The Taiwanese manufacturer is unveiling its ultra-cheap laptop, which will cost only $ 170 in 11 and 200 in the 14 version. Revolution or just an unnecessary imitation of chromobox? Come and be judged
Following the interesting leaks we received about two weeks ago, Bayer is now officially announcing the Cloudbook mobile - an "official" alternative to Google Chromebooks which is based on a free version of Windows 10, and try to prove to all of us that it is also portable Windows Can offer a reasonable user experience at very low price tags.
The Cloudbook will be offered in 11-inch or 14-inch sizes, in both cases you will receive a screen with a resolution of 768 × 1,366 pixels (probably also in the basic and cheap TN technology), memory RAM 2GB, Wi-Fi connectivity with 802.11ac support (very impressive considering price), Bluetooth connectivity 4.0, connection USB One full size 2.0 connection USB One full size 3.0 connection HDMI And a SD card slot and battery that should provide between six and seven hours of work.
The most significant surprise in the Cloudbook for us, is what is under the hood - we expected to get here chip Bay Trail is one of the most basic and simple to offer, but Acer chose to include it on mobile chip Celeron N3050. This is one of the Celeron chips that are based on a pair of cores that belong to the atom processor world (unlike other Celeron models based on Core chips), but they are a pair of up-to-date 14-inch Airmont cores operating at frequencies between 1.6GHz and 2.16GHz.
On paper this is a less good offer than four-core Bay Trail sealed chips, but a larger 6-watt thermal envelope (compared to 4.5 watts on the Bay Trail) should provide similar and perhaps even seemingly better overall performance, when in addition Core Graphically enhanced with 12 units makes the Celeron N3050 a more qualitative choice. Just do not expect to run Crisys on this thing.
As expected, the main disadvantage of the N3050 is a particularly tiny built-in storage space (based on eMMC) - 16GB for the base model that costs $ 170, and 32GB for a model that costs $ 190. This volume is supposed to populate mainly the Windows 10 system itself and maybe some other software that you will be able to cram in, but for all your photos, movies and music at Acer expect you to use the service cloud Microsoft's SkyDrive, where you'll get 100GB or terabytes of free storage for a year. Another option is a USB drive or external storage drive of course, which will no doubt be able to minimize the hassle of storage-based cloud Available only where you have connectivity Wi-Fi To the Internet.
So which is better for the consumer who is looking for the most lucrative deal - a chromebook with a chip ARM Rockchip's cost of 150-170 dollars, or Cloudbook with an atom chip of Intel And 10 windows at the price of between 170 and 200 dollars? We would be happy to hear your comments on this subject.