As an introduction to this analysis
Is the UBook Pro N4100 for you?Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
UBook Pro N4100 to surf the Internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the UBook Pro N4100, CHUWI offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
With a 12.3 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. This laptop 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. Solid visible parts (the hull, the keyboard,…) and almost last generation internal components have been chosen by CHUWI with a lot of care.
The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel 700 MHz 4 coeurs. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
For hard drive sizing, CHUWI decided to put 256 Gb. This is the standard model. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. CHUWI comes with this UBook Pro N4100 a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
In the end, with an autonomy of 8 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. With this laptop UBook Pro N4100 it will therefore be necessary to always keep the power cable within easy reach. 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 presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the UBook Pro N4100; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Equipped with a small screen size, 12.3 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. 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.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this UBook Pro N4100. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel 700 MHz 4 coeurs that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
As far as applications are concerned, did CHUWI not install any. The operating system and that’s it. 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 .
With Intel® UHD Graphics 600, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 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.
CHUWI didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. The UBook Pro N4100 only 2 ports only provides you with ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
As for battery life, it UBook Pro N4100 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 8 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
UBook Pro N4100 compatible with on the move use ?
This UBook Pro N4100 is one of the average laptops; not really nomadic oriented, but still possible to carry on special occasions. We have tested it in several configurations : For travel, packed in a suitcase, in home-to-work mode, as part of a family weekend, or simply to go from the living room to the kitchen. And here’s the result : 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. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. A 12.3 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
This UBook Pro N4100 is convenient with its touch screen that frees you from the mouse. A few finger pinches to zoom in, side slides to test the comfort of use. 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. In addition, the materials used are of good quality.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel 700 MHz 4 coeurs 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. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of CHUWI; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
An autonomy of 8 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 256 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 12.3 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 2 connectors. 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. With this UBook Pro N4100, CHUWI offers a laptop which is a correct choice for travelling, as long as it is not too often.
UBook Pro N4100 the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this UBook Pro N4100, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, CHUWI has designed an interesting product. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows system.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel 700 MHz 4 coeurs. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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 UBook Pro N4100 has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. 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. A result in the average of the competitors.
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. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It UBook Pro N4100 is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And for the right price/quality ratio.
UBook Pro N4100 the right choice to play online?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of CHUWI in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. 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. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
UBook Pro N4100 the right choice for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, CHUWI may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. 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. This model, with its 0.785 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
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.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. It’s 256 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Simply put, it’s not UBook Pro N4100 the best choice for office use. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
The UBook Pro N4100 – in summary
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. With the UBook Pro N4100 you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– 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