Infinix has launched its new series of notebooks in India i.e., Infinix InBook X1. The Hong Kong-based smartphone manufacturer hopes to gain some foot in the notebooks segment through its new product line ups in India. It’s sleek, shiny, and sturdy accompanied by the latest processors, ready to give tough competition to existing manufacturers.
Infinix InBook X1 is made from an aircraft-grade 16.3mm metal body that sports an aluminum finish. It’s sleek, elegant, sturdy, and light at the same time. Though it gives off some MacBook vibes, it’s unique and quite different at the same time.
Ports, I/O and Connectivity
Fortunately, all the sleekness and thinness haven’t taken away all the connectivity. Infinix InBook X1 features 1 x USB 2.0 , 2 x USB 3.0 ,1 x HDMI 1.4 along with a microSD card slot and a headphone jack. In case if u want to hook the laptop to a bigger screen to enjoy a movie, you may as well do it.
The notebook supports the latest generation wifi-6 for the i7 variant and wifi-5 for i5 and i3 variants. Bluetooth 5.1 is present on all 3 models.
keyboard-Infinix InBook X1 comes with a decent size keyboard with white backlit for proper visibility. the keyboard could have been could but considering the size and the price point it’s targeting, it’s what we get. The key sizes are fairly large, many wouldn’t face any major problem on daily basis doing any work or attending any meeting.
Trackpad-The trackpad on Infinix InBook is pretty accurate and quite decent for its’s price. Though it doesn’t have a dedicated left or right button, the trackpad pad is quite tacky and responsive.
The notebook also comes with an inbuilt fingerprint scanner. It’s present near the mouse pad on the right-hand side and is quite handy in case you hate typing passwords.
It also comes with a kill switch for cam and mic for better privacy, though it’s only present in the top-end i7 variant.
Infinix InBook X1 sports a 14-inch full HD IPS display. It’s also pretty color accurate with 100% sRGB, NTSC 72%, and a peak brightness of 300 nits. It’s also pretty good for watching movies or doing any artistic works. Though we suggest a professional monitor for artistic works.
Infinix InBook X1 comes mainly in three variants -intel core i3,i5,i7 -10th generation. It’s also equipped with intel’s inbuilt Intel Iris Plus graphics, rather than dedicated GPU. The performance is enough for day-to-day tasks, students, and office goers. Though professional creators might need a more powerful machine with a dedicated GPU for them.
Some light games can also be run on the notebook.CSGO, rocket league, league of legends are some of the games that run smoothly at a decent frame rate. Though thermals are something that needs to be kept in mind while running heavy tasks on such machines. Heat management among thin and lighter notebooks is something that many companies have struggled with in the past and Infinix InBook X1 is no exception to it.
Thermal throttle is quite common, one might need to undervolt in such a case or reduce the workload on the machine.
Infinix InBook X1 comes with up to 16 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 512 GB of PCIe 3.0 nvme SSD. Though 16 GB RAM is available only for the top-end i7 version,512 GB SSD is present in all 3 models.
The speakers on the Infinix InBook X1 are quite decent and are powered by DTS audio processing. They are decent enough for everyday zoom meetings and calls. Though for listening to music, we would recommend a separate pair of headphones for better clarity and isolation.
The battery on the Infinix InBook X1 is quite good for its price segment. It comes with a 55 Wh decent size battery along with a 65 W type-c fast charger, which claims 70% in 55 minutes. Infinix claims 13 hours of video playback on a single charge, which is pretty good for a notebook at this segment.
Infinix InBook X1 is unfortunately not at all upgradable. The RAM and storage are what you get with the official version. This is something we are seeing with all the thin and light laptops and Infinix InBook X1 is no exception to it.
So, the product from Infinix is quite good and decent enough considering its price point. Only time will tell how this product will fair in the ever-changing competitive world.