Teclast has in its offer many very interesting devices. The latest proposal of the brand is the Teclast F15R laptop, which offers decent specification and elegant design in maybe not the lowest, but still attractive price.
The device is equipped with a 15.6-inch 16:9 aspect ratio IPS display with Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The manufacturer uses the term “frameless”, because the declared screen-to-body ratio is 82%, and the frames (at least those on the sides of the panel) are only 7 mm thick.
Thanks to this combination, the Teclast F15R is similar in size to a typical laptop with a 14-inch display. The device weighs ~1.8 kg and has a thickness of ~15 mm.
The heart of the Teclast F15R laptop is a quad-core, four-core (14 nm) Intel Celeron N3450 (Gemini Lake) 1.1-2.4 GHz 4 MB Cache with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 600 200-700 MHz. The device also offers 8 GB LPPDR4 RAM and a 256 GB SSD (M.2). The manufacturer also gives the possibility to replace the latter if the user feels the need to.
The Teclast F15R laptop is also equipped with one USB-C, two full-size USB 3.0, HMDI, microSD card slot and 3.5 mm audio connector. There is a separate DC port for charging. The keyboard in this model is backlit and the user can adjust the backlight intensity. It is also worth noting that the touchpad is really big.
On board the Teclast F15R laptop there were also Bluetooth (4.0), Wi-Fi (802.11ac) and webcam (1 MP) modules. The device is controlled by Windows 10 Home. The battery used in this model has a maximum capacity of 41.8 Wh and, according to the manufacturer’s declaration, such an energy reserve should be sufficient for up to 7 hours of use or up to 5 hours of video playback.
The device is now available in the Geekbuying store. The current price of this model is 1642.14 PLN, but you should add to it the shipping costs of 11.58 PLN. The laptop will be shipped in a Priority Line shipment, which reduces the likelihood of VAT. The Teclast F15R laptop is not the cheapest one, but at least in my opinion its price can still be considered attractive.
The competitor for Teclast F15R may be Lenovo V130-15, whose prices are at a similar level. This laptop, however, has a lower resolution display (HD 1366×768 pixels), a weaker processor (Intel Celeron N4000), a VGA webcam and an unexposed keyboard. On the other hand, Lenovo hardware offers a DVD writer and RJ-45 port and is also available in a 1TB HDD 5400 rpm configuration.
The choice between Teclast F15R and Lenovo V130-15 is not easy as each user has different requirements. I, if I were faced with such a dilemma, would most likely choose a Teclast-branded laptop, but I am aware that many people will eventually decide on the hardware from Lenovo.