A laptop designed for audio-visual editing : Teclast F5 – Intel Celeron N4100

As an introduction to this analysis

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.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
So we ran tests on Teclast F5 to find out what it was worth.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.

F5 the right choice for surfing the internet?

Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by Teclast with this F5.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
With a 11.6 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Celeron N4100; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
With its 256 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. 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.
In the end, with an autonomy of 7 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.

Is F5 okay to watch videos ?

Teclast presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. This F5 is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 11.6, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.3 kilogram.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the F5 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Celeron N4100 is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 500 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. The F5 only 2 ports only provides you with ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
As for battery life, it F5 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. Teclast promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average. 

Is F5 planned for travelling ?

An intermediate model that can be taken along on an occasional basisF5. We tested several functions depending on their intended use : for holidays, weekends, or continuously on public transport for work. And here’s the result : What makes this one of the best laptops to carry is the balance between weight, size and the set of components chosen by Teclast.
With a weight of 1.3 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. The 11.6 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Intel Celeron N4100; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
An autonomy of 7 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
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. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, Teclast was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 11.6 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
It F5 provides only 2 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
With this F5, Teclast offers a laptop which is a correct choice for travelling, as long as it is not too often.

The F5 for audio or video editing ?

If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. With this F5, you can be sure you have the right machine. With these components, Teclast puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Celeron N4100 that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Teclast made the choice to put only one SSD. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The F5 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
For the autonomy part, Teclast proposes last generation batteries. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. However, it’s still a decent average range.
For the connector part, the F5has the USB3 format. 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.
By choosing this F5, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.

F5 for video games?

There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this F5 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.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Since Teclast 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.
A space of 256 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For online gaming, it F5 has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.3 Kg.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
It F5 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. Good for games, but also for many other uses.

F5 for office automation ?

In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Teclast may have put a rather low computer on the market. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model, with its 1.3 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
Simply put, it’s not F5 the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.

In short, is the F5, the right choice ?

This F5 will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– travel use
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– making audio and video editing