Analysis of the v146 – Intel Atom X5 Z8350 from Winnovo.

As a preamble to this test

Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.

v146 adapted to surf the internet?

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 v146. An inexpensive computer such as v146 may seem to be the solution. The material used by Winnovo are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
A medium-sized, 15 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Atom X5 Z8350. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. 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. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the v146, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. By offering only 64 Gb, this v146 is one of the smallest in its category. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 5 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.

Is v146 okay to watch videos ?

This v146 is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
The computer proposed by Winnovois of average size. A model with a standard template, 15 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.6 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. 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.
For the sound part, the v146 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. 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.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Atom X5 Z8350 that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics 610, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it v146 seems inappropriate. That’s only 5 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.

The v146 to use while travelling.

It v146 is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Winnovo. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It v146 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.6 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. One of the reasons is its 15 inches screen.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Too bad for the processor Intel Atom X5 Z8350 that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 64 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.Thanks to this, Winnovo 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.
With this model, Winnovo definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The v146 is right in the middle compared to the competition with 15 inches and an acceptable weight.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not v146 really made for travelling.

v146 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 v146 is the right choice. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Atom X5 Z8350. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Winnovo made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The v146 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 64 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (5 hours). This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the v146i 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.
With this v146 product, Winnovooffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.

v146 for video games?

Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Winnovo in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Winnovo like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.64 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For Wi-Fi technology, Winnovo decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With a weight 1.6 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.

Is the v146 adapted to office automation ?

Like the majority of its competitors, Winnovo has designed v146 for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. In short, an average laptop with 1.6 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 64 Gb. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.

Finally, the v146….

In the end, our analysis will have shown that it v146 is disappointing whatever the uses. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
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
– office tasks