The peculiarity of our blog is from time to time so far little-known, to take young Chinese brands under the microscope and to present interesting products of these startups here. This time not a smartphone but a laptop.
In recent years, even renowned computer manufacturers have had a hard time keeping up with the flood of tablets on the market. All the more surprising that now the newcomer XIDU demands the attention of the geeks. The newly-founded Chinese laptop manufacturer XIDU has already launched two products, including an 11.6 “Yoga PhilBook and a 12.5” Tour laptop.
The interested buyer does not have to dig into China online shops, because XIDU is also present on Amazon. Although the XIDU is still a young brand, the performance of these two devices is remarkable. Now XIDU announces the PhilBook Max for early 2019 another more powerful model. What functions of this new creative PC offers to the users shows the following analysis.
14.1 “FHD Multi-Touch Screen & Narrow Edge Display
Compared to the latest XIDU 11.6 “PhilBook, the PhilBook Max starts with a larger 14.1” FHD IPS screen. In addition to the real and vivid colors, the 720p video camera and the 4.9 mm extremely thin display, this screen surprises with the multi-touch function. As a result, the PhilBook Max is used as a smartphone. A great feature for an emerging brand, because most popular laptops on the market still rely on a physical mouse and keyboard.
Two-in-one yoga laptop, 360 ° rotation
The XIDU PhilBook Max has an advanced yoga design. It is a combination of laptop and tablet by 360 ° rotation around the hinge, anytime, anywhere. This modern two-in-one design offers users a flexible setting for different requirements or types of use. So the user can freely switch between a business notebook and a leisure tablet.
Metal cover with light housing of the XIDU
The XIDU PhilBook Max has a metal cover with sturdy frame lines. Although it is a laptop in metal design, the weight and thickness of this device are surprisingly low, namely 1.39 kg and 16.4 mm, respectively. Thus, “light” and “thin” are important requirements when choosing a laptop, especially since it also facilitates transport. So the XIDU Philbook can also score here.
In order to meet the further usage requirements and avoid fatigue at night, the PhilBook Max is equipped with a backlit keyboard in a suitable key spacing. The white LED inserted into the keyboard illuminates the keys in the dark. The coordinated and precise brightness avoids reflections or even visual disturbances. This is very useful especially for those users who often need to use the device in the dark.
Maximum up to 2.5 GHz processor
The Max version can be considered as an improved artwork of the PhilBook. XIDU upgrades the 4GB + 64GB memory to a remarkable 6GB + 128GB on the PhilBook Max for smoother and faster-multithreaded processing. So this model should be characterized by a very fast start, ultra-fast file memory, and read speed. This is due to the good coordination of the 14nm process, the dual-core Intel CPU with up to 2.5GHz burst frequency and the 128GB solid-state disk. By using the energy-efficient processor, XIDU expects an extremely long battery life.
Also published on Medium.