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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.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Notebook X20 adapted to surf the internet?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. An inexpensive computer such as Notebook X20 may seem to be the solution. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Duoduogo; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 15 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. With a processor Intel Celeron J3455, Duoduogo offers an already outdated technology. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. With less than a 6 Gb of RAM, it Notebook X20 is a fair one. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 128 Gb. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 7 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. With this laptop Notebook X20 it will therefore be necessary to always keep the power cable within easy reach. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
Is Notebook X20 okay to watch videos ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Duoduogo offers the Notebook X20 perfect for that. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Duoduogo has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. With its 15 inches and resolution of 1366×768, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (2.4 kg) when you have to carry it.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Notebook X20 product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Duoduogo is primarily intended for film lovers the Notebook X20. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Notebook X20. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Celeron J3455, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics 620, which with 6 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.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. You have 7 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
The Notebook X20 to use while 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 Duoduogo. 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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.4 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 15 inches screen.
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.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Celeron J3455 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. 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 the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging it. With its 128 Gb hard drive, it’s perfect for storing data for photos, music and your movie collection. Only an SSD hard drive could improve this, but then it is an additional cost.
With this model, Duoduogo definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The Notebook X20 is right in the middle compared to the competition with 15 inches and an acceptable weight.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Notebook X20 on holiday.
The Notebook X20 to make audio or video editing.
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Notebook X20 is the right choice. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Celeron J3455 does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Having a hard disk of 128 Gb, you will be assured of a good storage capacity. A disk size equivalent to competing products. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. Regarding the speed at startup, Duoduogomade the choice of the conventional hard drive. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
For the autonomy part, Duoduogo proposes last generation batteries. The available battery life is of 7 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. However, it’s still a decent average range.
For the connector part, the Notebook X20has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With this Notebook X20 product, Duoduogooffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
Notebook X20 for video games?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Notebook X20 is one of the models in the average. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.128 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For online gaming, it Notebook X20 has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15 inches size.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 7 hours.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Notebook X20 the right choice for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. ThisNotebook X20 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Duoduogo has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. This model weighs 2.4 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Notebook X20. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
The storage of this model, 128 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive Notebook X20can be quickly filled.
In conclusion, the Notebook X20 is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
Finally, the Notebook X20….
The conclusion of the test Notebook X20 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– office tasks