Voyo VBook V3 (Pentium N4200) Unboxing, Hands On, First Impressions!


 

Meet the Voyo VBook V3, one from Voyo’s flagship line of laptops. Voyo uses the same shell but changes the internals as they see fit, and here they have utilized the newest Apollo Lake Pentium N4200 chip. Let’s get right into the unboxing.

This was what I was going to write:

“This is definitely one of the worse first impressions I’ve had in a long time but it mostly has to do with the aesthetics of the laptop and not necessarily the functionality.”

However, after thinking more about it I realized I was being too harsh. Yes, I was quite unimpressed with how the laptop looked and felt, but my those words above would have gone way too far. So see below the much more tempered (and true to form) unboxing, hands on, and first impressions of the Voyo VBook V3.

Voyo VBook V3 Specifications

Processor Intel Apollo Lake Pentium N4200
Display 13.3″ 1920×1080 px, touchscreen
RAM 4GB
Storage 128GB M.2 SSD + 32GB eMMC
Operating System Windows 10
Cameras 2MP Camera
Battery 12000mAh
Physical Properties 1.5kg, 33.00 x 22.00 x 1.60 cm

Big thanks to Gearbest for providing this review unit.

Voyo VBook V3 Unboxing

The box is an ordinary white box that is also very large (to accomodate the large laptop inside) and opening it reveals the laptop housed upside down inside a plastic sleeve. Underneath you find a couple of manuals, a charger and a pen. The pen has a MicroUSB charging port at the end and is a bluetooth pen, I did not get to test it yet.

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Voyo VBook V3 Hands On

The VBook V3 definitely did not give me a good first impression. Although to be fair, I have been using my Xiaomi Air 12 (review here) for a couple of months now. The laptop is large, very large for a 13.3″ device and is also quite heavy as well. However, the laptop is built well, the soft touch rubber on the top surface of the laptop feels very nice to touch and does not pick up fingerprints.

One of the main features of this device is rotating the screen around 360 degrees, and it does work. For me personally it was always a gimmick though. You find two USB ports along the sides of the device along with a MicroSD card slot and a Mini HDMI port.

You do see quite large bezels around the side of the screen and especially at the bottom which is most likely needed for the 360 hinge’s high strength. The keyboard is not too high quality, at least compared to the Xiaomi Air 12 which has metal backlit keys, however they do work well. The trackpad is surprisingly good as well.

I turned on the laptop and played around with it for a few minutes and things seemed in general to be just as fast as my Xiaomi Air 12 with the Core M 6y30 whichis quite a surprise.

Voyo VBook V3 First Impressions

I’m definitely not impressed with how this laptop looks and feels, its not thin, its not light, and there are quite ample bezels around the screen. I would have wished Voyo updated the design, but we can’t have everything can we. I’m excited to see how well this Pentium N4200 performs, so stay tuned until the full review!

You can purchase the Voyo VBook V3 with the new Intel Apollo Lake Pentium N4200 Processor here.

Voyo VBook V3 Gallery

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32 Comments

  1. newphoenix
    January 12, 2017

    N4200 is pentium not celeron

    • pa5t1s
      January 13, 2017

      Indeed 🙂 N3450 *is* Celeron.. at least, that’s how they call them…

      • January 16, 2017

        Which is weird, because its the same line of processors

        • pa5t1s
          January 16, 2017

          Both N3450 and N4200 are quad-core, whereas N3350 is dual-core. Probably a more convenient way to ‘sell’ them 😉

    • January 13, 2017

      Oh you are absolutely right, my bad I did not realize the top end N4200 was a Pentium not Celeron

  2. Guest
    January 12, 2017

    N4200 is pentium not celeron

    • pa5t1s
      January 13, 2017

      Indeed 🙂 N3450 *is* Celeron.. at least, that’s how they call them…

    • Zi Jin Cheng
      January 13, 2017

      Oh you are absolutely right, my bad I did not realize the top end N4200 was a Pentium not Celeron

    • Zi Jin Cheng
      January 16, 2017

      Which is weird, because its the same line of processors

    • pa5t1s
      January 16, 2017

      Both N3450 and N4200 are quad-core, whereas N3350 is dual-core. Probably a more convenient way to ‘sell’ them 😉

  3. pa5t1s
    January 13, 2017

    At €383.73, I found it a bit expensive, at first 🙁
    Well, ok, Apollo Lake N4200…but… I’m eagerly waiting your 2nd review of it.
    ATM, I’m looking at Voyo MiniPC N4200 instead…

    • January 13, 2017

      I know i have no idea either, their N4200 is more expensive than the 6y30? I have both so the 6y30 is still definitely better, its more bursty so still handles better in certain situations than the N4200

  4. pa5t1s
    January 13, 2017

    Umm, after more searches on GB, I’ve found this one (http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_323954.html) with Intel Core M3-6Y30…at €348.68… I definitely don’t understand Voyo (or GB) strategy 🙁

    • Zopper
      January 13, 2017

      Core M3-6Y30 vs N4200. Pretty much the same? Pentium have Intel® HD Graphics 505 and Core M3-6Y30 515, so Core M3-6Y30 is better.

      • pa5t1s
        January 13, 2017

        I was talking about the price, almost the same. ofc, core m3 is better 🙂 thus the question!

  5. pa5t1s
    January 13, 2017

    At €383.73, I found it a bit expensive, at first 🙁
    Well, ok, Apollo Lake N4200…but… I’m eagerly waiting your 2nd review of it.
    ATM, I’m looking at Voyo MiniPC N4200 instead…

    • Zi Jin Cheng
      January 13, 2017

      I know i have no idea either, their N4200 is more expensive than the 6y30? I have both so the 6y30 is still definitely better, its more bursty so still handles better in certain situations than the N4200

  6. pa5t1s
    January 13, 2017

    Umm, after more searches on GB, I’ve found this one (http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_323954.html) with Intel Core M3-6Y30…at €348.68… I definitely don’t understand Voyo (or GB) strategy 🙁

    • Prohoji
      January 13, 2017

      Core M3-6Y30 vs N4200. Pretty much the same? Pentium have Intel® HD Graphics 505 and Core M3-6Y30 515, so Core M3-6Y30 is better.

    • pa5t1s
      January 13, 2017

      I was talking about the price, almost the same. ofc, core m3 is better 🙂 thus the question!

  7. balcobomber25
    January 13, 2017

    Voyo has always made some interesting devices but often times they are greatly overpriced, especially considering you can usually get the same thing in a cheap windows laptop or Chromebook for a lower price.

    • January 14, 2017

      That’s not true. Well yes it is true when a Voyo device first launches, but they often have the deepest discounts. For example, the cheapest Core M 6y30 device you can get right now (in the world, not just amongst chinese devices) is the VOyo VBook V3 Core M edition, right now $380.

      • balcobomber25
        January 16, 2017

        I haven’t noticed that at all, I never see that big of discounts on their products. I see much bigger discounts on Chuwi, Teclast and Cube.

        And that’s also not true about the V3 being the cheapest Core M3 device. I found the following that are all cheaper:

        1. Cube i7 Core M3 – $329 (Banggood)
        2. Cube i7 Core M3 – $333 (Aliexpress)
        3. HP Spectre X12 – $369 (Amazon)
        4. Dell Inspiron i3 (Core M3 7y30) – $389 (Amazon)
        5. Cube i9 Core M3 – $333 (Amazon)

        • January 18, 2017

          Oh you’re right, especially that Dell Inspiron 13. All those cube devices are about $10 cheaper than the Voyo VBook V3 Core M when you buy the keyboard.

  8. balcobomber25
    January 13, 2017

    Voyo has always made some interesting devices but often times they are greatly overpriced, especially considering you can usually get the same thing in a cheap windows laptop or Chromebook for a lower price.

    • Zi Jin Cheng
      January 14, 2017

      That’s not true. Well yes it is true when a Voyo device first launches, but they often have the deepest discounts. For example, the cheapest Core M 6y30 device you can get right now (in the world, not just amongst chinese devices) is the VOyo VBook V3 Core M edition, right now $380.

    • balcobomber25
      January 16, 2017

      I haven’t noticed that at all, I never see that big of discounts on their products. I see much bigger discounts on Chuwi, Teclast and Cube.

      And that’s also not true about the V3 being the cheapest Core M3 device. I found the following that are all cheaper:

      1. Cube i7 Core M3 – $329 (Banggood)
      2. Cube i7 Core M3 – $333 (Aliexpress)
      3. HP Spectre X12 – $369 (Amazon)
      4. Dell Inspiron i3 (Core M3 7y30) – $389 (Amazon)
      5. Cube i9 Core M3 – $333 (Amazon)

    • Zi Jin Cheng
      January 18, 2017

      Oh you’re right, especially that Dell Inspiron 13. All those cube devices are about $10 cheaper than the Voyo VBook V3 Core M when you buy the keyboard.

  9. Dick
    January 16, 2017

    Celeron n4200 doesn’t exist. Is it Pentium N4200??

    • January 16, 2017

      Sorry my bad yes its the Pentium N4200

  10. Guest
    January 16, 2017

    This comment was deleted.

    • Zi Jin Cheng
      January 16, 2017

      Sorry my bad yes its the Pentium N4200