It is not difficult to buy improvised laptops at Rs 15,000 in Today’s date. The electronic brands like Dell, HP and Acer also launch their product in this segment. Just a few days back, Hyderabad’s startup company, RDP came in the market with the best option. iBall has launched several products in this segment. Earlier, the firm launched ball Comp Book Exemplair but due to the old CPU and weak build quality, we were not completely convinced for suggesting that you buy it.
Most of the laptops in the segment are equipped with simple display, CPU and other components. But Indian companies such as Eyeball have tried to take the level up by introducing something new. Today we will discuss about Comp Book i360. It can also play the role of a two-in-one touchscreen laptop tablet and its price is less than Rs 15,000. It seems a good option on paper, but its actual performance will be known only after use it. Let’s have a look o the iBall Comp Book i360 review. You can also give a positive or negative feedback about this laptop in the comment section.
iBall Comp Book i360 Design and Build quality
The material quality of these laptops of this budget segment is almost same. The iBall Comp Book i360 is also made using plastic. The champagne color model is looking good, but the build quality is average. Laptop is quite thick. The 17 millimeters thickness and the 1.35 kilograms system give a feeling of weight gain.
The dual-hinge technology gives a sense of strength. Being converting you can flip the display far enough, after which the laptop will run like a tablet. Physical connections are also good enough. You get a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, mini HDMI, 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo port. There is also a MicroSD card slot. There is no SD card reader in it. The power button is on the right, and after this switch has been switched to disable the keyboard. This switch works on using laptops in tablet mode. Well, if this function was automatic then it was much better.
The display has an 11.6-inch TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. It comes with multi-touch support. Viewing angles are not very good and even in the case of color reproduction the display is not very good. Low resolution means that text does not look great on screen. There is a lot of room in the trackpad and pressing the button is easy. But tracking is not very good. Many times with us it happened that the windows minimized, while we just wanted to move the cursor. The layout of the island-style keyboard is quite good. Regrettably typing on this is not very convenient. In the box you will find a charger, cleaning cloth and a micro-USB cable.
iBall Comp Book i360 Specification
The Intel Atom X5-Z 8300 chipset is used in ball Comp Book I 360. This same chip has been given in RDP Thinbook and Notion Ink Able 10. There are four CPU cores with the latest HD graphics. The clock speed of this processor is 1.84 GHz. The flash storage is 32 GB and RAM is 2 GB. The laptop has other many features such as Wi-Fi B / G / N, Bluetooth 4.0 and VGA webcams. It will come with Windows 10 home 32 bit. The number of apps already installed in the laptop is not too much. There isn’t any unwanted bloatware.
iBall CompBook i360 performance
iBall CompBook i360 may be able to play two roles, but we have to remember that it is an entry-level hardware. So do not expect too much expectation from this laptop. The good thing is that flash memory is fast enough so the system does not take much time to get on. The good thing about laptop chipsets is that it does not require active cooling. So the i360 works quietly. During charging, its base slightly becomes hot. But not so much that you’re upset. The app and gaming performance are weak. Program takes a while to load. Many times Windows Explorer also takes time to open. This lack of exposure is also reflected in benchmark results.
When i360 is converted in to tablet, then it is not a very effective tablet, especially through weight and thickness. 10 Finger Touch Response is good, but due to the distance in the outer surface and the physical display, it gives the feel of the Resistive Panel. Apart from this, brightness is also very low. Viewing angles are bad and the color is also very low. We are not very satisfied with the big beels around the display around the display.
You can play the 4K high resolution video as the device is featured with video decoding engine in the SoC. The stereo speakers are in the lower part. There are no voice blocks coming in from tablet mode. The speaker also has a very high sound.
The i360 has a 10,000 mAh battery. This battery has a 5 hours 53 minutes power back up as it has proven in Ether Pro Test. It will easily run for a day in common use. The difficulty is that the 1.25 W power adapter takes a lot of time to charge this battery.
iBall’s thinking about the i360 is good, but it has been lacking in practicing it. It is not easy to put so many functions in the laptop at this price. Because of this, the big brand has not made any attempt in this direction so far. In the Rs 13,999, the iBall version of the convertible laptop is not very great. We believe that you will use more common laptops.
Interestingly, the iBall’s a model Flip X5 that costs more than Rs 2000. However, you will find it cheaply in the market. This device will get a full-HD display. By the way, we have not reviewed this laptop so we would not want to say anything about the performance. But you are sure to get more Sharp display.
The i360’S battery goes in its favor. Apart from this, it is one of the cheapest Windows 10 machines available in the market. However, if you have a need computing requirements then think about some other option.
Price (MRP): Rs. 13,999
- Inexpensive 2-in-1 with Windows 10
- Good battery life
- Slow charging
- Thick and heavy
- Lacklustre display
- Spongy keyboard and erratic trackpad
- Weak app performance
Ratings (Out of 5)
- Design: 3
- Display: 3
- Performance: 2.5
- Software: 4
- Battery life: 4
- Value for Money: 4
- Overall: 3