We just reviewed Infinix’s first laptop in India, the InBook X1, and now we have the company’s newest design, the InBook X1 Slim.
Similar to the company’s smartphones, this laptop is somewhat cheaper, yet it has some eye-catching design elements and features.
It makes sense for this brand to concentrate on the value sector, as it does with smartphones, while it increases its footprint in the Indian laptop market.
Continue reading if you’re looking for solutions for use at home, at school, or for basic productivity.
Price of the Infinix InBook X1 Slim in India
There are discounts available with specific banks and credit cards, and the Infinix InBook X1 Slim has a starting price of Rs. 29,990. You can select the CPU, RAM, and storage configuration that works best for you from among the five available variations.
You receive a 10th Gen Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage for the base pricing. For just Rs. 3,000 extra, you can upgrade to a 512GB SSD. The model I’m examining costs 39,990 INR and comes with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
It costs Rs. 44,990 when the RAM is doubled to 16GB. For Rs. 49,990, the highest-end model includes a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
Design and aesthetics of the Infinix Inbook X1 Slim
It is a truism that cheap notebooks rarely inspire. The Inbook X1 Slim, however, is a unique case. It is a classy 14-inch notebook with a simple, modest design—something you don’t frequently see in a low-cost laptop.
Its aluminum chassis contributes to its 1.24 kg weight and strong feel. The majority of laptops in this price range are bulky and built of plastic. So it’s unusual to find a laptop with a metal body in the lower price range.
The “Cosmic Blue” that my review unit arrived in is gorgeous. Aurora Green and Starfall Grey are additional color choices for the notebook.
As I tucked the Inbook X1 Slim into my tote bag and left for an interview, it practically vanished. I enjoy looking at the two-tone finish since it makes the notebook nearly appear high-end.
It gives off a slight sense of luxury when your fingers are brushed across it. When the lid is opened and closed, there are no creaking noises. Multiple connectivity ports, including an SD card slot, are housed in the two back corners.
There are two USB-C connections on the sides (one for data transfer), as well as a USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4, and a 3.5mm headphone socket.
Information about the Infinix InBook X1 Slim
Some sacrifices should be expected as this is a cheap laptop. It’s noteworthy that Infinix chose to employ Intel’s 10th Gen ‘Ice Lake’ CPUs for all variations despite the fact that they are now almost three years old and, while they are still capable of completing tasks, you may feel a little constricted after using them for a time.
The CPU in my review unit is a Core i5-1035G1 with four cores and a notional 15W TDP rating. It operates between 1GHz and 3.6GHz, although the ‘G1’ suffix denotes that the integrated Intel UHD graphics are only moderately strong.
The 14-inch display is perfect for work because it offers a full-HD 1920×1080 resolution and a non-reflective surface. Infinix advertises 300nits of maximum brightness and complete sRGB color gamut coverage.
LPDDR4X RAM, which is soldered and not upgradeable, is used in the InBook X1 Slim. According to the business, PCIe 3.0 SSDs have been employed throughout the lineup.
You receive a 50Wh battery that, according to Infinix, has an “all-day” battery life, which is equal to 11 hours of web surfing or 9 hours of video streaming. Additionally, Infinix claims that its devices will charge completely in 90 minutes.
With the exception of Windows 11 Home, no third-party software is preinstalled on the InBook X1 Slim. Fortunately, it was able to launch without connecting to a Microsoft account.
There was at least one pop-up advertisement from Microsoft, and the Start menu contained links to Microsoft Store downloads.
The performance and battery of the Infinix Inbook X1 Slim are reviewed
An Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage are included in the X1 Slim’s entry-level configuration. However, Infinix offered a more potent variant for evaluation that comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage.
Instead of more recent CPUs, the corporation uses Intel’s 10th generation. The fact is, I didn’t have any speed issues throughout the entire testing process, so I suppose that’s large to reduce costs.
The i5 version, which I am currently using, is suitable for anyone willing to pay a little bit more but who wants dependable performance, a rapid boot time, and faster charging.
With 15 to 20 Chrome tabs open, I streamed music from Apple Music, watched videos on YouTube and Amazon Prime, wrote reviews and feature articles, and did all of this without experiencing any lag or slowdown.
Because Windows 11 isn’t a lightweight operating system (unlike Google’s Chrome OS), the Intel i5 processor and 8GB RAM proved to be more than adequate for the time being.
In today’s world, inflation cannot be avoided, thus every rupee saved counts. The average home user, student or professional can find all they require from Infinix.
The InBook X1 Slim is reasonably priced, and the user experience is unaffected by poor performance, missing features, or poor build quality.
Cost is a major consideration for buyers of laptops in this market category, so it may not be as adaptable as you’d like a few years from now and only covers the essentials.
When it comes to satisfying the needs of the typical user, the entry-level model, which costs Rs. 29,990 (before offers), is about appropriate. Although 8GB should be sufficient, the RAM cannot be upgraded.
At Rs. 39,990, the medium variant, as reviewed here, offers a decent value as well. A more specialized market will purchase the top-end model, which costs Rs. 49,999. It achieves an interesting balance if you require a lot of computing power for numbers but don’t give a damn about entertainment or appearances.
The camera LEDs were of no use to me, but other small features like the non-reflective screen, backlit keyboard, rapid charging, and two USB Type-C ports all contributed to making using the InBook X1 Slim a pleasant experience.
If you’re looking for something even more affordable, the business recently introduced the InBook X1 Neo, which is extremely comparable and only Rs. 24,990. It has a less powerful Intel Celeron CPU but many of the same features.
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