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NuVision Encite Book 12 Plus 12.5" Laptop - Celeron N3350, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMc, QHD 1440p - $99 In-Store or $119 shipped - Micro Center

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NuVision Encite Book 12 Plus 12.5" Laptop Computer for sale for $99 at Micro Center in-store. Shipping is about $19.


https://www.microcenter.com/produ...r----black


Intel Celeron N3350 Dual Core Processor 1.1GHz / 2.4Ghz Boost
4GB DDR3 RAM
64GB eMMc storage
Intel HD Graphics 500
2560x1440 QHD screen
Single USB-C port, but comes with adapter for HDMI, USB-A, and 3.5mm

Saw this when browsing, and thought folks might be interested. The 4GB/64GB and the QHD display made it stand out from the other netbooks in this price range, which only offer 2GB/32GB and 720p or 1080p. It may be well suited to a few dedicated tasks like reading, writing documents, or as a remote client.

Also, one of the rarer instances where Micro Center actually offers Shipping.

Review for a model with more RAM and storage below. Doesn't paint the best picture, but keep in mind the review price was $350.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NuV...406.0.html

Looks like there are a few listings on Amazon in the $150-400+ range, with some additional photos
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Can this laptop actually deliver a decent 1440p experience with that processor?
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I have two of these running Cloudready. The screen is beautiful, but need some break in to clear out pressure marks on bottom.

The BIOS is unlocked and the TDP performance timeout can be modified. Theres no real heatsink on these so I recommend adding a thermal pad to bind CPU to the metal body.

There is a M.2 slot for a 2242 card.

There's a charge only USB-C slot with requires an input only. So while there are 2 ports, one on each side, only the right side is usable.

Am on mobile but can answer questions later.

My Passmark results (Stock TDP)
CPU Mark (Composite average) 1275.9
2D Graphics Mark (Composite average) 234.7
Memory Mark (Composite average) 952.7
Disk Mark (Composite average) 4045.2
3D Graphics Mark (Composite average) 260.7
PassMark Rating (Composite average) 895.8


15W TDP at 15 Second Time limit
CPU Mark (Composite average) 1272.1
2D Graphics Mark (Composite average) 235.8
Memory Mark (Composite average) 958.3
Disk Mark (Composite average) 3731.5
3D Graphics Mark (Composite average) 414.8
PassMark Rating (Composite average) 994.9


Simple change in BIOS and adding Thermal Pads to CPU give a nice increase to the iGPU performance. This really helps with Chrome rendering.
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I have two of these running Cloudready. The screen is beautiful, but need some break in to clear out pressure marks on bottom.

The BIOS is unlocked and the TDP performance timeout can be modified. Theres no real heatsink on these so I recommend adding a thermal pad to bind CPU to the metal body.

There is a M.2 slot for a 2242 card.

There's a charge only USB-C slot with requires an input only. So while there are 2 ports, one on each side, only the right side is usable.

Am on mobile but can answer questions later.
Do you think its a good price and can you use cloud ready along with windows?
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I have two of these running Cloudready. The screen is beautiful, but need some break in to clear out pressure marks on bottom.

The BIOS is unlocked and the TDP performance timeout can be modified. Theres no real heatsink on these so I recommend adding a thermal pad to bind CPU to the metal body.

There is a M.2 slot for a 2242 card.

There's a charge only USB-C slot with requires an input only. So while there are 2 ports, one on each side, only the right side is usable.

Am on mobile but can answer questions later.

What's the uusual battery life?
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I tried this about a week ago as i was infatuated with the 2k 400 nits screen. I installed cloud ready and the dual core celeron was still too slow for me so i returned it and i was only going to use it to browse and play video. If it had a quad core celeron like a n3160 or something i would have kept it. Even trying to run chromium on this cpu pushing 2k resolution is too much for it imo.
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Found this.

NuVision throws in a free USB Type-C hub to make up for the lack of integrated ports. The hub includes USB Type-A, HDMI, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
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Do you think its a good price and can you use cloud ready along with windows?
I think you'll want to ad about $20 to $30 to the price by factoring in an M.2 SSD. 120gb or so.

IMO, at $130 and a little elbow grease, this laptop blows away most of the 11.6 Chromebooks you'll find.

I have one setup with triple boot, Cloudready on the eMMC, Linux Mint and Windows 10 on the M.2.

Dual booting Cloudready and Windows without the M.2 would be a tricky setup.
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What's the uusual battery life?
I never timed it accurately, but likely around 7 hours couch surfing.
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Ops quoted review is for the same model. It appears to be the only available model of this build

"System RAM is fixed at 4 GB with no options to upgrade."

the beginning of the review says 8gb memory, but later in the review it states multiple times that its 4
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I think you'll want to ad about $20 to $30 to the price by factoring in an M.2 SSD. 120gb or so.

IMO, at $130 and a little elbow grease, this laptop blows away most of the 11.6 Chromebooks you'll find.

I have one setup with triple boot, Cloudready on the eMMC, Linux Mint and Windows 10 on the M.2.

Dual booting Cloudready and Windows without the M.2 would be a tricky setup.
Is the M.2 slot a SATA or NVMe slot? I'm imagining it's SATA considering it's a low end Celeron, but it's not documented anywhere.
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It's a SATA slot
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Why are processors this weak even being built?
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Can this laptop actually deliver a decent 1440p experience with that processor?
My first question as well
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Hmm, I might have to pick up a few of these. Might be nice to have something highly portable for Linux Mint and some car stuff (INPA, EDIABAS, BMW coding tool, etc.), and a couple of older folks in the family could use a basic laptop. Chromebooks are nice but they don't run my car software, and the old folks don't want to learn a new interface. I know the processor is weak, but the screen, the 4GB RAM and M.2 slot are pluses, along with the obviously low price.

Thanks OP, this is worth considering at least.
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