Last year, one of the second-tier Chinese laptop makers launched an ultra-budget laptop that became a bestseller immediately. Due to its thin body, acceptable performance, and low price tag, it could win users’ heart with no efforts. It was the T-bao Tbook R8. One year later, the company comes in with a slightly enhanced model that is going to repeat its predecessor’s success. Though the T-bao Tbook R8S cost a little more, it sports a better specs list and deserves the required money. It is available for $229.99 after applying the coupon (code: QY1L306I26).
The T-bao Tbook R8S sports the same 15.6-inch Full HD resolution display. But unlike its predecessor, it comes with a full-sized keyboard with a numerical part. Actually, the keyboard has been changed a lot. Now it looks like a high-end laptop such as the new Xiaomi Mi Notebook. As for the interfaces, the T-bao Tbook R8S still comes with many useful ports, including two USB 3.0 ports, an RJ45 connector, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a mini HDMI port, and SD card slot. At the same time, our protagonist continues to be very thin and lightweight. It has a thickness of 9mm and a weight of 1.65kg. So regardless of its relatively large size, it is quite portable.
The hardware is not mind-blowing, but like its predecessor, there is a tested chip in face of the Intel Celeron N3450. The latter is a quad-core chip with a regular clock speed of 1.1GHz. It is also paired with an integrated GPU of Intel HD Graphics 500. The biggest change refers to memory. Now, the T-bao Tbook R8S sports a 6GB of DDR4 RAM and a 128GB of SATA storage. Under the hood, it carries a 4000mAh battery that can last for up to 4 hours on a single charge. At last, it runs on Windows 10.