Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the demand for low-cost laptops has increased dramatically. But even now, there is a demand for them; Prestigio did not release the two new Smartbook C6 and C7 models simultaneously for nothing. Check out their capabilities.
The cost of all computer equipment increased significantly as a result of the global shortage of components, logistics issues, and fluctuating ruble exchange rates. The new prices make selecting a model more logical. It is not necessary for this laptop to have 8 GB of RAM or a top-of-the-line processor if it is used for remote study or other straightforward tasks. You can take something more quickly. We did take it, but only for the test.
The cost of every piece of computer equipment increased significantly due to a global shortage of components, logistics issues, and erratic ruble exchange rates. It is now more logical to select a model because of the new prices. This laptop does not require 8 GB of RAM or a top-tier processor if it is being used for typical purposes like remote study or other straightforward tasks. Taking something is quicker. We did, however, take it for the test.
Prestigio Smartbook C6/C7 specifications.
Screen diagonal: 1 inch at 14 points.
the 1366×768 screen resolution.
Type of matrix: TN.
AMD A4 9120e or Intel Celeron N3350 processor.
operating frequency of 1.5 GHz.
DDR4 RAM, 4GB.
eMMC 128 GB of permanent memory.
4800 mAh is the size of the battery.
Windows 10 Professional/Home edition.
The laptop’s body is made of plastic and has rounded edges, almost identical to the Smartbook C5 model. With the exception of a minor plastic deflection on the lid, the build quality is quite good; there are no particular issues. Silver and dark gray are the two colors offered for the Smartbook C6 and C7.
The screen bezels are rather thick, but this is typical for laptops in this category. But the collection of interfaces is what pleasantly surprises. There are almost all the connectors you could possibly need: 2x USB-A (one is version 3.0), contemporary USB-C, mini-HDMI for connecting external monitors, and a conventional 3.5 mm audio jack. Additionally, there was room on the right side for a card reader.
Keyboard—with rather large keys and, of course, no number pad. The far right row has separate keys for Home, End, PgUp, and PgDn, which is much more practical than combined ones. Backlit keys are also present on Smartbook C6, but they are absent on C7.
The touchpad is of average size. Although the finger does not move as easily as it does on glass, working with it is still comfortable.
Since this cooling system is passive, there are no ventilation holes on the back cover. This can be seen as a benefit as well because coolers aren’t present, so dust-filled air is kept out and the case doesn’t make noise.
The laptop is held firmly in place on the surface by four sizable rubber feet. Look at the small hatch on the left (if you’re looking at the bottom panel). There is a slot for a 2.5-inch hard drive or HDD in every model of the Smartbook line, which is a traditional fix. Just unscrew the three screws instead of taking apart the case and dealing with the latches. Even those without access to technology can manage.
A nice brand-named case and a screen cleaning cloth are included with the laptop. It can fit in the same case because the charger is compact. Another nice touch is the overhead shutter for the camera that was included in the box by the manufacturer. It can be easily adhered to the screen frame if necessary.
A large viewing angle causes the image to lose detail on the display because it uses a TN matrix. The colors are quite natural, the brightness and contrast are adequate for the space, and there are no issues if you work at a laptop while seated directly in front of the screen.
With a diagonal measurement of 14 inches, the screen’s 1366×768 resolution is not the highest, but this is not particularly important. Since a dual-core processor would struggle to spin Full HD video, we can say that this is even better.
Both laptops have dual-core, equally powerful processors: the C6 has an AMD A4 9120e, while the C7 has an Intel Celeron N3350. A 28-nm process was used to create the “red” version, which is theoretically a little fresher and has a higher base frequency but is not the most energy-efficient. Although the Intel version has a lower frequency, it uses less energy and has a more recent 14-nm process technology. We did not observe any appreciable differences in practice.
Both laptops have the same amount of memory installed: 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of eMMC. It’s great that the maker still paid attention to the requests of numerous purchasers of earlier Smartbook models and doubled the storage capacity.
The pre-installed Windows Home or Pro operating system is significant (especially in light of recent “sanctions”). Budget laptops are frequently sold without operating systems; this is done to cut costs. The Smartbook C6/C7 is functional right out of the box, just like earlier models.
What these devices are capable of is the main concern. For simple tasks, as you might have guessed. such as conversing on Zoom or Skype or viewing YouTube videos. or web browsing. The most important thing is to keep in mind that this system’s RAM supply is limited, so any unused browser tabs and applications should be closed. The main distinction between Smartbooks and more productive models will be a marginally longer waiting time for an application or window to open if you adhere to this straightforward rule.