Details about the Infinix INBook X1 Windows 11 Laptop showed up, so take a look

Details about the Infinix INBook X1 Windows 11 Laptop showed up, so take a look

Tech Highlights:

  • Infinix will launch the laptop in three colours: Noble Red, Starfull Grey and Aurora Green. The renders reveal a dual-tone design on the lid while the keyboard deck has the MacBook Air-style island keys design. The laptop also appears to feature all the necessary ports, although Infinix is yet to reveal the specs. Infinix confirms offering the laptop with Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. However, there’s no clarity on whether these processors belong to the newest 11th Gen or the previous 10th Gen models. The laptop will run Windows 11 out of the box.

  • Details on the Infinix INBook X1 laptop have been released, including three processor options and a full metal shell. Infinix is slated to unveil its first laptop in India, and a few facts have leaked ahead of the launch. The laptop, dubbed the Infinix INBook X1, will come preloaded with Windows 11. While Infinix has not yet revealed the prices, it has given us a glimpse of the other features and specifications, including CPU options. The INBook X1 is claimed to be the first laptop in its class to feature a metal body design. This indicates that Infinix may be aiming for the low-cost end of the laptop market. The laptop will be 1.4 kg in weight and have a thicker case.

What remains to be seen is how Infinix prices these laptops in India. Currently, the Realme Book Slim is among the most affordable laptops built by a smartphone brand. Infinix could be looking to undercut Realme with the INBookX1 laptop. Xiaomi’s RedmiBook laptops are also among the most affordable optiosn available in the market, although the RedmiBook models are large 15-inch laptops whereas the Realme Book and this upcoming Infinix laptops are 14-inch compact models. It also remains to be seen what kind of onboard storage, battery capacity and display quality does Infinix offer on this laptop.

No laptop looks as sleek and futuristic as the Dell XPS 17 at the moment. The solid metallic chassis highlighted by shiny Chromium bits on the sides pronounces the wedge shape that Dell is trying to achieve here. When closed, it feels as if the laptop was chiselled out of a single block of Aluminium. And, in that slim profile, you have got four USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, all capable of driving displays and charging via the supplied USB-C charger.

The Dell XPS 17 is roughly of the same size as a 15-inch conventional laptop but with a 17-inch display stuffed inside. For our review, we have got the healthily loaded Core i7 model packed with all the bells and whistles, costing roughly ₹2,74,000. That’s luxurious by all means for a creator’s laptop but after spending two weeks with it, I have never wanted a Windows laptop this bad. MacBook Pro potential buyers should read this.

There’s a SD card slot present as well along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The slim profile does not leave space for a USB-A and HDMI port but Dell bundles a dongle in the box that hosts these ports, and can be put in any of the USB-C ports. Open the lid and you are greeted with probably the neatest laptop deck on any machine this year. The traditional carbon fiber deck with its soft-touch finish is a blessing for a writer’s hands and the whole layout gives your palms enough space to rest and reach all corners of the keyboard. The giant trackpad is another blessing and the large fat speakers on either side of the keyboard is reassuring.

However, nothing is as breath-taking as the 17-inch display, which begs a belief as to how Dell managed to put that in a laptop. It has got extremely slim and uniform bezels on all sides; there is virtually no bottom bezels to distract. Moreover, there’s enough space on the top to squeeze a 720p webcam, IR sensors, and an auto brightness sensor; without needing an ugly notch like on the new MacBook Pro.

The overall build quality is sublime and the fit-n-finish is top-notch. It isn’t light though at 2.4 Kilos, which can be expected from a laptop built out of metal and glass (glass on the display). Additionally, the 15-inch form factor means this isn’t the most portable laptop either; you have got the XPS 13 models for that. My test model came equipped with the 4K IPS LCD display with touch inputs. With a rating of DisplayHDR 400, Adobe RGB Minimum, and 94 percent DCI-P3 colours, this is a great display to look at all day. Admittedly not the best, since OLED display look more vibrant, but with its 500 nits of max brightness, it is fairly colour accurate and for regular workflows, it looks splendid.

The 4K resolution makes for sharp picture quality and I did not witness any shift in colours from wide angles. The touchscreen is naturally responsive and the anti-smudge coating helps to a larger extent of keeping the Gorilla Glass 6 display clean. The hinge is firm, removing any chance of wobbles while typing. Another area where XPS laptops do not compromise. Mine is the healthily-specified variant coming in with an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H processor, 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM, 1TB PCIe 3 x4 SSD storage, and an NVIDIA RTX 3060 70W GPU with 6GB DDR6 memory. Although Dell lists Windows 10 as the OS, my unit got the Windows 11 update as soon as set it up. With all this firepower under that sleek chassis, the Dell XPS 17 has absolutely no issues dealing with regular tasks. My office workflow involves dealing with 8-9 Chrome tabs, WhatsApp Web, MS Word, Your Phone app, and occasional sessions of Adobe Photoshop; this was nothing for the XPS 17. Day in and day out during my usage, the XPS 17 worked flawlessly. Paired with the new Windows 11 OS, it’s quick and easy to use. Dell preloads McAfee’s free trial suite along with a couple of its system tweaking apps; except for the McAfee app, none of them bothered.

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