Gaming Laptops 14 Inch XIDU ReviewHere are the specs of the laptop:
- Processor: Intel Celeron J3355 2 x 2 – 2.5 GHz, Apollo Lake
- Graphics adapter: Intel HD Graphics 500
- Memory: 6144 MB, DDR3, Dual-Channel
- Display: 14.10 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 156 PPI, Capacitive, CMN N140HCA-EAC, IPS, glossy: yes
- Storage: FORESEE 128GB O1229B, 128 GB, 97 GB free
- Weight: 1.52 kg ( = 53.62 oz / 3.35 pounds), Power Supply: 154 g ( = 5.43 oz / 0.34 pounds)
- Price: (+-) 439 Euro
Case, Equipment, Input DevicesThe XIDU PhilBook Max’s dark grey plastic casing lives up to expectations for the pricing range. You don’t need to worry about the stability in regular usage because the workmanship is excellent. Only the two hinges need to be a little bit more snug. really good. A maintenance flap for the M.2-2280-SSD is located on the bottom. You should function well in daily use thanks to the two USB 3.0 ports, the microSD reader, and the small HDMI output. We had no issues with Intel’s WLAN module (Wireless-AC 3165, 1×1), which is quite dependable. The keyboard is also a big hit with us. The key stroke isn’t particularly lengthy, but there is a lot of feedback and the keys don’t move about.
DisplayDue to the touch screen, the 14.1-inch IPS screen is very reflective. Even in bright rooms, the image frequently appears too dark due to the average brightness of just 175 cd/m2, which is not rare. You can fully forget about the use outside. Due to the excellent contrast ratio, the subjective visual perception is still good. The panel has no issues with screen bleeding. Overall, the competition sells displays in the 400 euro range that are substantially brighter.
Performance, emissions, battery lifeOne of the PhilBook Max’s main issues is unquestionably its performance. With only two cores, the Intel Celeron processor provides very little performance (2 threads). When running applications in the background, it becomes problematic and the system responds considerably more slowly. In the best case scenario, this is sufficient for demanding activities (writing emails, surfing). Additionally, multitasking must be avoided. In a direct comparison, the processor also clearly falls short; even the far less expensive Medion Akoya provides superior performance. The PhilBook Max at least uses passive cooling, so it is constantly silent. High-resolution videos can be played back without any issues thanks to the integrated video decoder. The customer has roughly 97 GB available on the 128 GB SSD (M.2-2280, SATA-3).
OverviewThe XIDU PhilBook Max is currently available for around 400 euros. It comes with a 14.1 inch convertible with a neat case, practical input devices and the most important interfaces. But the two big weaknesses are the display and the performance. Although it is an IPS screen with an actually decent picture impression, the brightness is very low. Together with the reflective screen surface, it is hardly possible to use it in bright rooms or even outdoors. It is also important to be clear when it comes to performance that the planned tasks must not be too demanding. When updating or installing, the device is fully loaded, so you can forget about multitasking. Overall, XIDU offers some of the most well-known gaming laptops 14 inch which you can consider.
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