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Prestigio Smartbook 141 C7 Review: Affordable Laptop

Table of Contents

  • Positioning
  • Specifications
  • Contents of delivery
  • Appearance
  • Screen and
    Webcam
  • Keyboard
  • Performance and battery life
  • Conclusion

Positioning

Smartbook 141 C7 is positioned as a laptop for every day for office work and study: surfing the web, chatting in instant messengers, working with documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

The main selling points of Prestigio are:

  • 14.1 inch matte screen
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Ability to install HDD
  • Wide range of ports (2 USB Type-A, USB Type-C, miniHDMI, microSD slot)
  • Weight 1.4kg and minimum thickness 2cm
  • WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 4.2

I know that it is not customary for our commentators to praise Prestigio products. However, pay attention to the price. On Yandex.Market, this laptop is sold for 24 thousand rubles.

This is one of the most affordable laptops on the market. It runs Word, you can watch YouTube and movies. So as a basic laptop Prestigio Smartbook 141 C7 has a right to exist.

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Specifications

  • Screen: 14.1 inches, 1366 x 768 dots, anti-glare, 16 x 9 aspect ratio
  • CPU: Intel Celeron N3350 2.3 GHz
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 500 (1 GB)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage device: 115 GB Generic SCA128, HDD slot available, SD card slot available up to 128 GB
  • Battery: 35520 mAh ([email protected] mAh), up to 6 hours
  • OS: Windows 10 Home
  • Webcam: 0.3 MP + 2 microphones
  • Connection: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 - Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Ports:
    • USB Type-A 2.0
    • USB Type-A 3.0
    • USB Type-C
    • miniHDMI
    • microSD slot
    • 3.5 mm jack
  • Price: 23 990 rubles

Contents of delivery

Decided to stick with the package, becausePrestigio comes with a nice thick (felt?) folder case. A very pleasant thing. Such covers, as I understand it, the company puts to the entire Smartbook line. Every time I see a case, I go to the official website in the “Accessories” section to see if they have started selling similar cases in other sizes separately.

Also included is a plug for the webcam and a cloth to wipe the screen.

Appearance

The laptop is available in two colors: dark gray and silver. They sent me a dark grey.

The body is made of thick plastic. There are no questions about the quality of the assembly: the case does not creak, does not play. The plastic is dense and matte, resistant to fingerprints.

For its price range, the laptop has a very nice design. Neat rounded lines, laconic logo on the lid.

On the bottom panel there are good rubber feet,thanks to which the laptop does not slip. Typical screws so that you can unscrew it with any Phillips screwdriver. A separate slot for those who want to install an additional HDD.

On the right side - USB port, microSD slot,made in such a way that the memory card does not stick out (in fact, the slot can be used as an additional drive), a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

On the left side is a USB port, miniHDMI to connect a monitor, and a Type-C port. Unfortunately, the basic Type-C is only for data transfer, so it does not support charging.

The laptop is well balanced and can be opened with one hand.

Screen and webcam

The laptop has a 14.1 inch screen. This sets the Prestigio apart from other inexpensive laptops with 13.3-inch panels.

Surprisingly, the screen is even good.There was once on a test a slightly more expensive brand laptop with the letter “A”, and there the screen was just a waste (in the sense that you looked once and then convulsed): there are no colors, and the viewing angles are so minimal that it's time for HP to give lessons on how the HP SureView privacy screen should look right.

In turn, the Prestigio Smartbook 141 C7 has everythingnot bad. It can be seen that they did not take the cheapest screen. There are quite good viewing angles, and color reproduction is at a good level. I'm not saying that the screen is suitable for designers, but I only mean that the eye does not catch: red is red (not orange), like all other colors.

You can praise the screen for the matte finish, which quite successfully copes with its task. You can sit down to work next to the window without fear that the screen will go blind.

The brightness of the screen, in principle, is standard - 250 nits. This is the brightness of the laptop, implying that it will be used in a room with office lighting.

The laptop has a 0.3 MP webcam. The maximum video resolution is 480p. Instead of a thousand words, let an example of a webcam scream.

Keyboard

Prestigio Smartbook 141 C7 можно похвалить за раскладку: отдельные клавиши стрелок, как и клавиши Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, Delete.

The keyboard is soft and pleasant to type on.I think it's not a mistake to assume that Prestigio, when choosing what to focus on in a laptop, decided to focus on the screen and keyboard. Correct solution. Usually in laptops in this price range, the cheapest "wooden" keyboards are noisy and tedious to type on.

But the keyboard does not have a backlight - this is a minus.

The touchpad is plastic, slightly enlarged - 11.5 by 7.5 cm.

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Performance and battery life

First of all, let's not be arrogant aboutabout modest iron. The positioning clearly indicates that this is a laptop for office tasks: go to the Internet, write an essay, watch a video. Yes, and in the "tanks" at the minimum settings, you can also play.

Texture quality in low resolution.

Responsible for performance is a dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 with 4 GB of RAM and a 115 GB eMMC drive.

The laptop does not support upgrading to Windows 11.You will be surprised, but there is TPM 2.0, but the snag is in the processor. Although formally the Intel Celeron N3350 satisfies the requirements of Microsoft: it has 2 cores, and the frequency is higher than 1 GHz.

I can only assume that maybe the drivers are not registered yet. In the processor table, the N-series of Celerons is supported starting from the 4000th model.

One of the advantages of Smartbook 141 C7 isthe ability to unscrew the cap on the bottom panel and install the HDD. On the one hand, it's cool. On the other hand, is a board with SSD support really that expensive? Basic 128-256 GB SSDs are inexpensive, but such a high-speed drive would greatly improve the speed of the device. Since the built-in memory is slow, however, the reading performance of the smallest files is good. This is an important point, thanks to which the computer launches applications quite quickly.

The laptop copes with all office tasks: now I am typing this text, I have several windows open in the browser.

I call the rapid speed of work, of course,I can not. However, you yourself saw the speed of the drive. But everything works stably: there are no crashes or freezes. The laptop passed the PCMark test quite successfully, although the result, of course, is minimal.

Prestigio says 6 hours of battery life(watching video, brightness 50%, Wi-Fi off). My impressions are 4-5.5 hours, including office tasks and watching YouTube videos. I think it’s worth focusing on such numbers, because 50% of the screen brightness is comfortable for working only in the evening.

Compact adapter included.It is disappointing that Type-C cannot be used for charging, since, given the modest appetites of the laptop, it could well be recharged not only by charging from a smartphone, but also by an ordinary power bank.

Conclusion

As a laptop, as they say, the first pricePrestigio Smartbook 141 C7 is quite good. The laptop copes well with the function of a typewriter, and thanks to the low screen resolution, you can even run World of Tanks on it.

Of the obvious disadvantages - the lack of keyboard backlight and the quality of the webcam.

The laptop does its job.Considering the price of 23,990 rubles, as competitors, you can only offer to go to Avito and see if older, but more powerful devices are sold there for this money?