As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.So we ran tests on Microtech Notebook Pro to find out what it was worth.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Notebook Pro compatible with internet use?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
That’s the direction taken by Microtech with this Notebook Pro.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Material that seem to be well-designed.
A medium-sized, 15 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Intel Pentium Silver N5000, is a rational choice. Microtech basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Notebook Prois a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
With its 256 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Finally, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Notebook Pro is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Notebook Pro for videos?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Microtech offers the Notebook Pro perfect for that. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
The computer proposed by Microtechis of average size. This diagonal of 15 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 2.2 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it Notebook Pro has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
This Notebook Pro, equipped with a processor Intel Pentium Silver N5000, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Notebook Pro seems inappropriate. With its autonomy of 5 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
Is Notebook Pro planned for travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Microtech. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.2 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 15inches.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The screen shows an interesting result.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
The processor Intel Pentium Silver N5000installed on this model makes it possible to save batteries.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. Because of its size, 15 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Finally with the Notebook Pro, Microtech deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The Notebook Pro for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Notebook Pro may be fine. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Intel Pentium Silver N5000 makes it possible. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Notebook Pro allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
The autonomy of this Notebook Pro is of 5 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
On the connection side, the Notebook Proi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
Notebook Pro for video games?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. And this Notebook Pro is one of the average laptops you can play with. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Since Microtech has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Notebook Pro an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Notebook Pro that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With 2.2 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In conclusion, it Notebook Pro is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
Notebook Pro the right choice for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. Perfectly office oriented, this Notebook Pro is efficient.
Microtech has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. With a weight of 2.2 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In short, it Notebook Pro is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
In short, is the Notebook Pro, the right choice ?
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Notebook Pro corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– office tasks