For People: What An Ultrabook Can Do For 16 Thousand Rubles

For People: What An Ultrabook Can Do For 16 Thousand Rubles
For People: What An Ultrabook Can Do For 16 Thousand Rubles

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We live in an amazing time: the latest MacBook Pros turned out to be thinner than the MacBook Air, which once seemed weightless; Acer has released an ultrabook less than a millimeter thick, and HP seems to have perfected touchscreen models with its Specter x360.

Such progress does not go for nothing, and you have to pay for it out of your own pocket. Ultrabooks are expensive, the price tag for them reaches 60, 80 and even 100 thousand. Therefore, all attempts to create a "budget ultrabook" initially seem doomed to failure. Prestigio Smartbook 113S - one of those attempts. Its recommended price is about 16 thousand rubles. Understanding how a laptop works, which costs like an inexpensive Android smartphone.

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I opened the box, not anticipating anything - but in vain. Appearance is one of the greatest strengths of a laptop. Here is a metal case - and almost solid: both the cover and the back surface and even all the space around the keyboard and display are made of aluminum. The only plastic mount that connects the screen to the "body" of the device - but the loss is not great.

The metal is nicely polished, pleasant to the touch, and looks great - especially in dark brown. Such enthusiasm is no coincidence - a couple of years ago it was impossible to imagine that metal would be used in a laptop for money that was ridiculous by the standards of the industry. Some manufacturers still make tablets out of plastic - and those are even more expensive.

Further - more: Smartbook 113S can be attributed to the class of ultrabooks. At its thinnest point, its thickness is 1.3 cm, but globally it is inferior to the same MacBook and solutions from Acer and HP (but these solutions are, again, much more expensive). In any case, the laptop turned out to be compact: the 13.3-inch display, not the most huge frames around it, will fit into the bag. But the shoulder will get tired: the device weighs decently. It's even surprising - with such and such modest dimensions.

But Prestigio did not skimp on connectors - all MacBooks are envious. There are two full USB, Micro-HDMI and even a memory card slot. But these are trifles compared to the main advantage of the Smartbook 113S - the display. Usually, they save on screens in laptops first of all: they put grainy, low-contrast panels with creepy viewing angles. Here, by some miracle, an IPS-matrix with Full HD-resolution is installed. And the matrix is ​​not bad: bright colors, almost maximum viewing angles, decent contrast. Even black here looks like black, and not like a dark gray, which inexpensive laptops sin. The local display may not be Retina HD, but even more expensive models will envy it. Except that brightness could be added.

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It is still impossible to create such an affordable device without compromises. In this case, it was necessary to save on productivity. Smartbook 113S is powered by Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core processor. Without unnecessary technical details: the chip is weak. Applications take a long time to launch, pages in the browser with a bunch of content noticeably slow down when scrolling and scroll in pieces, video in full screen in high resolutions cannot be viewed. And if games, then only the isometry from the nineties. When the twelve-inch MacBook went on sale, it was nicknamed the typewriter. So, Smartbook 113S is the quintessence of typewriters. You, most likely, will not be able to do anything else on it - a browser, photos, videos on YouTube and Microsoft Office - these are the main scenarios for its use.

It's nice to type: the keyboard is a good size with decent travel, the keys look cheap - still ordinary plastic - but feel good. As for the battery life, everything is expected here without miracles: three to four hours of work, and the laptop will be asked to refuel.

Usually in our reviews we give the device a rating - but it won't be here. Simply because it will not work objectively - it all depends on the point of view from which the Smartbook 113S is viewed. It is better not to put anything heavier than a browser and a suite of office programs here - and this will disappoint many. This is definitely not a device for complex work, and as a sole computer, it is unlikely to suit you. Like any other laptop for the money.

But on the other hand - for 16 thousand you get a metal, thin ultrabook with an excellent Full HD display, coping with all the functions of a "typewriter": take it on the road, check your mail with news, and write text. And in this regard, Prestigio Smartbook 113S is a true folk hero.>

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