If there’s something that never seems to take a downswing, its prices! With rising pressures on our time and budgets, the need for a dependable yet affordable laptop has increased manifold—something that the new Packard Bell N1400BK promises to fulfill. Priced under $300, this 14.1”-machine offers an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor (four cores) that can be Turbo Boosted up to 1.92GHz. Complementing the 64-bit processor is 2GB RAM (at 1600MHz), 32GB of storage space, and a Windows 10 operating system.
While, at first reckoning, the configurations seem to be on the lower side, the performance is adequate for many day-to-day computing tasks. You can comfortably perform activities such as checking e-mail, working on documents and presentations, and watching multimedia content. A handy MicroSD-card slot lets you expand the storage space based on your requirements. As for the battery backup, the Lithium-ion (10,000 mAh) battery lasts for a fairly long time, depending on your usage, operating environment, applications being run, and other factors.
The territory of display promises an HD screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. You’re likely to find this convenient both for browsing through pictures and playing back videos. Note that the display is not a touchscreen. Since the laptop is incredibly thin at 0.9” and has a weight of merely 2.95lbs, it is hassle-free to view content on the run. In fact, the black color, the sleek profile (13.5 x 9 x 0.9”), and the sturdy build lend it quite a stylish appeal. The stereo speakers and dual microphones also support the A/V experience well.
Fulfilling your needs for device support is an ample fitment of USB ports—one USB 3.0 port and one USB 2.0 port. The computer is also equipped with an HDMI port to let you connect to external displays such as monitors or television sets. This enables you to collaborate with peers and colleagues, say, during work presentations or for entertainment gatherings. To facilitate wireless connectivity, the N1400BK supports Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. An HD camera lets you video call your friends and colleagues while enjoying a satisfactory standard of picture and sound quality.
|Specs of Packard Bell N1400BK|
|Processor||1.44GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Quad-Core|
The Packard Bell N1400BK is undoubtedly immensely affordable, offering a full laptop experience for less than $300. It has a decent, if rather low, processing configuration and can serve you well if you need a trustable computer for school or work but don’t intend to treat it to a grueling time. On the plus side, this laptop offers a bright and clear display along with plentiful options to let you connect to devices, peripherals, external devices, and the internet. Included with the purchase is a 12-month warranty that goes a long way in giving you reassurance.
The new Packard Bell might be worth your while if you are on the lookout for a cheap, functional laptop that is lightweight and agile enough for modern-day lifestyles.