Review: Twinhead Slimnote F11Y notebook

Previously on Cyber Shack TV, we’ve looked at Twinhead’s Durabook series. With the release of two new notebooks in the Slimnote range, we take a closer look at one of the smallest and lightest notebook models we have ever seen.

Known for their more robust Durabook range, Twinhead has just released two new notebooks to the market and we’re checking out the smaller model of the two, the Slimnote F11Y.

The inner workings of the F11Y feature an Intel Core Solo processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, integrated graphics via the Intel 945 GM chipset, DVD+/-RW drive, 80 GB SATA hard disk (optional sizes of 100 or 120 GB hard disks are also available) WiFi support up to 802.11g and a 4-in-1 multimedia card reader. Additional connectivity for USB 2.0 ports, FireWire and an Express card slot are also present.

Sporting an 11in widescreen display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, the F11Y uses a screen size not commonly seen in small notebooks. Weighing just 1.52kg; the reduced screen size and chassis equal an overall smaller desk footprint, making it easier to carry around. Also the smaller screen and inclusion of a single core processor are noteworthy to keep down power consumption.

The F11Y is ideal for business users or students on the go, general office applications and web surfing should be a breeze. The integrated graphics is a little lacking in the grunt department so we wouldn’t recommend running any latest games.

Supported by a 3-year limited local warranty and a 1-year international warranty, the F11Y is a small, powerful yet affordable notebook solution.

Pros

  • Lightweight and ultra portable
  • Low power consumption, great for battery runtime

Cons

  • Integrated graphics is a little low-end
  • Media card reader only supports 4 standards

Product: Slimnote F11Y notebook

Vendor: Twinhead

RRP: $2399

Website: Twinhead.com.au

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