InfinixMobile better known for their android devices has recently dabbled into the world of laptop computers with the INBook X1pro. Sporting a stylish lightweight design coupled with monstrous performance, we are expectant of what the company hopes to achieve in this market sector and we look forward to it. Moreover, having partnered with Intel and Microsoft, Infinix aims to make an industry-standard statement with the INBook X1 series. Additionally, the INBook X1 Pro came prepared to meet the opposition with incredible specs that we’ll review in greater detail below.
Infinix INBook X1 Pro Key Specifications
- Display: 14-inch FHD IPS Display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
- CPU: Up to Intel Core i7-1065G7 Processors
- GPU: Intel Iris Plus Graphics
- Operating System: Windows 10
- Storage Size: Up to 512GB PCIe SSD
- RAM: Up to 16GB LDDR4X 3200 MHz RAM
- Connectivity: Dual-band WiFi 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz
- Camera: 720p webcam
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1 / Bluetooth 5.2
- Fingerprint Sensor: YES
- Battery Type: 55Wh Li-polymer Battery
- Battery Life: Up to 13 hours
- Colors: Noble Red, Elves Green, Starfall Grey, Elegant Black
Design and Display
The laptop boasts a 1080p BOE NV140FHM-N62 IPS panel for high-quality viewing. This is quite common among other 14-inch laptops. Additionally, the screen contrast is commendable at about 1000:1, and display colors beat most average competitors. However, pulse-width modulation (PWM) which flickers at 200 Hz remains on all brightness levels which can result in eye strain for sensitive users. The laptop 14-inch screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio works well with the narrow bezels of 4.19 mm which yields a 90% screen-to-body ratio that delivers a broad-angle for viewing. Beyond doubt, an excellent choice for watching your favorite Netflix series.
On the outside, INBook X1 Pro shows off a sandblasted anodized body made out of aluminum material. It is available in 4 vibrant colors of Noble Red, Elves Green, Starfall Grey, and Elegant Black. It is compact, convenient, and lightweight measuring 16.3 mm thickness and weighing only 1.48kg. This makes it a great companion when you are on the go. The laptop also comes with 180° wide-view technology to ensure that colors appear vivid and sharp even when viewed at acute angles. Finally, the screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with 100% sRGB color and brightness level which peaks at 300nits. As a result, daytime interactions are a breeze even on a sunny day.
Infinix INBook X1 Pro is equipped with a 720P webcam that delivers clear and commendable quality images to enhance video conferencing and other related interactions. Moreover, it also addresses privacy concerns as it can be switched off completely as it features a manual switch on the side to this purpose.
Battery and Performace
Infinix INBook X1 Pro comes shipped with the 10th Gen Intel processor. It sports three variant which includes the Intel Core i3-1005G1, Core i5-1035G1, and Core i7-1065G7 model together with Intel Iris Plus graphics chipset. Moreover, the 10th Gen processors deliver maximum performance capabilities and connectivity in abundance than the 9th Gen. The Intel Core i3-1005G1 which is the base model clocked at 1.2 (base) up to 3.4 GHz (turbo boost). Moreover, it has 2 core, 4 cache, and 4 threads. In addition, the Intel Core i5-1035G1 has a base frequency of 1.0 GHz up to 3.60 GHz of maximum turbo frequency. Additionally, it also has 4 cores, 6 cache, and 8 threads.
Again, the premium model with Intel Core i7-1065G7 has a 1.30 GHz base frequency which offers up to 3.90 GHz turbo boost. In addition, it also has 4 cores, 8 cache, and 8 threads, thus yielding the best performance among the three. Finally, the premium and medium model is backed up by the Intel Iris Plus graphics card while the base model is coupled with the Intel UHD graphics card.
Concerning battery power, the Infinix laptop is not too shabby. Peaking at 8.5 hours straight on browsing the X1 Pro holds its own against pricier products from competitors such as Dell or HP. Moreover, charging from flat to full takes less than 2 hours. Additionally, the laptop supports Infinix’s Smart Management System that cuts down power consumption in different scenarios to give you that extra when you need it. It also comes with a 65W AC adapter with PD3.0 for speedy recharges.
The Infinix X1 Pro offers 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB SS to deliver more storage and multitasking prowess. It also runs on Windows 10 operating system out-of-the-box.
The X1 Pro system integrates a whopping total of 5 USB ports in total. Moreover, the X1 features an AC adapter port which is considered unnecessary as it supports USB-C charging already. In addition, even the packaging comes with a universal USB-C charger instead of the AC adapter charger and as a result, the AC adapter port would not be put to use under most circumstances. Additionally, it also features a MicroSD reader, a 3.5 mm headset jack, and HDMI 1.4 jack to foster inter-device communication.
The system comes with the same Intel AX201 module as most pricier competitors. With a built-in WiFi 6 wireless network card, download and surfing speeds have been boosted up to three times faster than previous models. Moreover, which makes video buffering and browsing lag a thing of the past. Additionally, it comes with Bluetooth 5.1 making a local connection between devices seamless.
Price and Availability
Infinix INBook X1 Pro price starts at around $530 which is NGN 220,000 and will be available at global online stores like Jumia, Konga, and many more. This laptop is available in Noble Red, Elves Green, Starfall Grey, and Elegant Black.
The Infinix INBook covers majors features like display quality, connectivity options, processing prowess, and battery life quite well. In fact, I say it is well-grounded in the important aspects of computing. Unfortunately, it still lacks relative camera quality compared to other budget laptops, and an improvement on body design would be helpful too. Nonetheless, it was an excellent attempt by Infinix and we would love to see the growth and improvement of this series as it progresses.