Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We’ve put this Notebook X20 through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Notebook X20 to surf the Internet?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. With this Notebook X20, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Duoduogo; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 15 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Celeron J3455; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With less than a 6 Gb of RAM, it Notebook X20 is a fair one. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Your computer will work better and longer.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 128 gigabytes will be enough. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
In the end, with an autonomy of 7 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.
Is Notebook X20 okay to watch videos ?
This Notebook X20 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
Duoduogo decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. This diagonal of 15 inches and a resolution of 1366×768, is a good compromise. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (2.4 kg) when you have to carry it.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Notebook X20 product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Notebook X20. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Notebook X20. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Celeron J3455, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
With Intel HD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 6 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. Duoduogo promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
Is Notebook X20 planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Notebook X20 to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Duoduogo didn’t really take into account in the design of this Notebook X20. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
With its 2.4 Kg, it Notebook X20 is one of the heaviest in its class. Every transport is painful. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 15 inches screen.
No backlit keyboard on this Notebook X20. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
CPU Intel Celeron J3455 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
An autonomy of 7 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
Because of the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. The moving parts that make up the hard drive can get damaged and cause the loss of the data it contains. About the hard drive, Duoduogo has chosen a classic technology for its 128 Gb hard drive; Good when it comes to storing data (photos, music, movies), less good for the time it takes to boot up or get out of standby mode. Only an SSD hard drive could improve this, but then it is an additional cost.
With this model, Duoduogo definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 15 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
On the connector side, it Notebook X20 has 4 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Notebook X20 on holiday.
The Notebook X20- the right model for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Notebook X20 may be fine. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Celeron J3455. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
With 128 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.A disk size equivalent to competing products. This is an important consideration since a few minutes of home video will fill your player faster than you thought. The technological choice of Duoduogogoes to a standard hard disk drive, which is more robust over time. Flash memory, which is useful when you need to run a program quickly or run several tasks in parallel.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A result in the average of the competitors.
For the connector part, the Notebook X20has the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
A quality product, designed by Duoduogo with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
The Notebook X20- the right model to play with?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this Notebook X20 is one of the average laptops you can play with. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Duoduogo like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.128 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With 2.4 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
It Notebook X20 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
Notebook X20 the right choice for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Notebook X20 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Duoduogo has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It Notebook X20 is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. Note that with its 2.4 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Notebook X20. If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you will experience more eye strain. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
The storage of this model, 128 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In conclusion, the Notebook X20 is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
What about the Notebook X20 ?
The conclusion of the test Notebook X20 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– office tasks