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 Yitaoera Portable 14,1 to find out what it was worth.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Portable 14,1 compatible with internet use?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this Portable 14,1. An inexpensive computer such as Portable 14,1 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 Yitaoera; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
A medium-sized, 14.1 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Atom x5-E8000; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. With only 64 Gb, Yitaoera considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. In other words, you will have to keep this Portable 14,1 most of the time connected to the power cable.
The Portable 14,1- the right model for streaming and videos ?
This Portable 14,1 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Yitaoera decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 14.1 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (2.4 kg) when you have to carry it.
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.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it Portable 14,1 has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Atom x5-E8000 is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics graphic card, and with 4 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.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
It Portable 14,1 is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Portable 14,1 the right choice for travelling connected ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Portable 14,1 to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Yitaoera. 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.
With its 2.4 Kg, it Portable 14,1 is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14.1 inches screen.
The keypad Portable 14,1 is equipped with backlighting. In addition, it is well designed with quality materials.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
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.
CPU Intel Atom x5-E8000 power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Note that like all manufacturers, Yitaoera is optimistic about the autonomy of this Portable 14,1. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Yitaoera; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 64 Gb SSD hard drive. 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, Yitaoera 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.For those who will need more space, this Portable 14,1 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
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. The Portable 14,1 is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14.1 inches and an acceptable weight.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Portable 14,1 for travel use.
Portable 14,1 the right choice for 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 Portable 14,1 is the right choice. 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.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Atom x5-E8000 that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of Yitaoera have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 64 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The autonomy of this Portable 14,1 is of 4 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Yitaoera could have done much better.
On the connection side, the Portable 14,1i s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. 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. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
The Portable 14,1 for online or local games.
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Yitaoera in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. 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. 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. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. 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.
Our tests have shown that for Yitaoera this computer is not intended for playing video games. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.With 64 Gb it Portable 14,1is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With 2.4 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 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
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.
Is the Portable 14,1 adapted to office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. ThisPortable 14,1 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. Note that with its 2.4 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
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 plan to use your computer at the end of the day, in total darkness or semi-darkness, opt for a backlit keyboard such as the one offered on the Portable 14,1.
The storage of this model, 64 Gb, is one of the smallest. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
Finally, the Portable 14,1….
The conclusion of the test Portable 14,1 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– office tasks