Portable computing may be the buzzword in the marketplace now, what with rising demands on time and the need to be constantly on the run. But few computers understand portability as beautifully as the new Falcon 2-in-1, the 8” Windows 10 laptop that can fit unfettered in your jacket pocket—yes, indeed. This handy little device is incredibly powerful for its size, fitted with an Intel Pentium Silver N5000 processor (four cores), 8GB RAM, and 256GB of high-speed SSD storage. It has a reasonably long battery life too—up to eight hours of work and play. The Falcon is priced at an attractive $399.
Mobility is, evidently, at the heart of this Falcon, and every aspect of its being is conducive to fast-paced, active lifestyles. The laptop is encased in an aluminum-magnesium body; the uni-body design is both sleek and dependable. Since the Falcon is a convertible, you can use it as a laptop—complete with an OFN mouse and active cooling—or as a tablet by folding in the keyboard. The 360-degree hinge to allow this transition between modes is durable and extensively tested. Irrespective of the mode you choose, the convenience of operation is exemplary.
In terms of accessibility, you can delight in a highly precise touchscreen that is compatible with a Falcon pen (sold separately). This pen with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity lets you work on graphic design projects (or good old doodling) with astonishing accuracy. Even the keyboard is easy to use outside of a stationary workstation. It is backlit and anti-splash to resist those coffee spills from long working hours.
For all that agility, the performance is never compromised with. The Windows 10 operating system facilitates an efficient, multitasking-friendly work environment. Note that you can also choose to use the Linux-based Ubuntu if Windows isn’t your cup of tea. On the display front too, you experience a vivid screen that supports In-Plane Switching to allow you undistorted imagery from multiple viewing angles. The capacitive screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass which is a reassuring as you lug the Falcon along to school, the office, or on your travels. Note that the screen resolution is 1920 x 1200.
Let’s talk about collaboration with peers and connecting to peripherals or external displays. How does the Falcon size up? Well, you can use the USB Type-C port, the mini-HDMI port, or the USB Type-A port to connect to any devices you may need. The laptop also complies with 802.11 ac Wi-Fi standards and Bluetooth 4.1.
This is probably the first time that the marketplace is beholding a convertible that’s as powerful as it is sleek, a machine that doesn’t bat an eyelid when you slide it inside your coat and adapts to the grind with admirable alacrity. Time will tell how the Falcon 2-in-1 laptop is received, but for now, it looks set to dazzle.