that it was of good quality.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
The processor Intel Atom x5-E8000 is inferior to other competitive products.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Yitaoera; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 64 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.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.
With this model, Yitaoera definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The Portable 14,1 is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14.1 inches and an acceptable weight.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
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…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Portable 14,1 on holiday.
The Portable 14,1 to make audio or video editing.
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Portable 14,1 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. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Atom x5-E8000. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 64 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Yitaoera made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Portable 14,1 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 64 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (4 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Portable 14,1 receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
A quality product, designed by Yitaoera with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The Portable 14,1 for online or local games.
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Portable 14,1 is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 64 Gb it Portable 14,1is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
A better access to wifi on this Portable 14,1 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With 2.4 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
In conclusion, it Portable 14,1 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.
The Portable 14,1 for office automation.
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. Perfectly office oriented, this Portable 14,1 is efficient.
Customary of this OS, Yitaoera has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. With a weight of 2.4 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this Portable 14,1.
The storage of this model, 64 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 Portable 14,1can be quickly filled.
In conclusion, the Portable 14,1 is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The Portable 14,1 in conclusion
The conclusion of the test Portable 14,1 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– 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
In summary, we advise this model for :
– office tasks