Which segment Chuwi. Teclast Y jumper they are masters, finally we see a new competitor ready to put a stick on the wheel as seen before. We are talking about Chinese companies BMAX who just launched it BMAX X14, which is aesthetically (and not only) reminiscent of Jumper EZbook X3 Pro. Will it satisfy us? Let's look at our full review.
BMAX X14 review
Open the box – BMAX X14
In the sales package we find the following equipment:
- BMAX X14;
- wall power supply;
- power supply adapter;
Design and construction
As said at the beginning, The BMAX X14 this is very similar to Jumper EZbook X3 Pro that we reviewed last month. In fact, we are faced with devices made entirely aluminum and it has a frame around a very nice screen.
The only two differences you can quickly capture are existence. the logo (kind of transformer) with backlit eyes and one webcam move to the bottom frame of the panel, instead of the top.
Otherwise, size BMAX X14 more generous, because we have a diagonal screen of 14.1 inch. More details we have 323 x 217 x 15 mm to weigh 1.4 kilogram. Even so, there are still many laptops managed It is perfect for working on the go because it can be easily stowed in all work bags (or dedicated to productivity).
The notebook turned out solid Y free flex, especially in the middle of the keyboard. The only negative part is that some angles can solve it better to show the continuity between the side frame and the lower body. This does a little acute and less "soft" and "harmonious" to the touch.
Still, I must say that I was pleased with his appearance because he seemed to belong to one of them. wider price range. In fact, despite Chinese competitors, it is difficult to find cars with these materials while maintaining less than 300 euros.
On the right side we find a USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm jack input and a microSD slot, while on the opposite side there is a USB Type-C 3.1 port and input for charging. Like the bridge, the input connector is not flat with the body and is more easily scratched.
that Keyboard now backlit and with USA design USA, but do not be afraid of this last detail, because it is just a matter of habit. Or you can always buy stickers in the Italian configuration to overlay the current ones so they don't make any typing mistakes.
However, what can scared is the fact that touch space and that slow its operations are many, not forgetting that the white font on the gray button is not the best option, because with reflections due to light you will not be able to see anything you will choose. that backlight This will help you in this case, especially at night, but outdoors the situation will not change.
Unfortunately, another element that will definitely decrease your productivity is touchpad. Still it becomes beautifully spacious and full support for movement Windowsreception play now not very precise. I also mentioned this flaw in Jumper EZbook X3 Pro, but here the situation seems to be getting worse. Still, we have enough room for the wrist.
On the ship BMAX X14 we have a sample of 14.1 inch diagonal with resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and beware sparkly. Although he generally prefers this type of treatment over opaque ones, it should also be said to cause reflection in the sun or in a room with a window behind him.
In all this maximum brightness It does not help us much because it is certainly enough indoors, but to the limit if we are outdoors. Let's say the manufacturer can do more. As for the colors, this is not too saturated, but with enough contrast.
In summary, we are talking about panels that, however, can be satisfactory for purely amateur or university use, but that are not good for those who want to make color corrections for photos or videos.
Under the body BMAX X14 we found the chipset Intel Gemini Lake N4100, which includes a processor four cores with a maximum clock frequency 2.4 GHz and base 1.1 GHzflanked by 8 GB of the LPDDR4 dual channel RAM (cannot be expanded) e 256 GB of the SATA3 SSD memory, can be expanded through SSD slot dedicated or through micro SD. The software side we find Windows 10 houses in the Italian language.
Due to its price range, this laptop does its job well for college and basic use, therefore it is designed to be used together Office Package. Web navegationfix goods. YouTube. Spotify. Netflix And so on.
The transition between a piece of software with other software is fast enough, even if with too many windows open, the machine will surely slow down.
that memories become pretty fast and show results similar to those found in jumper. Finally, we are talking about one machine without fan with a passive cooling system, which is temperature do not exceed i 65 °.
Looking at the graphics section on the board, we found one GPU Intel UHD Graphics 600 which will allow us to make light games with titles on the Internet Microsoft store how Urban Asphalt or Fury sniper. It will not be possible to start more demanding titles like Fortnite or The highlight of the legend. because the minimum system requirements are not respected.
Talk instead photo and video editing, in this case we can also only do it amateur use. For example, we can edit videos with two audio tracks and two videos effectively, but without too much color correction and transitions, as it will slow down the laptop excessively.
Connectivity, audio and camera.
In terms of connectivity BMAX X14 have an entrance USB Type-C 3.1 with video output up to 4Ka door USB 3.0look microSD slotwhat Dual band Wi-Fi (network card Intel Wireless-AC 9461, the same look on the board jumperit works pretty well even remotely from the router and Bluetooth 5.0. Let's say from this point of view that I have not encountered a specific problem, in fact we have technical data sheets that somehow envy many of the more expensive competitors. Still, I prefer a additional USB input.
The notebook belongs four speakers located in the front however do not they are quite strong and it does not return a very complete audio. Done that high and medium frequency at the expense of being short. We can safely say that watching movies at home is good, but if you are looking for quality sound you should put a good speaker or sound bar next to it.
We do not have detailed information on technical specifications. the camera in the boat BMAX X14, but we can say that it is enough for some people informal video calls. Also, the position at the bottom of the screen will force us to tilt it to the maximum extent, but that's still not enough to fully frame our face (if so, it will pull us out from under the neck). Finally, the audio captured by the microphone will be somewhat metallic.
Under the body BMAX X14 we found a battery of 38Wh (10,000 mAh), which allows us to obtain very good autonomy. In fact, with the use of the basic and average brightness of 40% I was able to move 9 an hour round trip YouTube. the word. Spotify. Netflix and a light play.
Obviously, to make a video performance or a long game session, we will shorten the time. However, the full charge is done in just two and a half hours.
BMAX X14 Comments – Conclusions
I have high hopes for this BMAX X14 because I am very happy that a new competitor, but after analyzing it thoroughly, I can say that it did not leave me very satisfied. that touchpad not very precise It is almost frustrating in daily use and a space is added that works intermittently.
On the other hand, we have sufficient performance for basic use and an attractive design, as well as excellent autonomy.
In summary, by adding we can say that it is the main competitor. Jumper EZbook X3 Pro Because it shares most of the data sheet except the screen. Which one will I buy between the two? But not jumper to be perfect i will continue this because it turns out to be a little bit more reliable and guarantee us a little better appearance.