Infinix InBook X1 Slim Review with Pros and Cons
Infinix’s new InBook X1 slim is not something out of the ordinary or exceptional as some might expect, but it’s something that many will get. Coming at various price points and features, it’s sure to attract the younger audience with its productivity and sleek and stylish design. And if you’re looking to buy one of these laptops, this comprehensive review is the one-stop destination before you make a final decision to make of these laptops.
Infinix InBook X1 slim comes with an all-aluminum alloy body. It weighs around 1.24 Kg and the thickness is around 14.8mm. The laptop feels sturdy to hold and type, even though it’s pretty light and thin. It also comes with four color options in the Indian market to appeal to a wider audience.
Ports, I/O and Connectivity
The infinix InBook X1 slim comes with a plethora of USB ports such as 1 x USB-C, 1 x USB-C (Data Transfer), 1 x USB3.0, 1 x HDMI 1.4, and a dedicated SD Card Slot, one 3.5 mm headset, and a microphone jack.
As thin and as compact as it may appear, the company has managed to pack at least the important ones in the package.
The laptop also comes with Bluetooth v5.1 for better connectivity.
Keyboard– The chicklet keyboard on the Infinix InBook x1 slim is a good type, with a white backlit as a bonus feature. The lack of a full-size keyboard may or may not bother some depending on the usage. Though small arrow keys do mean that it’s not for gaming enthusiasts.
Trackpad– The trackpad is fairly accurate and is of decent size given its price point. Though one might compare it to the MacBooks due to the striking similarities of its layout. At this time everyone is using the same layout more so the Chinese manufacturers. The same layout allows it to remove the mouse buttons altogether and go for a more aesthetic yet not so convenient trackpad.
Webcam-Infinix InBook X1 features what the company calls a ‘dual starlight camera’ for better photos in low light. The cameras take less than decent photos in indoor conditions and maybe a tad better in outdoor conditions. At this point, these all-new features look like gimmicks at this price range.
Infinix claims the Infinix InBook X1 Slim comes with a professional-grade display with 100% sRGB coverage. The laptop comes with a 1920 x 1080 full HD IPS display with up to 300 nits of brightness. The company also claims up to 72% NTSC along with a high sRGB rate. The display on the laptop came out great in our usage and one might think of doing light photo editing on this machine. The slim bezels just add to the overall viewing experience on the laptop.
Infinix offers the Infinix InBook slim in three variants i.e., i3, i5, and i7 10th generation with max turbo up to 3.9 GHz in the i7 variant. It does come with Intel Iris Graphics but it depends on the processor with i7 1065G7 offering the best GPU in the segment. The G series processors on these laptops might not be the best for gaming but work smoothly in everyday tasks and office presentations.
The Intel 10th generation processors are more power-efficient than their predecessors and won’t heat much unless one game’s on it. Though not as efficient as their AMD counterparts, it offers more than enough performance for a casual user on a day-to-day basis. We don’t suggest anyone game on this laptop even though it gives out decent frame rates on the lowest settings. Thermal throttle will be a significant issue here, also considering Intel has disabled undervolting in its latest generation of chips.
The Indian variant of the Infinix InBook slim comes with two variants i.e., 512 GB and 256GB of NVME PCIe 3.0 SSD. Though their official site includes the 256GB variant, it’s already out of stock in their partner retailing platforms.
It also comes in two RAM configurations, 8GB and 16GB LPDDR4X with a frequency up to 4266 MHz.
Infinix InBook X1 comes with four speakers and DTS audio processing feature with a 360-degree surround sound feature. These offer great treble and depth in the sound but lack in the bass. Though with headphones one may expect better sound and bass, the external speakers are great considering the given price point.
The laptop comes with a 50 Whr of battery pack with the company promising up to 11 hours of web browsing, and 9hrs of audio and video playback. One might expect lesser battery life under heavy usage i.e., editing, gaming, etc.
It also comes with a 65 Watt of Type-C fast charger that can charge the laptop 60% in under 55 minutes.
Unfortunately due to its slim and compact size, the Infinix Inbook x1 is not at all upgradable. One might have to decide fairly before buying one of these machines.
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