Today I bring you the review of this Teclast F7 ultrabook, and we must thank the manufacturer, Teclast, for allowing us to test it to check the performance it can offer us. Before analyzing it in depth, I want to clarify that it is a laptop with an excellent price since it can be purchased for €260, so its hardware and specifications will be related to its price.
This laptop comes in a white box with an orange stripe and brand name on the front. As you lift the lid is the silver laptop, very similar to the “Mac Book Air design.” Below, located in the center, is a tiny envelope with the Laptop’s Getting Started Guide and various papers from the manufacturer and warranty. In a small box-like compartment is the 2A 12V European version charger.
This type of box reminds me more of the ones used by some tablets, but I think it comes well protected, and I don’t miss anything else. Although there is no label in the box with the quality standards or certifications that it complies with, some of these are engraved on the bottom of the laptop.
Design and Screen
As I said, the design of this Teclast F7 reminds me of an Apple MacBook Air, which, due to its similarity, makes it have an elegant and careful aesthetic. It has a light gray metallic finish and polished stripes on the edges. It is a laptop with a 14-inch screen, full HD resolution, and a narrow frame. I think it lacks some luminosity since, in very bright conditions, I have missed a little more brightness.
The bottom of the laptop is also metallic, with the name of the brand, the model, and some quality labels engraved on the surface. The corners have silicone stops so that it does not slip when we fix them on the table. There are also eight screws around the sides and an additional one on a small cover, where the SSD hard drive is located in case we want to expand the internal storage in the future.
It is light since it has dimensions of: 31.50 x 20.85 x 1.35 cm ** and a ** weight of 1.23 Kg, which makes it ideal for transporting it straightforwardly and comfortably. The power supply is a suitable size with a weight of 166 grams. At this point in the review, I will not tell you how long the battery lasts, but if we need to carry the charger, we will have to add a weight of 1.49 Kg.
The Teclast F7 has a QWERTY keyboard without the letter “ñ.” We can configure the keyboard in Spanish, but it is a pity that the manufacturer does not make these models with a physical keyboard for our country. The keys are large, and the separation between them is adequate. The “trackpad” is large and has a nice touch. However, I was not convinced by the “click” of the buttons. I think they should be stiffer and not have as much travel.
With basic hardware, this Teclast F7 behaves correctly, although we will not be able to perform demanding tasks since it has a quad-core Intel Celeron N3450 processor and a 1.1 to 2.2 GHz speed. This 64-bit processor from the “Apollo Lake” is manufactured in 14nm and promises superior performance over older low-cost PC processors.
This laptop has an integrated HD Graphics 500 graphics processor at 700 MHz and 6 GB of RAM integrated into the motherboard, so you will not be able to expand the RAM in the future.
As I have already mentioned, it has an SSD hard drive with 128GB of storage, which helps the operating system’s and programs’ fluidity. A larger one replaces this through the cover located at the bottom.
I think it is a laptop that is more oriented to office tasks and programs that do not require powerful hardware or web browsing. Therefore, I think having a lot of storage memory is unnecessary. Currently, most computers have 500GB or 1TB of capacity and are used to store large amounts of information, photos, movies, music, etc. For this type of low-cost equipment, I recommend having an external hard drive, either NAS or connected by USB, and storing all that type of multimedia content you want there.
I have been with this laptop for a little over a week now and have run some tests on it to see what performance it can deliver. As I have mentioned, it is a computer that has worked correctly daily. On some occasions, I have needed a little more power, for example, when I had several programs open simultaneously, it was noticeable how the performance dropped, and it took longer to perform some tasks.
This Teclast F7 is not indicated for games requiring high graphic content, and it will surely not let you install them because it does not meet the minimum requirements they demand. I have been testing the “Minecraft” that comes installed on Windows, and with standard video settings, the gameplay has been good. Although it could be seen how the temperature of the laptop’s left side rose a lot, the battery life was affected. When I raised the graphics settings to the maximum, I could see how the game had minor delays and was even jerky.
With the sound tests, I have not seen any opening for the loudspeaker, which should be located in the middle of the notebook below the central keys. The sound is correct, and the quality is commensurate with the laptop’s price.
I have carried out several performance tests to check the power of this Teclast F7. Firstly I installed the “Antutu Benchmark,” and after the analysis, the result was 122506 points.
Then I installed the program “PCMark 10,” and the result was 1249 points. Lastly, I have tried two other benchmark programs called “CINEBENCH R15” and “GFXbench DX Benchmark,” The scores have risen to 168 and 1237, respectively.