Teclast F7 14 (N3450, 6GB) 14 Inch Light and Thin Laptop Review

Teclast is widely spread popular brand for making some of good and affordable tablets for years. Interestingly, they just announced the F6 and F7 laptops which released in different markets here. You probably know that smartphone market is pretty big and there would always be a good place for small company to start selling their devices, but the thing is different in PC market where everything is tight on the popular brands like ASUS, Acer, Lenovo, and others. However, by providing a good option far cheaper than its competitors, they hope to get users interested here.

The Teclast F7 14 could be your good option as long as you are okay with their unpopular brand and rather prefer to have some performance and good design. The system features a quite decent hardware while still promising of wonderful and premium made chassis into the consumers. The design is probably considered as the biggest selling point to expect here. I have got a chance to review of this device, so it’s better for us to take a look inside and see how it works on us. That is what we are going to talk about on this article. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.

Design and Connectivity

I have seen of several Chinese manufactures try to borrow of some good design from Apple and putting into their product included of Teclast here. The entire body is made from fully aluminum with no trace of any plastic found here. I am so impressed they manage to raise the quality from a budget system into such a good manner. The metal body feels pretty solid and light at the same time because they intentionally put of soft alloy to reduce its overall weight. The F7 itself is only weight for 1.32 kg and pretty easy to carry around even with single hand. However, its surface gets easily scratched so make sure to not put a sharp object alongside.

Moving into the inside, you should find a similar impression. Here, I am not too impressed with its bezel because it looks quite thick in my opinion. The bezel really reminds of me of the old Macbook Air and not the newest one was released in 2018. I see this thing as not quite bad, but I see of Chuwi doing much better on its LapBook SE. As for the connectivity, we have of two USB 3.0 ports with no USB type-C support. Unfortunately, I do notice they add of micro HDMI instead of the standard one.

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Multimedia and Work Usages

Teclast F7 14 2 Its 14 inch display looks pretty promising if you are fan of multimedia usages. The IPS panel manages to produce of good amount of crisp images with standard brightness support. I guess here they put of similar panel which found in some 500 to 600 dollars laptop here. I also love their decision to put of matter surface here because the screen looks better in outdoor compared to the panel with glossy surface. I am pretty satisfied with the screen quality considering this is an under 400 dollars device, but still featuring some of features comparable to much higher price system.

As for the input method, the keyboard is decent but I never see it as pretty comfortable as the feedback and base are not relatively tactile and firm. Fortunately, it’s still considered as pretty usable even for long term usage. The touchpad offers a much better impression here as it runs smooth for navigating through the operating system. It’s supported by Windows 10 Precision Driver and even better as the gesture support works pretty well here. However, you might see its sensitivity is slightly overboard, so make sure to adjust it little bit through the setting.

Teclast F7 14 Inch Light and Thin LaptopMain Specs
CPU Intel Celeron N3450 Quad Core 1.1 GHz
Graphics Intel HD Integrated Card
Display Size14 Inch IPS FHD
OSWindows 10 Home
Memory 6GB DDR3 Memory
Storage 128GB M.2 SSD

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Performance and Battery

When it comes to the performance, the Intel N3450 processor is considered as good companion as it features of quad core CPU inside. This processor is a slightly modified version of Celeron N3350 where the number cores are increased, but still having a similar clock rate here. There are four cores CPU clocked at 1.1 GHz and manages to reach up to 2.2 GHz in boosted clock mode. It’s then combined with 6GB RAM and 128GB SSD as the companion. The 6GB RAM is big enough to let you run dozen of apps at the same time while the 128GB storage is fast enough. The performance is never being a problem here.

Teclast includes of 50 Wh battery that considered as big enough and the battery will easily last for around 7 to 8 hours in single charge. Fully charging the battery from 0 will take 2 to 2.5 hours and it does not support of fast charging method. The battery life here could be varied depending on what kind of activities you do, but 8 hours is the most standard result I always have in full day usage. I guess the result can be better as they do some improvement in BIOS support here.

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Final Thought

I will easily recommend the Teclast F7 as the best option for under 400 dollars if you can live with its unpopular brand and quite bad after sales support. Some Chinese manufactures always sell an overall good product in cheaper price, but their sales support is always being a big problem as many users report the same case over and over without any good treatment. Just take this case in mind if you want to have of this laptop. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it. Thank you very much for reading the article and mind leaving some comments for further assistance regarding the article.




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