Teclast F7 Unboxing – The New Best Budget Laptop?


Chris here back again with the Jumper
EZBook 3 Pro now this is just a feature very briefly because this model
here in 2017 turned out to be the best budget laptop so even though it’s just
got relatively low specs the Apollo Lake in thirty four fifty but it offered six
gigabytes of RAM expandable storage full metal body quite a nice weight this
weighs only about 1.4 kilos and a 1080p IPS panel so a lot on offer for 219 us
and it hasn’t been beaten yet until this has come along though this has tick
lasts f7 now this could possibly de thrown this model right here because
what it offers is very similar so the same processor and spec however it’s got
an IPS panel it’s 14 inches a larger touchpad and it is basically really the
same model that the jumper is e-book 3l pro is now the 3l pro is like this but
instead of the thirteen point three inches it’s 14 inches but it had a TN
panel in it so the TN panel put me off and I never reviewed it on the channel
but now we have this here with the same odm but in tech lasts hands so with
their branding on it and they’ll probably pick the components themselves
and tweaked in ferrets so let’s get a son boxed and hopefully maybe this could
possibly be the best budget laptop around for 219 us so the Box looks
exactly the same as the f6 probably recently reviewed that core m3 tablet
with 8 gigabytes of RAM it’s well packaged up in here I can see and get
this out of the box so actually that feels quite light not a bad wait – we’ll
have a look and see what else we get in the box
so this comes up and right here we have will be a warranty card structuring
manual now that looks to be in Chinese yes it is so get that out of the way and
here we have the charger so the charger it’s great to see has a you plug and
it’s rated to 12 volts to a so take a look at the weight first
because it does feel reasonably light so 1.3 2 kilos that’s slightly lighter than
the jumper easy book 3 pro that weighs 1.3 8 kilos almost 1.4 and comes in at
14 point 1 millimeters so that’s very thin for a 14 inch laptop on the rear
that’s 4 rubber feet now notice that there is no intake grilles here because
there’s no fan this is passively cooled and great because you don’t have any fan
noise to worry about whatsoever an easy-access
SSD hatch so if you weren’t happy with the 64 gigabytes of storage we have on
the EMM see you can put up to 512 gigabytes but bear in mind it must be
the 22 by 42 size my 20 to 60 will not fit and definitely not the more larger
and standard more common sized 20 to 80 m to SATA 3 SSD and the lid is logo free
pressing down hard on that this seems to only be a tiny little bit of flex but
overall feels quite solid on the left-hand side we’ve got a status LED
micro HDMI out and a USB 3 port on the right dcn 3.5 millimeter headphone jack
with mic support USB 3 port and then a micro SD card reader now this card
reader will be wired up USB 2 so don’t expect fast speeds from this now along
the back here there is some plastic use now that’s for the wireless antenna
reception and bluto so this part along here that is just a little bit of
plastic otherwise the rest of it all made out of metal and the book quality
is excellent ok so have a look and see if I can open that up one-handed now
that’s simply not possible because the hinge is just too firm so henge feels
good nice and stiff there doesn’t seem to be that much flex at all that’s quite
firm too so that’s good the lid seems quite strong and I can see they’ve got a
pre applied screen protector but let’s take a look at the touch pad first there
so this touch pad is nice and large as expected like the easy book three pluses
now it should be a precision touchpad but I’ll confirm that once I boot that
up and get into it the keyboard actually dad actually feels quite good though it
feels better that’s a step up from the jumper easy book 3 Pro there definitely
nice travel good kind of feel to them and pressing down on that that’s firm
too so really good another positive here we’ve got the separate row there for our
page up and down home and end keys and the power button here so those people
that accidentally hit the power button when they go to hit delete might not
have that issue with this one because we’ve got the delete where it really
should be and the power button I would still like to see that power button up
here though away from the keyboard but anyway that’s my own personal preference
we do have a dedicated button for print screen as well pause and break this and
overall looking like a good spaced out keyboard of course with the 14 inches
now they’ve got a little bit more space to play with and they’re also three
status LEDs here so that’s four caps lock scroll lock and then you power on
so the front-facing webcams 2 megapixels we have two jewelry microphones there
which is a good move now I do like the mics placed here and not above the
keyboard that you see in other models because you tend to get a lot of
feedback a lot more anyway from the noise of the keyboard when you’re typing
at least hear they’ll cut down on it a little bit so the screen looks like it’s
a glossy one but that’s because it put the screen protector on here now I feel
it’s just probably full transit while they’ve done this if I pull this off in
fact it looks like underneath that it still is actually a glossy display there
to show you that there are these little rubber feet here on the lid so that
should stop hopefully the outer frame of the lid scratching up the bottom there
with that rubber ok so just lift into the bias straight away here because I
wanted to confirm have they locked us out of the bias like easy book 3 Pro
newer versions have the jumper decided to lock us out of this but teclast have
done the wise thing and now they’ve lifted all open to us so we can go into
the CPU configuration power management and this is what we want we can go and
set a power limit now by default they’ve actually set nine which is reasonably
high so it must have a nice copper heatsink on there or this is why they
have not set that to something like 6 which you would find sort of a normal
kind of value in there now the screen you can see it flickering this is only
on camera in the bias some sort of pulse width modulation flicker that it’s
coming through camera but looking at it here I can’t
see it at all now the other thing to note too that IPS panel yes it’s not
doing that color shift thing now you see that changed a little bit there but
that’s normal got some reflection there with a glossy display so a little
disappointing that it’s glossy I would have preferred to have a matte screen on
a laptop like this but I guess for a change it’s nicer to have glossy free
available space we have on C Drive 37.6 gigabytes not a lot so you probably want
to use an SSD I highly recommend going with one on these Apollo lakes that
support it because it will just speed things up quite a little bit there was
just tends to increase the performance more than what you get from in emmc so
this has a SanDisk emmc on here it’s 5.1 spec and these speeds are very good
they’re decent for Caze could be a little better but it will vary of course
from unit to unit there the RAM we’ve got six gigabytes 5.8 is available to us
and the speed 1600 megahertz is also good dual channel so everything here is
checking out what also checks out as the touchpad so it’s running precision
drivers so we’ve got full control of gestures and so far my time using it it
feels pretty good I mean I’ve just come from using the mean notebook ear 13 that
touch pads a lot better but that’s a premium laptop but this one hey it’s not
bad and so far definitely quite usable and really accurate as well so no issues
I like the larger size with the touchpad to that we’ve got on there
one other thing to point out too is we do have the Intel wireless AC 3165 chips
it onboard and we do have bluetooth too and you can see there the SanDisk DF 40
64 is the model if you wanted to look that up there the processor quad-core
maximum turbo of 2.2 gigahertz now looking at the screen a little bit so
it’s hard for me to recreate what it looks like in person I’m looking at
because it’s a flickering mess on camera I’ve had to put the brightness up to
100% to try and remove some of that pulse-width modulation flicker but
I can’t see any of it and it’s actually quite a nice glossy IPS panel they have
on here not bad at all that blacks do look deep in fact they look deeper than
the ones on the jumper easy about three screen because that screen of course
being matte you don’t get that same effect with the blacks being as deep and
the other thing too with that screen it’s very cool wipe the calibration this
to me looks more neutral white because it’s quite a blue tint you get out of
the box on the easy book three pro but you can tweak and correct that using the
Intel drivers but so far nice screen especially for this price
range for two hundred and nineteen us if you have a keen eye you would have
noticed where are the speakers I didn’t see any
speaker grilles on the bottom so they’re not down with firing speakers they in
fact blast out along here so there’s just a couple of little squeeze you see
like two cutouts here and another two here so it looks like would at least
have dual speakers and from there it’s going to fire out the sound now they’re
a little bit louder than the jumper easy book three pros which is good but like
that one they’re quite flat sounding so there’s still are cheap speakers but
I’ll give you a sample of them now so lots of treble very little bass and a
bit of meds in there so I’ve just powered up Linux from a USB pendrive
just make sure that when you burn the image to a USB pendrive use Rufus and
burn it in the DD image mode and then it worked just fine for me
now what isn’t working is the touchpad that doesn’t seem to work so you have to
hunt around and find drivers I’m connected up to the Internet
brightness controls work for the screen the volume also works on I just wanted
to comment on the speaker volume that in Linux it’s about twice as loud as
Windows well not quite but it’s a lot louder and you really notice it ok so
it’s looking like a case of step aside jumper easy book 3 Pro you’re no longer
the king anymore it’s looking very very promising and deed for tech last f7 in
fact I’m struggling to find coms on this now being picky the speakers they sound
flat they’re not premium especially if I was to put that side-by-side with my
show me me notebook ear 13 then you notice a massive difference because
they’ve got a ke G tune speakers and these ones aren’t but good to see that
they’re firing out just above the keyboard not down like on the jumper
easy book 3 pro now the screen is probably the only con so far that I have
found because I’ve only had an afternoon using this just remember that this is a
first impressions unboxing a first impressions video so the glossy display
is not going to be for everyone personally I don’t like glossy displays
that much on these kind of laptops I would prefer to have a matte screen but
the screen in it does have a quick fix because if it’s glossy then what you
need to do is apply a matte screen protector and I’ve done this many times
before and it actually works quite well now this screen on the jumper is eBook 3
Pro out of the box it does have quite a blue tint to it now this one on the
other hand is neutral leaning towards more of a warm white so you don’t need
to tweak it as much maybe as this one now the touchpad is a huge improvement
over this because it’s just a lot larger you’ve got about an extra twenty thirty
percent more touchpad space on there to use and it’s precision in overall using
it it’s quite accurate it’s smooth the surface this one’s not as smooth
the keyboard as well as an improvement the typing experience now I have the
version for keyboard some of the keyboards apparently on the newer jumper
easier book three pros did have some issues with most keystrokes and things
but I don’t have that issue on mine mine’s the version for one of the good
ones before the version five and six started to have a few issues there
jumper for example they lock people out of the bias so we don’t have the
Advanced Settings menu but there’s some guys on my forum who are actually
working to fix that and I believe they have right now they’ll be able to flash
unlock biases on this model but anyway the tick lasts out of the box has an
unlock bias it has a 9 watt power limit which is a lot higher than we originally
first saw when these models came out they would normally set it to only a 6
there I think it’s four point five or six four point five being the the stock
one and then six being the maximum short boost power there so I roll the build
quality is good it’s light slightly lighter than the jumper easy book three
Pro we’ve got the of course the expandable SSD slot on the bottom there
so if 64 gigabytes the 37 that it has on there is not enough for you then of
course go with an SSC it’s as dean like I said in the video I highly recommend
going with an SSD because it does boost the performance and give you plenty more
in terms of storage there and you can always use that drive that’s in there
the EMC as a another drive there for storing your files on and things like
that so overall looking really promising teclast have turned things around
because they started out 2017 not really that strong I thought that some of the
items I looked at weren’t that great but then came along the tech last master the
t8 the t10 and that really started turning things around and now of course
they’ve entered the laptop market and this one’s a real winner so looking
forward to doing the full review on this one I’m gonna use it now for about a
week come back and if I find any cons but so far I mean it’s looking very
positive if I was going to be looking at both of these models now without a doubt
I would go now for the tech last f7 if you can pick it up for that to 9 to 19
price that it is currently selling for at the time of this video now of course
later on hopefully tech lasts in about 2 or 3 months will
probably maybe mid year they’ll be updating this with the jiminy lake so
that’s an improved CPU that’s the successor to the apolar lake but we
still haven’t seen any of those laptops out yet so it’s gonna be a while anyway
enough rambling on from me thank you so much for watching this video and I do
hope to catch you back with the full review of tick blasts f7 looking very
promising and if you haven’t already check out my review of the jumper easy
book 3 Pro here and my latest videos and please do subscribe if you’re new to the
channel I will have plenty more content like this bye for now

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